We both play a role in creating the right conditions for quality dialogue to flourish. It is not just my job and it is not just yours. There is a collective responsibility to contribute to the conditions for professional growth and dialogue that supports you.
This means different things for different people. For some of us, it is about focus and being present – ensuring that a coaching session is not interrupted or compromised by competing agendas. For others, it is about remaining open to the challenge of learning and hearing another perspective. We both play a role in creating the ideal conditions for coaching dialogue and collaboration.
I often think of it as creating a space for you to step into. As if you step out of your daily routine into a world that is operating under different conditions, an environment intentionally tuned to your needs. A space that is safe, yet challenges you. A space that is trusting, yet honest and direct. A coaching space that holds you accountable, but also provokes new thinking and generates inspiration.