As a seasoned coach, have you ever had the experience where you designed a coaching engagement that did not meet the client where they were, even though it worked in other situations? For example, administering a 360 survey and when the leader received their feedback, they completely shut down…perhaps the engagement never quite got back on track afterward, even?

A fundamental coaching competency is to meet clients “where they are”. We typically use markers like their personality styles or preferences to help us hone in on their “location”, but we can still have these “false addresses” appear at times.

Read the article as published at the Library of Professional Coaching