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

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CHALLENGING AND STIMULATING THE CLIENT’S THINKING PROCESS

It’s sometimes helpful to make the assumption that each of us does the best we can given the information and choices we perceive. In theory, if we had all the necessary information, we’d always make the optimal choices in our lives. But of course other factors limit the choices we can see and are able to act on, and many of these have to do with our conditioning.
As we know from our earlier discussion about conditioning, humans tend to process information in predictable ways. We get caught in limited ways of seeing and thinking about the situations that we face, which limits the options we see for our lives. The coach, of course, is in the business of supporting the client in expanding ...

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