In this last blog article of the series, we’re getting to the really fun stuff. Our final foundational element is to work on our clients' psychology. For many of us, this is why we got into coaching.
When we look at someone’s psychology, we want to look at three things...
Some questions that can really help us dig in and see what they believe about themselves and their situation...
With our weight loss example, in the beginning of the coaching, our clients may not believe that they can lose the weight for good.
Yet, once they have made the transformation and have been there for a while, they begin to believe that they will never be overweight again. They feel confident that this is their new reality.
Next, let’s take a look at mindset.
In our weight loss example, we may need to help our clients understand that yes, they can do it. But there will be setbacks. Setbacks are a normal part of the process.
And we'll need to teach them what to do when that happens.
Our client may need to build in the mindset of overcoming resistance. That one bad day doesn’t mean she quits like she’s done in the past. Or one unsupportive comment from her sister means it's time to quit.
And then finally...
For our weight loss client, her identity changes from a woman who always struggles with her weight...
To someone who identifies as strong, healthy, fit and can reach her goals.
So that wraps up our series on the six foundations of coaching. If you found it valuable, please leave a comment below.
With love & joy,
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