I have been researching AI Chatbot Coaching for the past 5 years. It all started as pure curiosity and a desire to combine my two worlds of software engineering and leadership coaching into one, with the aim of scaling and democratising coaching. I have witnessed the incredible transformative power of coaching in many of my clients and I have experienced it myself. I tried to imagine how we could make coaching available to many more people. This quest set me on a journey that took me on a path of experimentation, finding proof through research and publications (with surprising results!), hosts of speaking opportunities around the world, meeting amazing people and creating a company (coachvici.com) that creates AI Coaching Chatbots to democratise coaching. I honestly did not anticipate these rich rewards!
The advent of ChatGPT has opened a Pandora’s box (in the positive sense of the metaphor) of possibilities in the AI coaching space. At coachvici.com we are hard at work to create the next version of Coach Vici that takes advantage of this break-through technology to offer AI coaching on a level not imaginable only a few month’s ago. At this critical inflection point I thought it would be prudent to do what coaches do – stop and reflect. Take stock of what I have discovered about AI coaching in the last 5 years and use that to ponder the impact that ChatGPT and similar technologies will have on the future of coaching.
In a series of posts over the next few weeks I will share with you what I have learnt about AI coaching through my research, and how I see its new future given the arrival of ChatGPT. I hope you will find it interesting and useful. Stay tuned!