Lessons Learned – #7

Continuing counting down my best lessons of the year… #7:

Force Awakens – During our coaching sessions, one of my longtime clients inevitably finds solutions to his challenges by verbalizing options and making a decision. A few months ago he laughed and said, “There you go again, David, sitting silent and using that Jedi mind trick ability of yours to help me find the elusive obvious.” Actually, an essential element of a coaching relationship is for the coach to ask probing questions that challenge ingrained assumptions. Or, as Yoda said, the person being coached “must unlearn what you have learned.”


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *