Peronel writes: “As I l listen, watch and experience coaches practicing their best work, there are a couple of things that I am looking out for.
- the big picture
- the detail
That covers it.
What I am doing is tracking a sailing boat that is set on a particular course to an agreed location. With time, and the realities of tides and winds the course gets slightly adjusted. Over a distance, this makes a difference as the end point can well be missed.
It only takes a small adaptation of the rudder or an adjustment to the sail, to restore and reset the course to the point of destination.
My role as a mentor coach (listening to coaches coaching and giving feedback) is to make a useful comment to the coach to enable them to see that an adjustment is required, bearing in mind the big picture and the detail.
A very small alteration to the line of travel gives an insight that the coach can adapt their own knowledge and experience.”
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