'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.

Subscribers to Coaching at Work can read the article here  If you’re not a subscriber, please request a pdf copy from me at lw@lindsaywittenberg.co.uk

 

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