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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?
I'm surprised by the increasing number of specialities associated with coaching. I think the objective of this is to open new markets for schools.
Somebody said that when people know how to do something they do it.
When they don't know how to do it they teach it.
Maybe many people want to teach because they don't do coaching...
Knowing how complex it is to be a good coach, I'm not sure all learnings are well focused.

Doubt Kills the Warrior
John Wright, Consultant, United States, Member

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steven zuback, Coach, United States, Member

Coaching is Becoming Technical
Louise Sparks, Coach, Australia, Member

Sometimes Coaching has to be Technical
Stefania Di Cristofalo, Coach, Italy, Member


Has Coaching Become Too Technical
Cynthia Crump, Antigua and Barbuda, Member

Has Coaching Become Too Technical
Stephan Weber, Business Consultant, United Kingdom, Member

Has Coaching Become Too Technical
David Smith, Business Consultant, United States, Member


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