Variations of this question are common while I supervise, mentor and train coaches, since most I work with are executives and professionals. Their background is mentoring. Companies expect their executives to perform productively at work. That is what they pay them for. Why waste time on personal issues?Read More
When you say you are aware, what exactly do you mean?
At the first level, nine out of ten of you would say it is about knowing what is going on around you in terms of sensory information. You may have seen it, heard it, heard about it, felt it, tasted it, smelled it or knew about it in some way. Your mind integrates what your senses received as data. Your mind, another part of it perhaps, relates this data to what is already in storage, which is in yet another part of your mind. Another part of your mind processes the data to help you decide what to do with this new input.Read More
Assuming that there is a purpose to communication other than merely passing time, it is usually towards the objective of getting something done. Even malicious gossip is aimed at an end goal. Without communication, there can be no learning.Read More
My own experience was that individual one-on-one coaching was not enough. Something more was needed to expand the scope of coaching within an organization to make the process more effective in order to support institutional leadership.Read More
We are pleased to be speaking at the 5th annual World Business and Executive Coach Summit, held online during May and June this year. The focus of the Summit is to support you in improving the quality of your coaching skills, enabling you to deliver more value and gain significantly better results for yourself and those you coach.Read More
India’s vast agrarian community is in great need of leadership development at a grassroots level. Contrary to popular theories, rural development is not limited by ignorance and literacy but by a lack of awareness as to their innate capabilities as leaders.Read More
The birth of my daughter, our first child, is unequivocally a significance recent and life event.Read More
Therapy addresses the past to understand the present; coaching addresses the present to guide the future.Read More
- Possesses an higher than average emotional intelligence quotient (EQ)
- Has an endemic aptitude to listen well and without judgment.
- Offers guidance without defaulting into instructions, directives, or consultancy.
- Is empathetic and fulfilled by the process of helping others through guidance.
- Finds passion in the interconnectedness of human interaction.
- Has gained adequate practical experience in the coaching niche of choice.
- Allows client to tell their life story rather than recount one that is autobiographical.
- Has earned appropriate credentials from an accredited coaching institution.
- Logs a minimum threshold of coaching hours to ensure expertise and aspires to mastery (10,000 hours suggested).
- Upholds and adheres to the professionalism and ethics that preserve the validity of the coaching ecosystem.
- Has an open mind toward the profession and process of coaching, even if unfamiliar with the concept.
- Comprehends the nuanced processes behind therapy, consulting, mentoring, and coaching and makes a distinction between the perceived outcomes of each discipline.
- Responds to questions with honesty and transparency.
- Is open and willing to dwell into subject matter personal, professional or both.
- Avoids defensive responses to powerful questions.
- Is resilient to internalize underlying beliefs that may be unearthed.
- Respects and abides by contractual obligations of punctuality in payment and logistics.
- Mentally prepares for each session to ensure unhindered engagement between coach and self
- Avoids platitudes, tautologies and pandering to impress coach, and is instead comfortable with being vulnerable.
- Effectively transforms through the coaching journey to present a best self to the universe.