What You Need to Help Someone Move Forward

Key Takeaways

  • What are the key components when helping others and getting them to trust you to help them move forward?
  • Whether in business or in everyday life, there are factors that need to be in place to effectively help someone.
  • These components are LRC, and this concept can be applied to many areas of life.

The Strategic Coach Program® has a powerful concept called LRC. It stands for leadership, relationship, and creativity and it can be applied directly to business settings, and to everyday life as well.

When running a business, you examine what customers and clients want. They want to be led, they want to have a relationship, and they want to know you have creativity. Let’s look at each component.

Leadership is all about direction. Customers want to know what steps to take. They want direction and for someone to help them think things through. They’re looking to you for your expertise and for you to lead.

But no one is going to follow you if you don’t have a relationship with them. Building a relationship tells a client that you want to find out more about them, that you’re interested in their goals, in what they’re trying to accomplish. However, no one cares how much you know until they know how much you care. By showing them how much you care and by building a relationship, you’re engendering confidence.

So, you’ve helped the client find a clear direction and they’ve got confidence in you, but there’s another important component, and that’s creativity.

Creativity is about providing a new capability. Things are rapidly changing. Laws are changing. Investments are changing. How we live our lives is changing. Who we are and how we operate – it’s all changing, so it’s important to have the ability to bring new capabilities into new places.

A simple example of this is going to your favorite restaurant. You go there knowing that the service is going to be consistent, and that the food is going to be good. They’ll do things very similarly at a high level each time you dine there. They likely know your name, your favorite dishes, and what to recommend based on your preferences. But each time, they’ll add one sweetener on, and that’s the creativity or new capability: the special each evening. You’re excited to know what it is, and you know it’ll be good because you’ve been going to this restaurant for decades and they don’t disappoint. They provide the leadership, relationship, and creativity to keep you coming back.

You can apply this LRC concept to a lot of things in life. You can apply it to your relationships with your children and grandchildren. They’ll come to you for your leadership because you’ve built a relationship and you’re able to help them think creatively about new capabilities they can bring into their lives.

LRC helps simplify figuring out how to help others move forward in life, so try referring to it when you’re working with clients, running your business, or when you’re giving advice to your family members. Until next time, enjoy.


If you’d like to read more on this topic, here are a few of our past Coyle Blog posts that you might enjoy:

Stellar Service

To Disagree and Commit



Gary Klaben serves as a Financial Advisor, and visionary for Coyle Financial Counsel. He has over 30 years of experience and is the author of Changing the Conversation, Wealth of Everything and co-author of The Business BattlefieldWhether advising his clients, mentoring his team, or coaching entrepreneurs, he is always simplifying complexity and motivating others to take the next action that’s right for them.

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