In coaching, “creating trust and intimacy” with our clients is key to establishing a safe space to invite the dialogue that needs to take place for behavior change. It is one of our GPCC™ (Gestalt Professional Certified Coach) and *ICF core competencies that we must demonstrate in order to be certified. It’s that important.
I experienced the critical nature of trust – it hit home for me this week and it taught me something new. I realized that when trust exists in a relationship, we don’t think about it consciously. Yet, when trust doesn’t exist completely, it holds us back, keeps us up at night, and we can’t fully engage in the relationship.
*(ICF)International Coach Federation