Recently at a July 4th cookout, I spoke to an acquaintance about coaching, which quickly led to an impromptu sample coaching session. The sample session consisted of short, concise questions, such as “What do you like to do?”, “What is standing in your way?”, “How can you get out of your own way?”, “What would be the impact of you living your passion?” “What is one baby step you can take?”The 10 minute session ended with a request for action, which was accepted.
I was not sure if she would follow through with the action, but I knew she had experienced some self discovery. I could see it in her eyes and body language, and heard it in her voice.
The next day I received a phone call from her. She was so excited and thankful for the short coaching session. She had followed through with the request that led to an abundance of opportunities. She credited the coaching session with enabling her to see new possibilities and to go after her passion.
I was so happy for her! As a coach, I was reminded from her phone call the power of coaching. By listening intently, being curious, and asking thought-provoking questions, the person was lead to self discovery and action. She is on her way and moving! Wow!
I am so grateful I get to use this wonderful skill to make such difference.