Friday, August 22, 2008

Coaching: Coaching is about Discovery Part 4 - Discovering Blindspots

Hi,

This is Part 4 of this Coaching is about Discovery Series.

How can we discover our blindspots?

By understanding our situations, verifying our assumptions and searching for possibilities!

They are not the 3 steps of coaching, but they are all done at the same time.

Your situation is not just your current situation. It is about how your current situation was created and how it will develop further. That is, your past, present and future. When this mechanism of your situation is well understood, solutions can be emerged automatically.

We always have assumptions about our past, present and future. Each assumption can mislead us to inappropriate conclusions. As a coach, we challenge any possible assumption.

Possibilities do not just include possible solutions. It can also be possible situations, possible causes, possible consequences, etc. We ask for possibilities whenever our clients decide he/she has no or limited choices of anything.

Since both assumptions and possibilities are everywhere when we try to understand our situations, we are doing all these 3 parts simultaneously.

But are there any procedure so that we can follow easily to coach? Yes. Let's me discuss it further in Part 5!

Keith
Explore, Exceed & Excel
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