My Blind Coaching Client Bought a Car?

I was running a discovery session the other day and asked my client this question... “What factors influenced you when you bought your last car?” He told me, “I’m blind.” Embarrassed, I apologized awkwardly... ...until he interrupted me... “But... I have a car.” He went on to describe the leather seats… ...the rims on the wheels… ...the smooth ride. He obviously loved his car. Weird? Yes. He confessed as much… ...that owning a car he couldn’t drive didn’t … [Read more...]

Sell Coaching Without Coercion

What’s the best way to sell coaching with integrity? You have to believe in the product. I used to sell coaching by “paying it forward”. Coaching gave me my own personal breakthroughs… ...and, in turn, I’d tell everyone how great coaching was… ...that coaching could make breakthroughs possible for them as well. But I started to have doubts… ...when my husband and I divorced after 19 years of marriage. I was supposed to be a coach… ...but I couldn’t even save my own … [Read more...]

Coach’s Guide to Celebrating Wins

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to coach a rockstar client? I worked with a client who was so famous… ...that Harvard University included one of his books in their MBA program. This client made and lost millions over his lifetime… ...and should have been living well by the time we met. Ironically... ...despite all the businesses he had helped to build… ...he was in a slump. So he needed help. From me? What could I possibly offer this … [Read more...]

“My Wife Hired a Hitman to Kill Me”… Craziest Coaching Session Ever

Craziest Coaching Session Ever… It started with Russian mail-order bride and a hitman… Don't dive in the water with your client unless you want to drown. ...but I’ll get to that in a moment. If you want to save someone from drowning, you can't jump into the water with them... ...or you will both go under. It's the same when you're trying to coach someone. If you "jump into the water" with your client... you lose the ability to be objective enough to help them. Yet we … [Read more...]

Coaching Hack to Overcome Resistance

If you can get yourself to do the things you... ...resist ...avoid ...or put off... ...then your coaching business dreams could come true, right? Recently, I bought a book about coaching (off the internet), and I was surprised to discover that it was actually all about Scientology. And I’ve got nothing against any religion, belief system, or lifestyle… But Scientology does have a reputation for being a bit of a cult. And that got me thinking… How do cults get so many … [Read more...]

Best Coaching Models to Know

Best Coaching Models to Know

Many people are unaware that there are a number of different coaching models that can be used by a coach. It certainly pays to match your coaching style with your client’s needs to get the best results. Let’s have a look at some of these different coaching models. GROW Coaching Model This is one of the best and well-known coaching models which was created by Sir John Whitmore. The GROW coaching model contains the following four major stages in the process: 1. Goal: This is the point … [Read more...]

How to Start Coaching Without Feeling GUILTY

How to Start Coaching Without Feeling GUILTY

The GUILT in coaching is super-prevalent, and lots of new coaches ask me how to start coaching without feeling guilty. Here are a few coaching tips around the GUILT coaches feel: The 2 Stages of "Coach Guilt" When a new coach just starts out, the first stage goes as follows: Feeling guilty about one of your coaching clients can erode your coaching power. "I'm excited and can’t wait to help EVERYONE! How do I get my first coaching client?" The second stage of coaching is a bit … [Read more...]

The Best Life Coaching Tips The Feline Way

The Best Life Coaching Tips: The Feline Way

Offering life coaching tips the feline way to your clients will undoubtedly help them lead a happy and fulfilling life. It is remarkable how many valuable lessons you can learn from cats, our furry companions. I have invariably been a dog owner all of my life, I never knew much about cats.  However, I did have a couple of friends who, over the years lovingly shared their cherished cats' unique stories with me. It wasn't until a few months ago after keenly watching a show on the National … [Read more...]

Quick Coaching Tips: The #1 Skill a Coach Must Develop to Succeed

I know quick coaching tips are a dime a dozen, but this one is critical (and most coaches miss it). I was talking to a friend yesterday about how she was struggling to hold on to her intimate relationship. I asked her "What's your goal?", and she said that she wanted to 'get love' and 'have some attention' from her significant other.  OUCH My response: "Then your relationship is already dead." Why?  Because you can't maintain a strong relationship when your … [Read more...]

Life Coaching Tips UK

Thriving Abroad: Essential Life Coaching Tips UK

Many people love the idea of becoming a life coach in a foreign country and if you are thinking about becoming one in the UK, here are some life coaching tips UK. The following ‘toolbox’ carries concepts which when applied to your life will help to make your life as a coach in the UK an adventure and not a disaster. Life Coaching Tips UK Toolbox Adjust: Firstly you need to learn how to adjust. Adapt yourself to your new surroundings and the new way of life. Discover the UK culture … [Read more...]