In Intunity Coaching we say that everything in the coaching relationship starts From the 'Who' & With the 'Why':
What Makes Active Listening a Coaching Skill & Core Coaching Competency?
In many trainings we are taught what 'active listening' is and how to listen actively. However, what makes 'active listening' a coaching skill? What does it mean 'to listen actively' in coaching terms? And how is this manifested in the coaching realm? Let's have a quick look at how ICF, The International Coach Federation defines Active Listening:
Multiple Levels & Several Dimensions of Intunity Listening - with only 1 Purpose: Serve Your Client!
In Intunity Coaching we distinguish among Multiple Levels of Listening, coming from 5 Main Dimensions or Domains ~ the Coach ~ the Client ~ the CoachClient Field/Relationship ~ Everything Else in the Outer World, and the 5th Dimension being what we call the Intunity Integral Listening. This is the Domain through which all the multiple levels of listening (Internal/External, Inner/Outer Voice, 4-Elements, etc.) unfold ~ both individually and simultaneously at one and the same time, and through all the four other dimensions alone and at once. Mastering this One Level of Integral Listening is what makes someone a Masterful Coach.
The Three Key Aspects of Listening in Coaching
Within the Central Core, within the 'nucleus' of the Intunity Integral Listening there are what we may call the three key aspects of Listening:
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