CHAPTER 6

SUGGESTIONS AND SIMPLIFICATION

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PRINCIPLE 23

Get Consent Before Giving Suggestions

Believe that better answers are going to come from

the people you coach so give suggestions only when it

is absolutely necessary and after getting their consent.

—Jack Canfield and Peter Chee

To illustrate how a coach brings out the solutions from within the client, gives suggestions only when it’s necessary to help the client, and minimizes making suggestions, let’s take a look at the third part of the coaching conversation with Henry.

CASE STUDY: HENRY’S STORY, PART III

Henry: As my coach, what’s your advice on how I can solve this problem immediately? ...

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