Use of the model properly.

I am a coach and I often encounter clients who want their end goal to be a feeling – feeling more confident, or feeling empowered, etc. I often get tripped up, because when I ask what the result is the client is looking for, the answer is to feel a certain way. I am uncertain as to how to work the model with the client to achieve this result. Can feeling a certain way be the R line? My gut says no, but I am not sure what I am missing, and if I am not coaching my clients properly on this. Thank you!