Friday, June 27, 2008


I feel the need to report on some great results from introducing meditation into exec coaching programmes. A very simple regime of 10-15 minutes a day is having a radical effect on behaviour. The technique is very simple, based on body and breath awareness, yet the effects are profound. Why this should be the case is beyond me... though my hunch is it's around allowing the recursive mind to wind down, so creating space for other good stuff to emerge which otherwise remains supressed.


One of my coaching clients is a very quick thinker and has bags of rational intelligence. He got frustrated recently by his colleagues' inability to pick up some tricky concepts, even after explaining it several different ways. It dawned on him straight after that he could have handled it better. We had a bit of an 'aha' when I put it to him that their lack of IQ was only matched by his lack of EQ in not finding the time and space to allow them to 'get' it. After all, was the issue with the concept, the transmitter, or the receiver?