Treat me rough, coach!

Before I start work with a new business-coaching client I ask them how they want me to work with them. Here is a selection of recent responses:

“I don’t want any gloves on. If I decide to work with you is because I chose to, I know what I want out of it and I will get it.”

“Please be very rigorous! I’m determined to make progress … I want to gain some insights, I want to evolve as a businessman and grow as an artist.”

“More of a football coach vs. a yoga coach”

“Don’t leave any marks”

And my personal favorite:

“If you were a dish in a Thai restaurant, you’d be the jungle curry – very rigorous.”