I learned a lot in our study buddy group meeting yesterday! A big "thank you" to Annamaria, Yenni and Steen! It experienced a very appreciative and open atmosphere and enjoyed the conversations a lot.
So, Daniel, here are my answers to your questions:
What did you learn?
I learned that everyone finds her/his own great style in posing the same questions :).
That it is not as difficult as I thought it might be to leave behind the way how I conducted the coaching conversations so far. :)
That recaps and mirroring of the coachee's statements are great. That it helps the coachee clarifying and structuring his/her thoughts. :)
That you can go with the flow of the conversation and still stick to the set of questions.
That staying in the state of "not knowing", of waiting for the coachee to choose the direction to move to is very powerful.
And although there is still a lot to learn, there are already a couple of resources I can build on.
What worked best?
Following the process and sticking to the process.
Most surprising insights for you?
How powerful the little question "what else?" is.
How powerful "not knowing" is.
And how could you apply these insights into your everyday conversations?
Eventually locking the advice monster into a safe place and practice "not knowing" more.
Happy Easter! I am off to baking now...