The Ultimate
Guide of Powerful
Coaching Techniques

5 Core Tools You Can Use to Skyrocket Your Clients’ Clarity, Focus, Productivity and Performance

The Ultimate Guide of Powerful Coaching Techniques

The Ultimate Guide of Powerful Coaching Techniques

A dedicated martial arts student went to his teacher and declared, “I’m devoted to studying martial arts with you. How long will it take me for me to master it?”
The teacher replied, “10 years.”
The student was frustrated and answered, impatiently, “But I want to get there much faster! I will practice every day, ten or more hours a day if I have to.

The Ultimate Guide of Powerful Coaching Techniques

 
How long will it take then?”
The teacher thought for a moment and said, “20 years.”

This simple story uncovers a truth that many of the world’s best coaches understand but few new coaches do…

Mastery doesn’t happen overnight.

This is true whether you’re learning how to ride a bicycle, teaching yourself a new language, learning to fly a plane or working on becoming a great coach.

The more you “rush it,” the harder you try to get things done quickly, the more mistakes you make, the less you learn and the longer it takes.

To achieve mastery as a coach, you need to work with a few key ingredients:

The Ultimate Guide of Powerful Coaching Techniques

Time

 

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Patience

 

The Ultimate Guide of Powerful Coaching Techniques

Practice

 

The Ultimate Guide of Powerful Coaching Techniques

Powerful coaching techniques and tools.

 

The first 3 ingredients are on you. You have to find the time and cultivate the patience to practice your coaching skills again and again and again.

But that last item on the list – powerful coaching tools and techniques – that’s something you don’t have to do on your own.

This Guide is an introduction to some of the best coaching techniques and tools that are in use today.

This is not an exhaustive – every coaching tool and technique under the sun – list.

This is a high-value, curated list focusing on coaching practices and methods that have been proven to work in just about every coaching environment and with all kinds of clients, all over the world.

By the end of this Guide, you’ll have a set of game-changing techniques in your toolkit to create lasting transformations and real results for your clients.

Ready to dig in? Let’s go!

The Ultimate Guide of Powerful Coaching Techniques

CHAPTER 1

Why You Need Coaching Techniques

The Ultimate Guide of Powerful Coaching Techniques

Even though they’ve spent thousands of hours fine tuning their craft, even though they’ve been working with clients for years – sometimes even decades – the world’s top coaches constantly turn to coaching frameworks that include tried-and-tested coaching techniques.

If you’re a new coach, this might seem a little strange.

Why bother with techniques when you’re an experienced coach? Why work with step-by-step methods when you can “go with the flow” and “be in the moment” with a client?

Here’s the thing…

Great coaching isn’t just about being creative and instinctive and it’s not just about foundational skills such as deep listening or asking the right questions.
At the highest level, coaching is about having an all-inclusive, comprehensive approach to your work.

Yes, it’s about applying basic coaching skills and tapping into your empathy and intuition to create a deep trust and connection…

But there’s more.

Powerful coaching is also about working with practical coaching techniques and tools.

When you focus on developing both of these opposing and equally important aspects of coaching – the fluid art and the practical craft of using tools and techniques – you will create a level of mastery few coaches ever reach.

Countless books, programs and trainings have been created to address the artistry and creativity around coaching, but the science – the tools and techniques – isn’t easily available.

Throughout the rest of this guide, we’ll be diving into 5 different coaching techniques and tools that you can put into practice right away.

Use these techniques where you feel it will bring the most benefit to your clients and allow yourself to adapt what you learn or combine one with another.

The Ultimate Guide of Powerful Coaching Techniques

The following exercise will help you get clarity on your starting point -- where you are now, your knowledge level and skill set -- before you deeper into this guide.

List at least 3 key coaching tools or techniques you regularly turn to when you’re working with clients.

Coaching Technique #1

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Coaching Technique #2

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Coaching Technique #3

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Note: Don’t worry if you’re brand-new and you don’t know any coaching tools or techniques. This Guide will give you the foundational knowledge you need to get started.