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ODSC Framework #11: The Shift – Creating the Shift

In this post, we “shift” our focus from the Drop to the next phase of the ODSC framework, the Shift.

Are you looking for ways to create a more powerful shift in your coaching conversation? Do you want optimize this technique to find the root problem that your client has? Toku shares a few key points he uses to achieve that optimization.

 

(See also the previous posts in this series: Introduction, The Open – Context, The Open – Agreements, The Open – Building Rapport, The Open – Bad Coach Distortion, The Open – Creating Awe, The Drop – What’s it All About?, The Drop – Zoomin’ In and Out, The Drop – Don’t Believe Your Clients, and The Drop – The Right Place)

ODSC Framework #10: The Drop (Final) – The Right Place to Drop

Continuing with our ODSC video series, our fourth and final lesson on The Drop.

Do you only have clients that tend to have a lot of problems and also keep coming back to the same concerns because they never seem to get resolved? Slowing down and finding the right place to drop can change everything.

 

(See also the previous posts in this series: Introduction, The Open – Context, The Open – Agreements, The Open – Building Rapport, The Open – Bad Coach Distortion, The Open – Creating Awe, The Drop – What’s it All About?, The Drop – Zoomin’ In and Out, and The Drop – Don’t Believe Your Clients)

ODSC Framework #9: The Drop – Don’t Believe Your Clients

Continuing with our ODSC video series, our third lesson on The Drop.

Do you feel that you can’t go deeper than the surface with your clients? Or do you find the topics you coach around are interesting but not as valuable? Toku explores why that happens and how you can work around it in order to serve your clients more powerfully.

 

(See also the previous posts in this series: Introduction, The Open – Context, The Open – Agreements, The Open – Building Rapport, The Open – Bad Coach Distortion, The Open – Creating Awe, The Drop – What’s it All About?, and The Drop – Zoomin’ In and Out)

ODSC Framework #8: The Drop – Zoomin’ In and Out

Continuing with our ODSC video series, here’s the second lesson on The Drop.

Are you looking for new techniques to start your coaching conversation, to ensure that your client feels that the session is actually very powerful? Toku shares two ways you can focus on this element in order to optimize your experience with your client.

 

(See also the previous posts in this series: Introduction, The Open – Context, The Open – Agreements, The Open – Building Rapport, The Open – Bad Coach Distortion, The Open – Creating Awe, and The Drop – What’s it All About?)

ODSC Framework #7: The Drop – What’s It All About?

In this post about the four key parts of an incredible coaching conversation, we’re transitioning out of Part 1: The Open, and into Part 2: The Drop.

Do people seem to enjoy a session with you but they never get to the point of hiring you? Do your clients try to run away or lock up when it’s time to talk about money? One reason could be that you’re not handling the second phase of the framework, the Drop, as artfully as you could.

 

(See also the previous posts in this series: Introduction, The Open – Context, The Open – Agreements, The Open – Building Rapport, The Open – Bad Coach Distortion, and The Open – Creating Awe.)

ODSC Framework #6: The Open – Creating Awe

This is our sixth post in the series about the four key parts of an incredible coaching conversation, and the last segment focusing on an aspect of The Open. (See previous: Introduction, The Open – Context, The Open – Agreements, The Open – Building Rapport, The Open – Bad Coach Distortion.)

In this last section about The Open we’re focusing on creating awe.

Do you feel that your coaching is pretty good but you’re still finding yourself working really hard as a coach, always wrangling your clients? Do you wonder how you can do better? In this segment, Toku explores the energy and container component around the art of awe, which you can create to really captivate your audience.

 

ODSC Framework #5: The Open – Bad Coach Distortion

This is our fifth post in the series about the four key parts of an incredible coaching conversation. (See previous: Introduction, The Open – Context, The Open – Agreements, The Open – Building Rapport)

This section of The Open is about bad coach distortion.

Sometimes the lack of self-trust as a coach can be detrimental to the transition from proposal to client. There are ways to prep yourself and slow yourself down, to get into your body and avoid jeopardizing the session with your client. Toku identifies this struggle as the “bad coach distortion” in the Open phase and explains how you can get out of it by staying present.

 

ODSC Framework #4: The Open – Building Rapport

This is the fourth post in the series about the four key parts of an incredible coaching conversation. (See previous: Introduction, The Open – Context, The Open – Agreements)

We’re still deep in the phase called “The Open;” this post centers on building rapport.

We often think that building rapport only occurs in the beginning of a relationship with a client. It’s important to know that building rapport is actually something that is ongoing. It’s necessary not only to create, but also to maintain, the foundation of trust with your client. Toku discusses the best way to do this in the Open phase.

 

ODSC Framework #3: The Open – Agreements

This is the third post in the series about the four key parts of an incredible coaching conversation. (See previous: Introduction, The Open – Context)

We’re still discussing the Open, but now we’re shifting the focus to agreements.

Agreements Part 1: the Key 4 Agreements

Do you feel that your ongoing sessions aren’t powerful enough? How strong is the trust between you and your client? Establishing your key agreements helps create a powerful container where anything is possible. In Part 1, Toku dives into the key 4 agreements that allow him to serve his clients best.

 

Agreements Part 2: Depth + 100%

Are you clear of your intentions and/or purpose of your deep coaching around the physics that rule your client’s life? How do you serve your client when it comes to their depth? In Part 2, Toku explores these two topics and explains their importance—not only to your client, but to yourself as a coach.

ODSC Framework #2 – The Open – Context

This is the second post in the series about the four key parts of an incredible coaching conversation, what we’re calling the ODSC Framework (Open-Drop-Shift-Close).

(Check out Part 1 – Introduction here.)

Do you doubt whether the work you deliver matters? Do you find your conversations aren’t as powerful as they used to be? In your opening, focusing on fine-tuning the context around your conversation will be the key solution to some of these doubts you have in your coaching ability. Toku explores a few ways to do this.

 

And a special Bonus video on Context: “Context is not a to-do list.”