Create a natural pause for deeper thinking.
Often feeling discomfort with a long pause, clients may begin to fill the air with quick answers, use fillers, or try to turn the question back to the coach. So, how can we help our clients feel more comfortable with, and use, silence?
Use what you have around you.
Instead of forfeiting opportunities for client growth, be creative and intentionally use what you have around you— whether it’s your water, a mug of coffee or a mute button.