You Won’t Be Coaching Long Without Coaching Communication Competence

Coaching communication competence is central to the effectiveness of coaching. If you can’t effectively communicate, you aren’t going to be a good coach. If the interaction between coach and client is restrained, reluctant, or repressed in any manner, then the coaching session or sessions will be unlikely to produce the desired outcomes What is Competent Communication? Competent communication is interaction that is viewed as effective in fulfilling specific and general objectives in a … [Read more...]

What is an Online Coaching Wiki?

Anyone ever hear of an online coaching wiki? Do you know what an online coach wiki is? Should you care? What’s a Wiki? Wiki is a website that allows for a collaborative editing of its content by users. The term was supposedly coined by Howard Cunningham, who developed the first wiki in 1995 called WikiWikiWeb. Mr. Cunningham, on his first trip to Hawaii, was informed by an airport worker that he needed to take the wiki wiki bus to get to the other airport terminal. At first he didn’t … [Read more...]

Why You Should Be Focusing on Success Zone Coaching

What is success zone coaching? Is it something you can use in your own coaching practice? Is it something that can help you find more outcomes for more clients, and boost the demand for your coaching services? What is the Success Zone? There are probably many different definitions for success zone, but it can be viewed as the positive place or attitude where the environment is ideal for achievement and success. There’s a good book, written by Andrew Mowatt, titled, The Success Zone, … [Read more...]

4 Tips for Increasing Your Personal Coach Salary

You often see articles about the average personal coach salary, or the amount the average life coach makes. However, who wants to be average? Who wants to make an average salary or a middle-of-the-road income? The question you really should be asking is - How do I make more as a persona coach? Average Personal Coach Salary Here are a few facts from the 2012 ICF Global Coaching Study, which surveyed over 12,000 coaches in 117 countries. The average salary of a life coach is … [Read more...]

Start a Special Group for Coaching Psychology

Here’s an idea for life coaches – start a special group for coaching psychology. You’re probably wondering why you would want to do that. What’s a group going to do for my coaching practice? Coaching Psychology is Trending With the popularity of using psychological models and assessment tools in life coaching, the trend will be toward an increased awareness of the role of coaching psychology in coaching. Application used in counseling and psychiatry will cross over and be modified for use … [Read more...]

A Sample Business Plan For a Life Coaching Business

You already know you need a business plan – so here you'll find a few tips on business plan writing and a sample business plan for a life coaching business. A Few Quick Tips on Writing a Business Plan for a Life Coaching Business Give yourself time to write it. You may even need to write it over the course of a few days. Don't rush! Make it comprehensive yet concise. That means it needs to contain all pertinent information, but you have to cut out the crap. Stick to the main … [Read more...]

What is Career Coaching and Why Do People Hire Career Coaches?

What is career coaching and why do people hire career coaches? If you become a career coach, is there a large target market waiting for your services? Will you become rich working as a career coach? Is the career coaching industry hot right now? Questions About Career Coaching You're thinking about becoming a coach and asking questions before jumping into the field. You are trying to do your due diligence before you sign up with a coaching program or switching careers and staking your … [Read more...]

Business Plan Coaching – Helping Clients Build a Strategic Plan – Step ONE: Capture

When you help your clients with business plan coaching, building a strategic plan is a great skill to have. Running corporate planning retreats and strategic planning consulting are great services to offer, and it makes a huge difference for your clients! Business Plan Coaching Step ONE: The Capture Step (Click HERE to download the PDF Summary) Before your client can start working on their business plan, they need to CAPTURE everything that might help them find the best goals, … [Read more...]

Business Plan Coaching and the Power of Strategic Planning

Business plan coaching is an integral part of business coaching, All business, from small to large, need a business plan. Whether your client is the owner, CEO, executive, or manager of a company, a business plan is am essential document that helps define and guide the business. Why is a Business Plan So Important? Some people think optimism and passion are enough to build a successful business. Sometimes, perhaps they are. But, usually, the time invested in creating a business plan will … [Read more...]

Strategic Planning is One of the Best Coaching Tips in Business Coaching

There are many coaching tips in business coaching that will help your clients become better business managers, owners, and leaders. However one of the most important tips is often overlooked and ignored. What is Strategic Planning? Strategic planning is a managerial activity that is used to capture goals and potential solutions, set priorities, focus energy, and organize goals and solutions to ensure that all parties (employees, management, independent agents, and others) are working … [Read more...]