OK, I’ll admit it. I’m enjoying this season of AI. I’ve never watched it before, despite all of the promotion and its huge fan base. It’s pure entertainment after a long day!
What I particularly love is how the judges try and coach the contestants to improve each week – either pointing out what’s working for them, or what they need to improve on. It’s so funny for me, as a coach, to observe how they handle this.
Last night, Simon nailed a perfect, spot-on coaching question when he asked one of the contestants, Stephanie Edwards, “How do you think you did?” What a great coaching question! She had to stop and reflect on her own performance. It was a risky question for her to answer too – how should you answer it when you’re not sure if the judges loved it or hated it?
This is exactly why I think coaching is so effective for people – it helps them take a step back to reflect on how they’re really doing.