As coaches, we receive something very precious: our clients’ trust. They rely on us to be honest and non-judgemental partners on their way to their best selves – be that in a work or personal context. We owe it to them, and to ourselves, to take our profession seriously.
Socrates, with his maieutics, was most likely the world’s first coach. Coaching is not just another fad. You, I, any of us can be coaches for ourselves and our loved ones. We don’t need sophisticated courses for that, we just need the honest openness to listen, refrain from judging and assuming we are the keepers of absolute truth and finally, we need the courage to ask those questions that really matter, not for ourselves, but for the other.