Debunking a Coaching Myth

We all love a sacred cow, especially those involved in training and coaching, and I'm one of those. When coaching, the coachee or client has all the answers. So ask questions around some structure like GROW, and the client must answer. That way, they own their ideas and will create action. Makes sense until you come across the client/coachee/person who doesn't have an answer. At that point, GROW no longer works unless you provide a context or a subject to base your question around. A bridge won't work without a…

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Time to Focus on Facial Body Language

For years’ now we’ve learnt and mastered the art of reading body language, but we’ve missed an important part of the body, namely the face. Facial expressions have become more vogue with the rise of Zoom, Facetime and Skype, but the game-changer has come with job interviews. Let me explain. Job candidates have recently been bombarded with potential employers asking them to video their response to a series of questions as a way of sieving through the many thousands of people who apply for every job nowadays. This started way…

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