Scenario: Eye lock Written by DrBea on April 3, 2017. Posted in Action Learning, WIAL Action Learning, WIAL Talk As an Action Learning Coach how would you handle the following situation: The problem presenter locks eyes with you when presenting the problem. Tags: Action Learning Coach, WIAL Action Learning, WIAL Talk Trackback from your site. Comments (7) Bolen Pech April 3, 2017 at 7:36 am | # What ALC can do is to turn our eyes away from the PP’s eyes, by pretending to look at the notes or write something at the notes. By doing so, the problem presenter will look at other participants. Reply Ismady Norsyam Ishak April 4, 2017 at 4:24 pm | # The body language of coach is very important how I position myself into the process. Coming to face such situation I will glance at my notes and divert my body towards the opposite more towards the team. Knowing that it may occur again gently position my posture out if there is no intervention. Reply Paul Duncan April 10, 2017 at 7:57 pm | # As an ALC I would “lean out” from the table and like Ismady I would look at my notes and perhaps note this for an intervention later on if a pattern emerges Reply Silvia QR April 17, 2017 at 1:08 pm | # I think it is very important as an AL Coach to effectively use our body language from the start, and as soon as we ask the Problem Presenter to introduce his/her problem, to “lean out” and even show “balcony perspective”. If he locks his eyes, 1) I would first look to other participants (panning) I believe that the subconscious message that sends is to look to other people 2) then take note of what is happening in case a pattern emerges for a later intervention, as mentioned by Paul. Reply DrBea May 3, 2017 at 8:22 pm | # As all have said. I would look away. Simply looking at another participant will encourage them to follow the coaches gaze. Happy Coaching Bea Reply Barbara Sanchez May 31, 2017 at 12:10 pm | # As an AL Coach, I will simply look away or look at the rest of the participants, look down, take notes of what’s going to give the problem presenter an opportunity to talk and have eye contact with the rest of the team members. Reply qiuyue Wu June 1, 2017 at 3:23 pm | # When the problem presenter locks eyes with the coach during presenting the problem, usually he/she is a bit nervous or being watched by the coach. As a coach, I would simply look away from him/her and take some notes. Reply Leave a comment You must be logged in to post a comment.