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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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 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…

What is Group Coaching? | By Guest Author Jennifer Britton

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Group Coaching continues to increase in popularity for coaches and clients alike. Grounded in our core coaching competencies, group coaching brings the coaching conversation into a small group context. It is an intimate conversation space, focused on goal setting, deepening awareness around key issues, taking action, and accountability. For a group to be considered group coaching the ICF has set the upper threshold group size at 15. Most groups are much smaller, particularly those in the virtual environment.

Over the past few years, coaches have continued to expand the boundaries of group coaching. Whether you are a coach designing your Read More…

Coaching Tools 101: 3 New Ways to Use the Wheel of Life in Career, Executive or Business Coaching!

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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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