I have worked with a number of clients and some have come along with the mindset of being lost, not knowing where they are heading. Searching for answers of how to evolve and what the next steps should be in there career. Some people may see these types of clients as people who just haven’t dreamed or hoped for nothing new. Well they have, all of the clients that I have worked with have achieved new wonderful experiences, they have lived a life that they wanted and either go to where they wanted to or simply hit an obstacle along the way.
In essence what I am getting at is that we are all human, and these clients have simply come to a time in there lives where they are looking for answers, most often the answers are already known and they just wanted to have someone give them some time to go through what their thoughts are generating so that I the coach can reword there own ideas and aspirations so that they are a little clearer.
In a nutshell, as the image states, “if you are searching for answers, start by asking questions”, this does not mean asking questions to someone about what my next steps should be, who should I call, shall I go for that new job role. It means to allow yourself to ask questions and how certain changes could fit your purpose, use your imagination to ask the correct questions from you to you, the person in the mirror. Once you are able to gather a sense of what you are aiming for, then you can develop a strategy to move forward.
I get the client to question themselves in a structured manner so that they are able to produce that clear picture of where they are, where they want to get to and what the journey could look like. Examine your current situation, what your achievements have been, think about how you got to where you are now, what steps did you take and who were the people around you that assisted you.
Keep asking yourself questions.