I am currently co-teaching a course on “narrative coaching” and was re-reading Gene Coombs and Jill Freedman’s wonderful introduction: “Narrative Therapy: the Social Construction of Preferred Realities” which I can wholeheartedly recommend for the more philosophically minded coaches. In their second chapter, they talk about “reificiation” (also a pet peeve of mine) — “Reifi-WHAT?” I […]
In Solution Focused coaching, we are assuming that clients want to cooperate. If we have the impression that that is not what is happening, it is in our responsibility as coaches to create the conditions for collaboration with the client. Usually, we just need to listen some more and suspend our judgement.