My wife Janet does quite a bit of coach mentoring—that’s coaching coaches on their coaching. (How’s that for a mouthful?) The basic idea is that you coaches need a coach themselves—someone to help them continue to grow in their coaching skills. She just got a great email from someone she’s serving as a coach mentor. Her client gave me permission to share that email with you here:

“Had an appointment with one of my coaching clients a moment ago. At the end he thanked me for my advice. Then he paused and said, ‘Well, actually you don’t give advice, you ask questions, don’t you?’ I smiled and thought I have to report in to Janet about that one. I absolutely love it!”

This exchange reminded me of a scripture passage about Jesus. Read it carefully:

After three days they found him in the temple courts, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. Everyone who heard him was amazed at his understanding and his answers. (Luke 2:46-47)