Get Potential Clients to Choose YOU: Use this Simple Hidden Treasure Concept!

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Many of us (by us I mean coaches and people who want to help others and make a difference) think sales is complicated, hard, a chore or worse – something somehow beneath us that we shouldn’t have to do.

Selling coaching IS challenging. First, people must WANT coaching (something they don’t necessarily understand!) AND they must want to coach with US (someone they don’t know!) Phew! No wonder it can be hard to get clients.

And all around us I see how big (and small) companies manipulate people into buying. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want Read More…

The 15 Coaching Questions You Need to Create Your Best Year Ever!

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These 15 Goal-Setting Questions will help you create your best year ever. Set aside 30 minutes, settle in somewhere snug and warm with a cuppa (or glass of wine) and relax. Answer the questions below – and then all you need to do is take action!

First, REFLECT and Take Your Learnings Forwards: What worked WELL for you in 2013? – What do you WANT to keep doing, or do more of, in 2014? – So, what WILL you keep doing, or do more of, in 2014? What did NOT work for you in 2013? – What do you WANT 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…

How Serious IS Your Client About Their Goals? 5 Quick Tests!

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Especially when our clients have BIG goals in mind, it’s important to help set them up for success by exploring if they really want their goal – and how committed they are. Also, sometimes with big goals, it’s easy to lose our enthusiasm somewhere along the way.

So, whether you have a client just starting out or whether they’ve just lost their way a little, here are 5 quick tests to explore how serious your client REALLY is about their goals! THE SIMPLE COMMITMENT TEST: A great place to start is to be totally obvious and ask, “So, how Read More…

Coaching Tools 101: Life Vision Exercise Ideas for Visioning and Life Planning!

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Coaching Tools and 7 Other Life Vision Exercise Ideas!

I get a lot of questions from coaches who want to help their clients with life planning or life visioning. Often people – and their coaches – are looking for a catch-all tool, workbook, visualisation or some other technique to help their clients.

The thing is, there are endless life vision exercises and ways to come up with a life plan. Maybe that’s why we sometimes feel overwhelmed and need help.

First, let’s get clear about why people might want a life vision:

Well, if you don’t know what you Read More…

My Top 3 Tips to Help People Achieve Goals (especially for exercise) AND Have Fun Doing it!

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Whether it’s an exercise goal, yoga, meditation or some other new activity you want to make space for in your life, there are many things that can derail us. Life is so busy – and we always seem to be packing more in. But don’t let that stop you – instead make it easier to achieve goals with these tips!

Here are my All-Time Top 3 Fun and Action-Centered Tips to Help Your or Your Clients Achieve Goals: Do it EVERY day. Don’t say you’ll run/do yoga/meditate once or twice a week – do it DAILY. For less time if Read More…

How To Create MEANINGFUL Goals With The Wheel of Life Template!

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How often have you seen the prospect of a high powered job, brand new Porsche or designer pair of shoes gets your client more excited than the thought of quality time with a child or friends? Because their heart beats faster – they mistake this desire for their heart’s deep inner needs. But as we coaches know, desires and our heart’s true needs are very different – and when our clients get this personal ‘Aha moment’ it can be literally life-changing for them. Well, here’s one more way the Wheel of Life Template can help!

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*FREE* 549 Powerful Coaching Questions eBook | Awesome Holiday Gift 2012

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This Ebook was originally our 2012 Holiday Thank-you gift – and now it’s moved on!

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Use Affirmative Writing To Get Clients Unstuck And Connected To Their Goals | by Guest Author Lynda Monk

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Whether you’re a coach, counselor, therapist or social worker, affirmative writing is a great exercise to offer your clients who are making changes and attempting to bridge the gap from where they are to where they want to be. And it’s also a great journaling exercise for your own self-care and visioning.

Affirmative writing is where we write to bridge the gap between our current reality and our desired outcome, whether it’s events, goals, feelings, situations or something else. We write as if these things are already so – including our feeling state. Tip: Feelings are the magnet when it Read More…

A Simple 3 Step Process to Measure Progress Towards ANY Coaching Goal!

We all want happy clients, and for clients to be happy they need to feel like they’re making progress. So, how do you measure progress towards goals?

Well, when our clients have tangible goals like a new job or promotion or getting healthier it’s easy to see progress like getting job interviews, distance run or weight ‘lost’. But if a client’s goals are ‘to be happier’ or ‘have more confidence’ – how can we measure that? Well, it’s easier than you might think.

So, I’ll share my Simple 3-Step Process for measuring progress and hope it gives you Read More…