Next month marks the first anniversary of the publication of my Self-Coaching Guides, six compilations of posts on the topics of Communication, Leadership, Motivation, Change, Learning and Happiness.
The Guides have been well-received--hey, they're currently in the top 10 when you search for "self coaching"--and I'm glad people have found them useful. That said, they're due for an update, and there's plenty of room for improvement--a project I'm planning to tackle this Summer. The main changes I hope to make include:
- Integrating my increased understanding of neuroscience and its implications for coaching.
- Making more effective use of of the framework that links these topics together.
- And transforming the Guides from compilations into more independent narratives on each topic.
A final thought: ALL coaching is ultimately "self-coaching." No matter how closely I work with my clients and students, and no matter what useful insights may emerge during our sessions, they do the heavy lifting of understanding themselves, tapping into their strengths, and, when necessary, changing their behavior on their own.
Photo by Theresa Thompson. Yay Flickr and Creative Commons.