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Personal Coaching - A Tool For Life Success

Mar 29, 2008
Personal coaching has become more and more popular over the recent years. Having a personal coach helps improve ones live in many ways. One way is that people are often motivated by someone who is unbiased and reliable. These coaches give advice to the person and help improve their lives without being judgmental.

Communication is vital in the personal coach-client relationship. If the coach and client aren’t communicating at the same level or are misunderstanding each other, the coach needs to use different competences in order to improve the relationship. No matter for what reason someone may hire a personal (or life) coach, personal or business, a good communication strategy is important.

Communication takes many forms. It is important to evaluate both verbal and non-verbal cues that clients exhibit when interpreting their communications. Personal coaches must evaluate the communication style of their clients and determine what their word choice, body language and omitted information is saying as a whole. Personal coaches must be experts at deriving the total picture and presenting that picture, even if it is unsettling, to their client.

In order to have great communication in personal coaching, it is necessary to have powerful questioning. This will enable the personal coach to identify the areas his client needs the most improvement in. It will also keep the client on track and prevent him from avoiding issues he does not want to deal with. A personal coach can help his client break through self imposed barriers and make beneficial life changes.

Direct communication is one of the best steps when it comes to conversing between a client and their personal coach. As is involves face to face conversation and there arises the possibility to get all the information and their immediate reaction. Email, phone talks and text messaging will not work out here unlike for those who are pressed for time.

Personal coaching is a wonderful asset that a lot of people are starting to use. When you have another person to listen, make suggestions, and support your goals you can start making important changes in your life that you might not have made before.

Communication is a large part of personal coaching. If a coach and their client are having trouble communicating, it is up to the coach to try different competences to improve this area of the relationship. Whether the personal coaches are employed to help the client with business or personal relationships, communication strategies are important. Such coaching involves many techniques designed to help clients elaborate their thoughts and goals. One technique is powerful questioning. Investigating questions that the client may be uncomfortable with, but are clearly major issues from an outsiders’ perspective can often times be the most useful effects of such coaching.
About the Author
George Purdy is an acknowledged expert on personal coaching. He wrote articles and is a well-known public speaker on this subject. You'll find more tips and tricks on the following site: executive coaches.
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