Has Coaching Become Too Technical?

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Has Coaching Become Too Technical?
Alec McPhedran
I have been researching coaching for a number of years - partly in the hunt for the 'simple but effective' set of tools. The more I read, the more I seem to get confused.
In my early learning of coaching, it was quite straightforward - grow and a set of quality interpersonal skills. The results were successful with my clients and life was good.
I ventured into a level 7 executive coaching and mentoring qualification and fear I am losing the plot. So much so that I have had coaching supervision to get back to what I do best as opposed to what others think we should be doing.
For the majority of jobbing coaches working with middle managers, has coaching become too technical?

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J. Ignasi, Coach, Spain, Member
I wonder if coaching schools are making coaching more complex and less natural as part of their business strategy?
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John Wright, Consultant, United States, Member
I always listen to prospective clients. If they want help improving their business performance or issues with people at work, I will accept the engage...Sign up

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steven zuback, Coach, United States, Member
Only if you let it become too technical....Sign up

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Louise Sparks, Coach, Australia, Member
Alec, I agree with both J. Ignasi and John Wright.
The way I see it is similar to doing my degree: in order to get the qualifications you must l...Sign up

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Stefania Di Cristofalo, Coach, Italy, Member
I think coaching school are a business but is also true they are a means to become a professional coach. Obviously it depends on the school.
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Has Coaching Got Too Technical?
ian cockerham
Remember: coaches need coaching too; every coach has a coach. How long since you the coach had a coaching session yourself?
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Has Coaching Become Too Technical
Cynthia Crump, Antigua and Barbuda, Member
In my field, coaching is not too technical. I use coaching as a school-based alternative to teacher professional development to complement the ...Sign up

Has Coaching Become Too Technical
Stephan Weber, Business Consultant, United Kingdom, Member
Alec, an interesting question. For clarity, what do you mean by technical? Looking forward to hearing from you....Sign up

Has Coaching Become Too Technical
David Smith, Business Consultant, United States, Member
If you are connecting coaching to technology then I must say you are right. With changing technology such as internet and smart phone, the work of a b...Sign up


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