02 May 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:
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