• shiv kumar

Life Coaching Without Being A Life Coach

Exploring the world of life coaching as a relatively late entrant to this inspiring field, my mind is opening up to a plethora of new philosophies, models and buzzwords. Interestingly, in the midst of all this mind churning, my mind took a trip down memory lane and seemingly out of nowhere, I was overcome by a wave of nostalgia specifically recalling my Hindi teacher from my 6th, 7th and 8th grades. Now this goes back to the 1970s and I hadn't reached into this part of my memory bank in years. As I was reading about the GROW model referred to by Bob Thomson in his book "First Steps In Coaching", I was reminded of what my teacher Mr Kader Pasha used to keep repeating to his students and I was completely blown away by the uncanny similarity of his principles to the GROW model. Surely he hadn't read about this - it probably hadn't even been written about back then!