“We need silence to be able to touch souls.” Mother Teresa

“Nature has given men one tongue and two ears, that we may hear twice as much as we speak.” Epictetus

“You don’t learn when you’re talking.” Watts Wacker

“Everything in coaching hinges on listening because what we are listening for affects where we are speaking from and unfolds how we are being with and for each other.” Marilyn Atkinson and Rae Chois (from Step By Step Coaching)

“To listen fully means to pay close attention to what is being said beneath the words. You listen not only to the ‘music,’ but to the essence of the person speaking. You listen not only for what someone knows, but for what he or she is. Ears operate at the speed of sound, which is far slower than the speed of light the eyes take in. Generative listening is the art of developing deeper silences in yourself, so you can slow your mind’s hearing to your ears’ natural speed, and hear beneath the words to their meaning.” Peter Senge