Coaching Reloaded – Assumptions of a Brief Coach – Peter Szabó

Abstract:

Brief coaching offers a distinctly different angle on the growing knowledge base about the field of coaching. Coaching can be highly effective even in one single session and produce sustainable and lasting results with no automatic need for an ongoing coaching process. In a market where 10 session packages or 6 month contracts are the rule, what Brief Coaching offers stands out. Brief Coaching implies a dramatically different understanding of how to be most useful as a coach. A case example of a single session coaching is described. It outlines the interaction between client and coach and presents 10 central assumptions that guided the coach’s contributions in this specific case. The paper reflects on how these assumptions may have influenced the briefness of the conversation and the lasting result for the client. The paper is also commenting on commonly held assumptions which are different from the ones a brief coach draws on.

The full article is available in InterAction to members of SFCT – please add your comments below.

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