My office is on a 3rd floor of my house.
Thirty years ago, the homeowner of this house was irritated when her neighbor built an addition that blocked her view of the ocean.
She was mad. Very mad.
She built up.
Now there’s a view of the ocean.
And I’m in the trees with a lot of birds.
Look at what I saw this week:
2. Red Bellied Woodpecker
3. Northern Cardinal
4. Baltimore Oriole
So many birds! With different sounds and different activities.
Not that different from employees or coaching clients.
Everyone is different!
So it’s important to adjust your approach and style to the specific employee or client.
The biggest key to that is listening deeply to people and their concerns. I find coaching to be a deeply creative process. I don’t have the answers. But I do listen creatively to provide relief to clients so they take action they didn’t see to take before we started talking.
People are extremely talented, perceptive and smart. If you listen creatively, you’ll see something new and be able to help in ways you didn’t anticipate if you went into the conversation with the answers.