The coach can address your immediate situation while also holding the bigger vision you've shared. Your coach stays curious and questions in a way that naturally expands your thinking.
The coach truly listens and allows you to feel understood and heard. The conversation is fluid and does not end in semantics or self–help jargon.
You look forward to the conversation even if you suspect it may be uncomfortable. No matter how it goes, you trust by the end, you'll be in a better place moving forward.
You have a strong feeling you're making progress. You're not talking in circles, and the coach knows how to zero in and keep the conversation focused on your needs, boundaries, and values no matter how much or how easily it could go off track. Each conversation helps in some way to move you forward.
Your coach hears your words with no agenda and no bias and is open to different points of view. Rather than telling, making suggestions, providing solutions, or treating symptoms, the coach invites you to discover and explore things from a different perspective at a deeper level.
The coach helps you reveal YOUR truth. A plan isn't created without your permission.
The conversation is stimulating, invigorating, and in some way alters your mindset. You leave the conversation with a different way of thinking that empowers you to move forward. You have a new direction and/or a new perspective.
As a result, you feel more confident about managing challenges. You are able to proceed from a new mindset with different thoughts and inspiring ideas.
A new perspective propels you forward, not just in your current situation but also in future challenges. The nature of the conversation supports you in making internal and emotional shifts as well as intellectual ones. The coach helps you to experience things from your greater truths and extends your capacity to express your authenticity.
You feel free to share and your coach creates a safe atmosphere. Although it may be uncomfortable, you are able to admit personal embarrassments and painful secrets because your desire to lay it on the line is greater than your desire to avoid and resist your own progress.
Your work together empowers you to grow, see the truth, and dismantle fears, so you can free yourself from self–imposed limits. The coach is able to point out when your thinking is based on perception rather than truth, thus allowing you to explore and expand possibilities.
The coach doesn't make you wrong – but rather helps you to see another perspective, another angle, or another point of view.
Your coach is your advocate and listens to the best part of you. When you reveal yourself, it is a sign that the best part of you is being championed and supported. You can engage your coach even at times not previously scheduled. Making an extra request of time and accessibility is considered and honored.
When you are faced with new challenges, coaching conversations continue or are recalled in your mind and you are able to use ideas, principles, insights, realizations, and 'aha's' from previous conversations. Due to your ongoing conversations, you are more likely to experiment and take advantage of more opportunities.
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