The most direct answer is NO.

However, you may say something like ” do you mind if?  or ‘may I give you my opinion?”

Can giving advice be bad?

The whole purpose of coaching is to help individuals come up with their own answers.

People are bombarded by advice these days: In the news, on television (think news and talk shows), books, friends and family. Everyone has an opinion as to how they should do this or that.

Focus on redirecting clients through questions.  Remember coaching is about the journey to self discovery.  If a client uncovers the answers on their own they are more likely to follow their own advice.

Giving advice can also become a legal issue and it is most certainly not worth losing your business over.

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