Effecting Change through a Coaching Conversation

[ Blackboard Fridays Ep. 109 ]
by Jacob Aldridge Published

We've talked before about how coaching is a necessary skill for today's business leaders. Beyond "asking the right questions" though, what does a coaching conversation really look and feel like - and how does it actually create change in the subject?

In Episode 54 we discussed Think Feel Know, as a simple framework for understanding the three ways we all make decisions.

This week, I will walk you through an actual coaching conversation - how they start in a Thinking space, and how you as the coach have responsibility (and the power) to shift into Feelings ... and from there, into the deep-rooted Intuition from where so many of our strongest beliefs take hold

You will see that a great coaching conversation doesn't engage the subject's power of deduction to help them rationalise why a change is necessary. Instead, it goes to their core to help them identify - and perhaps shift - the fundamental context that is causing the undesired actions or outcomes.

Hopefully, you can also appreciate the privilege that is coaching someone to this depth, and the skill that comes from much practice.

Watch this week's episode here.


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Jacob Aldridge
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Over the past 12 years, more than 300 active growth businesses in Australia, the UK, and Asia-Pacific have worked with Jacob in his role as an international business coach, partner and advisor.

As the Head of Advisory at businessDEPOT, Jacob continues to work one-on-one with SME businesses and directors, while also leading the development of our Strategic Advisory services across Workshops, Group Programs, and Online business guidance.

Jacob's alumni clients and those who have attended his presentations describe him as the smart and quirky business guy who makes genuine change happen. He brings business experience that impacts both profit and valuation, plus a unique energy borne from the belief that business is best when it's fun.

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