Articulation means describing client’s current state as it is perceived by the Coach. Metaphorically speaking, it is a kind of mirror, with the help of which Coach tries to show The client situation they are in, or to which their actions have led. Sometimes this part of coaching session can become highly emotional, therefore coach should refrain from judgments and overinterpretation. On the linguistic level articulation should state only facts and their mutual correlation.
Articulation should not be confused with a Paraphrase which deals more with understanding client’s statements rather than their general situation. Articulation is also not Feedback, as Feedback is more about describing observable actions of a client and not their overall situation.
Articulation can be used to describe either positive situation or state client is in or negative situation which they want to change because of discomfort or even distress.