HumanQ: What is one ingredient in your Coaching "secret sauce" that makes you unique?
Javier : I guide Coachees to a “stereo level” of self-awareness: how they impact other people, how they are perceived by others, and ultimately who they are as leaders. Leaders can then decide what changes to make by either stopping, starting, or amplifying something specific.
HumanQ: Should a Coach have their own Coach? Why?
Javier : Yes, most definitely. Important traits in a Coach are to show humility and vulnerability, and to keep a mindset of continuous learning. We, as Coaches, need to keep growing. Having our own Coach helps us from becoming a “know-it-all” type leader, and instead, a humble “learn-it-all” type individual.
HumanQ: What is the most powerful question a leader can ask someone they are Coaching?
Javier : What are you saying no to? We tend to keep old habits, actions, or behaviors as individuals. Keeping these habits or behaviors means keeping the status quo. When we say “no” to something, it means we are saying “yes” to something else. It is a visual way for leaders to understand the impact and helps them create an action plan and accountability.
HumanQ: What do you think stops us from being our best selves and living our best lives?
Javier : We listen to inside voices and convince ourselves that we cannot grow or implement changes. As leaders, we can create meaningful actions grounded in our own values with an “everything is possible “ attitude. We get discouraged when feel that things are getting out of control. Feeling uncomfortable means that we are learning. This is something I try to keep remembering myself.
HumanQ: If you had a Magic Coach Wand and could help someone develop a new way of thinking overnight, what would it be?
Javier : Ability to listen to others’ perspectives. We tend to surround ourselves with similar people that think like us. Being open to diversity of thought is something that we can help develop.