Coaching er varm luft!

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In this essay a new model is presented as an attempt to operationalize the otherwise slightly abstract concept of ”suitable disturbances” (coined by Humberto Maturana), which is a central concept in systemic coaching. The argument stated is that the process of ’reading’ and ’recognizing’ a coachee’s use of a word is a necessary skill for the coach to master, in order to introduce a language game in which it becomes possible to ‘disturb’ this use in a constructive manner. This argument is exemplified in a specific coaching conversation with a school leader, whose use of the word recognition is explored using questions based on keywords and the mirror technique, and thereby stimulating a change in the coachee’s perception of the word, which gives rise to new possibilities of action.
Original languageDanish
JournalCoaching Psykologi - The Danish Journal of Coaching Psychology
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)17-22
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jul 2014

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