You tell them about your experience. They listen. They ask questions, you answer, talk, listen, listen, talk …
You ask them a question. They answer, question, answer, question, answer …
You chat. It is not anything like your problem. Chat, chat, chat …
Given each scenario above, when are you a coaching? When are you being coached?
My view on coaching is simple. We oscillate between knowing and not knowing so often that it doesn’t matter who is learning from whom. It does not matter !! In any given context, you are either a coach or being coached based on what you know. You fluctuate between these extremes many times in a conversation, in an hour, in a day, in a lifetime.
This is part of my quest for balance through the work that I do. “Coaching” feels one directional, a fabricated “us and them” labeling of people. That is an unbalanced state of being. Learning is a balanced way of living.
And if you have not yet figured it out … agility is about learning, learning is about living, living is about being in the present, being in the present is about embracing change, embracing change is about being agile.