Here are some ways to get back on track when your coaching session has lost its way.
- Lack of resonance can signal disconnect and that things are off track
- Speaking to what’s happening for you
- Locating sensations or feelings in your body
- Being with silence
- Asking the client what they need
- Getting curious about what “is”
- Trying to “think” your way to a better place usually doesn’t work very well
- Listening instead to a certain part of your body often works better
- Poorly formed topics can lead to lack of resonance
- Is there a way to clarify what is seeking to be known or the desired outcome?
- The value of venting or an emotional dump
- Asking a particular body part to inform you
- What would you like to be different by the end of our time?
- What would you like to be new by the end of our conversation?
- What meaning are you assigning to how this is going?
- Gremlins and saboteurs can throw things off track
- Sometimes they like to turn on the fog machine
- The land of “I don’t know”
- What story or judgements are you telling yourself about how the session is going?
- Ways to break out of a particular state (during or after a session)
- Jump up and down
- Stand up
- Move outside
- Change rooms/geography
- “The story I’m telling myself is …”
- “The story I could tell myself instead is …”
- Capture what worked or didn’t
- Co-Active Coaching: The proven framework for transformative conversations at work and in life by Karen Kimsey-House, Henry Kimsey-House, Phillip Sandhal, and Laura Whitworth
- Use an unsatisfying session as motivation to learn more or go back to your training
- Humans are involved
- The key to success is restarting
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