Welcome back for part 3 of our Results Coaching Model.
In this article we want to look at self awareness and what part that plays in the coaching model.
“Whether you think you can or you can’t – you are right.” Henry Ford
Working with the client and helping the client to create self awareness is enormously important for the client. Through powerful questioning and active listening, the coach can create an environment in which the client can become self-aware. As a coach it is important to really hear what the client is saying and what they are not saying. To help the client become aware and understand what they believe about themselves and others. What are their values and beliefs among other things. Also how that may impact on the client and their situation.
Creating self awareness through questions.
The coach should use mostly open questions so as to help the client really explore new ideas and avenues. This will also assist the client to become aware of things about themselves which they may not have been aware of before.
The use of closed questions obviously also have their place and an example of that would be when we want the client to commit to something. So the coach could ask a closed question like, “Do you commit to doing…?” Asking a closed question can be powerful in getting a clear deliberate commitment.
It is important to be able to help the client to become self-aware about what is really going on. That self-awareness can lead to understanding. There are a number of articles that talk about what types of questions to use and which to avoid.
In the next article we will look at understanding and how that fits into the Results Coaching Model.
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Remember that you are more than you think you are. you have more to offer and give to the world than you may realize and you can celebrate your uniqueness.