Active Listening and How to Use Core Coaching Principles

Lumia Coaching instructor Danielle Adams-Wiltshire discusses some of her favorite coaching techniques, and how we can learn from our failures.

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Active Listening and How to Use Core Coaching Principles

A conversation with Lumia Coaching instructor, Danielle Adams-Wiltshire

Coaching instructor Danielle Adams-Wiltshire

Danielle Adams-Wiltshire is originally from the Jersey Shore, and she now lives in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. She calls herself a reformed retail banking professional, who spent more than 15 years serving in multiple service, sales, business development, small business lending and managerial roles. 

Since the official inception of her business in 2014, she's taken a great deal of pride in successfully reinventing herself from her rise in the financial services world to her RESET as a business leader, creating her own “C-suite” with QueenSuite. Today, she works primarily with professionals looking to shine or straighten their crown.

To learn more about Danielle’s coaching practice, you can visit her website www.queensuitecoach.com or connect on LinkedIn @daniellenadams.

‍What does Danielle teach in the Lumia coach training program? Danielle teaches in the Signature program, and is a mentor coach for students who are working toward their ICF credential. Two of her favorite topics to cover in the curriculum include Active Listening and Powerful Questioning.

Episode Highlights

In this episode, Danielle and Noelle discuss core principles of coaching, and how to incorporate them in your coaching practice. Together they explore:

  • Strategies for using active listening in a coaching session
  • How noticing a client’s breathing patterns and tone of voice can help you to better understand meaning
  • Why curiosity makes us better coaches
  • How open-ended questions can help you get to root causes
  • Storytelling as part of the coaching process
  • Finding the lessons inside our failures and hard times
  • Tapping into your uniqueness as a coach

Listen in as Danielle demonstrates these techniques in action when she coaches Noelle on how to achieve her aspirations!

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