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Coaching to Flourish Live Season 1, Episode 46

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In this Coaching to Flourish Live, your hosts John Andrew Williams, and CTEDU Assessor, Raj Anderson discuss dealing with an over-confident coach, how to address clients that fail to follow through on anything over the course of multiple sessions, and how your past training and expertise can affect your ability to be an effective coach.

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Coaching to Flourish Live Season 1, Episode 46
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What do you do with an over-confident coach?
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How do you address clients that don't follow through on anything across multiple sessions?
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Coaching to Flourish - Takeaways

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  • Explore the concept of how past training and expertise can affect your ability to be an effective coach.

"In terms of the coaching world, in training people, I think there are sometimes people who have counseling degrees, or Ph.D.'s, or who have had a lot of training, they come in, and they meet coaching where coaching is asking them to put down their expertise. These are people who've basically spent their lives building their expertise, and there is this conflict when they get into the training class of, 'I know my stuff, this is what the client is supposed to do,' but the coaching model says no, you have to put that down." - John

"I think overconfidence happens when people try to bring expertise into a coaching session." - John

"One of the things I always say to myself is, 'There is no failure. There is only feedback.'" - Raj

Raj presents this powerful question:

"What was the greatest thing about being so bad?" Raj

Raj brings up the importance of the check-in:

"I've had clients who have jet lag, and they're almost catching up with themselves when I've been working with them for a while. They might have been setting actions or goals from who they were when we started the journey. When we checked in on them and how relevant those are for them now, it's almost as though their goals have changed and grown. Even actions they had set for themselves three weeks prior aren't even relevant for what they've learned about themselves and where they want to go. It's like they've caught up with themselves." Raj


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