160: Develop Your Listening Skills in Life and Coaching


Are you a good listener? Developing the skill of listening well is something everyone can use, whether you are coaching a client or simply having a conversation.

In this episode, I’m joined by our REALIFE Facilitator Network™ Director and Certified Coach Erica Vinson, and we’re talking about practical ways to become a better listener.

You’ll learn:

  • How to prepare yourself to listen well before the conversation even begins
  • The power of asking a simple question to continue the conversation
  • Why it’s important to listen for what’s being said, and what’s NOT being said
  • How to avoid going into problem solving mode and help your client talk it out for themselves

Listening well is not only an important coaching skill, but it’s also a crucial life skill. Whether you want to become a better listener in your personal or professional life, this episode is full of practical tips to help you listen well.

Mentioned in this episode:
Episode 154: Introducing the “New” N.O.W. Process Tool
Professional Christian Coaching Institute (PCCI) 
International Coaching Federation (ICF)

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Teresa McCloy is the creator of the REALIFE Process®, an ACC Executive Coach, and an IEA Accredited Enneagram Professional who helps entrepreneurs, business owners, and leaders discover and live out their best REALIFE! She has worked with clients from all over the world to help them bring clarity to their REALIFE and joy to their REALWORK!

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