This is my very first blog post as I start my official entry into the community arena. Please bear with me as I learn the in's and out's of blogging.
First, a little background on me. I became a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach in November 2007. I have used these coaching techniques with my employees, peers, management and family. My 5 year old daughter now uses the techniques back with me. So, they can be extended universally. It opens the lines of communication with all you interact with. I am interested in hearing from you what you would like to know more about in coaching, or if there are situations that a coactive approach may help. So, please let me know.
First Coactive Coaching tenant: Nobody gets to be wrong. Even when/if you are wrong, you are right. It is all a matter of perspective. Everyone is entitled to their perspective. Listen closely to the perspective being presented, and then be willing to share your perspective (or other perspectives). If both parties can approach with an open mind, they can hear many different views on the same thing.
Example: Take a look at a #2 pencil and describe it. It is yellow. It has a red eraser. It is a writing instrument. It is outdated and no longer used. What is a #2 pencil? It is 8 inches long before sharpening. It smells funny. What else?
Lesson: We can look at the same object/instance and see many different things. None of these observations (perspectives) is wrong. They are simply viewpoints. Celebrate that everyone can look at the same thing, and see it differently.
So, let me know what you would like to discuss and your comments/feedback.
Thanks for reading,