As bosses, consultants, parents, and friends, we often find ourselves in the position to coach other people. In our latest Instaread, Marion Franklin, a certified professional life coach, runs through how to avoid common mistakes, stay focused on the person you’re coaching, ask great questions, and challenge common beliefs and ideas.
How to Course Correct
A great coach listens carefully, but never believes everything the “client” says. As coaches, we need to listen carefully to distinguish objective truth from the client’s perception. Each conversation needs to be a neutral and safe environment for the client to explore needs and desires. By asking open and powerful questions, and gently correcting errant thinking patterns and habits, you can lead people towards lasting personal growth.