Be frank with your coach

Today I had a first ‘in-take’ session with a new client. I have to be honest, it wasn’t until about half way through the session that I felt confident he was ‘coachable’. He started off very vague and distant. Then when we discussed his priorities, he came out and said, “building my practice is not my top priority”, so I had to ask, “What is”.

He came out and told me he is a recovering alcoholic and that his recovery is his top priority. Ok then, good to keep that in mind. I knew right then and there that he was not only coachable, but that he would do very well in our coaching program because he was able to be so frank and honest.