The role of a Coach
The role of a coach in Executive, Team or Individual Coaching is always the same. It’s to help the person being coached see the options ahead of them and to make the best choice from among them.
Like a coach in any individual team sport, your coach does not jump in and play the game - or jump in and do the work of the person being coached - or tell you exactly what to do. Sometimes consultants are hired to do that, but not a coach.
Most of my sessions with clients contain an element of brainstorming. If we are looking at options, we walk down the path of the options that look like the best alternatives. We talk about the pros and cons of taking that path. If we hit a roadblock, we back up and take a walk down the path of another option.
It’s all about bringing CLARITY as you look down the alternative paths that lie ahead. With clarity, the unknowns are reduced which in turn reduces the stress of making a decision.