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…

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…

The Effects of Stress And Warning Signs - Infographic of the Month!

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We made our first infographic!

And it fits beautifully with our theme this month – which is all about fun – it’s hard to have fun if you’re stressed!

In order to avoid stress, we need to be able to recognize our warning signs – it’s this awareness that allows us to take action and do something about it.

ENJOY! Warmly, Emma-Louise

 

Source: This infographic was created and updated with a TOTALLY new style from our FREE Effects of STRESS & Warning Signs Mini-Poster (available as a brandable Microsoft Word document)

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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…

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 Are The Benefits of Group Coaching? | By Guest Author Jennifer Britton

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Jennifer is a thought leader in the realm of group coaching and has been working with teams and groups since the late 1980s. Group coaching is a growing field, and as you read on, some of you may find you’ve been group coaching for a while without even realising it. Below Jennifer outlines some great examples of group coaching as well as group coaching benefits for organizations, individuals and you, the coach.

As an increasing number of coaches and organizations look to integrate group coaching it is important to explore the benefits for clients, organizations and coaches alike. This article 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.

Write out Read More…