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…
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…
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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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…
“What Makes My Heart Sing?” is one of my absolute favourite coaching exercises. I have used it with individual clients and in innumerable workshops. It is an incredible tool for awakening and happiness. And it’s incredibly simple – and powerful.
Its power lies in the realisation that what makes us happy is usually free – and easy to do. So why aren’t we doing these things more often? Why are we so busy chasing material goals?
But I get ahead of myself.
So, how to use this Powerful Coaching Exercise?
1) Using “What Makes My Heart Sing?” One-on-One with a Read More…
Meditation calms our mind, relaxes our body and soothes our spirit. Having a few guided meditation scripts up our sleeve can be really helpful for us coaches – whether it’s to calm down a harried client, start off a workshop or just to help clients connect with themselves and slow down.
Here are 3 guided meditation scripts for you to use with your clients for relaxation and calm.
Tip: Make sure to speak slowly and softly. I actually have a different ‘voice’ I use when I help my clients with guided meditations.
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