Have you ever had a client point blank ask you to tell them what to do? Do you find your clients are looking to you for the answers? Are they wanting expert advice, recommendations and solutions? Lately coaches over in my Facebook community and my IIN students are wondering about this fairly common coaching dilemma. We’re not supposed…

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Recently, during a client session, I was reminded how powerful it is to help your client get started with small steps. I’ve been working with this client on and off for five years now and she’s come back for a focussed three months. But she’s having a hard time getting started despite the fact that she ranks pretty high up…

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A topic that many new health coaches struggle with is how to let the client lead. As you know the coaching process is client-led. Which means the client leads, sets the agenda, determines their goals and action steps. It’s not about the coaches agenda or what the coach thinks the client should work on. A…

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I talk a lot about the fact that health coaches need to shift away from being the experts and authorities. When I say this, I mean that we need to shift away from a mindset that suggests we are experts on our clients’ lives or authorities over them. It also means that we are not…

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I can’t tell you the number of times I heard this week from the health coaches in my circles, that they feel like a fraud. This is one of the top doubts and fears I hear from new health coaches. Imposter syndrome is a real thing. It’s when you consciously tell yourself you got this and put on a brave…

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  I see a lot of new health coaches asking questions to gather information, the facts about a client’s life or situation to try to understand and piece it all together. When did that happen? Where did this happen? What happened next? Who else was involved? What did they say/do? Did you do this? Did…

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Has this ever happened to you in a coaching session or health history? Or do you worry about this happening… Your client shares something or answers a question and you: Give your opinion, “I think that…” Explain what they are experiencing. “This is very common, here’s what’s happening…” Share your own personal example. “OMG me too, I…

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Last week a coach emailed and told me that even though she’s working with paying clients she’s struggling because she feels she’s not an expert in coaching. She’s winging it and it physically makes her stomach turn. Can you relate to this? Winging it? Flying by the seat of your pants, hoping and praying something works? Feeling sick to…

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If you’re anything like me when I was nearing the end of my health coach training, I really had no idea how to explain health coaching. I would stumble and fumble around trying to find the words and ideas to explain it. And believe me I wasn’t doing a good job! In my world I’m…

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