In coaching and facilitating, the desire to add value, help or say something useful can get in the way of actually doing those things. Without realising it, we can become focussed on ourselves rather than the other person, instantly undermining everything we hope to offer.
What we often hear from people coaching and facilitating is the desire to ask, ‘brilliant questions’ or say something ‘very clever with huge impact’. The desire to add value, help someone, and say something useful in conversation can get in the way of actually doing all those things.
Without realising it we can become focussed on ourselves rather than the other person, instantly undermining everything we hope to offer.
The counter balance to this is to let go of all our expectations of being clever, or asking brilliant questions, to quieten down that inner voice that doubts us, and instead focus totally on the other person or people, hold them entirely in mind and allow yourself to respond authentically to them with curiosity and compassion.
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