Coaching Strategy When You’re Clients’ Say They’re ‘Fried’

Before you can implement this coaching strategy you really have to understand what your clients mean when they say they’re ‘fried.’ It’s a metaphor. Imagine that your coaching clients are sizzling in a frying pan, when suddenly they start getting burned. They run out of fuel, get dried up, and nothing is left. If you look for a strategy to help them get through the symptoms of being burnt out, you will be missing the boat.

The REAL Problem Is Not That They Are Burnt Out

The real issue is that your clients have an underlying limiting belief about what is possible. When we feel we are reaching our limits, we start slowing ourselves down. It’s a natural phenomenon, but these self-imposed limits have no basis in reality. The question is, what type of coaching strategy will help your clients get through this stage instead of falling back into mediocrity.

A Coaching Strategy To Propel Your Clients Into A Brighter Future

The key to this coaching strategy is to help your clients raise the standard for what is possible. It’s been said that what we think we can accomplish is only a small fraction of what is truly possible. Help your clients redefine what they are capable of achieving. Maybe they thought making 10 calls a week was tough, and week after week they struggle to hit that number. When they can see that it’s possible to make 15 calls, they will blow past 10 and forget all about feeling that they are running out of fuel. Having a bigger goal to strive for will also help them get out of their ordinary and mundane feelings, and help them strive to become a hero in their own story. When that happens they will immediately start to feel a difference, and so will you.

Give this strategy a try and see for yourself that it works. If you liked this coaching tip, leave a comment or use the handy bookmark buttons below to share it with others on Facebook, Twitter, Digg, etc. Thanks!

Colette Seymann
JTS Advisors Designated Accountability Coach

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