Life Coach Tips To Start Strong In Every Session

When you're new to coaching, a few key life coach tips can feel like having a life vest on when you are about to go overboard in a stormy sea. If you're a newbie, and even if you're a more experienced coach, it may be a huge challenge to pick up the phone knowing you are the one running the coaching session with an actual client on the other end of the line. The best ways to get past this and start strong on all your sessions are life coach tips that I was lucky enough to get early on in my … [Read more...]

Your Coaching Practice: The Power Of Free Sessions

Your coaching practice can't help but grow like Starbucks grew crazy out of control with the power of the free session. If you're not practicing coaching through complementary sessions, you're being stupid and it's because you're afraid you really don't shake-up your clients' lives in powerful ways that'll free them from their 5 by 8 jail cell. If you believed in your own ability to coach you wouldn't allow your most precious source of new clients to rot right on the vine. Complementary … [Read more...]

Marketing For Coaches: The Power Of The Ebook

Marketing for coaches is never easy for any business owner. Many very good coaches don't make a red cent coaching because they simply run away from marketing like it's a deadly virus that'll kill them if they get anywhere near it. Marketing is about knowing your customer all the way down to their dirty underwear,  and then telling your prospects in writing, videos, social media, and face-to-face that "I know what it's like for you and what you're stressing out about right now and I can be the … [Read more...]

Life Coach Tips For When You Don’t Know What To Do

I keep a little list of life coach tips posted on the wall in my office. It's been up there since I started coaching although I don't use it much anymore. But it helped me out a lot in the past when I got in a panic on a call because I didn't know what to do next. Do you ever find yourself in that situation?Maybe my list of life coach tips will help you out sometime. How Often Do You Ask Yourself These Questions? One particularly scary situation for a new coach happens in your head as least as … [Read more...]

Life Coaching Career Lessons From A Blind Boy

I challenge you to see any similarities in your life coaching career and this story.  A blind boy was sitting against a building on a busy city street.  He held up a sign that said, “I’m blind, please help.”  In an upside down hat between his feet some people had thrown a few coins.  A man came up to him and asked if he could take his sign for a moment, and used the back side to create a new message.  Soon the hat began to fill up as people read the sign as they walked by.  When the man came … [Read more...]

Why Poverty Is Victory For Your Life Coaching Business

Can being in a state of poverty really help your life coaching business?  Although it seems counter-intuitive, we all know pain is very motivating.  In fact, one of my good friends says that where you have struggled most in your own life becomes your area of genius.  Why not look at poverty as a great opportunity? Life Coaching Business Lessons From Skid Row When you have hit bottom, you either stay put or move forward.  We’re seen examples of this on the streets where people camp out with … [Read more...]

Coaching Techniques: The Power Of Saying What’s On Your Mind

The simplest coaching techniques are often the most effective.  If you can say what’s on your mind, you allow your clients to do the same.  In fact, if you are wondering something and don’t ask your client you are really ripping them off by staying shallow.  Some questions may have a taboo feeling, but unless you get to an emotional level of conversation you won’t be able to transform your coaching clients.  These techniques can help you get started. Coaching Techniques To Rock The Boat 1.   … [Read more...]

The Pains And Pleasure Of Blogging When You Become A Coach: Part II

If you want to use the internet to get client leads when you become a coach, you need to have a blog and post on it regularly “come hell or high water.”  That is something I’ve learned as part of the blogging team for the JTS Advisors coaches training blog.  In a previous post, I wrote about some of the pleasures I’ve discovered as part of the team.  But it isn’t all fun and games when you take blogging as a serious daily responsibility.  So today you’ll hear about some of the pain involved in … [Read more...]

The Pains And Pleasures Of Blogging When You Become A Coach: Part I

If you want clients when you become a coach, daily blogging as part of an internet marketing plan is fast becoming a must.  So what is it like writing a blog?  The journey’s been rough but rewarding so far, definitely a mix of pain and pleasure for me!  Here are some of my musings on the pleasures of the blogging process...... Being On The Blogging Team At JTS Advisors The coaches training blog at JTS Advisors has been providing great content for several years, and I joined as a writer a few … [Read more...]

Life Coach Tips For Influencing The Dominant Client

In order to influence your client you need to lead, and there are specific life coach tips to be able to do it effectively.  Especially when your life coach client is a driven, high achiever, who is used to leading.  You can’t go head to head in battle with these clients, because someone is going to get injured.  Even if you win in the moment your coaching relationship will suffer.  Here are some tips to help you navigate what can often appear to be dangerous territory. Life Coach Tips To Lead … [Read more...]