Emotional intelligence can be defined as recognising and managing one’s own emotions to create different or better outcomes. Basic coaching methodology is designed to help a person move forward, to create a change, to ultimately achieve a different outcome from what they are presently achieving. If a person didn’t desire a different outcome they would…
Coaching really is the buzz word in management today. But what is coaching and how can you benefit from its techniques to improve your life?
Coaching recognises that we have the answer to our problems deep inside us and it is via the asking of powerful and effective questions that we can begin to uncover and explore options that will lead us to solutions.
As a coach, trained to ask powerful questions I have no doubt of just that – that questions are by definition powerful.
I had lunch with a friend the other day who is feeling uncertain about her professional future and wanted to chew things over (as well as the lunch) with me. I gently slid into coach mode and she got clarity very quickly. It made me realise that when we speak to our friends and family they automatically start giving us advice and we often come away not feeling any clearer about our issue because WE haven’t taken responsibility to decide our actions, we’ve just listened to what THEY would do.