When coaching value statements with a client, the following four points will assist in creating a “great” value statement. Make sure your coaching client’s value statements are: Continue reading “Coaching Value Statements”
The first element of the coaching methodology is that it is relationship-based. Two words that describe a great coaching relationship are authentic and unconditional. Authentic coaching relationships are ones in which we are real: we don’t have to maintain different public and private faces. Who we are inside is who we are outside. Continue reading “Authentic Coaching Relationships”
There is a simple, effective way to strengthen our belief in our clients: it’s what I call the discipline of believing in people. Here’s how it works.
A spiritual discipline is something we practice to build an internal habit. For example, take our relationship with God. Instead of trying to manufacture communion with God out of thin air, God has provided a set of disciplines (fasting, silence, meditation, Bible study etc.) that we practice to develop our ability to commune with God. The discipline itself isn’t the communion—for instance, abstaining from food doesn’t equate to being close to God (otherwise, starvation would equal glorification!) Instead, the discipline is a channel that communion flows through. Continue reading “Discipline of Believing in People”
The secret of transparency – getting others to open up to you – is very simple: you open up to them first. When you cultivate the discipline of living a transparent life, two important things happen: Continue reading “The Secret of Transparency”