Why will Coaching help you and your clients?
This particular skill set makes you step back for a moment and gives you space to breath and NOT be the expert. While you are doing this your client or client group has the time to do some of the heavy lifting to be the expert in their own life.
It is a skill set once learn’t that is about trust, patience, enablement, a different type of listening, a way with words and questions and with clients that become far more likely to step up and participate in decisions and outcomes of their lives.
Health professionals are people that ‘give’ and want the best for their clients. They care. At times, however, they do too much. This impedes the independence of the client or the group. At times it is the organisations that the health professionals work for that require ‘a certain outcome’ to appear to be meeting targets, and yet this is when it becomes about the health professional, not the client, this impedes the client’s independence.
All health professionals are aware of burn out rates in their chosen profession. No-one is immune to the pressures. So either gaining this skill or participating in coaching sessions for your self can be well worth the investment. And no it is not just for OTs!!!!!
Let me know if you would like to know more.