The most common "uncoach-like" behavior displayed by trainees early in their coach training is to provide a suggestion or POV in response to their client's situation. Why? I understand that you really want to help and empathize with the impulse to simply blurt out what you think your client needs to do or understand, but leaving your coaching lane and dis-empowering your client to do so is simply … [Read more...] about Coaching Tip: Convert Statements into Coaching Questions
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People who think they already know a lot about dating and relationships ask "Why do I need relationship coach training?" The short answer is that “Coaching” is a serious profession. The problem is that "coaching" is a common word in the English language that can mean many things and few outside of the coaching profession understand exactly what coaching is. A profession is commonly defined as an … [Read more...] about FAQ: Why do I need relationship coach training?
"A friend who knows I'm training to be a Relationship Coach referred a couple to me. Should I consider working with them before I start my training for coaching couples?" I wouldn't, but if there are no red flags (consult with your mentor before accepting them) and you really WANT to work with this couple before your couples relationship coach training, you have three choices as I see it- Option … [Read more...] about FAQ: Should I start coaching a couple before my relationship coach training?
1. Be mindful that you are coaching their RELATIONSHIP which is the space between them, and you can't do so if each partner focuses on YOU. The easiest and most important strategy for facilitating dialogue is, whenever possible, to direct their attention AND responses to EACH OTHER and not to you. Be sure to discuss this during Intake when on-boarding your new clients so they know what to … [Read more...] about Top Five Tips for Facilitating Dialogue in Relationship Coaching
Advanced Partnerships are deeply connected with a high degree of intimacy, trust, love and commitment. But "Intimacy" is just a word, what does it really mean? The dictionary defines intimacy as “a close, familiar and usually affectionate or loving personal relationship with another person.” For couple relationships, we define intimacy as “sharing your private thoughts and feelings, wants and … [Read more...] about Telling Your Whole Truth in Advanced Partnerships
It is common for one partner to seek coaching when they need 1:1 support for something they're struggling with in their relationship and are not yet ready to include their partner. We don't need to reject coaching them unless both partners participate, we can help the partner who wants help and support them to work towards including their partner. It's best if both partners participate in … [Read more...] about FAQ: Is it OK to coach one partner of a couple?