It’s not easy being a coach-in-training! With so many client’s stories to contend with along their own life issues and journey of learning, new coaches often end up engaging in plenty of self-talk or, as we call it here. chatter.
As a small project in 2013, we got curious about what these new coaches were saying to themselves and how this was helping or hindering the coaches. We asked a small group of coaches to track their self-talk around their coaching clients for a month and to share what they said to themselves and the impact this had in short essays.
Chatter is the result of this experiment and through a number of witty, moving and fascinating stories, we reveal what it’s like to be a coach starting out on this journey.