Does your Coach tell you what to do?

This is one of those “what is coaching” questions that is understandably asked.

All coaches find themselves coaching decision making, indeed the whole purpose of coaching is to enable you to make their own decisions and to carry them through. The coach is not an expert in either your business or your life. You, of course, are. To use a Rugby coaching analogy, you have to play what’s in front of you.

What your coach will do is to help you structure your decision, and to weigh up the criteria that you will use to make it. They may also suggest resources or tools that others have found valuable in similar circumstances, leaving it to you to decide whether to adopt them or not. The coach will support you in carrying your decision through.

You are an adult who takes responsibility for your actions. A professional  coach will not treat you as a child.

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