Characteristic Of A Good Life Coach


There are a lot of life coaches offering various courses to the client, it is therefore essential that you consider the following qualities before hiring that life coach.

First, your coach should teach you communication skills.  Many people think that being a life coach you need to be a good listener.  To be a coach it takes much other that is a good listener.  The fact remains that as a coach you should do much of the listening giving room for the client to express him or herself .  When it comes to the communication between the client and the coach then the 80/20 rule sets in meaning that the coach should listen 80% and speak 20%.  The coach should be in a position to notice what the client is saying both e verbally and while in silence.

The coach at should ask great questions.  The importance of listening in a conversation is to create a room of understanding what the client is saying.  The coach should ask simple questions.  The the question should be characterized by openness.  The question should be in such a way that it moves towards what the client wants and not for the interest of the coach.

The coach should portly confidence coaching.  Being confident is one of the important elements that run any business.  It is worth noting that as a coach, the client, depends entirely on you.  So as to be that great coach you should face the clients problems with confidence.  There Comes the point when the client does not need to be fed with a solution. When such a situation arise it is important that you give the client they way forward on the issue.  a high level of confidence is therefore required to win the confidence of the client.

Sincerity and empathy are some most essential skills that a coach should implement on a client’s issue.  Client approach the coaches with various goals and issues.  It can be difficult for some people to approach a life coach.  If the coach is real he or she will assist the client.  When the coach is sincere the client will feel at ease and more comfortable.  As a coach it is vital that you understand that some clients are moving out of their comfort zones and they are stressed up with the outcomes.  When the clients are in this condition it healthy to practice empathy   and allow the clients to progress at their own pace.

The the coach should express that he or she can set his personal goals.   Goal setting is very vital for a coach.  Without a goal how can you know that you have met your intended purpose?


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