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

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CHAPTER 10Process

Clients usually come to coaching to do things differently or to do different things. They want to set goals, come up with plans, get into action, and use the accountability of coaching to stay on track. Clients want to be in motion, not standing still, so naturally a great deal of the coach’s focus is on moving forward, helping clients envision the golden future, and the path that will take them there. There is a leaning-forward, feet-moving, arms-pumping quality to the coaching. And yet, in Co-Active coaching, we believe there is more to life than tasks accomplished. Our focus is on the client’s life experience, not just a list of action items completed. In fact, we believe clients actually want to enjoy the journey, to savor ...

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