Many coaches consistently fail to get to the point where their client is really going to tell them anything worth listening too. They rarely get to the nub of things.
The conversation is often a pretence where both parties say the things they need to say in order to satisfy their respective bureaucracies with little or no real intention of any transformation taking place. They play the game and keep the scores.
Many ‘enterprise coaches’ are little more than glorified sales people for the enterprise fairytale and act as modern day pressgangs to fill workshops and provide a ‘continual source of referrals to the mainstream’ which is neither resourced nor trained to deal with them properly.
So much talent and potential is lost because we rush its development and plug it into systems designed to provide management with outputs rather than provide people with a real chance of transforming their lives. We put people into systems instead of into potentially transformational relationships.
Getting to the point where we can have really powerful, transformational conversations takes time, real skill and a lot of trust. This is the work of the enterprise coach.
So what is at the nub of things? What are the kinds of conversations that transform lives? In my opinion they are conversations about identity, about being someone that you can face in the mirror every morning. About developing passi0n, commitment, resilience and perseverance