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Coaches Are Time Travelers

The Time Traveler’s Wife is a novel by Audrey Niffenegger, where the main character interacts with his past self and future self. It was recently made into a limited TV series, and within the first few moments of watching, I was hooked. It got me thinking: maybe...

Who Decides It Is Time to End?

There are some common client challenges that come up at the end of a coaching relationship. One is when you think it’s time to end the coaching relationship and your client doesn’t want to. After you’ve been coaching someone for a while, they can feel a strong...

Clients Who Pay Late

We’re continuing our series about common client challenges. Lateness is an issue that might be showing up in all areas of a client’s life, including coaching. We’ve already addressed arriving late, but what about paying late? Hopefully, you’ve set up payment systems...

Clients Who Are Habitually Late

We’ve been discussing a few common client challenges we face as coaches. Today, we’ll discuss what to do about clients who are habitually late to sessions. When it comes to time boundaries, I encourage every new coach to work out a spiel you feel comfortable with, for...

My Team Needs Coaching (Not Me)

There are some common client challenges we all encounter as coaches. Today, let’s talk about the team leader who insists the team needs coaching, “but not me.” Why is this a challenge? Why not just take the statement at face value? First and foremost, the team...

The Big Promise Maker

We’ve been discussing a few common client challenges we face as coaches. Today, we’ll address what to do with the client who makes big promises but doesn’t follow through. Our coaching clients want to please us, so they may say what they think we want to hear. Or they...