R Maurer International Journal of Coaching in Organizations 2011
Coaching invites resistance – and that’s a good thing. But, it’s only a good thing if the coach understands why resistance occurs and how to work effectively with it. Otherwise, the coach’s own discomfort with resistance or lack of skill in working with it will get in the way of the client’s work. It’s not resistance that creates a problem; it’s our reaction to it that can get in the way.