'The vulnerable coach': article in Coaching at Work
My article on ‘The vulnerable coach’ appears in the January/February 2016 edition of Coaching at Work.
Setting out my reflections to the readership of the journal highlights to me my own vulnerability – but if I can’t share my vulnerability I’m setting up a one-way street when I invite clients to be vulnerable. My experience is that my vulnerability can increase the client’s motivation to learn and grow, and if I’m vulnerable I have a greater capacity to be non-judgmental and to compassionately hear the client. My being known to the client nourishes engagement, trust, connection and their feeling of safety – and so enriches the outcomes they create from their coaching.
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