October Coaching Conversation

When: 10/15/2019 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
MayoBird, 1531 East Blvd, Charlotte, NC

As coaches, we know that having a client trust us is a critical ingredient of successful coaching. While sometimes we have the opportunity in an engagement to build trust gradually with a client, more often than not, we and our clients would benefit from us being able to build that trust more quickly. 

Topic:  How To Establish Trust With A Client-- And How To Do It Lightning Fast!

But how do you accelerate a trust-building process with the proper foundation and without it feeling artificial?  Specifically, we'll explore questions like: 

  • What are the key elements of trust?
  • As a coach, how much of myself should I disclose?
  • How do you create psychological safety for your clients to authentically reveal their doubts, uncertainties, challenges and ambitions so that meaningful work can be done?
  • What's the interplay between effective communication and building trust?
  • How is trust impacted when your client is the coachee's manager and he/she wants to be a part of the process?  What has worked?  Not worked?

 ICF Competencies addressed:

  • Establishing Trust and Intimacy with the Client 

Meet Guillermo Villar

As an executive coach, Guillermo has partnered for years with clients to help them realize their vision of professional success. He often focuses his coaching on communication because he believes we can address most business problems by increasing awareness around how we communicate. 

Before becoming a coach, Guillermo excelled for over 15 years in a variety of roles that included mechanical design engineer, owner's representative on construction projects for the Federal Aviation Administration, and team leader in the corporate real estate group at Bank of America. He's also taken professional detours to work as a music teacher and as a business communication consultant, both of which led to his discovering his passion for coaching.

Guillermo holds a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), an MBA from UNC Chapel Hill, and a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential from the ICF.