Once you’ve supported your client in developing an action plan and accountability measures, you’ll want to follow up and check in during the next session. In this video I share options for how to do an accountability check-in and offer key questions to ask your client to deepen their learning and growth. What questions do…

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When it comes to providing accountability with your clients are you an enforcer drill sergeant or a quiet timid mouse? The drill sergeant enforcer demands the client be accountable with a forceful tone, “How will you let me know you did this?” The quiet mouse doesn’t even ask for fear of overstepping and feeling pushy.…

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Have you ever felt like you need to get your client an aha moment, ensure they have a transformation or lead them to a specific outcome? These are some of the pressures I heard new coaches putting on themselves this week. One coach said, “Clients are paying for transformation, so I have to make it…

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This post guides you through Part 2 of my Reflecting and Planning Mini Workshop. In Part 1, I shared some powerful questions to reflect on your health coaching accomplishments and challenges from 2020. Now you’ll use the insights and information you gathered during the reflection process, to put into setting intentions and planning for the…

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This week I’m wrapping up six weeks of Coaching Circles with IIN students. It’s always a bittersweet week as we come to a close after a short but intense period of connection and community. Over the six weeks I’ve had the honour and pleasure to listen in to 60 fishbowl coaching demos. How these work…

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Do you ever worry about coaching a client and not being familiar with the topic or scenario they present? What if they need your help around relationships, career, spirituality or creativity? If you’re not an expert in these areas how can you coach them? These are familiar worries as a new health coach. Last week…

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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 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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