Terry Watkins

It is Not About You! – 5 Questions to ensure the focus is on the client

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Guest Post by  Terry Watkins

The focus of coaching is to serve the client.  Serving the client includes listening for understanding (active listening), asking thought-provoking and curious questions that lead to deeper awareness, and challenging current perspectives.

It is important to understand the client’s current situation, needs, and goals. The role of a coach is to put aside what he or she thinks is best for the client and focus on coaching the client to identify the best solution.

Below are 5 questions for a coach to ensure the focus is on the...