A Coaching Power Tool Created by John Holden
(Executive Coach, SINGAPORE)
From my experiences as an Executive Coach, Career Coach, Life Coach, I have worked with hundreds of clients from all walks of life seeking Clarity in whichever situations they may be facing.
Many clients would initially present themselves and their situations as a state of ‘Perplexity’ filled with confusion, puzzlement, perhaps even chaos. They have tendency to go about their situations with rather vague, fragmented thoughts, together with unresolved feelings and emotions. Without adequate information, they may proceed to come up with certain conclusions or options. They may drift and wonder with various thoughts or get held down deep in their own stories. They may feel that there is a fog that they are stuck in and trying to find their way out. Further, they may be following old paths, conventional advice which hasn’t helped.
Through a combination of coaching skills such as: Power Listening, Powerful Questioning, Reframing, Testing Perspectives, Creating Structure, Effective Feedback etc. Coaches can serve as an effective resource in helping clients to create greater ‘Clarity’.
Clarity helps to bring the situations and options into sharper focus, adding details and perspectives, viewing them with different lenses, holding them up for different ways of inspection. Thereby, helping clients to move past the fog which may be clouding their paths ahead.