The power of making distinctions

used dirty sockI’m a regular Bikram Yoga student, and recently one of the teachers said the following, “Make sure you are working to your body’s edge, while listening to your body’s limits.”

This was such a great distinction and had me stop and reflect more deeply. I understood exactly what she meant. Only you know your limits, but make sure you are not getting comfortable and ...

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When a Coaching Session Really Begins

Puzzle of blue and red color. Object over whiteA coaching session is a structured conversation so both coach and client know that this is a coaching conversation that has a purpose, versus just having a nice conversation.

There’s a definite beginning and an ending to a coaching session, then there’s everything else in the middle. In this article, I’ll ...

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Be Present to Client Language

present to client language Carly Anderson MCCOne of the best ways for a coaching client to feel heard is to use the client’s language in our reflections, messages and questions.

There are many of the ICF core competencies affected by how well the coach listens including Coaching Presence, Active Listening, Powerful Questioning, and Direct Communication. All four of these competencies ...

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Be Curious About Client Meaning and Language

urban lifestyleI recently attended a Panel Discussion at my local Performing Arts Center. The title of the discussion was, “Do the Arts Make Us Better People?”

The moderator started out by saying that we need to define what ‘better’ means. She went on to say that better could mean different things to different people. For some, better may mean wiser, or more competent, while for others ...

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Sharing observations helps create awareness

different perspectivesOne of the benefits of having a coach is they see and hear things from another perspective, one we may never consider. As a coaching session progresses, the coach may hear conflicting viewpoints within the client, and perceive next steps that might support the client to move to a new viewpoint.

A masterful coach will know when to make the observation that there is ...

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