Use of Metaphors and Stories in Executive Coaching

A good coach usually has a lot of tools in his/her toolkit.

A proficient coach would know when to use just the right tool.

I have often found in dealing with my executive clients that the use of metaphors and story telling goes down very well with them. Suddenly they become the anxious little childern wanting to know what happened in the story next and Voila ! they have already put the jigsaw together !!

Using a story can influence the client without being directive. The client gets into a relaxed state of mind and can think clearer, better and faster.

Likewise Metaphors (Greek metapherein ) can be an excellent tool to assist the client out of a ‘stuck-state’. A metaphor is a figure of speech in which a word or phrase denoting one kind of object or idea is used in place of another to suggest a likeness or analogy between them. Metaphors take us beyond one meaning and open up new possibilities and avenues.

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Author: Shalini Verma

Hi ! I am Shalini Verma and I help people to Achieve continuous inspiration and success , aid them to FREE energy from patterns and programmes that no longer serve them , partner with them to CREATE energy by putting into place regular work and life practices that are inspiring and sustaining and to MOBILIZE energy by taking intentional action into new oppurtunities and adventures . If you are ready to make inspiration and success your daily reality......then we are ready to go !

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