Client Wisdom – Why Coaching Works

Mirroring Yourself

Hearing your own thoughts and ideas reflected back to you significantly motivates you to move forward. A client told me that the power of her own words mirrored back to her greatly impacted her success.

I regularly ask clients for feedback regarding how coaching is helping them. This blog will focus on the wisdom clients have shared.

One client opened my eyes to how powerful her own thoughts can be. They focused her, strengthened her, and gave her a path to follow. The coach takes on a vital role in creating the quiet space to foster contemplation and acts as a sounding board for problem-solving and innovation.

Clients hold the power over their future and create the possibility for self-improvement by:

  1. Deciding to take the time to work with a coach.
  2. Creating the space to listen to the coach’s questions and think about the answers. This means eliminating the distractions of work and life during the coaching session.
  3. Committing to the process of moving forward with guidance from the coach. Clients who realize success through coaching made the commitment to themselves to take the time. Not just during the coaching session, but in their life to execute on the actions developed during the session.

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Published by Mary Balistreri

Mary Balistreri offers a variety of coaching and professional development services to individuals and organizations focused on harnessing strengths to develop more business. Mary’s approach is goal driven, focusing on measurable results and developing actionable plans to move past obstacles that hold individuals, teams, and organizations back from executing on the plan. Mary offers expertise in business development, team building, and leadership development coupled with strategies to improve conversational and emotional intelligence to support clients moving toward their goals and aspirations.

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