But.....not just listening to the words, it's more about listening to the tone of voice, the expressions of self-doubt, the "shoulds" expressed by the client during the coaching session. If the session is face to face, be aware of the body language....feel intuitively the energy of your client, their mood.
This is what I call true listening and true connection. Most of us humans are thirsty for connection, for someone to be present when we are sharing our feelings, fears and desires. A Life Coach has the opportunity to be that to their clients.
Truly listening is about focus, presence, really hearing what is being communicated by our client (not necessarily "said"); this becomes a useful tool then:
- to ask the appropriate questions
- to give the most needed support
- share/teach a healing tool
I hope this is inspiring for you.