The most common question I get from new clients is “What can I expect? What do I need to prepare?”
To their relief, my answer is that there is nothing to prepare other than to create the mental and emotional space to have an honest conversation in a safe and confidential environment.
During our initial meeting, we will discuss the area(s) that are the least fulfilling or satisfying in their life: The reason they sought out coaching to begin with. They’ll talk, I’ll listen and ask clarifying and probing questions to dig deeper. In fact, I won’t have the answers they’re seeking…THEY will. I’ll merely use the tools that I know work (from personal experience using them on myself and others) to help my clients extract the answers that they hold inside.
Each and every one of us has an inner voice, also known as our gut. As adults we often ignore or push it to the side for a variety of reasons (social influence, upbringing, years and years of habit, etc.) and these become mental and emotional blocks that are so rutted into our minds that we need to re-teach it to have new and different thoughts. Coaching is one form of helping you to re-learn to hear your inner voice again.