Yes, we do want to talk about goals and visions, and moving towards them – all of those external things – but also who the client is as a human.
To apply this skill, you need to listen for what the client has not said, but perhaps is about to say.
The ethics of coaching require us to be aware of our own stuff and not have it interfere with our coaching.
Instead of trying to solve problems, ask your client questions that help shift their perspective, and get to what’s worked in the past.
When I first started coaching, I’d book client calls one after the other, but I eventually realized that I needed some breathing space in between.