Theodore Seuss Geisel wrote more than 60 children's books. He created hundreds of political cartoons and lucrative commercial campaigns. He received three Academy Award nominations and a Pulitzer Prize for his "lifetime contribution to children's literature."
In children's literature, Theodore Geisel pioneered a new genre. "Children were attracted to the lively, entertaining characters and stories, while adults loved the serious ideals and lessons." Lange (2009, p. His writings are tremendous invitations to action, and coaching motivation is available.
Dr. Seuss created stories that taught youngsters to read, count, recognize letters, and explore a whole new universe. "Entertaining reading is merely the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the social, political, and moral lessons, as well as the inspiration represented in Dr. Seuss's writings," says the author.
Salisbury (2012), p. He talked with a voice "full of compassion and understanding for the reality in which we live, and a point of view that seeks common ground."
Introduction pX (Nerburn, 1996) Dr. Seuss began writing for children to motivate them, but he also inspired many adults and served as a guiding influence for everyone.
The process of being psychologically aroused to do or feel anything is known as inspiration. It might be motivated to act, such as writing the next great love sonnet, painting the next Mona Lisa, or taking a step toward achieving a goal.
Dr. Seuss utilized his novels to both entertain and teach. One of the messages repeated in multiple novels was that everyone may benefit from a helping hand at some point in their lives. This leads me to my first Dr. Seuss principle.
Professional coaching is a cooperative process that includes considering various points of view, defining objectives, and implementing adjustments.
One of the reasons a person may want the services of a coach is a lack of clarity when faced with a decision. Dr. Seuss offers an argument for why a coach may be beneficial in his book Hunches in Bunches.
The finest coaching is a collaborative effort. The presence of a partner can frequently be the difference between success and failure. Most coaching instruction focuses on developing a trustworthy connection. In "The Cat in the Hat Comes Back," Dr. Seuss acknowledges the significance of this collaboration.
Providing people with facts does not always work, but compelling questions can compel them to think for themselves. Strong questions can help the customer stop being confused and obtain some clarity. "A superb question has the ability to stop the recipient in their tracks and force them to think in a different way." (p. 1 of the ICA's "Powerful Questions")
Dr. Seuss' novels posed concerns that most people disregard, questioned conventional thinking, and prompted readers to consider what they wanted to accomplish with their lives. Seuss provides questions in his book Oh, the Places You'll Go to urge the protagonist to tackle issues bravely.
How do we start asking the tough questions? Where do they originate? These result from getting to know our customers, which we do by developing a trustworthy connection. Establishing a relationship is essential for effective coaching.
Dr. Seuss placed a high value on developing a relationship with his readers.
Several of Dr. Seuss's stories are about developing effective relationships through trust. In Horton Hears a Who, Horton risks capture to defend others; in The Cat in the Hat, Cat returns to clean up his mess so the children do not get in trouble; and in Horton Hatches an Egg, Horton sits on a nest and does not leave despite being kidnapped and placed in a circus. Seuss teaches how to develop connections and foster trust in each of these tales.
Dr. Seuss's novels all have happy endings, and he frequently utilizes appreciation to propel his characters forward. "You have a brain in your head, feet in your shoes, and you can guide yourself in whatever way you want." Oh, the Places You'll Go (Dr. Seuss) Coaches may benefit greatly from acknowledgment. Sincere appreciation can aid coaches in developing relationships with their clients.
Recognition may be a powerful technique for fostering the client-coach connection. It is more than simply a compliment; it is an acknowledgment of anything your client accomplishes that assists them in completing an action or taking a step toward a goal.
"Acknowledgement is the ability to identify something excellent about another person and tell them about it."
"By fantastic, it may be a talent, a competency, a strength, an attitude, a value, or an act of goodwill."
In Dr. Seuss's book, Mr. Brown, can you Moo? Seuss takes time emphasizing Mr. Brown's abilities, using terms like "wonder," "brilliant," and "fantastic." "Mr. Brown is as bright as they come. "Ah, the great things Mr. Brown is capable of."
After an action, acknowledgment occurs. In Dr. Seuss's novel, Horton Hears a Who, Horton encourages the residents of Whoville to yell and be heard. "Don't give up," he adds as he encourages them to try again. "I trust in you all; a human is a person regardless of size." (Dr. Seuss, Horton Hears a Who) The recognition spurred the community to work harder.
Celebrating is a type of acknowledgment as well. "Celebrating allows others to join in the accomplishment." (Acknowledgement, ICA, p.3) The majority of Dr. Seuss's book, Oh, the Places You'll Go!, is a celebration. Congratulations! Today is your lucky day. You're on your way to amazing places!
As previously said, it is critical to recognize a client when they have established a goal or action and then, after that action is completed, celebrate their accomplishment for being responsible and accountable to carry out their activity.
To be accountable for anything implies being responsible for your actions.
"Doing what you say you will do is really powerful."
"It gives you a sense of accomplishment and increases your trust in people around you."
Accountability (ICA, p. The ICA content is strikingly similar to the chant repeated and repeated by Horton the elephant. "I stated what I meant, and I meant it 100 percent like an elephant is loyal." Horton Hatches an Egg (Dr. Seuss) Was there anybody more responsible for their pledge than Horton?
Everyone has challenges, problems, and tragedies, but determining what is impeding clients' growth may be as beneficial as recognizing triumphs. "When you're in a slump, you're not having much fun, and unslumping yourself is not easy."
Oh, the Places You'll Go (Dr. Seuss) It is necessary and not always easy to assist a customer in changing their attitude or outlook. This necessitates the use of a power tool rather than merely a tool.