Monday, June 16, 2008

The Power of Silence in Coaching

Hello Magnificent Coaches,

In this month's K-Cast. I am interviewed by Mary Scott, who coaches business owners, executives and professionals, looking to achieve more success in their lives. Her Web site is:

Mary asks me the following questions about the use of silence within coaching.

1) What happens in a session when a coach remains silent for longer than s/he normally would, allowing the client to think longer than s/he normally would? (I give a remarkable example here, of the power of silence in a coaching relationship.)

2) Do you use silence in most of your sessions? Why or why not?

3) Coaches have told me that they find it difficult or uncomfortable to be silent longer than what's typical for them. So, Mary asks these two related follow-up questions:

a) What makes silence challenging for the coach?

b) What makes silence challenging for the client?

4) What do you think the benefits of silence are in coaching?

a) for coach
b) for client

I know you'll find this K-Cast of great value; after all, the power of silence transforms lives.
"Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose". ~Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
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Love and Great Joy,

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