‘There is a world of difference between being able to solve the client’s problem, and being able to help the client solve his or her problem.’ – David Maister
Coachees experience how together we make effective use of what’s already working. We also make use of whatever the coachee brings to the table. I support the assumption that the coachee is not helped best by digging extensively into the problem in order to find out what could be better. Often, he experiences that too much diagnostic problem talk creates even more problems, while solution talk creates more solutions – paraphrasing Steve de Shazer. Furthermore, I don’t believe that coachees can be helped best in the form of precalculated 10 session packages.
What I do believe in, is that personal coaching tracks are as long and as simple as needed – not simplistic. Breathing the assumptions of a Brief Coach, coachees are surprised by the fact that even two or three sessions can be very effective for them. It is clear what useful next steps they will take, and when they will take them.
In short, Mind The Solution fully slows down or speeds up in line with the pace of the client.
Coachees also testify how they benefit enormously from ‘blended coaching’: a personal coaching track integrated with one or more individual training days.
All credits to Peter for his impactful coaching program: with a well-tailored coaching journey, Peter provides smart techniques that are easy to implement and generate a positive impact. Very engaging and constructive approach: a true recommendation for anyone interested in boosting your professional growth!
– Heidi Muller, Patient Engagement Strategist at Janssen Pharmaceutica
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I WOULD LIKE TO INVITE YOU TO THINK ABOUT THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IN ADVANCE:
- WHAT ARE THE THINGS YOU WOULD LIKE ME TO KNOW BEFORE WE TALK FACE-TO-FACE?
- WHAT ARE THE THINGS THAT ARE IMPORTANT FOR YOU IN THE COOPERATION WITH A PARTNER?
- WHAT ELSE WOULD YOU LIKE TO DISCUSS DURING OUR MEETING?
- WHO ARE THE PERSONS THAT NEED TO BE PRESENT IN OUR MEETING?
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