A column for leaders who coach. In the latest in her series of columns for leaders-as-coaches, Lynn Scott explores coaching for empathy

  Can empathy be ‘taught’ or ‘coached’? This is often a question that comes up in coach training and supervision with several interesting opinions. My answer is that empathy can be taught and learned ‘most of the time’ with some exceptions. For the purposes of this short article, I’m going to ‘assume’ that the person you’re coaching can learn to demonstrate empathy and compassion and the tools...

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