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The Coaching Manual: The Definitive Guide to the Process, Principles and Skills of Personal Coaching, Second edition by Julie Starr

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Chapter 8. Emotional maturity and coaching

One of the benefits of effective coaching over time is a general development of a coachee’s emotional maturity. This chapter will explain the term ‘emotional maturity’ and the link to coaching. It will also consider the work we might still have to do for ourselves as coaches in this area; for if our coaching conversations are to weave magic, then our own levels of emotional maturity will help or hinder the flow of that subtle force.

What is emotional maturity?

Emotional maturity relates to our capacity to deal with our emotions. Our ability to interpret emotions, express emotions and ‘let go’ of emotions are all functions of our emotional maturity. When we have developed an ability to do this well, we are ...

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