The image of cleaning the aquarium from the outside can be used to explain the difference between the psychologically oriented conversation as opposed to the philosophical protreptic coaching conversation. When you are cleaning the glass of the aquarium you don’t put your hands in it and mess with the fish inside the aquarium. Instead you … Continue reading Cleaning the aquarium from the outside – about the difference between a psychological and a philosophical approach in coaching
Protreptic is a philosophical conversation that was developed at the classical, Greek, executive academies around 400 B.C. It was founded on the idea of symmetrical dialogues where the individual is guided towards justice, decency and responsibility through the protreptic dialogue. The Oxford dictionary defines protreptic as: from Greek protreptikos ‘instructive’, from pro- ‘before’ + trepein … Continue reading What is Protreptic?