Glance into the glass ball
Repairs were always carried out where a deficit had arisen and in places where someone had made mistakes or failed. And it is also no longer comparable to a “Guru-faithful” form of advice that works without transparent technology.
In which the coach followed sudden inspirations and "senses", which was most reminiscent of fortune-telling glass ball tactics. We are convinced that coaching has long since freed itself from the dirty corner and with it the practicing coaches.
Hammer or Meisel? Irritating diversity
Although there is an irritating variety of offers and coaches: from nutritional, (book) writing and media coaching to vocal or style coaching to anti-cellulite coaching (googling is worthwhile) or body coaching. Fellow authors aptly speak of “dash coaching”.
We believe that successful coaching today is not about deciding whether “hammer or chisel” should be unpacked in a question.
With focus on implementation
The coach of today works much more on his self-understanding, on his human image, and likes to flirt in this individualization with old philosophers and thinkers. And since this is such a central part, we also deal with the issue of ethics and attitude.
And we do that less in theory, because many other fellow authors have already worked it out, but we focus on the “how” and a possible implementation of this theory: how do we conduct coaching discussions and how do we live the attitude.
The emancipation of coaching
The modern coaching approach has thus changed: he became more general, mature and emancipated. This is probably one of the reasons why individual coaching is increasingly in demand.
This development may be due to the effects of the individualization and globalization of our society or to be sought in the various treadmills of everyday life.
Refine the communication
In any case, guidance and guidance is visibly sought. The fact that there is an increased demand for coaching competences is a fact in itself, whose causes and reasons we do not shed light on here.
We are much more interested in coaching and people who, as coaching users, improve their communication. For it is a difference whether a person seeking help turns to a willing listener or to a person who has coaching skills.
What distinguishes the coach from good friends?
You will find willing listeners for problem situations very quickly in our reflected society. Since everyone has a psyche and personality, most people also assume that they can help with "psychological" or "personal" questions.
Of course, everyone can find an attentive listener with a friend, a doctor, or a pastor, a colleague or a supervisor, within their relationship or with other nearby people.
And yet, contrary to the general assumptions, it makes a remarkably dramatic difference whether the listener adheres to certain communication rules and has a certain inner attitude (or not).
Actually, everyone can ...
Our core message is: anyone who wants to, can acquire the skills, as well as the inner attitude and conviction for professional coaching accompaniment. Both the questioning techniques as well as the ability to keep the content out of the problem of the coaching client can be learned.
Because if you look at coaching in this way, then it is primarily an attitude and a technique. It is the opportunity to help others to work out their own solutions. Conversely, ignorance of these cornerstones is the basis for failed consultations or misunderstandings among many listeners.
A question of the right technique
Sometimes the need for help and personal experiences of the counselor block “supportive” communication with the person seeking help. And then there may be proposed solutions that are more related to the advisor than to the person seeking help: “I would do it for you if I did it (…)!” or “When I was in a situation very similar to yours, the following helped me (…)!”. You are probably familiar with this or similar advice from your everyday life.
Of course, it can make a difference whether the coach has years of experience in coaching technology or whether someone has just started coaching. Nevertheless, we are firmly convinced that even a "newcomer" who knows his or her coaching tools can help a client and make a positive difference. (In any case, coaching questions do something different than advice.)
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