What will drive your coaching conversations? Will fear be in charge? Or will it be courage? This choice defines every coaching relationship you have.
Your posture in coaching rubs off on your clients. Coach confidence transfers to your clients. Fear is just as contagious. Every word communicates what’s happening, and you can’t stop the exchange. Coaching with courage feels like a tightrope walk, but the perceived danger pays dividends.
Think about the coaching you’ve done over the last month. What happened after the ones where you listened with confidence? How about when you presented your thoughts with clarity & passion? What about when you integrated feedback from others? In every case, your courage fed the conversation!
Compare that with coaching conversations where fear made an appearance. Whether it was because of an uncertain future, open questions, a lack of commitment, or something else, a coach’s fear infects the people around them.
Bravery shows up in coaching when you follow your intuition. Risks fall away when bold coaching questions nudge a client’s thinking into new areas. Fresh thoughts lead to innovation and take root when a coach trusts their instinct to ask an original question. Coaching courage precedes client creativity.
So what’s it going to be? How will you shift toward courage? Be brave! You owe it to your clients.