It’s important that as a coach or coach to be to have the right attitude. With this, you provide a safe haven for the person you are conversing with.
Before a coaching session, tap into your coach consciousness with these tips:
1. Self explore
Become aware of who you are as a coach. Who are you in the midst of all the techniques and methods that you have learned?
Explore your inner world, your empowering thoughts around who you are as a coach. Take some time to really focus within.
Put on your favorite music, a meditation, burn some essential oils or incense, take a walk in nature and become aware of how you are in the moments of reflection.
Connect to your authentic self.
To work with people is a blessing. Keep a journal on your own process as a coach. Dare to look in the mirror of what people show you and work on that. A good coach has a coach
2. Communication has a root
The communication model of NLP: why do people do as they do?
Behavior doesn’t drop from a tree. There must be a reason for what people show in their behavior. Beware that we all have our unique filters.
Through these filters, we give meaning to an event or situation. It comes from our own point of reference.
3.Become like a palm tree in the wind
If you don’t know what to do as a coach, become comfortable with not knowing.
Breathe deeply, come back to yourself, and trust that the way forward, or the next question will unfold.
Become aware that you are not there to fix anything.
You are there to let the other tap into their own wisdom, their own inner coach.
4. Hold the space open and pure
Instead of firing questions toward the person, sometimes holding space for another person means there’s nothing you have to do, which is much more effective.
Trust the process, hold the space.
I wrote an ebook on holding space. You can download it for free at our website
There is no failure, only feedback.
See it all as an experience that you can learn from. It’s not that we don’t fail or make mistakes. Look at them as learning experiences, it makes you open to breaking through your patterns and come back to yourself every time.
Try again and lift yourself up in another way.
It also makes you less critical and judgemental about yourself and allows compassion and mildness to come in. You come to your own center and knowing as a coach.