UPDATED: Yes, I do 🙂 While I prefer to use Zoom for coaching that is not face-to-face, I have softened my stance on voice-only coaching. The body language cues available on a video call are a valuable communication tool, but I respect that fact that some folks open up better over the phone. So, to get the best out of a voice-only session, I recommend following these guidelines:
- Ensure you are in a quiet place free of during our call. Background noise can sound magnified over the phone, which can be quite jarring.
- Ensure that you are in a place free of distractions during our call. Avoid multi-tasking if possible. To get the most benefit from the session, it is important that you participate with your full attention.
- Use a headset or earphones if possible. This will not only be more comfortable than holding your phone by hand, but also provide better audio. Good audio is essential for a successful session.