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 HOW I COACH CLIENTS  

Because each Professional Coach has his or her own style of coaching clients, I thought that you would be interested in knowing how I coach, what I expect of my clients and what my clients can expect of me.

  I EXPECT YOUR BEST

If you are hiring me, then you're probably ready to do and be your best. And if you aren't doing your best, I'll ask you to . If you can't do that at that moment, I'll understand and do what you need to be heard, loved and helped back into the groove.

  I MAKE DIRECT INQUIRIES

From time to time, I'll make a direct inquiry, like "Will you accomplish X by the end of the month?" You may say yes, offer a different proposal (state what you can do) or say no (rare). I'll make you right whichever way you respond.

  I GIVE STRAIGHT ADVICE

If I am sure of the situation, and you're open to it, I'll make specific suggestions on how to handle a problem or "go-for" an opportunity. If I am not sure, I'll say so. Regardless, use the best of what I say and use your own judgment.

  I DON'T OVERLOOK MUCH

When I hear a funny tone in your voice, or hear you say something that I just can't "get", I'll ask you about it. Often, it is these small moments which offer the chance to resolve something. However, I don't confront; I'll merely invite you to look at something.

  I GIVE LOTS OF HOMEWORK

I usually ask that the client come up with 3 goals, actions or shifts to have between this call and next. If it is too much, say so. If you want more, just ask.

  YOU ARE EXPECTED TO USE ME, NOT DEPEND ON ME

As your coach, I am a resource and presence for you to use to your best advantage: I have an almost unlimited amount of love, compassion, forgiveness, strength for you and I can share a wealth of distinctions and principles which will increase your success and add to the quality of your life. And, I ask that my clients use me as this resource and friend that I am, but not to let themselves get into the position of needing me (or the coaching) as a dependency thing or fix.

 I AM HERE

I want to hear it all. If you have a personal problem, are upset with something (even me or the coaching), are just starting to realize something big, can't wait to share a win, call me. Anytime.    

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