Monday, October 18, 2010

Moving Forward

If a client tells you they want to end the coaching relationship and move on to something else, what do you do?  How do feel about it?  What do you say to them?  Especially when you as their life coach feel this is not the best path for them to take?  That they are not ready?

I remind myself that coaching someone is about support, accountability, assisting and allowing the other to find their own answers, within themselves and not in me.   I need to be cautious and not express judgment or disappointment, because, then, maybe I'll be bringing my own agenda into the relationship. 
If as a life coach I've done my best, given my most, been there for my client, then I feel I've done a great job.  Everyone has their own journey and has the right to their own choices.  I believe life coaching is about empowerment, and listening to my client tell me they want to end the relationship, I would want to honestly wish them well and trust they are making the correct and best choice for their greatest good.  I will feel proud that in some way, I had something to do in their learning to make and trust their own choices.

1 comment:

  1. I get what you are saying and I agree. I do hear some stuff in here that makes want to remind you about the Love Letter process.

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