6 Obstacles to Operating a Successful Coaching Practice

Running a successful coaching practice requires more than just coaching. Being the best coach in the world doesn’t mean your coaching business will be profitable and successful. Is Your Coaching Business Struggling? If your practice is merely treading water and barely staying afloat, you might be doing something wrong. But, before you run out and sign up for more coach training, take a few minutes to analyze the way you run a business. It might not be your coaching skills that are lacking; … [Read more...]

Successful Coaching Is Turning The Gun On The Coach

Successful coaching is getting through your clients’ thick head that they can’t get a thousand percent boost in their business or life until they see themselves as the lion tamer of getting the results they need from coaching. This means they need to be trained to whip you into shape and get you to perform at the highest level you possibly can so they get the most they possibly can out of coaching with you. You have to turn the tables on the way you think of coaching relationships. Coaching … [Read more...]

Successful Coaching Is Far Beyond Nabbing New Clients

Successful coaching is driving to stretch your client beyond her comfort levels to help her achieve her goals and then instead of stopping and resting on her heals, you get her to set new stretch goals so she can move into a place of real power where she can have a real impact on her family, business and professional life, shift her finances to create enough wealth to support her long-term visions, and get started on how she plans to give back once she has arrived at a plateau in her … [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...]

The Top 10 Client Commitments for Successful Coaching

Successful coaching involves a complex interplay between coach and client. As a skilled coach you know the steps to a successful and transformative coaching relationship. You understand that you need to build and sometimes break rapport, to ask uncomfortable questions, and to push your clients beyond their comfort zones. But you are only half of the equation. What are your client's responsibilities in ensuring success? The Client Commitments 1. Commit to a higher standard. If your clients … [Read more...]

4 Successful Coaching Tips From A Surprising Source

Do you think that you can get any tips about successful coaching from an orchestral conductor? How about if he's three years old? Well, I think you can. I just watched an incredible video that is packed with examples of what you need to do if you want to be successful at coaching. Here are four. Be Totally Involved Successful coaching requires you to put your whole self into the process. While you may not make the body and arm movements of a conductor, you still need to be energetically … [Read more...]

10 Client Commitments You Need For Successful Coaching

Successful coaching requires a partnership between you and your client. There are rewards and responsibilities on both sides. You've probably read and heard a lot about your side, the coach's side, of the equation. But what about your clients? What do they need to contribute to your working relationship to maximize their success from working with you? The 10 Client Commitments 1. Show up to sessions on time and in focus: Being on time means your client is committed to maximizing her experience … [Read more...]

Lessons For Successful Coaching From A Wooden Puzzle

When I told my husband I was looking for inspiration for a blog on successful coaching, he said “how about this?” and pulled a new wooden puzzle out of his carrier bag. As I watched him take the puzzle apart and work on putting it back together, I realized the puzzle and his approach to it exemplify a great approach to successful coaching so... Successful Coaching Requires Focus and Persistence When working on a puzzle, my husband is a great model for a coach working with a client. Whether … [Read more...]

Successful Coaching Is Turning The Gun On The Coach

is getting through your clients’ thick head that they can’t get a thousand percent boost in their business or life until they see themselves as the lion tamer of getting the results they need from coaching. This means they need to be trained to whip you into shape and get you to perform at the highest level you possibly can so they get the most they possibly can out of coaching with you. You have to turn the tables on the way you think of coaching relationships. Coaching isn’t a one way … [Read more...]

Coaching Tips: The Secret Behind Successful Coaching

Inevitably, some of your clients will be successful coaching clients and some of them won’t have as much success.  Do some clients try harder than others, are more motivated, or are just plain smarter?  These factors don’t predict whether someone will become a successful coaching story; one that will give you great testimonials and send you referrals.   The best coaching tips are not about teaching you how to motivate your clients to work harder or teach them new strategies.  While these are … [Read more...]