Coaching Tricks: Three Times to Be the REALLY Bad Cop

It’s nice to be nice to the nice. But unless it delivers the goods it’s not nice, it’s just drivel. That’s why these coaching tricks are worth their weight in gold. Remember, your client pays you with their hard earned cash for RESULTS. Cut off the Bullshit Have you ever found yourself in the middle of a coaching session with your head snapping back. And just before you nodded out, you saw the clock on the wall and realize that your client had been droning on for an entire hour – SAYING … [Read more...]

Three Tips for Efficient and Effective Group Coaching

Group coaching can leverage time and increase income. Sounds great. But, not if you sacrifice the quality of your clients’ coaching experience. Follow these tips and you can get the best of everything. Don’t Let Your Clients Hide in the Crowd Coaching clients are torn. They come to coaching to get personal help and attention. But since this is sometimes painful, they also like to duck when the spotlight comes their way. One approach is to have a systematic way of working with your group. … [Read more...]

Career Coaching: Perhaps Your Most Critical Role

Whether career coaching is your main focus or just an incidental element of your practice, today it may be your area of greatest contribution. Here’s why. Unemployment Is on Everybody’s Mind No one – yes, no one – has a problem sacrificing for the greater good. And no one – yes, no one –feels good about being sacrificed by those “fat cats” who in the final scene escape to somewhere that the normal man cannot imagine, like Aruba. So faced with this scene of absolute betrayal, what do millions … [Read more...]

Is Your Successful Coaching Successful for Your Client?

This is, all too often, a valid question. Too often “successful coaching” leaves the client unaffected, or worse, damaged. With coaching becoming an “in” profession, self-ordained, “master coaches” naively – if not innocently – faking their way through coaching sessions relying on a warm personality, a gentle touch and a sincere-looking smile. Are You Coaching from Instinct and Inspiration, or Worse – Are You a Mail Order Coach? Coaching is a well established practice of art and science. While … [Read more...]

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Become Clairvoyant with Assessment Coaching

There is nothing like clairvoyance to impress your mortal clients. Know them better than their closest friends. Reveal their deepest secrets during your first encounter. It’s all possible – well, sort of – once you make assessment coaching a standard part of your new client intake process. If You Are Familiar with Assessments, Skip this Paragraph Assessment coaching involves administering and interpreting standardized psychological instruments which analyze the style, values and skills of … [Read more...]

Using Networking to Grow Your Coaching Practice

This is the “Age of Networking.” Whether face to face or via social media, you can connect with more people in a single day, than your grandparents could in a lifetime. This makes networking key to the success of your coaching practice. But you’ve got to do it right. Make the People You Meet Your Coaching Practice’s Unpaid Recruiters The secret is not to try to convince the people that you meet at networking events to use your services directly. They may be put off if you seem too pushy. … [Read more...]

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Building a Coaching Practice Using Public Presentations

Delivering content-rich public presentations is one of the best ways of building a coaching practice. But you have to do it right. Set the Stage for Your “Close” at Your “Opening” Don’t make your presentation a sales pitch, but don’t wait until the end to let your audience know that you have services that you would like them to buy. If you do, it often comes across as deception. Offer a transcript of your presentation. Offer to send them your email newsletter. Offer free individual follow … [Read more...]

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Coaching Mastermind Groups Taps into Universal Power

To understand coaching mastermind groups you must first understand the concept. Napoleon Hill defined a mastermind group as a group of people who come together with the common interest of the betterment of all. He said that when the group comes together to freely share their ideas in a spirit support for mutual benefit, it is as if an additional mind is created, a master mind, which is able to tap into and focus the infinite power of the universe for the betterment of the entire group. Each … [Read more...]

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Marketing for Coaches Is One Audition after Another

Whether on the web, in print or from the stage, marketing for coaches comes down to demonstrating your ability to bring positive transformation to your clients. When you think of it that way, each interaction you have with prospective clients is an audition. Don’t tell me, show me! Your prospective clients are looking for a coach who can deliver results. That means that talking about theories or what you would like to do just won’t cut it. Marketing for coaches must show the results you have … [Read more...]

Life Balance Coaching – Thriving on Life’s Tightrope

Through life balance coaching, you help your clients meet the demands of work, family, and themselves. By understanding the four basic human needs and establishing strategies to increasing your clients’ fulfillment of each need, they will not only be happier, but their new positive behavior will be self-reinforcing. Each of Us Is “Hardwired” with Four Fundamental Needs Life balance coaching requires the understanding of our needs for Significance, Love and Connection, Certainty and Variety, … [Read more...]