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Dr.J (S.L. Jordan, Ph.D.,Ed.D.)

Nov 24, 2023 11:00 AM

Dr. J's Thought: Nurturing Growth and Insight in Coaching

In the world of coaching, the importance of establishing rapport cannot be overstated. It acts as a guiding compass in the coaching relationship, ensuring clarity and purpose. This aligns with Proverbs 15:22 (NIV), highlighting the value of wise counsel. Dr. Steven L. Jordan, Ph.D., Ed.D., in his work, “Workplace Coaching in a Changing Generation,” underscores the significance of passion, excellence, and strategy in coaching. He advocates integrating these with spiritual reflection to foster personal and professional growth. Four key steps can enhance this process: 1. Fostering Open Communication: Creating a safe space for honest dialogue builds trust and rapport. 2. Setting and Revisiting Clear Goals: Align goals with personal and professional aspirations to maintain focus. 3. Incorporating Spiritual Reflection: Engage in discussions that connect with one's values and purpose. 4. Cultivating a Growth Mindset: Embrace continuous learning as a path to self-improvement. This holistic approach, in line with the International Coaching Federation's guidelines, fosters a rich and effective coaching environment. Reference: Jordan, S. L. (2020). _Workplace Coaching in a Changing Generation: How Passion, Excellence, & Strategy Combine to Develop Effective Employees C.A.R.E Coaching_. [Amazon Kindle version]. Retrieved from https://www.amazon.com/