(Joel’s Chapter) – Being There
"The name of this contribution derives from the Peter Sellers film ‘Being There’. In this film Sellers is a simple-minded gardener, whose terse and arcane responses to questions are interpreted as sagely advice couched in unassuming metaphor. Sellers came into this role by simply being in a specific place at a specific moment, with no effort of his own. He was simply there. And that is what we sometimes observe as coaches progress toward mastery (Hullinger et al., 2020). They are just there for their clients.
I remember well an interview I had many years ago with a coach I knew quite well but ..."