A Sounding Board Career Life Coaching Session with Richard has 3 parts plus Follow-Up. We meet using the phone or Skype.
We have already talked to each other during the Introductory Conversation and completed our preparatory work together so we are ready to dive in and explore.
Let’s take a looksee at the steps in the Sounding Board Coaching process. The three (3) parts are:
- Preparation before session
1 – Preparation Before Session
Before you call-in begin to think about what it is that you want to explore in the session.
Write down the question you want to talk about.
There is nothing like writing something down – by hand on paper – to help find clarity.
Writing in your Journal is a good idea.
2 – Meditation
We begin our session after you call in with a brief 3-minute meditation.
Although this is only a very brief meditation, ihis serves to help us clear our minds, bring our minds into the moment, and get insync with each other and our intuition.
3 – Conversation
During a Sounding Board session:
- I listen to you – to your ideas and opinions.
- I give my perspective if needed.
- I give you my feedback.
- I give back to you the ideas that come to me from what you are talking about.
This process is often referred to as brainstorming.
Many times what we all need is simply for someone to listen to us, to let us talk out loud with someone to listen, so that we can hear ourselves think.
We need to ‘get out of our head’ and listen to ourselves. We need to hear ourselves.
As we talk out loud about our ideas we can often hear ourselves think.
As we listen the answer we need often comes to mind.
Sometimes it because a question that I have asked has served as a catalyst.
After a Sounding Board questions and ideas will bubble into our minds. Often the same day or later. When this happens write in your journal. After sleeping on the questions, ideas, and thoughts you may want to have a brief chat.
The starting point, and foundation, for working with clients is a free 20 minute Introductory Conversation.
Book a time with me and we will talk.
How we can work together
Over th decades I have developed some basic terms and conditions for managing our scheduled sounding board and consulting sessions so that our time together provides you with maximum benefits. Please review these Sounding Board terms and conditions.