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9 Key Skills and Traits For Success Coaching Success

Updated on September 18, 2015

For Success Coaching

For Success Coaching success you should possess specific skills or traits that will enable you to attract clients, retain clients, and build up a great reputation in the coaching industry. Though success coaching is the topic, these traits apply to all coaching, no matter their specialty or niche.

Coaching is a Partnership

The coach/client relationship is less like a mentor/student one and more like a true partnership where both sides feed off each other in a positive symbiotic relationship. To fully develop this partnership takes specific skills and traits. After all, the partnership begins on unequal footing – the coach has the skills for which the client is willing to pay. But, with the right skills and traits, the relationship evens out and both partners become invested in the success of the client.

9 Key Skills and Traits For Success Coaching Success

For success coaching, or any other type of coaching to be successful, key skills and traits are crucial. For a success coach, life coach, career coach, wealth coach, health coach, or any type of coach to find success in each coaching session, with every coaching client, and in their coaching practice as a whole, certain skills and traits matter.

Here are the 9 key skills and traits for success coaching success:

Listen With Curiosity. You must be able to listen with genuine interest to what the client is saying. You can't be focused on your agenda or your next argument, or feel impatient – you must listen closely and absorb what each client is saying at all times.

Ask Powerful Questions. Everyone can ask questions, but coaches need to know how to ask powerful questions. For success coaching to succeed, the questions must get to the root of the problem. They should be short, open-ended, and move the client toward a goal.

Active listening. Actively listening means you are doing more than just hearing. Active listening means you have the ability to pay attention to the words, how those words are told, the tone in which they are spoken, and the body language that accompanies those words.

Accountability. Accountability is one of the most important and powerful components of coaching. You must be able to hold your clients and yourself accountable for achieving goals.

Encouragement and support. These two traits are not so much learned in coaching programs as they are developed over time. Individuals who possess the ability to positively support and encourage tend to do better in the coaching business.

Challenge Constructively. Can you challenge your clients to do better or work harder without damaging your coach/client relationship? You need to be able to challenge them to succeed without hurting your ability to coach them.

Empathy and sympathy. Possessing a strong sense of empathy is important in any type of coaching. This requires you to see different perspectives and place yourself in someone else’s shoes. Can you do that?

Passion. Do you have a passion for coaching? You’ll need it to succeed in a competitive, results-oriented industry. Merging passion with the ability to achieve outcomes for your clients provides you with the best opportunity for success coaching to succeed,

Work ethic. Do you have a strong work ethic? If not, you might want to rethink your decision to become a coach. For success coaching, or any type of coaching practice to succeed, the coach has to work his or her butt off. You can work efficiently, you can work smart, but you will be working hard, whether you work part time or full time. Without a strong work ethic, you chance of success is slim.

Some of the 9 key skills and traits are innate, others can be developed over time, while others can be learned in a coaching program. But to attract clients, build a positive reputation, and become successful in the coaching business, these 9 skills and traits are essential.

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