Third-quarter this year, I was privileged to be invited to join the life coaching training of LoveYourself for our People Living with HIV (PLHIV) clients. I never thought that I would like to enroll in this training. At first, I was hesitant to join because I don’t think I can assist our clients.
Even though I underwent the training, I still feel that I need to improve many things, which is unsurprising because I’m practically new with the craft. But as I went through the training, I can still sense that I still need to learn more about myself to guide my clients better.
For example, one of the topics that we discussed in training is about the frames of reference. This topic is so important because it helps me understand why certain people act the way they do. It would also help me as their life coach guide them to the path they want in their lives, especially after they knew their status.
One of the most important topics that we discussed is the art of proper questioning. Sometimes, we tend to forget that the questions that we should ask should be framed properly. If we don’t, it might cause dire consequences, especially if our clients are sensitive to the topics. Instead of gaining their trust, we instead drives them away, and it would deteriorate our connections with them, and we don’t want it to happen.
It’s also connected to the previous topic that I discussed in this blog. If we ask the right questions, it will help us uncover their stories, making our journeys even better. It would help our clients reach their desired results as well.
As a life coach, I still need to learn a lot, but I’m very excited about the journey that lies ahead, to be honest.