Daily Quote: The warrior, like bamboo, is ever ready for action.” Kensho Furuya
Executive Coaching–Taking the time to engage in more formal coaching session and process can really help an individual reflect upon: what is important to them, their skills, attitudes, qualities; will raise their own awareness and increase their own responsibility for taking action and their success.
“Coaching is unlocking a person’s potential to maximize their own performance. It is helping them to discover and learn rather than teaching them” (Whitmore, J, 2004)
Coaching is ‘a process that enables learning and development to occur and thus performance to improve. To be successful, a coach requires a knowledge and understanding of process as well as the variety of styles, skills and techniques that are appropriate to the context in which coaching takes place’ (Parsloe, Eric, 1999)
One definition I particularly like is ‘Effective coaching – listening, summarising, asking questions to encourage fresh thinking and listening further – is a facilitative, catalytic intervention which raises awareness, brings about personal reflection, learning and development leading to commitment to self directive problem solving and decision making.’ (Michael O’Flaherty 2011)
Here is some information about your first step in learning how to get the most out of coaching. Enjoy coach Mark
is learning how to learn–