The Craziest ways Coaches Practice Their Skills

Coaches practice their skills as a life coach all day everyday. How awesome is it that coaches get to practice becoming an expert simply by living life? It’s not always awesome, sometimes it’s really challenging. It’s easy to feel like a total hypocrite when you are coaching your clients to control their anger and set goals toward their best life, while you lay on the coach eating cake and screaming at your husband or wife. The truth is you are human, expert or not, being a life coach … [Read more...]

Breaking the Cycle, Key to Stress Coaching Success

There is a great scene in the movie The Last Samurai that has a strong lesson for stress coaching. In this scene, a young Japanese archer tells the Western hero, Nathan Algren, that the reason he cannot beat the samurai in sword fighting is that “he has too many minds.” One mind is wheeling the sword. One mind is aware of the mind wheeling the sword. And one and many more minds each being aware of those minds being aware. There are few situations more threatening than being at the wrong end … [Read more...]

Starting a Life Coaching Practice: The Pleasure and Pain – Part 1

When starting a life coaching practice you will undoubtedly experience both pleasure and pain. Like any business, there are ups and downs; it’s one wild roller coaster ride, and the ride seems to never stop!. This post is all about the PAIN. The next post will lift your spirits, brighten your soul, and make you feel good about starting a life coaching practice; it will be all about the pleasure! 5 Reasons You Will Feel Pain When Starting a Life Coaching Practice Clients? Where are the … [Read more...]

Relationship Coach Training: Males vs. Females

It’s males versus females in the relationship coach training class. Get a ring-side seat and enjoy all the thrills! If your relationship coach training didn’t include a class on males versus females, you missed out on one key ingredient of your training. One ingredient you will need in your relationship mentoring business. Relationship coach training should include:  How to coach relationships - healthy relationships, conflict resolution, communication skills, and more. Personal … [Read more...]

Fun Breakthroughs: Should A Personal Life Coach Bungee Jump?

What should a personal life coach do if she were to be invited to go bungee jumping to help a friend celebrate a major accomplishment? Is it a requirement to face all your personal fears as a life coach? Where does a life coach draw the line? It's not as easy as it sounds. Personal Life Coaches Are Supposed To Play Big...Right? I've learned as a personal life coach that my clients suffer when I'm not expanding my own comfort zone. I also believe if you're not growing, you're dying. I am … [Read more...]

Leadership Coaching Services Meeting The Need

Recently I was wondering what the differences were between leadership coaching services and executive and corporate coaching services. As far as I can tell they are very similar with only slight variations. What Are The Differences? Top notch leadership coaching services cater to individuals and team leaders. Corporate coaching services have the same target market, but specialize in the corporate world, and helping the company by helping the company’s leadership. Where as leadership … [Read more...]

Coaching Techniques For PDFs

Producing coaching techniques for PDFs can be very beneficial to you and your business. There are many different ideas for content and ways you can package your material. Below are a few ideas to get you started. Ways of Delivery For Coaching Techniques For PDF White Papers: PDF format works well for white papers. As a rule, white paper content is in report, study or guide format. White papers are used to educate and/or solve problems of your readers, giving the needed information for … [Read more...]

How to Become a Business Coach Is a Two Part Story

One of the biggest questions in coaching today is how to become a business coach. The reason is that business coaching is where the benefits of individual coaching can be leveraged throughout an entire organization. So both the potential impact of your coaching, and your fees can be amazing. The Ultimate Double-Win Equation It’s worth learning how to become a business coach because once you get it, you can get the double-win of helping the individual and the organization. Imagine for a minute … [Read more...]

How to Get Coaching Clients While They do All The Work

Wouldn’t it be nice to know how to get coaching clients without having to do the prospecting yourself? If you are just getting started or well into you coaching practice there are some simple tricks you can learn to know how to get coaching clients coming to you. I’m just getting started and I want to coach, not prospect. What do I do? I know how it is when you start your coaching practice and you don’t know how to get coaching clients. You are so eager to start coaching and so excited to start … [Read more...]

Sports Psychology and Coaching: Lessons From a Youth Sports Coach

Working with athletes to improve their game requires the best sports psychology and coaching skills you have. It also requires lessons from a youth sports coach. You’ve seen the youth coach - the dad who lugs around the bag of equipment to every practice. Yes, those dads, the ones without fancy certifications, extensive knowledge, or years of training. They are not sports psychologists and coaching experts, but they have a few lessons to teach you. These coaches are mere volunteers, but … [Read more...]