Episode 149: Coaching Resistance: Part 3 – Coaching Demonstration

“Anytime I hear a long sigh as a coach, I’m like, okay, that’s good. That’s emotional processing. That means more space is opening up. I wonder what’s gonna come next.”

Elena Aguilar


It’s been two months and the teacher you’re coaching still hasn’t implemented the strategies they agreed to. What do you do? 

In today’s episode, Elena demonstrates her approach to coaching this type of “resistance” and then pulls back the curtain to explain her coaching moves.

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Episode Reflection Questions:

  • Which of your coaching behaviors, beliefs, and ways of being were affirmed through this episode? 
  • Which of your coaching behaviors, beliefs, and ways of being were challenged through this episode?  
  • Elena talked about having a mindset of “committed partnership” with her coachee. What would that look like and sound like in your coaching relationships? 
  • Has your understanding of resistance changed as a result of listening to the Coaching Resistance mini-series (or even just this episode)? If so, how?

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