How to Coach Your Clients Past Their Victim Mentality

I just got off the phone with my coach. He told me to write this down immediately. So at the risk of sounding like a total drama queen... ...I’m sending this to you fresh and raw. So you (or your clients) never repeat the same mistake I just made. After 19 years of trying to ‘make a marriage work’... My spouse and I just divorced. I continued to work on maintaining a good relationship with my ‘ex’ for our children’s benefit… ...especially our now 13 year old … [Read more...]

How to Take Away The Fear Of Becoming A Psychology Life Coach

What is the difference between a psychology life coach and a psychologist? The main difference is the university degree and credentials that a psychologist has to earn before using the title. Unless you have the credentials, you don't want people to think you are a psychologist unless you want to get in major trouble with the law. There is a place for psychology life coaches, and without understanding human psychology. 3 Keys to Success as a Psychology Life Coach Understanding What People … [Read more...]

The Single Biggest Mistake You Can Make As A Business Leadership Coach

One of the biggest mistakes that a business leadership coach can make is getting confused between application and benefit. If you are not truly clear about the difference, your business leadership coaching clients can miss the boat entirely. The result will can be costly in terms of blood, sweat, and tears. Application vs. Benefit: What You Need To Know As A Business Leadership Coach When your business clients are excited to share a new product that they have discovered, created, or wish to … [Read more...]

Coaching Arguments: Should Personal Coaches Push Or Pull?

One of the biggest coaching debates is whether personal coaches should push or pull their clients. In one camp, there are the directive personal coaches who say clients need to be held accountable to tasks in order to transform their lives. In the other camp, a non-directional personal coach view says that Freudian listening will help you gain access to the inner challenges your clients face. Personal Coaches Fighting? Why Can't We All Be Friends? Silly as it sounds, there are a lot of … [Read more...]

The First Step To Building a Coaching Practice

A lot of coaches never get around to building a coaching practice because they don't feel like they are ready. Others don't know where to begin. Of course, you can begin by coaching your friends and family. But does it really count? Building a coaching practice is much more than coaching. It's proactively meeting people, setting up free coaching sessions, and enrolling them into coaching. The Distinction Between Building a Coaching Practice and Just Coaching When you actively contact people … [Read more...]

Coaching Best Practices: 3 Weird Ways to Get Coaching Clients

Some of the coaching best practices to get coaching clients may seem a bit odd at first, but they are highly effective because they go below the radar that tells people to say 'no' automatically. Most people aren't even aware that their sub-conscious is programmed to say no to any type of sales. Think of the last time someone walked up to you in a department store, asking if there was anything they could do to help you. The natural reaction is "No, thanks." The natural reaction most people have … [Read more...]

How to Build An Executive Coaching Career By Delivering Happiness

Here you go: Tony Hsieh, the CEO of, probably wasn't thinking of building an executive coaching career when he Zappos was in its infancy, but he sure developed a great strategy for building a winning team. I recently had the opportunity to tour the corporate offices in Las Vegas. Had I not seen the culture with my own eyes, it would have been hard to believe that this was the same company that grew from $0 to $1.2 billion in 10 years. Executive Coaching Career Secrets That I Stole … [Read more...]

The Little Red Coaching Psychology Manual: It’s About How You Say It

If there was such a thing as the Little Red Coaching Psychology Manual, the first chapter would start off with, "It's not what you say, but how you say it." Here are some tips that should be in the even the most concise coaching psychology manual. 3 Tips To Connecting Through Language "You" is usually the best way to address someone. "We" can sound placating and condescending. Didn't you hate it when teachers said something like, "Class. We better line up quickly and quietly if we don't … [Read more...]

What Does A Freak Show Have To Do With Coaching Techniques For PFTS?

One of the key coaching techniques for pfts (that's code for profits) is to grab people's attention. Did you know that it's virtually impossible for us as humans to see another human in an unfamiliar position and to not look? That's why we loved the book, "Ripley's Believe It Or Not" as children and are drawn to shows like Circ de Soleil as adults. How can we use apply this to our coaching techniques and profit? I Like Freaky Things And Other Coaching Techniques For PFTS If you have a … [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...]