I am here to coach. In corporate life, we learn to equate silence with doing nothing, and doing nothing is rarely valued as an effective application of professional skill.
My function as a coach is to accompany and focus my client while she realizes and clarifies her own thinking and feeling toward a desired outcome. My own challenge is that in terms of professional training and expertise, I have two potentially competing paradigms.
Two clients in my coaching practice—both kind, competent, intelligent, and diligent people—are going through a transitional trauma. About Jane Babb Share your thoughts. In neither case was the traumatic change the reason the client came to me for coaching—or at least not the declared reason.
They each voiced their own very best solutions. I focused on my task: Together, each client and I decided to continue the sessions with a strong focus on holding a safe space in which my clients could further explore their current realities and their impact on who and where they want to be.
For the most part, I am working with the ordinary career and business issues, faced by ambitious people, teams, and organizations who want to transform performance that is good enough into performance that is excellent.
The ego-driven lawyer in me was dying to have her say. I told myself to breathe, to sit back. These are changes which are not widely known about, which are not recognized as traumatic by their families or communities, and with which therefore my clients are largely alone.
Twice, the consequent silence has delivered an effective and creative solution to a seemingly overwhelming problem. I breathed further into my calm. By Jane Babb Twice in two days, I have exercised the discipline to say nothing.
Whether applied to yourself or to others, the rare skill of creating and holding The power of silence is worth developing. Continuing each session was tough. It was deep and long and uncomfortable. I am not here to fix or to impress or to give the genius answer. If I had not worked so hard at not working hard to solve it for them, I would have sworn the outcome was magic.
They are experiencing enormous changes in their lives—changes they did not choose and over which they feel little control. I am trained to advise.Spread the power of quiet into your workplace and beyond.
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