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The Tenets of Coaching

If you read coaching books and take coaching courses, you'll notice that everyone has a slightly different definition of coaching. In addition, everyone (including professionals) puts their own spin on their coaching, no matter where they learned to coach. Coaching styles can be compared to the stripes on a zebra. Just as no two zebras have the same stripes, no two people will have the same style of talking, writing, and being. Each coach brings their unique qualities to a coaching conversation, creating their own style. In addition, coaching is a fluid process. It is a dance of give and take between the coach and the coachee in which no two conversations are ever alike. Naturally, then, everyone is going to coach a ...

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