“Coach as expert” vs “Coach as facilitator”

“Coach as expert” vs “Coach as facilitator”

[From the Archive: Originally posted at Amplify.com Jun 29, 2010]

I myself sit very much in the latter camp (coach as facilitator). In fact, I have found that “coach as expert” can often have serious disadvantages for the coaching relationship and the progress of the player, both. It’s unhelpful that hiring managers and/or HR folks have so little clue about this.

Amplify’d from marshallgoldsmithlibrary.com:

I cannot make the successful people I work with change. I don’t try. Too many people think that a coach — especially an accomplished one — will solve their problems. That’s like thinking that you’ll get in shape by hiring the world’s best trainer and not by working out yourself.

Read more at marshallgoldsmithlibrary.com

– Bob

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