It’s our natural inclination as helpful humans to jump in and try to fix the problems people bring to us. But as this coaching demonstration with my amazing friend #DiversityDana
shows, that often doesn’t end up helping as much as we’d like.
In this 5½ minutes coaching demonstration that we did in a live webinar, Dana
brings a dilemma that has been plaguing her all year. She wants to get up an hour earlier than her kids to enjoy the quiet and stillness of the house, the most productive time of her day but 18 days into the year and it hasn’t happened once.
Using these 3 simple coaching techniques she gets to a realisation that maybe she needs to think about the time differently.
Watch here to see it all unfold.
On review I notice I interrupted Dana, twice in fact, at 3:16 and 3:39? Luckily it didn’t phase her and in hindsight what I could have done is waited another beat to make sure she was really finished with her thinking before asking another question. I suspect I was feeling a bit of pressure from the live demo and my attention wasn’t 100% on her.
Did you notice her two big ‘aha’ moments at 4:50 and 5:30?
It’s after the demo at 6:56 when Dana describes what it was like being coached, she makes the point that she has talked about this numerous times but the advice she was getting wasn’t working for her and this was the first time she was able to talk it all the way through.
I asked people in the webinar what they noticed and this is what they said:
I’d love to know what you notice as you’re watching and please feel free to ask any questions, I respond to everyone.