Communication is incredibly important in every relationship we forge. Coaches who graduate from the Academy of Coaching and NLP comprehend the significance of building rapport with their clients. When we work to establish rapport, we’re constructing a relationship based on understanding, appreciation, and respect. NLP coaches learn many powerful tools to build a deep relationship with their clients. But how do coaches know what is appropriate when building rapport and what isn’t? Here are some major points we instill in our coaches regarding how to create a strong relationship with their clients.
Common Communication Blocks
When working to build a solid Coach/Client relationship, keep in mind that no two people will understand the same sentence, movement, or behavior in the same way. It’s best to keep the information you convey clear and concise to make sure you client understands where you are coming from. Always try to look at a situation from the client’s point of view and avoid giving these three types of responses.
Top Ways to Build Rapport
As a coach, you are not here to lead the client; you are here to walk beside them on their path to success. Here are the top five ways to build rapport with your client.
Trust is the basis of a good coaching relationship. Always incorporate your attention, honesty, and reliability into coaching sessions while remaining non-judgmental. If you use trust along with tender guidance, you’ll have the perfect recipe to help your clients down the path towards a more gratifying life.