Coaches Q&A - What Do I Do With a Client Who is Fixated on Why?

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Coach’s Question:

Hi Emma-Louise, I have a client who is fixated on “Why?”. They get really trapped in one line of thinking and it’s stopping them from moving forwards. I’m wondering if you have a relevant tool that you’ve created that would help them work through it?

They can be really focused which is great, but focusing on this “Why?” is hurting them and keeping them stuck. If you have anything that they can work on, that would be great.

Emma-Louise’s Response:

Hey – great to hear from you! So, this is a toughie. It’s so easy to get caught Read More…

De-Stress Series: A Simple 4 Step Process to Help Your Clients Cope With Stressful Feelings

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Sometimes our clients come to a session feeling stressed, overwhelmed, guilty, pressured or anxious. It’s hard to coach people when they’re caught up in these thoughts and feelings, so it can be helpful for us to have a way to help calm them down.

This technique may seem overly simple – but it’s often the simplest techniques that work the best…

NOTE: If you have corporate or executive clients this technique is great. You may want to tone down the touchy-feely language (eg. stick to the first 3 affirmations in step 3). AND you may also find this is Read More…

Coaching Questions 101: 5 Ways to Identify and Work through Your Clients' Limiting Beliefs

Limiting beliefs are often so much a part of us that we don’t even realise they’re there. In fact, asking a client what their limiting beliefs are could be likened to the metaphor of asking a fish for a glass of water: It’s so much a part of them that they don’t see it.

When our clients are stuck, when they have a goal and are not making progress or when the client is keen, knows what the next step is but avoids or won’t commit to it – it’s often a limiting belief at work. So this is the Read More…

10 Essential Questions to Help Your Client Identify Their Strengths!

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Many people can easily reel off their flaws and faults and yet stumble when asked, “So, what do you think your strengths are?” Which is why helping our clients identify strengths is a great service we can perform for them.

Marianne Williamson said, “We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?” Who indeed? Imagine if everyone in the world played to their strengths in their lives. Imagine if your clients consciously used their strengths and customized their work and/or play to their talents…

So, here are 10 Essential Questions to Help Your Client Identify Read More…