Monday, June 19, 2006

Coaching: Giving Advises


When I teach coaching, I always remind our participants not to give advises to clients. When I coach, I always remind myself not to give advises to my clients.

Giving advises causes more problems than solutions.

But I am a human being, and I make mistakes! No matter how careful I try to be, I still give an unwanted advise to my client recently. Actually, it is not an advise, but a small feedback on what I saw.

An unwanted feedback is still an unwanted feedback.

My Learning: Don't even think of giving advises, even being asked for!!!