I spend a lot of time thinking about talking. Why, how, and even when people talk takes up a lot of my mental bandwidth.
But in order to really create connection, we need to learn to be great listeners, not just talkers. We can learn how to be present, suspend our own agenda, ask relevant questions, and come from a place of quiet and invitation.
Coaching listening skills is the natural counterpoint to coaching speaking skills. I’ll start with the person I coach most often—myself.