Internationally renowned coach and the best-selling author of five books Michael Neill has spent more than 25 years coaching celebrities, CEOs, royalty, and other high impact individuals.
He’s also one of the most respected transformative leadership coaches in the industry.
Over the years, Michael has discovered one of the biggest blocks that stops coaches from mastering leadership coaching. It’s a single surprising mistake…
Wanting to turn yourself into your hero.
Many coaches try to transform their coaching style and personality to be more like other great coaches…
Coaches they look up to. Coaches they want to emulate.
This is natural but it’s also a big mistake.
Michael explains that imitating another coach waters down your personal coaching style - the very element that will make you a great coach in your own right.
If you’re serious about becoming a transformative leadership coach, you need to drop all imitation and be yourself.
Here’s how you can tune into your authentic self and bring out your greatest strengths as a coach.
Trust Your Instincts
When you’re in a coaching session with a client, you have access to information and insights no one else has.
This means YOU and only you, will be in the best possible position to help your client. No one else can do that.
Not Tony Robbins. Not Jack Canfield.
So, trust your instincts. Connect to that gut feeling.
Believe in yourself and allow yourself to be guided by what you know is best for your client.
The more you trust yourself, the more you’ll develop your personal intuition as a coach.
When you do this, you’ll be able to serve your clients at your highest level and help them create the results they’re looking for.
Find Your (Coaching) Voice
When you’re just starting out or even if you’ve been coaching for a while, it’s easy to get lost in the sea of coaching strategies, frameworks and methodologies out there.
But truly great coaches transcend all of this and create their own “coaching” voice to create consistent results for their clients.
You can find your personal coaching voice by getting clear on your style…
Ask yourself: Are you the kind of coach who inspires clients with gentle encouragement?
Maybe you’re great at creating results with a direct approach plus powerful, no-holds-barred feedback?
Reflect on your style. What feels natural and aligned? That’s your coaching voice.
Aim to become more of yourself as a coach. It’s the only way to tap into your personal power and intensify your strengths so you can show up as your best self for your clients.
When you trust your instincts and find your coaching voice, you’ll start to create consistent, awesome results for your clients with so much more ease.
It’s the path to becoming a master transformative leadership coach.