Coach: What would you like to work through today?
Client: I’m torn between continuing my consulting work and leaving to pursue my writing.
Coach: OK, so it’s like you’re being pulled in two different directions.
Coach: On one hand you want to continue your work and on the other pursue the writing.
Coach: So, I’m curious: this part of you that wants to continue on with the consulting work, what is it doing for you? What are you getting out of it?
Client: It’s more lucrative, so there’s money involved. Money lets me pay my rent, pay my bills. The work is interesting and I enjoy it and it gives me a sense of security, of knowing I can go back to it full-time if I...
When I first started working with clients on Skype I thought it was going to be easy because it was the same as working with a client in person.
I was WRONG!
Not terribly wrong, it was after all not too different from in person sessions. However there were some key elements of running virtual seessions that just aren't a consideration when doing in person work. Once you address these differences the sessions become even easier.
The interesting thing is I have seen a lot of disscusion from students and other trainers about virtual sessions and no one seems to directly address these issues. So I thought I would put it out there to help any practitioners interested in running Skype sessions or who already are.
Skype sessions can be a great way to stretch your sklls, make connections around the world, and of course it is fun and professionally rewarding.