The Role of the Coach

July 12, 2012
The Role of the Coach

A life coach acts as one who remains unattached throughout the coaching process. Coaches perform best when they encompass the following traits:

• Set appropriate boundaries and policies at the onset of the relationship

 

• Never talks about his or her own personal life while working with a client

 

• Let the client determine the agenda of each of the sessions

 

• Listen carefully and continually voice back what has been heard

 

• Ask powerful questions that cause the client to ‘think’

 

• Take the risk of not knowing all the answers

 

• Risk telling the client the truth

 

• Assist the client is setting realistic goals

 

• Actively help the client to plan a strategy

 

• Provide feedback and perspectives • Encapsulate the clients thoughts and fears

 

• Make powerful requests that deepen the clients process between sessions

 

• Provide homework that is helpful for active breakthroughs and think-tanks

 

• Always maintain professional standards and ethical guidelines


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