Episode 153: ​​How to Determine Your Coaching Conversation Area of Focus

“Most coaches jump in with suggestions far too quickly. I wanna tell you why I am emphasizing holding off on being directive…we want our clients to remember to reconnect with their own power, their agency, their ability to solve their own problems.”



What do you do when a coaching client doesn’t know what to focus on during your time together? 

If you want to feel confident in answering that question, this is an episode you won’t want to miss! Elena shares four tips for guiding the conversation when your client has many priorities, maybe even competing priorities that will not only help them figure out where to start, but will also build their decision-making capacity in the long term. If you’re a coach, leader, parent, or anyone who wants to take a coaching stance, this episode is for you!

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Episode Reflection Questions:

  • What is the most common way of being/coach disposition you find yourself embodying in your coaching conversations? 
  • How easy or challenging is it for you to remain unattached to outcomes in your coaching conversations? What is possible as a result? 
  • Elena shares that your beliefs determine how directive vs. facilitative you are in your coaching conversations. Consider a few of your recent coaching conversations. What can they tell you about your underlying beliefs?

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