Letter from the Editor – Fall 2015

Letter from the Editor – Fall 2015
by Chad Hall, MCC

As you might imagine, I like coaching. A lot. One of the things I like most about coaching is that it is positive. It’s positive, not pathological. It’s positive, not problem-centered. It’s positive, not …okay, I cannot think of another negative descriptor that starts with the letter P, but you get the idea.

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