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Coaching Models and Emotional Intelligence

(See my challenge at the end!) Twenty-five years ago, I was beginning my evolution from psychotherapist to executive coach. I had a lot of thinking and learning to do. That need became apparent as I tried to imagine going to an organization to offer coaching services. The following very short conversation came to mind: Dana: “I’d like to offer my services to your company as a coach to your senior leaders.” Decision Maker: “Really! That’s interesting. We’re actually in the market. How do you go about your coaching? What is your focus?” Dana: “Ummm.” In response to that nightmarish imagining, I did what all of you have done. I thought about what models I could l use to inform my approach to coaching. Which ones, I wondered, best fit what I wanted to accomplish? I had learned as a therapist that having several models in my repertoire was essential, as…