I have one client who I very often ask, “Who can help you with this?” He’ll usually respond, “That’s a good question,” and then he proceeds to come up with more people who can help him. We’d had about eight appointments and I had probably asked him that question at least seven times.
During appointment number nine, he was talking along about an idea and then he said, “So I’ve been thinking about who can help me on this.” I had what I call a Barnabas moment. I celebrated with him the fact that he now knew the right question to be asking himself. It was a great reminder to me of how people learn and grow through coaching and how those learnings help them continue to move forward toward their goals.