Ridicule, violent opposition, self-evidence – the path to coaching acceptance

Coaching is an art, a craft and a complex act of intellectual, emotional and conversational plate-spinning, Kim Morgan told conference delegates. “Think how many plates you spin as a coach, including hearing the unsaid as well as the said, creating a coaching alliance and managing boundaries, listening with rigour and with silence, watching with curiosity, and staying outside their reality,” said Morgan, founder of training provider Barefoot Coaching. She said coaches should think of themselves as becoming masters of an exquisite new craft. She quoted Arthur Schopenhauer as saying that truth passes through three phases: first being ridiculed, second being […]

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