Thursday 7 April 2011

Multistory coaching and interviews

Very interesting coaching session yesterday, helping someone identify alternative plots in her past to undermine a problematic dominant story.  Often humbled as I hear the resilience people have brought to very tough situations - and the matter-of-fact way in which they see that as nothing special.  That story so easily gets buried by the stories of the difficult bits, which quite naturally attract a lot of their attention.  See my job, in part, as helping them to see their resilience and resourcefulness as special - and as a resource they can draw on: part of the story of who they are.

Then had a fascinating interview for the book: as ever, it set a whole load of new thoughts going, as well as confirming the essential interest in the ideas.  Sure I'm onto something useful here...