Beginning Coaching

Written by  on May 6, 2004 

There are several issues that seem to come up when beginning coaching. (as the client) We will go over theses one by one and discuss the points.

It is hard to start off totally honest.

This in itself is not so much a matter of being dishonest but more a desire to guard oneself against being too open. As the coaching continues and the coaching becomes familiar, then the issues of being guarded tend to subside

For coaching to be completely successful for you, the more honest you are, the more benefit you can gain from the experience.

Lets look at honesty.

“The quality or condition of being honest; integrity. Truthfulness; sincerity: in all honesty.”

and honest

“Marked by or displaying integrity; upright. Not deceptive or fraudulent; genuine: honest weight. Equitable; fair: honest wages for an honest day”s work. Characterized by truth; not false: honest reporting. Sincere; frank: an honest critique. Of good repute; respectable. Without affectation; plain: honest folk. Virtuous; chaste.”

So you can see that integrity is now being used more often

Integrity

“Steadfast adherence to a strict moral or ethical code. The state of being unimpaired; soundness. The quality or condition of being whole or undivided; completeness.”

This brings up an interesting point. If we hold fast to our own moral code of being guarded then we are in fact being honest because we are in integrity with ourselves and so just by using the words we have a paridim

This in itself is not so much a matter of being dishonest but more a desire to guard oneself against being too open. As the coaching continues and the coaching becomes familiar, then the issues of being guarded tend to subside

For coaching to be completely successful for you, the more honest you are, the more benefit you can gain from the experience.

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