The coaching session began with motivational interviewing that would allow the coach to assess the client’s needs as well as make the client aware of what her problem is. Motivational interviewing was again used to help the client realize the solution to the problem. Activity scheduling was then used to help the client create an action plan. In order to remove emotional obstacles like fear of failure or fear of rejection, the client was given problem-solving skills training before the session ended.
The subject is a woman named Anne, who has graduated from college and has been working for a consulting company for almost two years now. She has been undergoing a lot of mood changes as well as sleeping disorders.
At the beginning of the interview, motivational interviewing (MI) was used to draw out the client’s problems and needs. Below, the coach asked some open questions and leading questions in order to help the client verbalize her problems and needs.
When I was in college, I tried out a lot of sports. And, there was this one time when I got really hooked with judo. I loved the struggle and the challenge. I loved the way I set myself up for success by doing the right technique at the right time. And, I love the way I can find ways of turning things around when I am about to lose. And, I remember the first time I won a tournament. It was something that I worked hard on and succeeded in.
I don’t really know. …
And, I love the way I can find ways of turning things around when I am about to lose. And, I remember the first time I won a tournament. It was something that I worked hard on and succeeded in.
What do you think would make you feel that way again
I don’t know. That is what I’m trying to look for. It’s frustrating. I want to have some changes in my life but I don’t know where to start.
When do you usually feel this "emptiness"
I don’t really know. It just happens. It just hits me. Sometimes, it gets to me at work. It’s like my days are always the same. And, I feel that there should be more to my life than this. And, when I get home, I come to an empty place. And, I feel afraid that this is what it’s going to be like forever. And, I can’t stand it. I want to have something more.
Let’s start with your workplace. Have you always felt this way about your work
Of course not! I was excited. I couldn’t wait to interact with the clients. And, I liked the fact that every single client was different. And, the projects I worked on were never the same. But then, after some time, I started feeling that I was saying the same lines and working on the same things. And, somehow, I felt that every day was the same.
Why did you suddenly feel that way
I don’t really know. But, I guess, it’s because I have the same approach for each client. The accounts that I’m assigned to are very different but my means of evaluating them and presenting my ideas to them are always the same. Somehow, I found myself doing the saying the same lines everyday. And, it has become very tiring.
How can you change the way you see your job
I don’t know.
Do you think you should quit your job
No. I do love my job. It has