Assessment Coaching: Seeing Beyond the Veil

Face it, without assessment coaching, it is a kind of guessing game. Even the best coaches are often engaged in a process of hide and seek with their clients. Whether they are conscious of it or not, clients often hide their true feelings, or the events that form the basis of their behavior. And as a result, coaches are left to “fill in the blanks”. I know It Is Your Dirty Little Secret Yes! It is your dirty little secret. You wish that you had a way to see beyond that veil that even your … [Read more...]

To Specialize or Not: the Dilemma of the New Coach

When you are just starting out as a new coach, it is easy to think that it is best to be open to every possible opportunity no matter what it involves or where it comes from. How can you pass up an opportunity? You are just starting out and, frankly, you could really use the money. So what do you do? Capitalize on Your Experience In a lot of ways your training in coaching, itself, prepares you well for your new career as a coach. But the experiences you have had growing up, or in your earlier … [Read more...]

3 Tips For Coaching Time Management I Learned From My Kids

Most tips for coaching are a dime for a dozen these days, but these time management coaching tips I learned from my kids are priceless. Even if you don’t have kids, awaken the child within and see how you can get more out of your day. Tips For Coaching That Kids Learn Before Kindergarten 1. Get 10 Results by 10am: My kids wake up early, jump out of bed, and get into action immediately. The old saying, “The early bird catches the worm” was right. Most people wake up, putz around for awhile, … [Read more...]

The Essence of a Business Coaching Practice

One goal of a business coaching practice is to make it clear what a coach must practice on a daily basis to create success. Coaching must be broken down to the simplest format of what it takes to build you up personally into a person that understands themselves and their business. This will remove any doubt and erase the question of why you are doing what you are doing. Before long, you will be walking as tall as John Wayne. Traits Displayed In a Business Coaching Practice It all starts with … [Read more...]

What Makes a Good Personal Fitness Coach?

Yesterday a client of mine asked me if I knew of a good personal fitness coach. Now, this is a personal topic for me, as a Coach and as a fitness junkie. Personal fitness coaches have a responsibility to up hold a higher standard of moral and ethical behavior. People trust these coaches to guide them to a healthier, fun filled and more fruitful life style. How Does a Personal Fitness Coach Get Results? First of all, a personal fitness coach emphasizes personal accountability. Without … [Read more...]

Coaching and Leadership: What’s the Difference?

Coaching and leadership are skills required of anyone who wants to make a big impact in this world. Leadership involves developing a compelling vision of the future, and sharing that vision in a way that draws followers who become dedicated to turning the vision into a reality. Coaching involves gaining insights into what makes individuals and groups do what they do. It also involves working with people to help them breakthrough barriers that hold them back from achieving their own goals and the … [Read more...]

Mindset Coaching Over Matter

Yes, since it is mind over matter, mindset coaching is the coaching that counts. Period. Even if you are a successful physical fitness coach, you are dealing with their mindset. If you don’t think so, just remember back to the last time a client cried all night for being over-weight, and then had a huge banana split for breakfast. If you ended up doing any good for your client, then you were coaching your client’s mindset. The Fact Is our Mind Drives our Behavior Every human’s mind chooses … [Read more...]

The New Coach: Coaching Hobby or Profession

For the purposes of this post, the difference between a profession and a hobby for the new coach is whether or not the coach is making a reasonable income for their efforts. If they are not, the coach either needs to make some changes – fast – or they need to accept that they have only found a very interesting hobby. Here are three things to do to move their coaching from a hobby to a profession. First, the New Coach Must See Themself as a Professional Coach Until the new coach actually … [Read more...]

Life Balance Coaching: Can I Serve Others And Be Myself?

I’m going to tell you about a great lesson I had in life balance coaching that I wasn’t expecting this week that shocked me and woke me up to the reality that my depressed client was so focused on helping others she has no goals she could think of to work on and no real passion for anything when it comes to her own advancement or happiness. This lady retired from a hi-tech writing position 10 years ago at age 50, and she’s now a very unhappy 60 year old woman in Silicon Valley who spends 100% of … [Read more...]

Why People Look For A Personal Development Life Coach

Why doesn’t everyone want a personal development life coach? It seems obvious to most coaches that personal development is the way to go. In fact, personal development life coaches could rightly argue they can help just about anyone. Why aren’t their doors being beaten down by clients? Sad Truth #1: People Don’t Need A Personal Development Life Coach Unfortunately, most people don’t see a personal development life coach as the access to having what they want. They may want a better job, a … [Read more...]