Did you meet your goal? Check yes or no. Done. Moving on to the next one. That's one way to handle a coaching session. But anyone can do that.
We've learned - myself and thousands of coaches before me - that attention to the bigger picture is key to eventually creating worthwhile goals that can be life changing and life giving.
It's not really about whether or not clients complete goals: it's about the lessons learned along the way. That's why a great coach will carefully carve out the space to ask a client to delve into their full experience with the prior week's goal. A coach may ask what worked? What did you learn? These answers lead to discoveries that are carried over into subsequent weeks. As these little nuggets of wisdom accumulate clients develop greater self knowledge. With that comes confidence and the client's ability to truly design a lifestyle that meets their needs and desires.