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"Don't believe your client" 

This is the best advice I've received as a coach from my mentor. 


"Don't accept your client's perception of the world, challenge their narratives."


Don't accept your client's perception of the world, challenge their narratives.

This counter-intuitive approach is transformative. Let's explore why: 


1️⃣ Perception vs. Reality:


Client: "This is a spiral 🌀 like my life."


Reality: They're caught in their perception, mistaking it for the truth.


👉 Your coaching mission? Challenge this perception. Look again. 


(Spoiler alert: this is not a spiral, but a series of circles)



2️⃣ Skepticism as a Tool: 


Skepticism in coaching isn't disbelief but a deeper exploration.


👉 Ask: "What makes you think it's a spiral?" Encourage them to follow the lines they see. Often, they'll discover a new shape.



3️⃣ Objective Observation:


As coaches, we observe from outside our clients' perception bubble.


👉 Our role is to provide a fresh, objective viewpoint that questions their subjective truths.



4️⃣ The Bottom Line:

Don't just accept your client's narrative and beliefs. Challenge them. Go deeper. Transform perceived spirals into tangible circles.


👉 This is how you foster real, lasting change.


🌀 Do you find this metaphor insightful? 


I am Geraldine GAUTHIER founder of GoMasterCoach.


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