The Coaching Approach to Growth

coaching approachA while back I was agonizing over how to fund a new venture. Do I raise money, and spend the added time to form a board and do books for a non-profit? Do I enlist investors and give up ownership in the organization? Or do I take out a personal loan (which I find distasteful) and run it as a business? Several self-imposed deadlines had come and gone, and I still couldn’t decide. Finally I sat down with my friend Tim, a successful businessman who also uses the coaching approach, and asked for help. Continue reading “The Coaching Approach to Growth”

Coaching Relationships and The Power of Unconditional Love

coaching relationshipsThere is power in simple, unconditional love to transform people’s lives . The simple act of listening and withholding judgment is a compelling way to love people. Coaching relationships have special boundaries that free the coach to offer this kind of unconditional belief and support. The first of those boundaries is illustrated in the story above: the coaching relationship focuses solely on the issues of the client, not those of the coach. We say it like this: It’s about the client, not about you. Continue reading “Coaching Relationships and The Power of Unconditional Love”