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PREPARING TO COACH

“There is something I do before I start a session. I let myself know I am enough. Not perfect. Perfect wouldn’t be enough. But that I am human, and that is enough. There is nothing this person can say or do or feel that I can’t feel myself. I can be with them. I am enough.”

Carl Rogers

A coaching session begins before the client appears.

You want to have set up the room well. If this is not a first session, check any notes you made from previous sessions, and remind yourself of the key issues and where the client has ‘got to’ with them. Most importantly, you want to get into the right state of mind to coach: below I shall talk about intention, quitting your agendas, creating a coaching ‘anchor’ and meditation – plus ...

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