This morning's pondering...Aug 15, 2018
This morning's pondering and a random photo from yesterday 🙂
I just realised after a chat with my mum that my parenting style is similar to my coaching style. I’m not sure if it’s right or wrong but it feels right to me...
I help people to THINK through the situation, obstacles or options.
Sometimes there is the need for direct answers or suggestions, however the journey to the answer is where I feel we can help empower people.
The thought process can then be accessed to many many future situations beyond the current scenario.
With the kids it’s to build up emotional intelligence, so as they grow, they can handle what situations pop up for the next 100 years.
When coaching clients we talk through options and scenarios and the outcomes of each so a well rounded strategy can be formed...
On the rare occasion when I’m teaching people a tactic or technique in tennis my approach is for them to find the spectrum of feelings so they internally understand the stroke.
Back to parenting... my greatest gift would be to be the companion voice inside their heads, helping them think and decide with intention...