Mindful coaches perfect a form of conscious and comfortable simultaneous attention to themselves, their coachee, the relationship between them, and the mental, emotional, and relational dynamics occurring in the moment.
There are three aspects of mindfulness that have particular pertinence to leadership coaching:
1) an empty mind
3) permissive attention
Mindfulness practices prepare coaches to really help instead of just trying to be helpful. Read the full article by Douglas Riddle, director of the global coaching practice at the Center for Creative Leadership, a top-ranked, global provider of leadership education and research.