Thought Leader Marshall Goldsmith is known for his brilliance as one of the most outstanding minds and masters in business, and for good reason. One only has to listen to his words to understand the deep and profound impact they can make on an individual for his call to action is profound. His ability to connect CEO’s and leaders with their stakeholders is compelling, as it ripples through the organisation and creates a wave of action and results. I have been privileged to learn from his methodology, and will be able to apply it in my work as Stakeholder Centred Executive Coach.
So what did I learn from the Stakeholder Centred Coaching Accreditation I just completed? Apart from an integral coaching approach that connects head to heart, I learnt it is about humility, courage and honesty – not just for the coachee but for all stakeholders. I learnt that it is about buying in to a process that is inclusive of experiences and exclusive of heirachy or ego.
Too often we require others to do the heavy lifting when it comes to getting 'stuff done'. Too often we expect others to know when, what, why and how they should change and manoeuver their way. It is more about coaching being about to convert expectations into confirmations, and about working with what we are at the time and building on it by including others.