Balance & Self-Care: Are We Doing Enough For Our Clients?

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We live in societies that place great value on results - achievement, qualifications, status and success - often at great personal expense. Many people work themselves extremely hard - ignoring what their bodies and minds are telling them. But what's the point of success, a great career - if you're always stressed, overwhelmed, don't see your family and friends (or are grumpy/tired when you do see them)?

What I find interesting is that whilst balance and self-care are central to many life coaches' practices, it seems that in the corporate world these words are tiptoed around (even though we Read More...

Balance & Self-Care Toolkit: Step by Step Guide on How and When to Use These Tools!

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We live in a society that rewards us for achievement, qualifications, status and success. Many people work themselves extremely hard to get there - ignoring what their bodies and minds are telling them. But what's the point of success, a great career - if you're always stressed, overwhelmed, don't see your family and friends (or are grumpy/tired when you do see them)?

This article about our Balance & Self-Care Tools and Toolkit was written in answer to a request for more information on how to use our toolkits more effectively. These articles are also helpful if you're looking for a 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...

My Relaxing Planning Ritual: How To Grow Your Business, Stay on Target and Find Inner Peace!

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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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5 Weird Habits of Successful People! Infographic of the Month

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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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Tuckman’s Team & Group Development Model: What You Need To Know To Get Your New Team Performing Beautifully!

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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...

Coaching Tools 101: Everything you need to know about SWOT Analysis!

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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...

30 Business Coaching Tools: What, How and When To Use Them!

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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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The Business Coaching Toolkit is Finally Here!

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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 business Read More...

Coaching Tools 101: What Is The Urgent Important Matrix? And How Does It Work?

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The Urgent Important Matrix is a powerful productivity and time management tool to help people manage their time more effectively. It's great for a wide spectrum of coaching from career, executive and business coaching to life and even spiritual coaching. It's a great model to share with youth and anyone who is disorganized to help them be more focused - and it's a compelling experiential tool to use in a workshop or seminar.

So, what is The Urgent Important Matrix?

Well, Former US President Eisenhower used this so-called "Eisenhower Principle" to organize his tasks. He is quoted as saying, "What Read More...