I share what I see. I intuit, point things out and tell the truth as I see it. I also help my clients label events, situations and problems so they can look at them more objectively.
I ask you what you need or want from me. In order to be of greatest service, I need to know your needs and wants, understanding that my role may shift as your needs shift. I ask you to tell me when you want a sounding board, to be held accountable or to brainstorm, for example.
I ask you to do more than you would do on your own. You have hired me because you want to move forward, even though you may sense some internal resistance. As an objective person in your life, I am able to see where you can go and I make direct requests that you go there. Choosing to go there is up to you, and I will hold no attachment to the outcome – ultimately, you know yourself and what you need best.
Your life is yours. You are responsible for your outcomes, the speed with which you attain them and how far you stretch yourself. I will support and acknowledge your effort and work and will also let you know when I think you can do more. You’ve hired me to bring you further. I can do that only when you are dedicated and willing.
Communication is key. I can best serve you when you keep me up to speed with new developments, changes and discoveries. While I don’t need all the details, I am interested in you, and your information will be helpful to us both. When I hear a funny tone in your voice or notice something amiss, I’ll ask you about it and invite you to take a closer look. These can be the most important moments in a coaching relationship.