Joy Mazzola writes:
Recently, I hit a point with a coaching client where I realized he needed more than I could give him.
Up until that point, I had been listening, holding space, supporting, encouraging, asking a thoughtful question here and there,
and assigning gentle practices.
This h ad worked for
a while, but now his storytelling was starting to underscore beliefs about his life that were
no longer serving him.
He needed to be awoken to this pattern, and that was going to necessitate working with someone much more assertive – one who could interrupt his anecdotes, give clear instructions and guidelines, listen carefully but also speak firmly.