Goal-Setting Toolkit: Step by Step Instructions 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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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…

How To Use The Cartesian Questions, Plus *New* Tool!

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This month we’re looking at back-to-school, goals and getting refocused. Now, I have loved “The Cartesian Questions” ever since I first came across them on my NLP Training. What prompted me to write about the Cartesian Questions was a powerful coaching experience I had with them last week…

First, What Are “The Cartesian Questions”? (and why you should care!)

In coaching, the Cartesian Questions Tool is a set of 4 questions that help your clients get new perspectives and understanding of what inspires and blocks them in making a decision – or seeking a particular goal. Use this tool Read More…

Dive Back Into Work and School With These 5 Key Goal-Setting Elements! | By Guest Author Jennifer Britton

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As the summer draws to a close for those of us in the northern hemisphere, people are gearing up for back to school and work. It’s a great time to be working with our clients on goals – and whether you are an individual, team or group coach, goal-setting is a foundational piece of our work with coaching clients. This article explores five key elements of goal-setting.

1. Which Goal-Setting Framework?

Many of us work with our clients around setting SMART Goals, goals which are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant or Resonant and Time-bound. SMART goals allow clients to articulate goals Read More…

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…