Solutions vs Answers: Making The Distinction
Many clients go to a certified professional life coach wanting answers. But, Life Coaches don’t have answers. They have questions. As a certified Life Coach, I bring lots of questions to my coaching sessions, even polarizing questions.
Sometimes if a client is seeking an answer, I encourage them to ask the question 10 times and see what answers they come up with. You may find it interesting to watch how that dynamic unfolds.
"Solutions" vs "Answers"
But, not so fast. I wouldn’t be an objective coach if I didn’t coach my clients to make distinctions between “solutions” and “answers”. This difference always turns out to be critical revelation towards their breakthrough. My clients hire me and I best serve them by asking honest, tough questions. Simply because I am on my client’s side. I stand in their corner and my goal is their breakthrough. My goal is not their family, their relationships, ministries, or anything else…my goal is my client and my client alone. My clients can take what they learn and focus on the respective areas of their lives because of experiencing their breakthrough. They are better positioned to influence the respective streams of their lives.
You have your "solutions" and "answers" already within you...but which one do you reach for?
As a Coach, I don’t have the solutions for my clients, nor do I prete