Becoming a Life Coach… A Story About Winning

  When I think about becoming a life coach, I think about my high school cross country and track coach, David. At that time, I wanted to become a coach like him…although the thought of coaching the regular PE classes and teaching remedial math did not appeal to me. I could tell those aspects of his job probably made him want to pull out his hair, because it was obvious to me that his passion was coaching.   When I wrote about the subject, “What is a Life Coach?, in a previous article, I wrote … [Read more...]

Leadership Training and Coaching Changes the World

When you first hear about leadership training and coaching, you can have many different reactions, but the truth is that it can, does, and will continue to change the world.  As human beings, our biggest barriers to change are fears, frustrations, lack of skills, and lack of knowledge.  We are fallible, but that doesn't mean change and progress isn't possible.  The best people to help individuals and groups make these kinds of changes are COACHES.  Leadership training and coaching will provide … [Read more...]

Leadership Training and Coaching: 5 steps to Success

  How can leadership training and coaching get me from A to B, once I decide where B is?   It starts with… 1. INTEREST. A thought of what might be. This is where most people begin and end. We might talk about it, but there is no emotional drive or action taking place. It’s like a typical motivational or training seminar, where we come home and continue our life as it has always been. UNLESS, you are one of the fortunate few to become… 2. DISSATISFIED: Now we’re talking…or … [Read more...]

Leadership Training and Coaching… How Can it Get Me to the Next Level?

  Leadership training and coaching programs provide people with training in the areas of commitment, leadership, and communication skills, as well as the practical coaching for putting them into effective practice. As leaders, we must go first. As leaders, we are watched and judged. Are we following through with our own commitments, or are we merely telling others what to do? As leaders, if we are inconsistent with our commitments, coaching can support and reinforce us in our … [Read more...]

Coaching Skills Series: The JOLT Technique

There are many coaching schools that teach concepts of integrity and accountability. In fact many coaching schools teach coaching skills that help you to become a coach that knows WHAT to do to become more fullfilled, powerful, and successful.   However, the biggest problem I find with new coaches that are trying to build a coaching practice (especially the ones that I meet in my coaches training) is not knowing what to do, but rather getting clients to DO what they ALREADY KNOW TO … [Read more...]

What’s the Easiest Way to Become a Life Coach?

PART 2 Whats the Easiest Way to Become a Life Coach? Uploaded by coachingskills1 Did I just say “easiest” way to become a life coach? Really, how can we make this easy? Because I've been wracking my brain over this question for the last few days until my brain feels like it is going to blow a fuse. The obvious answer is to get some really great coaching about how to do it. So let’s see what some of my mentors have taught me. There is difference between doing something, and talking about … [Read more...]

Career Coach…Extreme Makeover for Your Job?

Do you need a career coach? Are you stuck in a dead end job? Do you love what you do for work, or are you waiting to win the lottery so you can quit your job? Does going to work inspire you to be your best in all the other areas of your life, or does it make you feel grumpy and tired at the end of the day? Is your career fueling your passions, or is it a means to an end? Unfortunately, many people never get started because the task seems so daunting. Working with a career coach can have a … [Read more...]