July 2014

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Transformational Learning
The Value of a Coaching Relationship

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Welcome to the July 2014 edition of Pathways to Success. This month's articles highlight the Executive Coaching process and the benefits that it can bring to individuals and organizations.  


The first article focuses on Transformational Learning and the coaching process. Through the process of dynamic enquiry it is this deepest of reflections that can occur in Triple-loop learning (transformational learning) that can bring about a new perspective on new behaviors, new strategies and a new approach to addressing current challenges.  


The second article is about the Executive Coaching Relationship - what it is and what it's not. Often people want the role of the coach to be a mentor, or an advisor. Those roles exist in coaching elsewhere but not in the Executive Business Coaching setting. Read on to find what is the business coaching relationship and how it exceeds the expectations of coaching clients.  


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Steve Terusaki, President of SEIDO ConsultingSteve Terusaki
SEIDŌ Consulting
Transformational Learning
Think about when you had your last "ah-hah" moment? What was the prompt that created the response? What was the eye-opening result? Did you move forward with your new-found discovery?


The executive business coaching process is about the "ah-hah's." In business coaching circles, these "ah-hah's" are transformational learning experiences. The ability to find the "ah-hah's" is the goal of the coaching process. It is in the art and skill of the business coach to expertly use the dynamic enquiry process to make visible that which is invisible to the client.

The Value of a Coaching Relationship
Sometimes people confuse coaches with traditional consultants. Unconsciously, people ask coaches to give advice. The role of a coach is not to provide answers or solutions. It is to help you develop the potential that lies within yourself, so that you increase your capability to overcome all obstacles and achieve all of your goals. Sometimes people expect coaches to serve as mentors. They want their coach to go before them and show them the way. However, the coach's role is not to lead you. Rather it is to help you discover for yourself where you are today and where you want to be in the future. Once you chart your own course, your coach will accompany you on the journey and provide ongoing support, guidance, and encouragement.

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