Yes, I’m passionate about all my clients and what I do! Knowing that I’m making a difference in their life and the lives of others makes it worth it.
Now I’m not saying that every client is perfect, but if they were…where would the challenge be in helping them to recognize how important their health is?
Over my 16+ years of one to one training and coaching my spirit has occasionally twindled. When a client says one thing and continually does another I become demotivated. I have found that these times are periods of growth for me and potentially for them as well. I can, together with the client reassess their needs and wants, find an alternative source of stimulus for them in hopes of re-energizing them and myself, or find a better alternative beyond my services. I enjoy best, clients that use me as a guide and not a crutch. When I find that I have not empowered but rather made someone dependent, then I work up plan, B or C, or D to keeps us engaged.
A major part of my initial “consultation” with my perspective client is to get a feel for whether we are a good match (both from the client’s perspective and mine). If for any reason I do not feel that I can be “passionate” about working with the particular client I will not take them on as a client. Since this is based on my intuition, I recognize that I could be wrong, and only on a couple of occasions in my 17+ year training career have I had to later (after accepting a client) discontinue my work with them.
So, this is a long answer that YES, I am passionate about working with ALL of my clients! 🙂