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Co-Active Coaching, 3rd Edition: Changing Business, Transforming Lives by Laura Whitworth

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CHAPTER 7Self-Management

This is the picture we continue to hold as the ideal: you and your coachee, 100 percent connected. You, as coach, listening intently at Level II, following, tracking. And listening at Level III, aware, sensing, open to your intuition as you let the conversation flow through you and around you. It’s as if you and the coachee are in a bubble, a safe chamber that isolates the two of you from the distractions of the outside world. That’s the ideal. But sometimes, in the midst of this intense, engaged conversation, the phone rings. Or a metaphorical bell goes off in your mind: a thought, a feeling. Suddenly, that protective zone evaporates. You disengage, detoured to that other thought or feeling. You are disconnected from ...

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