Category: Coaching Clinic

I want to end my coaching relationship but I really like my coach and feel bad about doing it.

09 April 2019

Well that tells me two things. First, your coach has probably done a good job of connecting with you and that you have both bonded, a necessary step for good coaching to take place. Read More

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My partner is jealous of my coach. He feels that he is left out and suspects that I can talk more openly with my coach than with him. I feel bad about that because, at the moment, he is right!

09 April 2019

The quality of a relationship rests on the quality of the communication in it. Clearly, your partner has worked out where the quality is. This is not an uncommon situation. There are several factors at play here. But let us cut to the bottomline. Read More

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I am struggling to find a direction for my coaching. I guess you could say I can’t find my coaching niche.

16 November 2018

This is an important one. Are you too interested in too many things? That’s often my issue! Or are you unclear on what your specific purpose and mission is in your life? That’s often the root cause of the lack of a clear niche.Read More

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I am finding someone I’m coaching energy′s exhausting. I know I should be able to remain centred but I have one client I just don’t enjoy coaching. Should I pass them onto someone else?

16 November 2018

Short answer, probably yes. But it would be good if you could resolve this in a way that provides as much learning as possible for both you and your client.Read More

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I have a client who struggles with confidence generally and in particular at work. Any suggestions?

18 September 2018

Many people struggle with confidence. We all do from time to time. One great way to think about it is through the perspective of anxiety or fear. Read More

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My mother has asked me to give her some coaching. Should I do it?

18 September 2018

No. Yes. Oh I am not sure. I suggest to my students they don’t coach close friends and family members. Read More

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I have a high earning client and am not charging them what I feel they ought to be paying me.

15 August 2018

I am guessing that you fear losing them as client if you raise your fees. I am also guessing that you feel you ought to be charging them more because you are really valuable to them. And somewhere there is a nagging doubt about your worth as a coach. Maybe?Read More

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I′m not sure if my coaching is actually working. My client seems to like coming to me but I am not sure what we are really doing.

15 August 2018

Ask them. There is no short cut and guessing will potentially get you into trouble. It′s good in some ways that your client likes coming to you, but in other ways it can be an alarm bell.Read More

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Do all coaches have clients who seem to want to change their lives but can′t do it? Clients who are stuck?

17 July 2018

Well yes, to some degree or other. But let’s reframe stuckness. What we call getting stuck simply means that a person has come to a point or place in their lives where they have not yet figured out how to move on to the next step in a choice centred way. Sometimes, as you mention in your question, they just can′t. This should not be a judgment. They may lack knowledge, which they could get, or skills, which they could learn, or motivation, which they could develop with help or they are just not ready yet. If they′re not ready, you can coach them to become ready.Read More

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I have a 40 something client, full of talent and capability who keeps failing to make the changes they want. What should I do? It has been going on for several months now and I am finding it tough to stay as their coach.

17 July 2018

Not everyone can change at the same pace. How much time and the resources they need to change is different for everyone. Who knows what′s going on? Have you asked? Reflecting back what is happening and naming it is a first step. Make sure you don’t make it wrong. Your self management is key. They are not changing their lives for you! Read More

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