In this episode of “The Pulse Experience” podcast, host Edward J Beltran welcomes Joe Parent, a master facilitator and certified coach, as a guest. The topic for this episode centers around dealing with challenging situations in the workplace, particularly when assumptions and stories are formed around the actions of others. The conversation is framed as a coaching session, guided by Edward, where Joe shares his experience coaching an individual in a similar scenario.
Edward and Joe dive into the complexities of how people often create stories in their minds when their bosses or colleagues say or do certain things. These stories can lead to stress, misunderstandings, and incorrect assumptions. Joe emphasizes the importance of context in interpreting situations accurately, and he borrows the phrase “context is everything” to underline this point.
Joe recounts a coaching experience where his coachee, who was a senior member of a school district, was facing stress related to a coaching program he was overseeing. The program involved multiple people and was being evaluated by the superintendent. The coachee noticed that stress arose when interacting with the superintendent and when discussing the coaching program. Joe and his coachee explore the underlying reasons for these stress triggers.
Watch Full Interview:
- Recognizing Stress Events
- Challenging Assumptions
- Exploring Emotions and Behaviors
- The Power of Curiosity
- Having Feedback Conversations
- Empowerment through Curiosity
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