You Can Run But You Can’t Hide: How to Coach and Be Coached.
Behind every mask that we wear, lies another just waiting to be exposed.
Dan and I were sitting in his car, just finishing up lunch when we got into one of the most meaningful and productive conversations that I have ever had with a friend. We started with the usual kind of humour and kidding that good friends often have, but it just seemed different. We got to chatting about Dan’s challenges with work and personal development, and me being me, I thought that I had to coach him on what he was saying and on his direction. So, the more questions I asked him, the more specific and clear he became. His goals were making me excited as well. Just when I thought that we were wrapping up, he asked me a question that got me thinking. “With your experience in your business, why don’t you own the company that you are with?” I couldn’t answer him. I really didn’t know just what to say that would explain my motives for the position that I was in. Actually, it caught me completely unawares. My first reaction was, “Hold on there buddy, I’m usually the one who asks the questions, I don’t know if I’m ready to go there