How do you manage client expectations when you're a coach?
I used to believe that: “My clients transformation is 100% my responsibility.”
In fact, when I first started coaching, I experienced extreme anxiety.
I was giving my clients everything. I gave them my best tools, asked my best questions and was there for them 24 hours a day. And still I would have clients coming on call telling me that they hadn’t done what they said they were gonna do for the week and they still felt confused and overwhelmed.
I wanted to cry.
Because I was so insecure, I made it all about me. I decided that maybe I wasn’t a good enough coach and that I was a total fraud. I decided that they must hate me and think I’m a charlatan too. And I tied myself up in knots thinking I would never get good testimonials. My boyfriend was seriously worried about me. He would hold me at night as I had nightmares.
And then one conversation with my own coach changed everything for me. I could...