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10 Steps to Successful Coaching by Sophie Oberstein

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STEP TWO

Remove Personal Obstacles

OVERVIEW

How to slow down and notice what's going on around you What to do when you're the obstacle to good coaching Guidance for finding your own coach What to do when your organization is the obstacle

 

Here are some of the reactions I get when I tell people I'm a coach: I could never be a coach. I can't even get my own life/work under control; or How can you coach people in areas that youdon't know a lot/anything about?

I, of course, have responses to those reactions: Coaching others isn't about my work; it's about theirs. What's happening—or not happening—in my life doesn't have to affect my coaching. If my life were perfectly ordered, I couldn't relate to the challenges and setbacks that my clients face, ...

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