A client will choose to hire a life coach for many different reasons. All these reasons essentially boil down to a concern they have about an aspect of their life.
A client could, for instance, seek guidance to overcome a problem, to achieve a goal or to improve an area of their life. All these concerns are fuelled by the need for growth and self-improvement.
With that in mind, it makes sense that one of the first objectives of life coaching is to obtain a client’s story. Only in this way can we gain a deeper understanding of their concerns. This will, subsequently, provide us with the information we need to help guide them in the right direction through effective questioning techniques.
Coaching is all about empowering your client. It’s about helping them tap into their reservoir of inner-strengths and internal resources that can carry them forward toward their goals. It’s about helping your client work through their own problems — but, not by providing them with answers. Rather by presenting them with questions that help them find the right answers for themselves.
IQ Matrix Maps
Below you will find relevant IQ Matrix maps that are part of this segment of the MasterMind Matrix chart:
Learn more about this segment of the MasterMind Matrix by visiting the following links and resources:
- About Using Metaphors When Coaching
- Addressing Your Client’s Concerns
- Core Competencies for Life Coaching
- How to Create a Life Resource List
- Less is More… The Art of Clean Language
- Life Coaching for Problem Habits
- Using Metaphors with Coaching
- Various Metaphors to Use for Coaching
Here are several recommended books that will provide you with more insights and information about this specific segment of the MasterMind Matrix chart.