How do you deepen your understanding of your clients’ mindsets?
Mindset diagnostic tools can be a fantastic way to really dig deep into your clients’ mindsets and enable you to work with them in the most effective ways possible. That’s why we’ve developed The Mindset Dimensions Report – a unique and comprehensive mindset diagnostic tool for coaches, therapists and leaders.
Listen to the podcast below or read on to discover 20 ways The Mindset Dimensions Report can help you with your coaching.
1. Understand mindset better
Understanding your client’s mindset is one of the most important things on the path to helping them achieve their goals and transform their lives. The main motivation behind developing this tool was to enable you to drill right down into their mindset so you can do this more effectively. If you’re not focusing on mindset, you could be missing out on the potential to help your clients in the best possible way.
2. Get to know your client
The Mindset Dimensions Report gives you a wealth of insights and information about how your client thinks, meaning you can find out exactly what makes them tick. Their results will help you uncover any areas that might be holding them back. With this information, you can seek out the resources that best match your client’s needs and help them progress quicker.
3. Find patterns
Doing a little detective work can go a long way in working out why your clients behave the way they do. When using the mindset profile, ask yourself questions such as “What does this belief result mean in relation to the emotions and behavior results?”. These can help you spot patterns, such as the frequency between the unresolvable states or negative emotions and the language your client uses. Once you’ve identified these patterns, the challenge is knowing what to do next.
4. Get curious
Pursuing curiosity will give you so many more insights into your client’s world. Don’t hold back when it comes to asking questions and really diving deep into the “why” behind a particular result. When talking to your client, make sure that you use language that they’re attuned to, such as those predicate phrases that align with your client’s preferred internal representations and their preferred sensory-perceptual style.
5. Re-invest your time
Lengthy questionnaires can eat up a lot of your time when interviewing new clients. But The Mindset Dimensions Report eliminates this. So you get to choose where to spend all of this extra time! Whether you decide to re-invest it back into your client, focus on securing more clients, or spend it developing your skillset or business, use it wisely.
6. Build rapport
It’s necessary for all coaches to build a strong rapport with their clients – or they might go looking for help elsewhere. With The Mindset Dimensions Report, you get everything you need to know to make an instant and relatable connection with your client. From the very first session, you’ll have a complete understanding of their representational system, behavioral preferences, and beliefs and values, giving you an advantage to establishing this relationship that you wouldn’t otherwise have.
7. Prioritise work with your client
With traditional reports, you’ll have to wait weeks to work out where you need to work with your client and what methods can have the greatest impact. But The Mindset Dimensions Report allows you to easily recognise where you should focus your time and attention to help your client. It also helps you accurately interpret the data to provide effective tasks and achieve optimum results.
8. Create awareness
One of the greatest things coaches can do is to elevate their client’s self-awareness. Encouraging your client to understand how they think, what they value, and how they behave can be instrumental in helping them learn and grow. The Mindset Dimensions Report enables you to take these unconscious patterns and bring them to light, putting both you and your client on the same page about what needs to change.
9. Focus on the “how”
While many therapists look into the “why”, mindset coaches also need to understand the “how”. In fact, understanding how a client experiences a problem is the first step to creating lasting change. The Mindset Dimensions Report can help you uncover this with results about your client’s thoughts, beliefs, values, perceptions and motivations that can guide your understanding of their behavior and where it comes from.
10. Identify your clients’ resources
What’s great about coaching is that the client already has all of the resources they need to achieve their goals. But it’s up to the coach to help the client identify and utilise these properly. Resources are easily found in The Mindset Dimensions Report. Just look at their resourceful states, behavioural preferences, values, beliefs, language and sensory perceptions, and you’ll be able to analyse what resources they have at their disposal.
11. Understand how your client communicates
Your client’s preferred way of communication says a lot about them. It can indicate what they think, value, believe, feel, their motivations, desires, and memories of experiences. You can use The Mindset Dimensions Report to help your client understand their communication better by diving into how their internal representations influence their external language and emotions. But remember, communication takes many forms!
12. Task your client
Tasking is an important step in moving your client from their current to desired state. These need to be tactical and designed for a specific purpose, such as developing new ways of thinking or new emotional responses. As a coach, it’s your duty to help clients build self-efficacy, competence and confidence by assigning tasks that match your client’s behavioural preferences, preferred internal representation and values. The Mindset Dimensions Report provides all of these to make your job easier.
13. Help your client make connections and associations
Our magnificent brains are packed full of neurons, making connections and associations that construct almost our entire experience. But not all these connections and associations help us work towards what we want. Using The Mindset Dimensions Report, you can explore the link between all of the mindset dimensions, understand how they were formed, and then work on unlearning unwanted behaviours. Then help them learn and retrain for real, lasting change.
14. Measure your client’s success
Understanding just how much you’ve impacted your client’s mindset change can be a real challenge, so let them be the judge. You can use The Mindset Dimensions Report to look beyond observed behaviour change or financial returns and see how their mindset has changed across all seven dimensions. In our view, this is a much more accurate measure of client success.
15. Get to know yourself as a coach
When was the last time you sat down and really thought about yourself as a coach? You’re evolving all of the time, and so are your skills, but do they match what your clients require from you? The Mindset Dimensions Report can help you measure your own mindset to discover where you need to work on yourself. You can use these findings to improve your mindset and take your business to a whole new level.
16. Plan your development
You would never tell clients that their mindset work is complete – so you shouldn’t feel that way about yours! The Mindset Dimensions Report can give you a renewed focus on your own personal and professional development. Your self-assessment report can help you design a development plan unique to your needs, whether you’re working on yourself alone, as part of a group, or with your own coach.
17. Take your coaching to new levels
As coaches and business owners, it’s imperative that we find new ways to provide more value for greater results. One way you can take full advantage of The Mindset Dimensions Report is to join a coaching community. Within this, you can find out how others are using the report with their clients and themselves for maximum impact.
18. Measure your coaching success
Your own progress is just as important as your clients’, so make sure you’re using The Mindset Dimensions Report to assess your development at appropriate time intervals. Are you sticking to your development plan? Are you achieving those changes you desire? Do you practice what you preach? The report is there to support your transformation too.
19. Identify coaching opportunities
If your coaching services include short-term clients or one-and-done sessions, The Mindset Dimensions Report can help you find new opportunities with those clients by identifying areas for lasting change. Say you’re coaching a client for an upcoming job interview, the report can help you uncover problem areas for that client, such as building confidence or removing limiting beliefs that may require longer-term coaching support.
20. Market your success
The Mindset Dimensions Report will help you improve the quality and outcome of all your coaching sessions, but especially those in the early stages (of working with clients or of your business!). The report helps you make a bigger impact, faster. The faster you can help your client to grow and achieve successful outcomes, the faster your business will follow in their footsteps. These clients can then give you great testimonials – which are the perfect marketing tool for your business!
To learn more about The Mindset Dimensions Report and find out how to further your coaching skills using diagnostic tools, check out The Mindset Coach Academy!