Coaching Mastery Tip 10

Coaching Mastery Tip 10

If you are ready to move beyond your current comfort zones and reach for a new level of mastery in your coaching, consider these qualitative tips for guidance. This is the 10th in a 13 part mini blog series that will share Thirteen Qualitative Coaching Mastery Tips. I hope you enjoy them! – Fran Fisher MCC


Curiosity about the Larger Impact or Deeper Meaning of the Presenting Goal

  • Coach is authentically curious about who the client is:
    • no need to drive his/her own agenda
    • no need to be the expert of the client or their agenda/issue
    • no need to perform skills, knowledge, or experience (ego)
  • Coach is willing to be vulnerable (soulful)

TIP:  When you catch yourself starting to TELL, TEACH, or OFFER AN ANALYSIS, pause and say the word “WHAT” instead.  Then trust that a curious question for the client will follow that word.  That way you will keep the focus and attention on the client instead of shifting it back to you.  For example: Instead of “I think you should _____.” Ask, “WHAT do you want to do about that?”


Inquiry:  How fully am I willing NOT to KNOW?


All of the tips can each be found at these links:

TIP #1

TIP #2

TIP #3

TIP #4

TIP #5

Tip #6

Tip #7

Tip #8

Tip #9

Tip #10

Tip #11

Tip #12

TIP #13


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