“Oh no!” I thought. It was like a ton of bricks… “I have a long ways to go as a trainer.”
The room got really warm all of sudden. The words of the host, the introduction I got just minutes ago, now was the opposite of what I wanted to convey. “James Warrick has years of leadership experience and has developed a successful coaching company. In the field of coaching, James is an exceptional leader. He holds a Masters degree in Coaching along with prestigious credentials from the International Coaching Federation. James has trained over 500 new Coaches, developed leaders…”
I remember thinking, “Is it because I have a Masters… that she thinks she can’t do this?”
All of this flooded me at one time. I was sitting on that stage, a room full of eyes on me. I don’t know what you would have done, but I said the only thing that felt honest, “You’re right, you can’t do this.”
That wasn’t what she was expecting.
I slowly said “But … I didn’t start like this. And you won’t either, but you can start.”
- A New Paradigm
- The Shape Of The Conversation
- Core Coaching Skills
- Establishing Coaching Relationships
- Using Your Gut
- Facilitating Shifts
- Pro-active Action
- Managing Progress
- Participating In Transitions
- Launching People
Coach Training, like coaching, happens over the phone.
It’s a once a week, 45 minute, phone call: 10 minutes of training, 20 minutes of skills practice, 15 minutes of debrief.
So much learning happens in the debrief.