D. W. Winnicott introduced the concept of the good enough mother where the mother has to balance:

  1. meeting a baby’s every need with;
  2. opening the door to a world in which not all of the babies wishes are immediately satisfied.

In a sense her failure to satisfy every need as and when it arises helps prepare the baby for life. It is also recognition that the mother can only give so much of herself to the baby.

Q: Thoughts on how this might apply in coaching?

What Is Good Enough?

Programme Overview

I have the privilege of being part of an amazing peer-support group that meets every two weeks with one purpose: “to support our development as coaches!”

And yet, as we grow as coaches, we are also called on to do an incredible amount of inner work. Our mission has thus evolved to be: “to support each other as humans and as friends!”

The accompanying content was developed to support this process and has served as inspiration. The hope is that this content may inspire other coaches to set up their own peer-support groups or that it may serve in some other fashion. It is not intended to be the last word on anything!

How Might Tom Be of Service?

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  2. As you are reading this, you are clearly on a fascinating journey. If you feel you would benefit from us doing some work together on some aspect of your journey, please feel free to reach out and tell me how you feel I might be of service to you.