Like most things, the increasing use of new technology has both a good side and a not-so-good side. These days we wouldn’t get very far without it, but technology has also presented its challenges over the past few decades. Having to stay up to date with changes and new software can be stressful and time-consuming, especially for those required to unlearn one method just to relearn it the tech-way – but without these advancements, we would lack efficiency in terms of time, communication, organization and other areas that are crucial to our professional development. Whether we are ready for it or not, technological change is coming at us at record speed, constantly.
Like the rest of the working world, technology has become a common part of coaching and professional development services. Understanding the positive and negative impacts of technology within the world of coaching can make the adjustment much easier for clients and coaches. A great starting point for coaches and clients new to coaching technology is to understand how technology is used by coaches, how it differs from more traditional in-person coaching, and how it is making coaching more accessible and effective for everyone. Continue reading