Coaching World Issue 7: August 2013 - Page 8

BY DR. BARBARA BRAHAM, MCC, AND CHRISTINE WAHL, M.A.ED.,MCC HUMAN BEINGS ARE STORYTELLERS AND MEANING MAKERS. Adult development theories, which assert that adults move sequentially through distinct stages, offer a way to understand why your clients tell their stories the way they do. It enables you to get the story behind the story. Is your client at the center of the story, blaming others and justifying why she is right? Or is the story behind the story about ???F?f?GV??v??( ?27G&?f??rF?&R7V66W76gV???fW&6???r6???V?vW2F??W"v??2?B6VV???p?&??6R???W"?fS???&R??W"6?V?N( ?27F?'??2GFV?F?fRF?6??FW?B?26?RG&?W2F???V&???&R&?WBv??6?R?2?BFW7B?W"?v?77V?F???2?V6??bF?W6RW???W2?0?&W&W6V?FF?fR?bF?ffW&V?B7FvR?bGV?BFWfV???V?B??26?6????R?7FV?F???W"6?V?G>( ?7F?&?W2F?&?Vv???W"?v??V???r?????r?V?2?&R??RG'???rF??( ?V??F?V?W( ?F???W"7FvR?bFWfV???V?Bv?V?F?B?v?B??B&Rv?BF?W??VVB?"v?C?&R??P?V???FV?F????????F??r??W"6?V?G2&6?&V6W6RF?W?&RB?FW"FWfV???V?F?7FvRF????S??GV?BFWfV???V?B?2&?w&W76?fR?BV6?7V66W76?fR7FvR?W'6???266W72F?'&?FW"???&P?V?6??76??r6???6W2?F??2?2???'F?Bf?"??RF????r6?F?B6?6???r??FW'fV?F???2&R?V???vgV???B&V?Wf?BF?F?R6?V?B?gV?F?V?F????V?FW'7F?F??r?bFWfV???V?F?7FvW2???w2??RF??VW@???W"6?V?G2v?W&RF?W?&R???F??2'F?6?R?vR?WF??Rf?fR&V6??2F?6??6?FW"GV?BFWfV???V?B2?F?V?&WF?6?g&?Wv?&?f?"??W"6?6???r&7F?6R?????6?6???rv?&?B???VwW7B#0???