Issue Six: Responses of Other People to One’s Behavior
Help client identify the specific way in which they respond to other people and the specific roles and/or settings in which the response might change.
Provide articulate appreciation of the client’s own self-initiated insights regarding how they respond to other people.
Provide client with ways in which they might try out novel ways of responding to other people when serving in specific roles or operating in specific settings
Help client plan for ways in which to be more effective in working with other people.
Issue Seven: Perceptions
Point out ways in which client might be overlooking self-dissonant cues about who they are and how they engage their world.
Provide articulate appreciation of ways in which their client initiates their own self-critical analysis of dissonance regarding their self-image and their behavior
Encourage client to focus on new experiences which will provide novel self-perceptions
Issue Eight: Interpretations
Point out to client their self-confirming interpretations, attributions, or ways of framing experiences
Provide articulate appreciation of times when the client initiates their own critical examination of assumptions related to their sense of self and behavior in the world.
Encourage client to experiment with alternative forms of interpretation or self-talk
Help clients plan for ways in which to test out existing assumptions about themselves and/or other important people in their life.
Issue Nine: Emotions
Help to establish a safe setting in which client can experience and express emotions related to the issues they are focuses on in the coaching engagement
Provide articulate appreciation of the client’s appropriate sharing of emotions and help client trace out the implications of this expression.
Encourage client to find ways of reducing or even avoiding situations that are most likely to elicit negative and debilitating emotions
Encourage client to identify the best ways for them of coping with difficult emotions in their life.