What do you do if a client is hesitant, questioning, unengaged or just not doing the work? Behavior change specialist and coach Deni Carruth shares her signature A.L.I.G.N. method to guide clients through resistance to a clear goal.
Real change takes work and a willingness to step out of your comfort zone. Resistance is a normal reaction to change, but when resistance becomes unwillingness, it’s time for a serious evaluation. Deni Carruth, lifestyle strategist and coach, recommends having clear communication of (and commitment to) the client’s goal and what it will take to get there.
In this episode, Melinda and Deni dive deep into what can be a difficult and awkward situation. These two seasoned coaches ask tough questions and provide insightful answers that any coach can use to identify resistance and help willing clients build a bridge to personal success.
In this episode we discuss:
- The importance of clarifying a client’s goal and their commitment to it.
- How to identify resistance in a client. What are the red flags?
- How to use the A.L.I.G.N. method to assess resistant behaviors.
- What might be causing a client to hesitate or disengage?
- Ways to redirect a resistant client from avoidance to commitment.
- When does resistance become unwillingness?
- When to fire an unwilling client.
“You cannot hide and be successful…you have to show up, and you have to take action.”
“If they’re not committed, there’s a missing piece, so we’ve got to find out what’s missing.”
– Deni Carruth
Deni Carruth is a lifestyle strategist, wellness and business coach, speaker and best-selling author. She coaches women experiencing deprivation in different areas of their life, and helps them create a lifestyle that is strong, healthy, and fun. As one of the original Coaches Console Business Coaches, she specializes in behavior change for better nutrition and lifestyle enhancement. As a corrective exercise and behavioral change specialist, Deni helps bring alignment to your life, for your best life. She loves helping busy professionals define their personal best, determine what it takes to achieve that, walk the walk with them (if they desire), and orchestrate their lifestyle to support who they truly are.
Resources or websites mentioned in this episode:
- Coaches Console
- Deni’s website
- Deni’s LinkedIn
- Deni’s Twitter
- Guest: Deni Carruth
- Host: Melinda Cohan
- Producer: Cynthia Lamb
- Executive producer: Danny Iny
- Scripted and assembled by: Michi Lantz
- Audio Post Supervisor: Evan Miles, Christopher Martin
- Audio Post Production: Post Office Sound
- Music soundscape: Chad Michael Snavely
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Episode transcript: Bridging the Gap (Deni Carruth) Coming soon.