SPIRO - A New (To You) Goal-Setting Model

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People seeking change is a powerful driving force in human nature. When clients seek out a coach they’re looking for change, so setting effective goals is a key part of coaching. If your clients COULD do it on their own – they would have. Instead they have sought out your help so we need to make sure the goal is achievable, establish whether it’s what they really want, see where they’re getting in their own way, set specific actions to move them forwards, hold them accountable etc. And a goal-setting model/acronym is really helpful as a framework to help us Read More…

Your Vision of the Future: Realize Just What IS Possible! | By Guest Author Ben Dooley

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I was watching a movie a couple weeks ago that took place in the future – you know with the flying cars and moving sidewalks and all that incredible technology. And I found it so amazing that as viewers we simply go along with it. We don’t spend our time watching the movie speculating, “Wait a minute. How can they possibly do this?”

When we watch a Star Trek movie or TV show we don’t try to figure out the technological process of development and discovery that leads to the invention of the “transporter” machine or “phasers”. And anti-gravity? Forget Read More…

Celebrate YOUR Achievements! Infographic

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We made this Infographic for you (and for ourselves too!). Take 20 minutes of quiet time to give yourself a pat on the back and reflect over the past year before setting goals and moving into 2015!

And if you like it, we’d love you to “Pin” or “Share” using the buttons below!

 

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Your Free Holiday Thank-You Gift (And How to Use it!)

The New Task Management To Do List XMAS

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Have you noticed that our top priorities – the things that make the biggest difference to us and our businesses – are usually the most challenging tasks? They involve us learning, stretching ourselves outside our comfort zones – and so what happens for many of us is that we avoid or procrastinate over doing them!

So many people want “more time” to grow their businesses but then avoid doing what moves them forwards (myself included here – see my personal revelation about how I procrastinate!). But, if we are willing to get Read More…

Want More Time? Here Are 5 Easy Ways To Achieve More & Set Yourself Up to Succeed!

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The biggest obstacle to success that people identified in our recent survey was a lack of time. Sadly, we can’t add more hours to the day! But we can help you “have more time” by being more focused (and therefore more productive) with the time you have.

Now, as many of you know, this year I have been splitting my time between England and Canada, dealing with a family situation. With two households to support and big goals, it was a real “wake-up” call in terms of how I manage my time and run my business. I HAD to be Read More…

Goal-Setting Toolkit: Step by Step Guide on How and When To Use These Goal-Setting Tools!

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This article about our goal-setting tools and toolkit was written in answer to a request for more information on how to use our toolkits more effectively. But these articles are also helpful if you’re looking for a coaching process to follow, want to create a Coaching Program or workshop or perhaps simply want some new coaching tool ideas for your toolkit!

In this article we describe each goal-setting tool in the toolkit, its purpose, how and when to use it, give additional tips AND identify which tools work in coaching sessions, as homework, in workshops or teleseminars and group coaching!

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Do You Secretly Procrastinate? Plus Healthy Procrastination in 5 Easy Steps...

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Procrastination is not the “black or white” issue I had previously thought; it’s not that we are either a “procrastinator” or a “doer” – we can be both. You see, I recently discovered (after 10 years of personal development and coaching) that I was a secret procrastinator. I say secret because I HAD NO IDEA I regularly procrastinated.

Instead I considered myself a “do-er”, someone who can be relied upon to do what they say they will. In the last 10 years alone I’ve moved country, changed careers, built a successful business from scratch, moved again to a small island, Read More…

Online 'Trolls': Here's a 5 Step Coach-Like Process to Help You Deal With Them

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Running a coaching business is hard enough, and to run a successful business these days, most coaches now have a social media presence whether it’s Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+ or something else. And the last thing we need is some cyber-bully, thoughtless or insensitive person giving us grief online with a hurtful or hateful comment. And yet, the chances are this will happen to you (if it hasn’t already).

In fact, a couple of weeks ago, I posted something on Facebook and as I reviewed the comments, suddenly “Bam!” there it was, a “troll-like” comment, accusing me of being divisive 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…

Dr. Albrecht's 5 Types of Fears - What We're Really Afraid Of...

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Whilst some of our fears are basic survival and pain-avoidance, many fears – as we know – are literally in the mind (how many of you are creeped out by the picture of the spider?). And while there are lots of articles out there which list our fears and phobias, it’s hard to find a good article that helps us chunk up those fears into useful categories. If we were to group fears together – to try and understand the TYPES of fears we have, what would that look like?

Well, recently I found that a favourite thinker of mine, Read More…