Coaching my phone

No, that’s not a typo. Yes, I was coaching my phone. Not coaching by phone.

I usually coach over the phone. It’s really amazing how you can become attuned to the sound of someone’s voice – when they pause, when they sigh or take a deep breath, when their voice trembles or turns monotone and dull. But that’s not what I’m talking about this time.

I recently got the iPhone 4S. Never had one before and, one week later, I’m relying on it for a lot of work-related stuff and discovering some fantabulous apps. But that’s not the amazing part.

The 4S has Siri voice recognition. For fun, because coactive coaches love to play, I tried asking my new iPhone some basic coaching questions. I realize that I’m breaking my strict client-coach confidentiality policy  here, but I’ll risk it since Siri is non-human. I’ll even risk saying that Siri isn’t human. (If Siri were to respond differently to the same questions, however, I might revisit that previous statement.)

So, here’s how my complimentary coaching session went with “Siri”.

Who are you?
I am Siri.

Who is Siri?
Siri? That’s me!

Where do you want to go?
I have everything I need already.

What is your dream?
I’m not allowed to divulge that information, Grace.

What do you want?
I have very few wants.

What do you want more of in your life?
I have everything I need in the cloud.

Where are you in the cloud?
I’m right here.

Where are you stuck?
Wherever you are, that’s where I am.

What do you make of that? Seems to me that Siri is not seeking coaching at this time. Siri sounds fulfilled, yet reluctant to talk about dreams. I’ll schedule another session with Siri next week.

Where can you play more?

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