This is the 1st in a 13 part mini blog series that will share Thirteen Coaching Mastery Qualitative Tips by Master Coach Fran Fisher.
#1 of 13
“BE WITH” the client versus “DO TO” the client
BEING WITH = being fully present; listening for who and how the client is being (values, strengths, beliefs, etc.); responding to (words, language, emotion, etc.) Paying attention to the subtle nuances of the client’s shifts of energy, or changes in direction.
DOING TO = problem solving, asking leading questions, offering unsolicited suggestions, offering your own analysis (“So that means____.” Instead of asking “What meaning do you make of that?”)
BEING WITH is being a conduit for emergence; DOING TO is a focus on performance and methodology.
Inquiry: What does it mean to be fully present? What is the impact of my authentic presence with my client?
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Fran Fisher is a Master Certified Coach (MCC), accredited by the International Coach Federation. She is a visionary leader, international speaker, and published author. Fran specializes in providing coaching services for visionary leaders, executives, and business owners, collaborative work teams, as well as coaching and mentoring for experienced coaches.
Recipient of The Lifetime Achievement Award 2012 by the ICF Chapter Washington State, Fran is recognized internationally as one of the pioneers and champions for coaching. She served as a founding International Coach Federation, ICF, Executive Board member, and co-chair of the Ethics and Standards Committee, responsible for developing the Credentialing Programs for aspiring coaches and training schools. Fran was the first Executive Director of the Association for Coach Training Organizations, ACTO. She has been serving ICF as a PCC and MCC Credentialing Assessor since 1998.