Being a resonating coaching partner

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For the coach or the members of the dialogue group, simply hearing the focus person’s story can lead to a new understanding of one’s own experiences and meaning-making. Thus, by listening, they receive a “gift”. Sharing these experiences, thoughts and reflections can prove helpful for the focus person. Thus, the coach or any other potential participant in turn give the focus person a gift. It is an act of resonating to what the coach or group member has heard. Sometimes it appears as a gift, because what the coach/group members have heard makes sense in their own life/world. By sharing the impact of what coach/group members have heard, the focus person receives a gift in form of an appreciation, an encouragement or deep felt understanding. These moments of sharing gifts create a space for co-creative reflections and a joint understanding, where all the participants in the dialogue feel enriched and enlightened, as they reflect on each other’s meaning-making and stories in light of their own meaning-making and stories. It is important to remember that the coach’s or group members’ contributions should encourage and contribute to new reflections and a new understanding for the focus person.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWe Coach! The Complete Handbook of Tools, Techniques, Experiments and Frameworks for Personal and Team Development
EditorsJonathan Passmore, Claudia Day, Julie Flower, Maggie Grieve, Jelena Jovanovic Moon
Number of pages1
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherLibri Publishing
Publication date2021
ISBN (Print)978191911450757
Publication statusPublished - 2021

    Research areas

  • Faculty of Science - Coaching, Coaching psychology, Dialogue, Realtionship, Resonance

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