7 April 2012
Overview of the 4 Roles, 4 Mindsets, 4 Skills and 4 Steps of Gita Coaching
4 Roles: Example, Support, Guidance, Challenge
4 Mindsets: Best interest at heart, Belief in devotee, Faith in Bhagavad-gita, Curiosity
4 Skills: Listening, Inquiry, Expanding options, Promoting action
4 Steps: Goals, Ideas, Test, Action (GITA Model)
Practice: Asking questions that will help a devotee you coach succeed
I was playing a role of a client. 3 devotees made and asked me questions that will help me succeed in my goal of taking regular time to learn from the scriptures and professional resources in order to improve my coaching services to devotees. I had valuable insights while answering their useful questions. These are the questions:
- Why do you want to learn more?
- Where would you place learning on your priorities list?
- How much time will you dedicate to it each week or day?
- What will be your practical commitment?
- What specifically do you want to learn?
- Do you need an extra or different motivation in order to do it?
- Have you thought about BE-DO-HAVE approach?
- Are you extending yourself too much by travelling to many places and thus perhaps being ineffective?
- What is lacking in your coach toolbox?
- What are the few skills you want to develop?
- Have you prayed to Krsna for more spirit of service and giving?