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

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DIRECTING THE CLIENT’S ATTENTION TOWARD HIS OR HER CAPABILITIES AND POTENTIAL

Personal or professional development often requires a leap of faith and a commitment to trying new and unaccustomed behaviors. Fundamental to a client’s readiness to take this leap is his belief in his capacity to be successful. A client may hold in his mind a picture of failure, of the dire consequences of not doing something well. If this is the dominant image in his mind, then indeed failure is more likely. It’s a self-fulfilling prophecy.
The Reflector is the particular Voice that supports the client in mobilizing his relevant prior experience and skills toward what comes next. In this, the field of appreciative inquiry (AI), pioneered by David Cooperrider ...

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