Thank you for attending my session at the ICF Global 2014 Conference.
You can download the handout by using this link: Courageous Coaching Handout
Please contact Marcia@outsmartyourbrain if you have any additional questions. She is happy to have a conversation with you about the power of using the Discomfort Zone in coaching.
Emotions are needed to trigger behavioral change. This is best done with a surprising fact, powerful question or disruptive reflection.
THE DISCOMFORT ZONE: Learning happens in the moment of uncertainty. The barrier that protects your client’s sense of self and the world is momentarily breached, leaving the person vulnerable enough to learn. The discomfort ranges from slight to profound but is temporary, leading to a new awareness. When you listen with your entire nervous system while coaching, you are better able to hear how to use direct communications and powerful questions to create the important moment of discomfort and growth.
LISTEN FROM YOUR HEAD
LISTEN FROM YOUR HEART
LISTEN FROM YOUR GUT
So you know what to ask and what to say to create the breakthrough moments.