As a coach and coach supervisor I’m currently reflecting on how I offer ‘support’. Balancing challenge and support is a pivotal tenet of my practice, and is fundamental to many professionals involved in personal development. By nature I’m more disposed to challenge – it comes relatively easily, and feels ‘innate’ in some way. Support feels more ‘learned’, a little less adept and agile. When I offer support I need to pay conscious attention, and be mindful of my intent and the impact of my words and actions.
What do I mean by support? (more…)