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The POD welcomed Chris Mills from Landman Mills Associates who we had invited to tell us about his experiences as a collaborative coach.
Chris started by describing the differeces between coaching and counselling and what was to be achieved by each. He emphasised that with coaching there was a specific target which was to assist the clients in getting through the collaborative process, no such specific target was involved in counselling.
Chris has had experience as a collaborative coach, mainly with the Bath POD and he gave us an account of the dynamics and challenges encountered by him and emphasised that every case trows up something new. He observed how the different team members at debrief perceived things in different ways. In his experience no way was right and no way wrong.He has coached couples in the process and is now looking at the individual coaching model.
We discussed the confidentiality aspects and how he controlled the individual clients. We also discussed with the three coaches who attended how they would approach a first call to or from the client and also the importance of getting the timing right.
Grateful thanks was given for his attendance and description of his role.