Business Planning is something we need to do regularly – to review our goals, progress and setting actions that keep us on course. Many of us think business planning is something dreadfully serious and/or tedious – detailed plans, task lists and hard, hard slog. Add in the feeling of overwhelm when we look at everything we ‘need’ to do, the guilt we feel for what we haven’t done – and the pressure to succeed, make money and get new clients. It’s no wonder so many of us avoid planning. And here are some business tips to help you!
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We found this infographic – and loved it so much we made it our infographic of the month!
Do you do any of the 5 weird habits? Because they seem like “Coaching Habits” to me – they’re exactly the kind of questions and reframes that we coaches like to challenge our clients with.
And this infographic fits beautifully with our article this week: How to Create your own “Daily Success Habits”.
ENJOY! Warmly, Emma-Louise
Source: This infographic is from a site called OpenForum.com
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I first remember learning about Tuckman’s Team & Group Development Model while a management trainee at a large company. I found it fascinating – because I instantly saw that this model applies to ANY groups. It helps with understanding the stages of development a team goes through at work, but it also applies to groups of friends, networking groups, volunteering organizations – in fact it applies anywhere you interact regularly with others in a group setting.
Learning about this model can help you at work AND at home, and it can also help you help your clients – whatever kind Read More…
I am often asked what is a SWOT Analysis? Well, I’ve been doing them for decades and it’s one of my favourite tools! When I started The Coaching Tools Company, the Personal SWOT (for career planning and coaching) was one of the very first tools available on the website. It’s a powerful tool to have in your toolkit – read on to get the lowdown…
So, what is a SWOT analysis?
SWOT stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats, and the something being evaluated could be a business, a person, place, product, process or even an industry. Also Read More…
People have been emailing saying things like, “I love your new business coaching tools, but where do I start?” So, I wrote this article to outline the 30 business coaching tools in our Business Coaching Toolkit, including why, when and in what order to use them. This article was written to help you use our Business Coaching Toolkit more effectively, but is also helpful if you’re a Business Coach looking for a process to follow, if you want to create a Business Coaching Program or perhaps simply want some new business coaching tool ideas for your toolkit!
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Alert All Business Coaches! The Business Coaching Toolkit is here.
When I started my coaching business, I knew I needed these tools! How do I come up with a Mission Statement? What are my Business’ Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats? How do I come up with and track my Business Goals? The resources I found always seemed too complicated.
And then a couple of years ago I started to get emails from my readers and fans asking for coaching tools to support business coaches.
So, thank-you for the inspiration! After months of work and in conjunction with successful Read More…
The Wheel of Life can be customised to an individual client’s situation in a surprising number of ways. In this article we look at using the Wheel in Career, Executive or Business coaching (although other niches will also find these tips helpful).
1. Using the Wheel of Life to Make a Decision
This can be choosing between a number of options or a “Yes” or “No” decision.
Examples of when to use: Client is looking at a number of new career options, considering whether to accept a promotion or move jobs or needs to make a business decision.
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