Coaching in person vs. over the phone

Many people wonder about the trade-offs between coaching in person versus over the phone. Most assume that in-person sessions are better, but that isn’t necessarily true. In-person sessions can be uniquely powerful, but as a coach and coachee I’ve been iteratively surprised over the years at how effective phone-based coaching can be. If you’re looking for a coach, but are skeptical about whether phone-based sessions are right for you, here are some thoughts to consider. Coaching in person: the pros As we often hear, over 70% of communication is non-verbal. And the bulk of that is neither fully conscious nor fully…

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