Coaching is a deeply rewarding profession, but it has its challenges. And perhaps no challenge is more common than client resistance and non-compliance.
Overcoming self-doubt starts with recognizing how it shows up in our lives. Then, it’s all about knowing key ways to combat it. Here are the top five ways self-doubt shows up in our lives and how to subdue it.
As coaches, it’s our responsibility to be present for the transformation that our clients experience. But they’re often changing on a deep level and we can get tugged along on this emotional roller coaster. Even the savviest coaches can get so swept up in helping others that they forget to tend to their own health and wellbeing. Here are seven ways to take care of yourself.
You stand to make more money, and build a stronger business, if you say ‘no’ to certain situations. Here are some of the scenarios you might face, and why you should consider saying ‘no.’
Client resistance is not an ‘if,’ it’s a ‘when.’ Although their resistance isn’t about you, it can lead to self-doubt and burnout. Here’s how to avoid both.
Research suggests that spending 30 minutes talking about one’s dreams for oneself lays the foundation for making sustainable, positive change. As coaches, we are repositories of knowledge. We can talk about the benefits of fish oil or watercress for hours, but sometimes the best advice is to step back and let the client establish the destination – and then let their brain, with all its productive daydreaming, sort out the ways to get there.
Jill and I have been studying character strengths – the positive defining characteristics of an individual’s personality. As health coaches, we can help clients identify not only what’s best in them so that they reach their health goals, but we can also leverage our own strengths as coaches so that we’re that much more effective.
The call for us as practitioners is to not always default into the “expert/dictator” role, but to build genuine relationships that empower clients to make healthy choices. This also benefits us as coaches in a way that made Jill and me sit up and take notice. Big time. Super big time.