Building a Coaching Relationship with Integrity
I have been a fan of The Who for 38 years. I love their music and their powerful contribution to rock and roll, but above all, I love the strength of their message. To me, the music of The Who is about integrity and being true to yourself.
As Director of Coaching, I’m in a unique position to peer deeply at what makes a coach-client relationship tick. Over the years, I’ve learned what it is about EMyth Coaches that makes them so great at helping people and businesses get on track. Here’s the big secret: integrity.
Integrity is a big word. But in my world of coaches and coaching, it boils down to taking that brilliant lyric, “Who are you,” and turning it around. Coaches have the most success when they look at themselves first and ask: “Who am I?”—and then ask their clients: “Who are You?” Those coaches are most likely to create the lives they want, and help their clients create the lives that they want. Asking those questions also creates the space needed to shed the baggage (fear, arrogance, uncertainty) that so often stands between what we have and what we really want.
When EMyth Coaches approach a relationship with integrity, it tends to lead to big transformations, both for themselves and for their clients. And when our coaches embody what they’re doing, they tend to unlock these traits as well:
There are so many elements to a great coaching relationship—the ability to ask the right questions in the right moments, a complete set of tools and curriculum, and a people-first approach. It takes a combination of all of them to be successful—but most importantly, it comes down to how much they care. Our coaches are committed to having an open, honest relationship with themselves, which gives them the ability to inspire that openness in others—and in turn build a trusting coaching relationship. What matters most to you?