It is short - only took me about 40 minutes to read through it while working at my day job - but also very well written and informative for those interested in coaching. And at $.99 it's hard to go wrong with the price.
Here are the '8 ways to think like a coach':
- Take a dumb pill - The coach is not there to solve the clients problems, but to facilitate the client solving their own.
- Go to the movies - Learn to think of the client as the "star" of the issue, not yourself.
- Embrace the primitive - Ask simple (primitive) questions that allow the client to process.
- Follow the first rule of improv - Be a "yes" coach, not a "no" coach; go with whatever the client gives you.
- Get curious - Don't assume you know the issue or the answers.
- Ask for directions - Don't pretend to always know where to go. It doesn't hurt to ask the client.
- Avoid the dark side of empathy - Don't get stuck in the same mindset your client is in. Have fresh eyes.
- Think like a kid with a crayon - Be artistic and free like a kid with a box of crayons. Be creative, and don't worry about staying inside the lines.