The biggest mistake coaches make is being overly focused on giving advice and trying to give the client solutions.
Huh? Isn’t that what clients are paying for?
I used to think that too. However, I remember my first 3 clients…I helped them create the perfect action plan – and they didn’t do anything for months. Then I tried giving my clients baby steps, the smallest of baby steps... and that often didn’t work either.
What I realized was - "the problem is never the problem." There's always something deeper that's the issue... and if we don't address it, it can keep holding the client back.
Where most coaches get stuck
When coaches see their client isn't making progress or taking action... and they start to feel a lot of pressure to figure out the answer.
The client starts to lose faith... and you begin to doubt your own abilities to get results, and start feeling like a fraud for not helping the client with what you promised. This is a tough place to be in... I've been there many times...
There is a solution!
One day it hit me: every client is coming to me because they’re getting in their own way!
So why not START with that?
Clients often say right at the beginning that they’re stuck, procrastinating, self-sabotaging, distracted, overwhelmed... there’s many ways clients talk about it. But at the core, there's something going on inside keeping them from taking action toward what they desire.
What they really need help with is getting out of their own way. I call it "unblocked."
I've noticed that too many coaches try to help clients get around, sneak over, or "break through" inner obstacles.... but this often causes the inner resistance to work harder.
I've personally experienced this with coaches I hired for myself... when I got stuck, they got stuck too.
The simplest and most elegant thing in the world is to help the client RELEASE whatever in the way!
And once unleashed, clients create MIRACLES.
I've seen it over and over again, countless times.
When I became really good at helping clients with the “inner game”, that’s when everything took off – for my clients, and for my business.
I spent 12 years on a quest to learn how to work with any client situation, challenge or block...
And I've distilled what I've learned into a the Inner Coach Transformation and Healing Method... and now YOU can use it to unleash YOUR clients (and also yourself)!