What do you need to know about first-time coaching clients?

Posted on: 20 Feb 2020

Most coaches will agree that there’s a big difference between coaching a seasoned coaching client and coaching someone who’s beginning coaching for the first time. With seasoned coaching clients, you can hit the ground running. But for ‘first timers’ there are numerous important considerations that can help or hinder these clients’ experience, as well as their coaching outcomes.

This issue of Coaching Research in Practice reflects on recent research that examines the experiences of first-time clients of client-led coaching. It highlights three common qualities of the first-time client role, which, when understood, relate to potential differences in perceptions and expectations between coaches and first-time clients and also makes suggestions for how to better support first-time coaching clients for the benefit of the coaching relationship and outcomes.

Read full article here: https://reciprocoach.com/coaching-research#!#129

Written by Kerryn Griffiths, PhD, PCC and Global ReciproCoach Coordinator