In this Coaching to Flourish Live Q&A, your hosts John Andrew Williams, and CTEDU Assessor, Raj Anderson discusses powerful questions, the difference between therapy, how graitude can impact your life and John provides some updates on the new Health Board Wellness Coach certification.
"It's in the listening that makes the question powerful." – John
"If you're asking an open-ended question, on something you're most curious about, not what you think you should be curious about, but what as a human being empathetically listening to another human being, what is it that you really, really want to know for the sake of the person you're listening to, it's going to be a powerful question." - John
"Having a powerful curiosity is the key to the question. When you deeply listen, your curiosity muscle starts to operate." -John
"When you have active empathy, when you really listen to your client and you trust your natural curiosity, pretty much any question you ask is going to be a powerful question." – John
"Just ask the most obvious, curious question in the moment." - Raj
"[As a coach] I have often worked with clients who are working with a therapist, and that is an incredibly powerful set-up, and I would suggest that." – John
"How do you see coaching being different from the therapy that you're having? We want to be mindful of the 'feel' because if somebody has been in therapy for a while, they're used to a different kind of 'feel' of a session. I really needed to design that alliance and talk to them about what a coaching session was going to look like, and also, how they wanted it to be different. What were the goals that would be different in therapy and coaching and what might be the ones that are aligned?" - Raj
"It's life-changing for me. It helps me reframe, helps me to count my blessings. It helps me to shift my state when I'm not in a great place. I practice gratitude every single day."
"For me, I feel that gratitude is one of those things like a muscle and like anything else the more you practice it, the stronger it gets, and things start to change." - John
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