I’m often asked to explain how Executive Coaching works. Where exactly is the border between coaching and counseling? How does psychotherapy fit into the mix? And, the BIG question: how do coaches attain ‘high level’ mental functioning while clients struggle? (that’s a whopper of an assumption right there).
Everything Revealed: Here’s the ‘answer’ that the world has been waiting on…and a bit of fun as the blog format is changed this week. William Wordsworth eat your heart out!
The Executive Coach
You don’t believe, you’ll ever need
An Executive Coach like me
You’re never bored, the kids are great
Most times you are happy
The finances are in super shape
And your partner is a rock
You’re life seems blessed with zero stress
So why should you take stock?
But..sometimes a chink in armour
Starts to suddenly appear
Personal or work confusion?
A Coach will make the ‘fog’ clear
The device is 1 to 1 sessions
Helping clients reach full potential
When you need a mental M.O.T.
An Executive Coach’s essential
Now let’s be clear on what’s involved here
We don’t provide hypnosis
Nor Indian head massage
And we don’t treat full psychosis
We tend to avoid directive stuff
Telling exactly what to do
Just listen hard with positive regard
Then gently challenge you
We’re always searching for patterns
Games unconsciously played
If you’re hitting the same wall all the time
There’s a risk you’ll become dismayed
There are different styles to enlighten
Gestalt and Transactional Analysis
A range of tools from psychology schools
To overcome mental paralysis
When you want to wrestle BIG questions
Like the meaning of life or dying
Existentialism is the best approach
If you’re up for a bit of crying
Perhaps your needs are more acute
As you find yourself in a blind panic
To release that fear, Freud has no peer
We roll out psychodynamic
When we work together in the room
Uncovering hidden dimensions
You might think you’re the one screwed up
And I’ve got the best intentions
But the reality is somewhat different
The pair of us are flawed
I only studied this stuff myself
Because I felt overawed.
Hey, just don’t tell anyone. Ok?
PS Lighter Note: What’s your Password? (courtesy of John McGlynn).
During a recent password audit, one employee entered: ‘Minnie, Mickey, Pluto, Huey, Louie, Dewey, Donald, Goofy & Sacramento’. When asked to explain why he had such a long password he rolled his eyes and said: “Hello! It has to be 8 characters long and include at least one Capital”
PPS Boat Ride: Thanks to Kenneth Buchholtz. Those Dutch TV advertisements continue to shine a beacon of happiness into an otherwise grey world. Have a look at the attached. Watch it right to the end…
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