I confess to having only just now really focused on the extraordinary development, in just under twelve months, of the Coaching Commons site. The Coaching Commons describes itself as "a non-partisan 'big tent' under which coaches can freely create the future together in a non-commercial setting on the world-wide-web".
Writing on the site, philanthropist Ruth Ann Harnisch says the cornerstone of her philosophy of philanthropy - and by extension her aim in her amazingly generous work of supporting coaching and specifically the Coaching Commons - is "unleashing untapped capacity".
Reading the various contributions on the site you cannot avoid seeing that there are big dreams at work here, dreams about the potential of coaching to make a substantial positive difference to our world.
It would have been very helpful to me, back when I was first encouraged by a friend to consider coaching as a profession, to have a site like this. There is plenty of information about coaching. More important, in my opinion, there is plenty of activity: people contributing, news items about coaching, an events calendar, blog posts encouraging and attracting questions and discussion.
I found touring the site a very informative and stimulating experience, although I could not figure out whether there was a formal online "Coaching Commons" community I could join, or whether the idea is just for the site to be a place for people to visit and hang out.
I've signed up for the newsletter, so I am assuming more will be revealed as time goes by.
In the meantime, for anyone involved, interested in or just curious about coaching, this is a site to visit and bookmark.
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