The Subtle Work Of A Transformational Coach
What is the subtle, at times invisible work of a transformational coach and consultant?
1. To learn from the client (the team) about their talent and potential. Especially to learn about the potential that the client is unaware of or is unable to access.
2. To hold for the client their best strengths.
3. To bring fresh perspective, a new question and a new way of looking at the problem.
4. To believe in the client’s capacity to grow, transform and evolve.
5. To help create ‘zero gravity’ inquiry and open ended exploration.
6. To promote an innovative process.
7. To intuit the next steps. Open the next door.
8. To bring a total urgency for the client to take the next step and, at the same time, contain it with absolute patience and detachment from outcome. (Only the very impatient can understand the power of patience).
9. To frame the question, the challenge, in the pursuit of which the client can discover their next brilliance.
10. To be fully present and engaged in your own growth while helping the client grow.
11. To remove blockages.
12. To follow the energy as it leads to the next breakthrough.
13. To help ‘channel’ the collective intelligence available in the room.
14. To stay intact, impartial, and unattached.
15. To delight in the clients success.
© Aviv Shahar