PHASE 4—DEBRIEFING Define a Learning Focus
Executives usually spend their work lives racing from activity to activity. They long to have time for reflection but rarely take it due to the demands of the job. Consequently executive coaches need to insist early on that the sequence of coaching activities include time for evaluation.
For best results, the coach should build debriefing time right into the coaching contract. Agree on times that the two of you will sit down and debrief the client’s experience. Particularly following a live-action coaching event, it can be challenging to get the time with the client to debrief. She is already charging off to her next commitment. To make it easier for her and me, I explain up front that the debriefing ...

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