Hope you had time to watch the short animated video I’d posted and to read about the coaching process.
We’ll do a short recap here, but we will focus today on the coaching terminology overview, something that strongly relates to the coaching process but many people are not familiar with: the vocabulary used in the coaching sessions.
Once you’ve found your coach, you need to schedule an appointment. There is no difference between offline and online coaching sessions sofar. Then it’s up to you to show up at the time scheduled and to participate actively in the sessions.
Remember, your coach is there to help and guide you but it’s up to you to “do the work”, to describe what challenges or roadblocks you face, what you need help with, what your needs and goals are, what you want to achieve, which direction you want to go.
Your coach will deeply listen to you and catch up all the verbal and non-verbal cues (that’s what we call “active listening“) and will ask you strait to the point questions, “powerful questions” to make sure he or she understood exactly what you’d been talking about. The coach will repeat back what you said, reframe it, summarize it. You will notice that you cannot answer with a simple “yes” or “no”, you will have to think about your problem but finally, you will come out with your own solution!
What is important to you, is important to your coach as well. In the process of coaching, your coach will give you an “effective feedback” what perhaps can be difficult to receive at that moment. Always keep in mind that this feedback has absolutely nothing to do with being judgemental. Your coach will never ever judge you. So please take the feedback as a great opportunity to personal development and further growth.
You will learn how to look at things differently, how to “change perspective“, how to get the positiveness out of things that happen or happened in the past and, you will want to implement that into your own life too. Helping you to define your goals (“goal setting“) in alignment with your values, your dreams and desired lifestyle and define those steps that will lead and help you to achieve your goals (“action planning“), learning techniques how to take one step at a time to continually move forward and how to turn obstacles into little stepping stones, is a truly powerful part of coaching.
Your coach may give you some homework to do and will hold you accountable for accomplishing the steps you both agreed upon during the sessions. And let’s say this very clear: YOU must be committed to do whatever it takes to succeed. So we’ll close our coaching vocabulary overview today with the words “accountability” and “commitment“.
Talk to you soon!