The power of metaphors when coaching
This short activity uses metaphors for individuals to share how they are feeling right now. It can provide a valuable insight into people’s emotional state and introduces the use of imagery/metaphors as a highly effective coaching tool to elicit emotions/feelings linked to their current situation.
Different images are presented on a sheet. The Coach simply invites the coachee to review the images and circle ONE image that they feel best depicts how they are feeling right now.
This provides an external basis from which the Coach can ask questions about the picture they chose to gain a deeper understanding of the reasons for their choice.
This has been tried and tested numerous times and we can vouch that metaphors are a great tool to use when coaching.
We help to give Coaches a highly practical toolkit to utilise during their coaching sessions.
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