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The Mindful Coach: Seven Roles for Facilitating Leader Development: New and Revised Edition by Doug Silsbee

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PROVIDING NEW DISTINCTIONS, INFORMATION, AND KNOWLEDGE

The Teacher begins with the simple sharing of distinctions, knowledge, or information. We can think of these as resources garnered from the coach’s experience; previously they were available in the coach’s world but not in the client’s. Sharing them expands what is available to the client. Information can be as simple as a referral to a good executive education course with a relevant emphasis, or as complex as a philosophy of human development.
This informational Aspect involves sharing distinctions that the client can use to observe herself in new ways. For example, the very distinction of the Teacher, with the descriptions of what it means in this chapter, will enable you to observe ...

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