I have a new concept. I think it’s important to remember that everything we do in our coaching conversations and our coaching practice is a choice! And there is always a SPECTRUM to choose from.
Let me give you an example. I come from a school that doesn’t teach accountability as a large part of the coaching approach. ICF certified coaches use accountability and action quite heavily as part of their process. Neither is right nor wrong. They just land in different places on the accountability spectrum. And actually, even though I don’t intentionally teach accountability, I believe that it’s intrinsically embedded in the coaching relationship. As soon as our clients commit to the decision and the money they pay, we knowingly or unknowingly become a type of accountability partner.
There are so many spectrums, but sometimes we are not even aware of the decisions we are making. Sometimes we a taught the “right” place to land on the spectrum and we don’t realise there are infinite alternatives. Someone pulled me up on my marketing the other day. They wanted to help me improve my sales copy. I knew exactly what they thought was missing. I had INTENTIONALLY not done it that way. So when they offered me advice with authority and good intention, I could have thought I was doing it wrong. But I politely thanked them and let them know that I wasn’t doing it that way on purpose.
If you want more clarity around where you land on the spectrum in your coaching, I elaborate on this concept in my course for 1:1 mindset coaches. This work is going to help you get clarity and grow your confidence to do coaching and business YOUR unique way. Reach out if you want to learn more about my course.