Coaching Mastery Tip #4
By Fran Fisher MCC
If you are ready to move beyond your current comfort zones and reach for a new level of mastery in your coaching, consider these qualitative tips for guidance. This is the 4th in a 13 part mini blog series that will share Thirteen Coaching Mastery Qualitative Tips. Read Tip 1, Tip 2, Tip 3.
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Be connected by being Observant and Responsive to what the client offers.
- Observant: notice the client’s words, tone, energy, energy shifts, patterns of speaking, patterns of thinking, processing, etc. Noticing these nuances will help you stay present and connected.
- Responsive: follow the client’s lead with curiosity and relevance in the moment versus your formulaic observation or question. Examples:
- You smiled. What’s happening?
- I’ve heard you say _____ three times. What’s important or meaningful about ___? Or, what does ___ mean for you?
- What are you learning about yourself from that insight?
Inquiry: What frees me up to be fully present with my client?
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.