The importance of #listening and listening skills is in the context of coaching.
Effective listening has been variously termed active, mindful, engaged, or authentic.
Like any other skill, listening can be learned and refined.
Effective listeners direct their full concentration and focus toward the person who is speaking, and cultivate a set of behaviors that support the speaker, including concentration, mindfulness, authenticity, body language, openness, receptivity, and intuition.
Together, these behaviors are less a set of techniques to be performed and more, a way of being in relation to oneself and others.
We should listen twice as much, for this we have two ears.