How would You feel, if you are laying your cards on the table, metaphorically speaking, and You are getting a response that makes little sense?
OR, You ask a question and the answer bears no resemblance to the question that you asked. How would that make You feel?
These may seem a bit on the extreme side but with a Coaching/Mentoring relationship, Listening is Vital.
And not just hearing the words that are spoken.
It’s having a keen eye[ and ear] on every word that is spoken and the way in which it is conveyed.
When you are a client [or potential client] of a Coach/Mentor, you deserve the very best of the listening skills of your Coach/Mentor.
You are an individual and you have your individual needs. Your Coach has to understand this.
One size fits all, doesn’t apply.
I find that a great way to listen effectively to my clients is to feed back [or paraphrase] the clients question or story to them … before I answer.
I usually do that with a response something like this … ”that’s my understanding of your situation/question, have I got it right?”
If your Coach/mentor is doing this, then they are taking an important step to listen to you effectively.
And when the listening is done well, the mutual understanding and the Coach/Coachee relationship, thrives.
Be good to yourself
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