Teaching professionals how to become the best versions of themselves isn’t an easy task.
Sometimes, career coaches get stuck with some clients and don’t know the perfect way to bring out the best in all their clients.
A career coach is someone who brings the best out of their clients by motivating and inspiring them to do more. It doesn’t matter what your clients do for a living, there’s one formula needed to keep them motivated and want to achieve more.
Clients expect to gain career confidence, insights, encouragement, and inspiration from you. And that’s what you should give them if you want to achieve your goal with every client you land as a career coach.
As a career coach, you need to develop a strategy to help boost the morale of your clients and bring out the best in them. All you need is fine-tuning these strategies and adapting them for different situations.
In this article, we will take an in-depth look into ways career coaches can bring out the best in their clients.
Tips to help you bring out the best in your clients
In this section, we will give you tips on how to positively impact the life of your clients. And give them the inspiration and confidence they need to become better in their chosen careers.
1. You must have experience.
This is important if you want to impact positively in the life of any client.
Let’s say you get a client that has made a million dollars and wants a career coach that can inspire and motivate him to make 10 million – are you experienced enough to inspire them to hit this mark? Have you done it before and achieved results.
You can only inspire and bring out the best in your clients if you have the experience to help them reach where they want to be in their careers.
2. Find their problems.
If you want to bring out the best in your clients as a career coach, you should help your client locate their problem in the first place. What is holding them back from achieving their definite aim for their careers?
Some clients come to you knowing they have a major problem that’s holding them back from reaching their full potential and they believe you can help them figure it out.
Do you have a model, a tested strategy that can help you identify your client’s pain points?
Once you’ve helped them figure out that part, the rest becomes easy and the path to having a more fulfilling career becomes clearer to them.
3. Help them find motivation.
Sometimes it’s hard to find motivation. What motivates them might even be a mystery to them, that why they need you. Help your clients find motivation and you can bring out the best in them.
That’s when you need to find out what motivates your client. Do you have a fail-proof strategy for motivating your client? If you can understand the why of their situation, then you can know what motivates them. They can channel this thing that motivates them as a drive to achieving whatever they plan to achieve with their careers
4. Be a source of inspiration.
One of the best ways to bring out the best in your client is to be a source of inspiration for them. Do you know personal experiences serve as a better source of motivation for people who want to make their own life or careers better?
Let’s say a client wants to become a better employee for their company.
Or a business owner wants to make a big move with their business.
Inspiring them with personal experiences or testimonials of clients who have faced the same challenges and succeeded can inspire your clients to bring out their best and achieve whatever they set their mind on.
Become a source of inspiration and watch your clients succeed!
5. Have a laid down model.
As a career coach, you need to have a laid down model and strategy for bringing the best out of your clients. Having this proven model and tools you’ve tried, tested and perfected can help you move your clients from the stage they are at into the stage they want to be at.
These tools and models can help clients to identify what motivates them, help them keep track of their goals and helps them identify metrics for success.
Every career coach is required to have formulated a unique strategy that works and has worked for them so far.
6. Be a strong communicator.
One of the most effective ways of bringing the best out of your clients is to be an effective communicator. Effective communication involves knowing how to push your clients to dig deep into themselves and discover what they want for their careers.
Powerful communication methods also include keeping trails of your communication with your clients and jogging their memory whenever they are straying from the plan.
Strong communication should contain a recap of your sessions, outline what was discussed and finding the right words that will trigger your clients to achieve more. Effective communication also includes listening. As a career coach, your main job is to listen. Listen to your client’s pain points, listen to trigger words and words that evoke emotions in them, you use these words to create the perfect strategy for every client you work with.
Effective communication never goes wrong in any relationship, career coach-client relationship included.
7. Be a leader.
Sometimes your clients know what to do to become better but they need a leader to make them make that decision. The job of a leader is simple, you motivate and you provide a sense of security to the people you lead. To become a better career coach and help your clients bring out the best version of themselves, you have to lead them.
Be a source of motivation, tell them what to do, remind them every day, inspire them and encourage them to become a better version of themselves, this is how you can take them from where they are to where they want to be, they will thank you for a job well done.
Paul Addyman is a motivated changemaker on a mission to help people live to their highest potential. Love personal development? Why not get paid to grow yourself whilst helping others and start a new career as a high- end coach. Click here for more.