The Moment of Truth
The technique of sharing a story is to ask if the coachee would like to hear a story. Then tell the story and ask the coachee what it meant to him. Do not interpret the story for him. Ask him how this would relate to his present situation and what can he learn from it. If the coachee does not see the point, you may share other angles of looking at it after that and invite him to comment on that.
- Coachee who thinks highly of his strengths but fails to see his weaknesses.
- Coachee who thinks he has nothing much more to learn in his area of work.
- Coachee who constantly boast of his achievements.
|There was a young student-archer who reached such proficiency in his art that he could shoot an arrow into a tree and then cleave that arrow into two with the next shot. He began to boast that he was a greater archer than his guru.|
|One day his guru, a venerable old man in his 70's, asked the youth to accompany him on a trip across the hills. The journey was uneventful until they came to a deep chasm.|
|A single log spanned the chasm. The guru walked down to the centre of the log, un-shouldered his bow and taking an arrow shot it into a tree on the other side. His next shot cleaved the first arrow into two.|
|"Now it's your turn," he said, walking back to where his student was standing. The youth stepped gingerly on the log and very slowly and carefully made his way to the middle. But his heart was in his mouth. He knew that if he lost his footing, he would plunge to his death. His hands trembled as he strung an arrow into his bow. Preoccupied with the danger he was in, he found it hard to focus on the target. Consequently when he let go of the arrow, it missed the tree altogether. Whimpering, he turned around.|
|"Help me!" he shouted to his guru. "I'll fall!"|
|The old man walked up to him, took his hand and stepping backwards led him to safety. Neither of them said a word on the return journey but the boy had much to think about. He had realized that to be a master of his art it was not enough to know how to control the bow, he had to learn how to control his mind too.|
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POWERFUL PERFORMANCE COACHING TIPS
Author: Wai K Leong
Empowering Asian Mindsets Through Coaching
Publisher: Pelanduk Publishing Company
Book Size: 5.4 MB or 228 pages
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I am always impressed with Wai's ability to be with the client and coach them from where they are. He brings clarity and authenticity to his coaching. He is able to reach the heart of the matter with grace and skill.
M.Ed, PCC, LPC, NCC New Perspective Coaching
Wai has a very professional Coaching Presence. He consistently listens on a deep level-he has a true talent here. He moves his client skillfully to Designing Actions, based on the client's focus. He is very honoring of his clients and asks good follow-up questions.
MCC, CL Inspired Mastery