An expression of amazement and sceptism is what I get from executives who hear about Coaching by Telephone at the first instance. I need to clarify here that these are people who have been very recently introduced to the World of Coaching.Yet when we do it over the phone they just love it !
The question which earlier was ,
“How is it possible to read body language over the telephone?”
now turns into,
“How was it possible to read my body language,thoughts and flow of energy over the telephone?????????”
Coaches who work by telephone become increasly sensitive to tone, pauses and silences. A small shift in the voice communicates almost telepathically with the coach and can prove more effective at a deeper level than just reading of body language.
Organisations usually require coaches to visit their premises and conduct sessions face to face. However even at the workplace telephone coaching is becoming more popular. Coaches often deliver their first session face to face , thereby building enough trust with the client in areas of their relationship, in the coaching process and also confidence of the client to be able to agree to a coaching session by phone.( ONLY if they feel comfortable enough to give it a try )
Although doubtful beforehand , most of my clients later prefer only to work by telephone !
The benefits include :
* Fewer distractions
* No travel + no wastage of time and energy in cutting through the traffic, waiting at the venue
* sessions can be travelled more easily at odd times and/or across widely spread locations.