Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Posted on Tuesday, February 08, 2011 by International Coach Federation
It’s coaching week! In some ways it seems to me it’s a bit like Christmas in the coaching profession–a time when we go out into the world, bearing (our) gifts and bringing a message (and method) of goodwill for all people.
And even so I’m still wondering what it is that’s at the heart of what we bring. I love the line in Nic Askew’s video– “A truly honest conversation.” For me that comes close, and it certainly is a gift to bring to most peoples lives.
And these words from an article in The Times of 1st February 2011 are ringing in my ears: “One Royal Marine officer active in Iraq
As coaches this is at the heart of what we do in the world. If there is a profession that can help bring more listening into lives, it’s us.
So there you have it. Coaching can indeed help to bring peace on earth.
Have a Happy Coaching Week.
And just to say–for all those currently in the news in their struggles for democracy, fairness and a future for their children, and for all those affected by the natural disasters, I hope I can speak on behalf of many in our global community to say you are very much in our thoughts, and we are there for you if you need us.
Neil Scotton, PCC, February 2011