Coach the Person, Not the Problem

Coach the Person, Not the Problem A Guide to Using Reflective Inquiry

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Synopsis

"Coaches rely far too much on asking open-ended questions," says Marcia Reynolds. But questions only seek answers-inquiry provides insight. When, instead of just questions, clients hear their thoughts, opinions, and beliefs spoken by someone else, it prompts them to critically consider how their thinking affects their goals. Reynolds cites the latest brain science to show why reflective inquiry works and provides techniques, tips, and structures for creating breakthrough conversations. This book will free coaches from the cult of asking the magical question by offering five essential practices of reflective inquiry: focus on the person, not the problem; summarize what is heard and expressed; identify underlying beliefs and assumptions; unwrap the desired outcome; and articulate insights and commitments. Using these practices, combined with a respectful and caring presence, helps create a space where clients feel safe, seen, and valued for who they are. Coaches become change agents who actively recharge the human spirit. And clients naturally dive deeper and develop personalized solutions that may surprise even the coach.

Book information

ISBN: 9781523087839
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Imprint: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Pub date:
Edition: First edition
DEWEY: 158.3
DEWEY edition: 23
Sales rank: 21274
Number of pages: vii, 210
Weight: 342g
Height: 152mm
Width: 227mm
Spine width: 18mm