Coaching one of my closest friends


Hello, I’m currently in the Coach Certification Program. I’ve been coaching my peers & a few people I don’t have a close personal relationship with since the program started. Recently, one of my closest friends (named Katherine) asked me to coach her, and I agreed. I’m feeling scared about it in a way I don’t feel when coaching my peers & people I don’t have a close personal relationship with. I’m believing it’s my C, but of course it’s my thoughts! Could you please review my below model? (Also, would having a close personal relationship with someone be something that could go in the C? Regardless, I’ve stuck to using her name in this model.)

C: I’ve scheduled to coach Katherine tomorrow at 5pm EST.
T: I don’t want to make a fool of myself in front of her.
F: Scared
A: I’m ruminating about the C. I’ve delayed coaching myself on my T. I’m avoiding preparing for the session in the way I do before coaching someone. I’m wanting to explain to Katherine that coaching her will be tough for me since she’s one of my closest friends.
R: I’m not giving myself the opportunity to show up in the way I’d want to for her during our coaching session. OR, I’m making our coaching session more about me than about her. (*Not sure which R fits better — I feel like I’m creating both.)