As a coach, it is not my role to give advice. I listen. I ask questions. I encourage clients to think deeply and differently about themselves and their circumstances. Much of the focus is on a client’s thoughts and beliefs, their perspective on life. Sessions are intended to help people see things in new ways, each question like a subtle turn of the kaleidoscope, making the whole picture look different.
Oftentimes, the picture people wish to shift is not their perspective, but the behavior of other people in their lives.
Recently I have been working with a lot of parents. The issues vary from family to family, but the over-arching theme is the same:
I love my child, but…