I create a Hide Nothing, Hold Nothing Back Agreement with all of my clients.
The agreement runs in both directions.
Fearless coaching doesn’t look like berating someone. Fearless coaching is looking for what no one else can see and saying what no one else would dare to say.
My clients are high performers who face a rarely spoken challenge that the higher you rise, the harder it becomes for you to open up to the people around you.
Also, the higher you rise, the harder it becomes for the people around you to speak their truth.
Without noticing, you can become surrounded by yes-people and people saying what they think you want to hear.
A great leader seeks out truth-tellers.
And great coach uses their level of discomfort as a clue that it’s time to go deeper, not to back off.
A great coach doesn’t answer their clients’ questions, they help them find more powerful questions to live into.
As Tim Ferriss says:
“A person’s success in life can usually be measured by the number of uncomfortable conversations he or she is willing to have.”
How many people do you have in your world who are willing to say what YOU most need to hear?
How often are you willing to say to your clients what THEY most need to hear?