Leadership Coaching Tip

Russ Volckmann

Leaders are seeking outcomes from their coaching experiences related to awareness, purpose, competence and well-being, says B\Coach’s Mike Jay. Coaching is probably the most valuable support system for achieving these outcomes through an evolving process of self-management. But coaches need to beware. Because we see behaviors or hear words that have meaning for us about developmental needs related to self-management, does not mean that is what is going on. When we coach to these, we are coaching to gaps. When the client becomes aware of these issues or opportunities they have created an opening for the use of self-management to create change. Stimulate the client’s capacity to identify openings and to refine their skills in self-management.

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