HumanQ: What are the biggest challenges that you find Employees you Coach grapple with?
Juliett : For leaders, I could say forming a strategy and then enabling that strategy through others, innovating, and growing their teams. However, my true answer is that they don’t have an honest thinking partner that is there to help them dig below the surface and react based on what they see right in front of them. For teams, it is understanding each other; how to be a team outside of just their team meetings; how to serve their stakeholders; and how to stay connected and human centric.
HumanQ: If you had a Magic Coach Wand and could help someone develop a new way of thinking overnight, what would it be?
Juliett : To see the future would be my easy choice but it may not give much comfort! So, I would help enable them to rethink their beliefs. Corporately, I would say hire great people, then do everything they can to enable them and get out of their way.
HumanQ: What is the most powerful question a leader can ask someone they are Coaching?
Juliett : I go into each Coaching session with the forethought of Why? I encourage leaders to contemplate the reasons behind their actions (the why) and inquire about important aspects (the what). What is significant to you? What are your goals? What assistance do you require from me? How can I improve for your benefit? What obstacles are hindering your progress? Referred to as a solution-focused coach, I naturally lean towards posing questions that guide leaders in supporting others to fulfill their aspirations.
HumanQ: What do you think stops us from being our best selves and living our best lives?
Juliett : Our ego. Some people protect their ego like a glass ball, if it cracks it may not be as strong, and if it gets chipped, they may not be able to repair the blemish. We need to think of mimetic poly-alloy rather than glass.
HumanQ: What is your biggest life lesson that contributes to your Coaching style?
Juliett : Always chose not to be an arsehole.