The Coaching Tools Company Celebrates Partnership With International Coaching Federation

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Wow, we’re excited to announce a new Business Solutions Partnership With The International Coaching Federation (ICF) , which gives ICF Members Special Discounts On Coaching Tools And Exercises At The Coaching Tools Company.com. And we looks forward to reaching more coaches than ever before.

When I started selling these coaching tools and exercises five and a half years ago, I had no idea it would grow to be a six-figure business. Now, The Coaching Tools Company.com (http://www.thecoachingtoolscompany.com/) is excited to announce we’re partnering with the biggest coaching organization in the world, the International Coaching Federation (ICF), offering special discounts to Read More…

12 Types of Difficult Participants You May Meet in Group and Team Coaching and How to Deal With Them | By Jennifer Britton

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When expanding the coaching conversation beyond our individual coaching engagements to team or group coaching, many new and experienced coaches are concerned with facing difficult participants. For each one of us “difficult” looks a little different.

The idea of working with difficult participants is a perspective. It is important to remember that tricky issues will emerge in a group or team coaching engagement when people do not feel safe, valued or heard. This points to the importance of building trust and connection amongst your group members and spending time early on getting to know them.

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Coaching Tools Company 2014 - Survey of How Can We Help You More?

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In this year’s 3rd Annual Survey, 212 of you kindly responded – so a BIG Thank-you! If you’re interested in what your fellow “Launch Pad” Newsletter Readers do, how long they’ve been coaching, their goals, the challenges they’re facing, what they like and don’t like about our newsletter (and more!) – read on!

About You Question 1: What kind of coaching do you do?

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Life Coaching 65.6% Executive / Leadership Coaching 34.9% (Small) Business Coaching 33.0% Career Coaching 27.8% Spiritual Coaching 19.3% Relationship Coaching 18.4% Other (please specify) 17.9% Health Coaching 13.7% Read More…

Here Are 13 Ways To Boost Your Coaching Relationships!

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The best coaching comes not from the coach with the most advanced coaching skills, but from the best coaching relationships. For a client to show who they really are – being vulnerable enough to trust you their hopes, fears and what they dream of – they must feel safe with you. They need to relate to you and trust you, they need to feel that you support them without judgement and see the best in them – not matter what.

What are the benefits of strong coaching relationships? Well, when you have strong coaching relationships, your clients will achieve Read More…

Add Group and Team Coaching To Expand Your Practice! | By Guest Author Jennifer Britton

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Group and Team Coaching are two related sub-disciplines of the coaching profession. These modalities offer coaches an opportunity to expand their services and support to a wider cross-section of individuals. This article explores several ways coaches may wish to consider adding group and team coaching to their mix.

Many coaches today create their own group coaching programs for the public. When I started offering group coaching more than a decade ago, one of my first series of programs was the “Your Balanced Life”™ series. As a former global leader I was passionate at that time about work-life balance issues. What Read More…

Here are 7 Reasons You Might Want to Get Your Own Coach! | By Guest Author Kerryn Griffiths

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Arguably one of the best coaching tools of all is simply to have your own coach. Kerryn Griffiths, champion of peer and mentor coaching explains why she believes coaching is so essential for coaching in this week’s article. Read on!

When I’m looking for a coach, it’s essential to me that my coach has a coach of their own. Coaching is not about ‘fixing’ something that’s broken – it’s about being the best you can be – and if I’m taking on a coach to help me be at my best, I want to be sure that they Read More…

12 Leadership Qualities, Using Coaching to Develop Leadership, Tools to Help You!

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I’ve noticed an increase in the requests for Leadership Tools over the last 18 months or so. With a challenging economy for so many businesses, more transparency via social media and the internet (disgruntled customers and employees make their thoughts and experiences public!), and more and more reports that prove leadership qualities are good for the bottom line – organizations want leaders!

But what’s interesting is that when I ask what leadership tools people are looking for, or what they want help with – I’m getting a big fat zero. Businesses want leaders, leaders want coaches, and coaches want tools Read More…

10 Key Qualities You Need to BE to HAVE a 6 Figure (Coaching) Business

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There are plenty of resources out there to help you run and grow your coaching business; articles, ebooks, courses you can attend in person, online courses you can attend virtually or ecourses you can do from the comfort of your own home. But there are some things they won’t teach you – and that’s how you need to BE to succeed. And that’s what I’ve tried to sum up below, because in the last 10 years of growing a 6 figure business, I learned a lot – the hard way… And I’d love to share it with you!

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How (not ) to Sell Coaching & What to Do Instead | By Guest Author Ellen Ercolini

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This week’s great article from Ellen Ercolini looks at how the “traditional” way of selling coaching fails us as coaches, and suggests a way out! Read on…

Selling coaching is not as easy as it seems when you’re talking to people who are not coaches themselves. For many people, coaching is an entirely foreign concept, easily confused with therapy.

And it’s very common to sell coaching by the hour, session or month.

When we sell by the hour, session or month, here’s what a potential client hears: “It’s 150 an hour, how many hours it takes will depend on Read More…

Free Webinar for You From our Sister Company, The Coaching Toys Store!

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A Creative Path To Powerful Coaching!

Artful Ways to Increase Awareness, Shift Perspectives and Play With Possibilities. with Marcy Nelson-Garrison M.A. L.P, C.P.C.C.

The best way to learn about right brain processes is to experience them. “The Coaching Tools Company.com” is teaming up with sister company “The Coaching Toys Store” to help you become a more powerful coach. Marcy Nelson-Garrison will take us for a creative romp that will tap into intuition and non-verbal knowing. Use visual stimulus, metaphor, movement and a sense of play to increase self-awareness, shift perceptions and expand the field of inquiry.

WHEN: Thursday May 8th, Read More…