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Brooke Castillo

When Your Client Cries

I had an amazing woman come and spend five days intensive coaching with me this week.

The first day, she spent a lot of time crying.

She told me later that she was intrigued by the fact that it didn't seem to phase me.

I think this happens a lot with new clients.

They are used to others empathizing and matching the same sad energy.

As coaches, we do not do this.

We do not get involved with our client's stories.  We do not let it affect our energy.

We recognize that our clients are thinking thoughts that cause them pain and that the pain is unnecessary.

What we do is hold the space for them to recognize this.

My client later told me how helpful it was.

She said it anchored her and allowed her to have a different perspective on her pain.

This might be one of the hardest things you do as a coach.

But you must do it.

Your client deserves it.