When giving advice, shared experiences are more impactful than opinions. As author Laura Meyer says, “I simply shared my experience, telling her not what she should do but my thinking when I was in her shoes.” Sharing our journeys provides context, mapping the twists and turns we navigated. In my practice, conveying examples from my experiences gives clients a framework to creatively tackle challenges. The next time someone asks your advice, try relating an experience over an opinion to build trust and growth. Read on to learn more about the power of shared experiences versus opinions when offering valuable advice.