It has been said the ‘curiosity killed the cat.’ So I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised when participants in recent training programs, while instructed to ask questions in an interactive exercise, stated that they didn’t want to appear intrusive;… Read More
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Many professionals use the terms “Coach” and “Consultant” interchangeably, I don’t. So I always pause before I answer when someone asks me if I’m a Coach. People aren’t all that interested in what I think the difference is; they just want to know if I can help them. Definitions of Coaching and Consulting aren’t really set in stone. In fact, in the corporate environment thy often overlap. The difference however is significant and important to understand. Once I learn more about what a potential client is seeking, we can then determine if it makes sense to move forward and work together.
High self-confidence and self-esteem can prevent people from improving: if you are not aware of what needs improving, how can you get better?
Most people are overly focused on getting work done and the interpersonal skills required to work well with other people well gets second (or third or fourth) billing. However, if you are looking to have more effective conversations, you can!
When you ask ‘yes/no’ questions, you are often only looking for two possible answers. Sure – that’s more efficient. And everyone these days wants to be getting things done more quickly. But it limits the information you get before you even get it! And information is incredibly useful.
If you are constantly seeking parity between work and home you may feel like you are on a quest in search of an elusive ‘holy grail’; it must exist out there somewhere!
I’m delighted that these folks want to engage my services. They want to achieve their goals. They just don’t want to simply engagement my services …. they want our work together to be fast, pain free, easy, inexpensive and brilliant.