Most of the techniques we teach have very few steps and are deceptively powerful. They often involve an immersion in the moment rather than an inclination to get somewhere. Paradoxically, it allows for more progress to be made. We tend to work on fewer things in coaching a a result, in keeping with what we now how change actually happens.
I saw this again recently with a high tech executive charged with growing new lines of business. Each session ends up revolving around one new frame for him that he can then practice all week. Each one seems to build on the ones before them and allows him to develop simple pivots and track his progress. Last week's was the awareness that his problem was not their problem, which led to a shift in how he approached the collaborators he needed.
As part of walking our talk, this blog models this commitment by focusing only on one aspect of the work each week and doing so in ways that are simple. We are inundated with so many demands on our attention every day. As with narrative coaching itself, I want to offer you new experiences rather than add more explanations which only exacerbate our cognitive congestion.
One of my answers to these questions is a request for you. I am seeking someone who can help me build out two e-learning/technology offers to complement my work in organizations. If you know if someone who is looking for an opportunity to co-create some simple by powerful resources, have them contact me.
Ease and grace....
Dr David Drake is the founder of the field of Narrative Coaching.