What is the real work of coaching? What makes it special, interesting and worthy of engagement? Twenty years in, what makes it magical for me?
It’s a relationship built upon mutual trust and respect. The keeping and honoring of commitments are essential components.
It’s safe and judgment-free space for clients.
There is no score-card. People are free to say what they want, to be unpolished, to let their hair down, to think out loud. It’s not a performance.
It’s a conversation unlike any other that a client may have. I am in their corner and I stand for their success. I support their growth and evolution and their well-being.
It's a journey of learning and self-discovery.
If the work is good it is so because it lives at the boundary of personal growth and professional development. It is at that boundary where insight and a shift in perspective happens.