Can you tell when you are having a conversation with someone and they aren’t listening?
People often ask what is the most important skill to have as a coach that would make working with clients easier. The answer is listening. Effective listening enables you to ask effective questions that allow you to clearly see the situation the client is presenting. When you are able to do this, it opens your perspective and allows you to see not only what is being said, but also what is not being said.
It’s easy to get caught up having a conversation in your head, but when you do this, you can’t listen effectively. It’s like trying to have two conversations with two different people at the same time.
To improve your listening skills, you need to make the conversation you are having sacred. Imagine that this person is the most significant person in your life for the duration of the conversation and everything being said is important. If you can bring this attitude to your coaching, it will ramp up your coaching skills. You’ll hear more, see more, and your questions will be on point.
In this video James Hayes, Director of Coaching and Public Trainings here at The Coaching Room, will take you through:
- How to make your coaching conversations sacred
- Learning to listen effectively and ask effective questions
- Bringing a more focused attitude to your coaching sessions
- Connecting intimately with your client to better understand what is being presented
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