Team Coaching – no thank you!

Posted by on Feb 16, 2017 in Coaching, real life examples | 0 comments

Last week I spoke with a client who contacted me to solve some conflicts in his team and to improve the collaboration. When I proposed him to have a team coaching session his reaction was ‘No thank you, never again!’  His reaction surprised me first but when he told me his experience with team coaching I understood. It was a meeting where all the problems, everything that bothered about the colleagues and the company was put on the table...

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SF Holidays

Posted by on Apr 26, 2016 in Coaching, real life examples | 0 comments

SF Holidays The holidays are coming and we are all preparing for Easter in the family. It is well known since years BC that no man is a prophet in his own home. No matter what a great manager, inspirational leader, trustworthy coach you are, once inside your parents’ home, you become the person you used to be before all the great changes you went through. And you find yourself clinging to the remains of your awareness and calm I do not...

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Let us ask you some questions about your questions

Posted by on Feb 24, 2016 in Coaching, programs for managers, real life examples | 1 comment

In guiding people, be it as a preacher, tribal chief, leader, manager or coach, we all use elements from the same repertoire: stories (be they personal or not), positive examples, cautionary tales, advice, suggestions and, the most powerful tool to direct attention: questions. Knowing this, we, as coaches and trainers of coaches, need to question ourselves about the questions we use: which are the most useful? What direction is it worth to send...

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