As a beginner coach, it’s common to use coach-specific language that we learned during our training. Too often, this makes the conversation awkward, less fluid and gives an unnatural feel.

At the beginning of the conversation, a beginner coach (s.a. ACC level) might say something like:

“What do you want to talk about today?” Or, “What is your goal for today?”

Instead you could ask:

“What do you want us to work on today?”

Or, “What are we focusing on in our conversation?”

Experiment with these sentences and develop your own as you ponder, what would sound natural that anyone can understand, not only those who’ve been trained in coaching. Besides, coaching terms (s.a. goal, etc.) have various meanings to people and you might need to explain your framework as it can differ from your client’s understanding.

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Ta ta, till next time.

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