Skills and methodological knowledge or
Perceiving and understanding feelings and contexts.
What should be the learning objective of good coaching training?
Since I have been teaching training and further education courses in the psychosocial field, and this has been the case for 50 years or more, this question has been controversially discussed.
Some say that the bigger the method case, the greater the chance of having the right tool for every situation. And their correct use must be practised like perfect violin playing, must be practised.
Others say that it is more important to be able to grasp in which state of mind my client or my client system is and in which contexts the problem to be solved has arisen and is maintained. I will only acquire this ability through self-reflection, self-awareness and knowledge of very different psychological constructs.
If I can grasp situations intuitively and understand the functioning of psychological systems, I can also spontaneously invent procedures that are appropriate to the acute situation (methods) at any time. Of course, it is helpful to know how other, more experienced co-workers have reacted in comparable situations (8Methodenkinntnbis).
Those who have learned coaching this way can go into any situation with self-confidence without missing a toolbox. This ability is fundamental to feeling safe and in control for the client.
We at the Coaching Institut im Sinnreich see ourselves more as learning facilitators than trainers in the conventional sense. It is the same idea we follow when founding our school in Lübeln.
If you find this idea exciting and want to learn more about it, you can find more information on our website (see comments). You can also make an appointment for a free information and coaching session.
I am Eberhard Bohrisch, a systemic psychologist and one of the few active coaches with more than 50 years of professional experience.
With the Coaching Institut im Sinnreich, Diane and Antje, I stand for a good way of dealing with the #knowledge of our time, with complexity and diversity.