Beginners Mind

“If your mind is empty, it is always ready for anything, it is open to everything. In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s mind there are few. ”
― Shunryu Suzuki

I have always taught listening with an empty mind is the ultimate skill to be a great coach. As master coaches we teach that you must achieve the beginners mind.

I was thinking about writing a detailed post on this, and then I stumbled across this quote.


I think my detailed words are unnecessary. He has said it all.


About Tony Latimer

Master Executive Coach in Singapore and Asia to Leaders in Transition. Bringing Profitable Leadership to international organizations. Expert management and leadership coaching skills training. Co-Author of The Handbook of Knowledge Based Coaching: From Theory to Practice & Coaching in Asia: The First Decade.