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When coaching goals no longer matter

22 Feb 2016, Posted by Helena Clayton in Monthly Blog

You know that achieving the coaching goals you set don’t really matter, when:

  • a question stops your client in her tracks to the extent that she can’t speak and her eyes can’t leave yours as she’s gripped by the possibilities in the answer
  • you have one of your sessions walking in Regents Park and he finds the perfect metaphor for his leadership in the one of the statues that you walk past
  • your client cries because he’s just said something out loud that he’s never said to anyone – even himself – until now and he knows the truth of it
  • all she needed was space, to breathe and to be. Nothing else. No agenda.
  • what you offer is appreciation, valuing and recognition and you see that’s like giving water to a very thirsty plant
  • your client says ‘thank you: no-one has ever said that to me before’
  • your client feels seen. Truly seen. By you.

Are you looking in the right place for what makes your coaching truly matter?

 

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