The art of listening


Practise humility in noticing: enhancing our sensitivity as coaches

Erik de Haan
Coaching Today, October 2022

Listening is quite different from other skills, if only because nobody is truly ever very good at it: so much of what is highly relevant to the speaker’s experience remains hidden from the listener and even from the speaker themself.

The experience of listening without fear is exquisite. We feel a great freedom and no obligation. We can immerse ourselves and let go of our self-consciousness, just to be there and listen.

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