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Episode 161: The Art of Coaching: Creating Trust-Centered Relationships

Trust-centered relationships are at the core of masterful coaching. Today I’m sharing what it means to create a relationship centered on trust and three ways to build trust with our clients inside the coaching relationship.

161: The Art of Coaching: Creating Trust-Centered Relationships

Trust-based relationships are vital for creating a positive and productive coaching experience. A coaching relationship with a strong foundation of trust, honesty, and respect allows clients to feel safe to be vulnerable. It helps them to be more receptive, knowing that the coach is coming from a place of support and respect.

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Trust-based relationships are vital for creating a positive and productive coaching experience.

A coaching relationship with a strong foundation of trust, honesty, and respect allows clients to feel safe to be vulnerable. It helps them to be more receptive, knowing that the coach is coming from a place of support and respect. That foundation sets the stage for the client’s success.

In today’s installment in our series on the Art of Coaching, I’m discussing why cultivating trust in your relationships is crucial. We’re expanding on all the topics we’ve covered so far and looking at how trust can be integrated at each stage.

Without trust, our ability to be ethical, powerful coaches that serve our clients consistently is compromised. In this episode, I’m sharing what it means to create a relationship centered on trust, steps to build that strong foundation in your relationships, why it matters, and outside factors we must consider when co-creating these relationships with our clients. Enjoy the episode!

Topics covered

  • What it means to cultivate trust and safety in your coaching relationships
  • The different types of relationships to consider
  • Why trust matters on the business side of things
  • Building coaching relationships centered on trust
  • Legal and ethical expectations for coaches
  • The first step in creating mutual respect and trust with clients
  • The art of next-level listening is foundational to a trust-centered relationship
  • Why you need to establish clear boundaries from the get-go
  • Empathy is essential for any relationship centered around trust
  • Factors that can influence the trust-building process with our coaching clients
  • What my time living in Germany showed me about how cultural experiences impact relationships
  • Our responsibility to adapt our approach to different clients
  • Working collaboratively with clients to establish clear expectations for the relationship

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TRANSCRIPT

 

Well, hello my friend. Oh, I am so happy you are joining me for this week's episode of the Coach with Clarity podcast. My name is Lee Chaix McDonough and today we are continuing our series about The Art of Coaching. And over the next few weeks, we will be exploring the qualities that every coach should seek to master as part of their coaching journey. Over the last three weeks, we've explored some topics that are essential to being a powerful coach. We began with a look at what it means to develop your coaching presence. And if you missed that one, definitely check out episode 158. We then moved into what I call next level listening, that was our focus for episode 159. And in that episode, we talked about some traditional approaches to listening and then we took a look at what I called next level listening, which was really how we could bring our intuition into our listening process in order to better serve our clients and enrich the coaching experience. And then last week on episode 160, we looked at how we can embody a coaching mindset. So we looked at first and foremost what a coaching mindset is, why it matters in the coaching relationship, and then what we as coaches can do to continue to develop and embody that mindset. We have covered quite a bit over the last three weeks, we've about hit the halfway point of our series on The Art of Coaching. And so today we are going to expand on all we've covered so far in the series as we explore how to create relationships built on and that really center trust. Trust is a critical component, really to every relationship, but certainly the relationships we're building as coaches with our clients, our colleagues, our referral sources. If we do not have relationships built on trust, it will compromise our ability to be ethical, powerful coaches that serve our clients consistently, without question. So today we are going to take a look at what it means to create a relationship that's centered on trust, how to do so, why it matters, and some implications that we as coaches need to think about as we are creating, or rather co-creating these relationships. 


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