Almost a decade ago, my tryst with coaching started.
I was a hotshot corporate executive. I was part of a business transformation exercise and was assigned a coach.
My first reaction was “Why would I need a coach? I know everything.” Besides my coach was not from my industry so “what would the person tell me which I didn’t know?”
I was a complete skeptic to the process when I went into the first interaction. Over the course of the year, I was humbled by the person and the process. My coach brought out so many insights about me and my performance that it opened new doors for me.
I became a complete convert to coaching and was trained in Breakthrough Coaching.
Over the years, the coaching industry has matured, but understandably there are still doubts on how an ideal coach should be.
In the absence of a clear idea, individuals going through the coaching process could lose out on the transformational magic of coaching. Organizations would lose out on time and money.
What I am sharing with you today is my experience, in both the roles, as a Coach and a Coachee (a person who is being coached).