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Coaching for Commitment: Achieving Superior Performance from Individuals and Teams, Third Edition by Dennis Kinlaw, Amy Zehnder, Cindy Coe

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8.1. General Coaching—PBC's Why

8.1.1. Coaching Conversation

In this scenario, the coach could be the PBC's manager, peer, or partner. JJ, the PBC, is looking for guidance from Michelle (coach) on what appears to be a work/life balance issue. JJ is introducing the why to the conversation.

PBC/JJ: "Hi, Michelle, I've been meaning to ask you about something that's really been bothering me lately."

COACH/MICHELLE: "I'd love to help. What's going on?"

PBC/JJ: "How do people balance work life and home life?"

COACH/MICHELLE: "That's the hottest question of the decade! Why don't you tell me more about what you're struggling with."

PBC/JJ: "I work late every day and never feel caught up or that I'll ever have the chance to catch up. I could work 24/7 ...

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