PCCI intentionally designed its most important and fundamental courses (The Essentials of Life Coaching and The Essentials of Leadership Coaching) for audio, voice only training for several reasons:
- Isolate a student’s sense of hearing to potentially strengthen and refine the ability to listen deeply.
- Challenge students to become aware of and learn how to manage the myriad distractions that reduce the quality of listening.
- Become aware of the fact that so much of listening has become an exercise of “tuning out” and learn what and how to tune in appropriately in a coaching context.
- Increase stamina for listening only conversations since such a high percentage of communication occurs by the phone and in coaching 80-90% of coaching is by phone.