Training clients how to find the best version of themselves has its own challenges.
Sometimes you can try many different things and not get them to the position you want them to be to self-improve.
However, there are some easy methods to follow that you might not have tried yet.
Here are some quick tips on how to motivate your life coaching clients:
1. Live Your Own Values
If you’re wondering how to motivate your clients, look no further than your own example.
Great leaders take to heart the quote, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”
Oprah built an empire on positivity and celebrating the successes of others.
Jeff Bezos’ bold, visionary insights are legendary.
Bill Gates is known as one of the hardest workers in tech.
All of these leaders were fueled by their own unwavering belief in themselves.
They knew what they wanted, and they set out to achieve it.
People are attracted to certainty.
When you discover your passion as a coach and let it fuel your inner fire, motivating your clients comes more naturally because they will be attracted to your passion.
How do you motivate your clients without listening to them?
The truth is that you’ll never be able to inspire them to action if you’re the one talking all the time.
Listening is essential.
It shows that you’re interested in what your clients have to say and you care about their lives. It also allows you to uncover their passions, which you can use to motivate them.
Deep listening is more than just “hearing” someone. It’s an active state that requires concentration and effort. Maintain good eye contact and practice mirroring to make them feel safe and understood.
Give both verbal and nonverbal feedback.
You cannot learn how to motivate others until you learn how to be a good listener.
3. Ask The Right Questions
Successful coaches ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers.
Giving the right feedback is just as important as deep listening.
When you ask the right questions, you’re able to create a connection and uncover your clients innermost dreams and desires – and ultimately figure out how to motivate them.
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