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Monday, July 23, 2007

Watch coach Scott Graham provide an overview of his coaching style using a personal coaching client.

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Monday, July 9, 2007

If you work with a coach, ask them what their model of human behavior and change is.

Do they respond by offering you some complicated graphic about the coaching dynamic, talking about techniques, skills or procedures or handing you some other mumbo-jumbo?

If you are a coach – you may be reading this and may have taken offense -- take a moment to articulate your model.  Post it under comments.  I want to read about it.

Coaching without a model is like driving a car without a road map.

You might be an expert at how to parallel park.  You might be an expert on how to change a tire.  But if you don’t have a road map, you will be lost the moment you drive outside the area you maintain in your head – your mental road map.  Most coaches who don’t have a model end up giving advice – based on what they know – directions, if you will, from their mental road map.

Most coaches operate without a road map -- they have no model.  Just an amalgamation of skills and "gut" instinct.

Working with a coach without a model is like getting into the passenger seat of that car and trusting that the person without the road map is going to get you to where you want to go!  Ever been a passenger with a driver who doesn't have a road map?  What was that like?

Gestalt Coaching, Adlerian Coaching, Coaching based on NLP and Reality Coaching® are methods of coaching based on an established model of human behavior.   They are they road maps to get you where you want to go.

©2007 True Azimuth, LLC
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