3 Levels of Coaching: A Comprehensive Guide for Business Advisors

As a business advisor, it's essential to be aware of the three levels of coaching and how they differ from one another. Inner listening, focused listening, and whole-body listening are the three levels of coaching that a good coach should be familiar with. Each level has its own unique purpose and can help clients to make changes in their lives. Let's take a closer look at each level.

Inner Listening

is the first level of coaching.

This level focuses on the reality that we perceive through our senses and is based on logic, reason, goals, and results. It uses our left-hemisphere intelligence and concentrates on what we can test, measure, and validate. At this level, coaches help clients to face specific challenges or changes in their daily lives. This could include changing jobs, losing weight, improving social and communication skills, finding a new partner, studying options, or relocating. The second level of coaching is Focused Listening.

This level involves helping clients to go from A to B as effectively as possible through contracts, visions, goals, objectives, and measures. Challenges are approached as something that must be resolved or resolved when the customer feels unable to do it alone. Questions at this level are fairly standard and include what, how, and when. This type of coaching is perfect for achieving a clear result, shaping big, undefined ideas, or for easier transitions such as finding a new country, planning a wedding, writing a resume and preparing an interview. The third level of coaching is Whole-Body Listening.

This type of coaching usually includes other practical tools such as training and consulting. It's important to understand that there are different levels of training and the level of training you need will determine the extent of your relationship with a coach. Working with a business advisor at this basic level usually involves reviewing draft plans, evaluating activities and following up to ensure accountability. Incorporating all three levels of listening into your training can really make the difference between a good coach and an excellent coach. Understanding the different levels of coaching can help you to better serve your clients and provide them with the best possible advice.