10 Observations from my Executive Coaching Experience

Tuesday, 31 de January de 2017 · IBCI

10 Observations from my Executive Coaching Experience  Dr. Shayne Tracy Global President IBCI

  1. Getting from A to B is not a straight line. When clients identify their goals for coaching (B) the journey begins. The coach must be flexible and capable of emergent design and have access to learning and experiential tools to suit the client's needs.
  2. The language of change is "change the language". The coach, through timely use of varietal questions, words, phrase, language and —silence, creates a safe place for the client to have their internal conversations out loud, create action dialogues and to feel esteemed and respected.
  3. The coach is a change agent providing neutral zones for the client to transition; to have endings, define beginnings and co-create action plans.
  4. Time is the “magic sauce” in coaching. Time creates space for the client to focus, to process, reflect upon and to become aware of and committed to the effort of achieving goals and changing behaviors which might otherwise remain as good intentions.
  5. Active listening and present moment awareness (PMA) are must have coach skills and practice to understand and discover the truth and authenticity in the client’s story and, to activate the coach’s depth of intuition, hypotheses and discernment.
  6. Mistakes are learning points for clients and opportunities for the coach to openly acknowledge their own frailties. While learning is a two- way street for coach and client, the coach remains the small “l” leader.
  7. The coach relates third party stories and refrains from “I-Me” dialogue to keep the focus with the client. The coach must manage their ego.
  8. Emotion shifting and transfer enable the client to respond rather than react, to heighten client self- awareness of the impact of detrimental behaviors and habits and to motivate change.
  9. Client self-assessments are a catalyst for genuine dialogue with the coach to enable the client to discover and discuss “who they are” and to become more self-accepting and authentic in preparation for change.
  10. Trust is the glue that binds a coaching relationship. Integrity is the coach’s congruence and alignment with their beliefs, values, thoughts, feelings, words and actions which engender trust worthiness with the client.

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