There are times where a good coach can help you square things up again. Especially those times where you believed one thing was going to happen and the exact opposite occurred.
Great coaches foster a mindset to examine the harshness of reality together. They share a mindset that is objective and motivating for the learner to discover for themselves the better course. A course through and beyond challenges that the learner takes account for themselves to continue learning.
A coach doesn’t direct the actions specific to themselves and what they know. They observe to prescriptively set the stage for the learner to learn again and again for themselves with the adaptability to reckon with new realities as they will occur.
The best coaches observe and listen intentionally to share their insights with yours. Paired together from reality, not from only the originating misconceptions of the learner. They don’t tell you, they guide you to find your next best actions.
To have coached or to have been coached effectively is to have objectively learned with another the better way to continue learning from reality.
“Coaches have to watch for what they don’t want to see and listen to what they don’t want to hear.” — John Madden —