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June 16, 2021 20 min

There is a direct link between the comfort and confidence a client has in a coach and that client’s progress. This means the connection you’re able to create can be the best indicator of their success. I love how Brené Brown describes connection. She says, “I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.”

As coaches, we’re in a unique position. We love, we support, we value. We listen, we provide judgement-free space, and we offer guidance -- all without expecting nor needing anything back. This gives us the core to nurture a connection in which we can offer something truly amazing to our clients.

What You’ll Learn How to Connect with Your Client’s Emotions
  • Listen, identify, and reflect without unintentionally removing hope
  • Relate personal experience without projecting into the situation
  • Empathizing without adding or taking away
  • How to Understand Why a Client Feels As They Do
  • Identifying and understanding pain points
  • Understanding gaps between where they are now and where they want to be.
  • (Bonus: This is also how you sell them on working with you.)
  • Clarifying the why behind what they want, and the feelings they hope to have when they get it
  • How to Help Your Client Envision Possibilities
  • Believing in a better future for them before they can see it
  • Opening up imagination and new perspective
  • Helping bridge gaps by drawing out correlations and watering seeds of hope
  • Contact Info and Recommended Resources

    The Coaching Collective: thecoachingcollective.com/

    Work with Molly! mollyclaire.com/coaching

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