Top 10 Attributes of a Great Client

Pranav Ramanathan  •  Jul 13, 2015  •  1 min read

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Top 10 Attributes of a Great Client

  1. Has an open mind toward the profession and process of coaching, even if unfamiliar with the concept.
  2. Comprehends the nuanced processes behind therapy, consulting, mentoring, and coaching and makes a distinction between the perceived outcomes of each discipline.
  3. Responds to questions with honesty and transparency.
  4. Is open and willing to dwell into subject matter personal, professional or both.
  5. Avoids defensive responses to powerful questions.
  6. Is resilient to internalize underlying beliefs that may be unearthed.
  7. Respects and abides by contractual obligations of punctuality in payment and logistics.
  8. Mentally prepares for each session to ensure unhindered engagement between coach and self
  9. Avoids platitudes, tautologies and pandering to impress coach, and is instead comfortable with being vulnerable.
  10. Effectively transforms through the coaching journey to present a best self to the universe.


Pranav Ramanathan


Pranav is an operating executive at Coacharya, a global leadership development firm, and Ellipsis, an award winning video production agency. An entrepreneur with 20-years of experience, he has deep expertise managing brand and product marketing services for companies in the technology, media and non-profit sectors. Pranav is an ICF-accredited Professional Certified Coach (PCC).


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