Summer: the Perfect Coaching Tool! Here are 5 Seasonal Coaching Ideas for You & Your Clients

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The seasons (cycles of the earth, moon and sun) are deeply rooted in our lives. In summer nature is growing, flowing and blossoming – the fruits are sweet, fat and deliciously juicy. Vegetable gardens are ripe for picking and vacations come, not a day too soon!

In the Northern hemisphere, summer is a time when we spend more time outdoors, in nature and/or near water. Flowers bloom, birds, butterflies and all forms of nature abound everywhere. Summer gives us many opportunities to be outdoors in nature, to relax and enjoy leisure time, to stop and notice the beauty around us. Read More…

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A Creative Path To Powerful Coaching!

Artful Ways to Increase Awareness, Shift Perspectives and Play With Possibilities. with Marcy Nelson-Garrison M.A. L.P, C.P.C.C.

The best way to learn about right brain processes is to experience them. “The Coaching Tools Company.com” is teaming up with sister company “The Coaching Toys Store” to help you become a more powerful coach. Marcy Nelson-Garrison will take us for a creative romp that will tap into intuition and non-verbal knowing. Use visual stimulus, metaphor, movement and a sense of play to increase self-awareness, shift perceptions and expand the field of inquiry.

WHEN: Thursday May 8th, Read More…

Celebrating 5 Years: Get Your FREE Business Planning Tool! Our Thank-You to YOU!

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Wow – we made it! To 5 years! The Coaching Tools Company.com is now officially 5 years old.

I want to say a HUGE “Thank-YOU” for all your support, encouragement, sharing, downloading our free tools and – and of course for buying our products! We couldn’t do this without you.

Some 5 Year Business Facts: Did you know that The Coaching Tools Company.com now offers over 100 coaching tools, including 27 completely free coaching tools and templates. We add new content on a regular basis and our blog has over 140 articles geared specifically towards coaches with over 6,250 readers Read More…

3 New Ways For You to Use the Wheel of Life in Relationships!

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The “Wheel of Life” may be ‘old hat’ to many of us, but it’s endlessly flexible. Did you know that the categories we use on the Life Balance Wheel can be used to help make decisions on everything from life partners to new careers? And that a Blank Wheel can be used to help evaluate decisions?

So, with Romance in the Air, Here are Three (3) Ways You Can Use The Wheel of Life in the Relationships Arena: 1. Understanding which Qualities in Another Person Most Positively Impact our Lives

Do you have a client, friend (or yourself!) looking for Read More…

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…

Use These Questions to Help Your Clients Spot Where They are Blocking Themselves!

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Have you ever had a client who keeps (supposedly) committing to action, but never seems to get it done? I know I have. Well, often our clients are blissfully UNaware of how they are sabotaging themselves and getting in their own way. And with your client’s permission (ie. assuming they are as curious as you are as to why they’re not getting on with something) this powerful questioning process will help uncover where you client is limiting or holding themselves back.

I have used this questioning process or coaching exercise with quite a few of my clients, and although at Read More…

Coaches Q&A - What Do I Do With a Client Who is Fixated on Why?

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Coach’s Question:

Hi Emma-Louise, I have a client who is fixated on “Why?”. They get really trapped in one line of thinking and it’s stopping them from moving forwards. I’m wondering if you have a relevant tool that you’ve created that would help them work through it?

They can be really focused which is great, but focusing on this “Why?” is hurting them and keeping them stuck. If you have anything that they can work on, that would be great.

Emma-Louise’s Response:

Hey – great to hear from you! So, this is a toughie. It’s so easy to get caught Read More…