Add Group and Team Coaching To Expand Your Practice! | By Guest Author Jennifer Britton

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Group and Team Coaching are two related sub-disciplines of the coaching profession. These modalities offer coaches an opportunity to expand their services and support to a wider cross-section of individuals. This article explores several ways coaches may wish to consider adding group and team coaching to their mix.

Many coaches today create their own group coaching programs for the public. When I started offering group coaching more than a decade ago, one of my first series of programs was the “Your Balanced Life”™ series. As a former global leader I was passionate at that time about work-life balance issues. What Read More…

Here are 7 Reasons You Might Want to Get Your Own Coach! | By Guest Author Kerryn Griffiths

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Arguably one of the best coaching tools of all is simply to have your own coach. Kerryn Griffiths, champion of peer and mentor coaching explains why she believes coaching is so essential for coaching in this week’s article. Read on!

When I’m looking for a coach, it’s essential to me that my coach has a coach of their own. Coaching is not about ‘fixing’ something that’s broken – it’s about being the best you can be – and if I’m taking on a coach to help me be at my best, I want to be sure that they Read More…

10 Key Qualities You Need to BE to HAVE a 6 Figure (Coaching) Business

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There are plenty of resources out there to help you run and grow your coaching business; articles, ebooks, courses you can attend in person, online courses you can attend virtually or ecourses you can do from the comfort of your own home. But there are some things they won’t teach you – and that’s how you need to BE to succeed. And that’s what I’ve tried to sum up below, because in the last 10 years of growing a 6 figure business, I learned a lot – the hard way… And I’d love to share it with you!

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How (not ) to Sell Coaching & What to Do Instead | By Guest Author Ellen Ercolini

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This week’s great article from Ellen Ercolini looks at how the “traditional” way of selling coaching fails us as coaches, and suggests a way out! Read on…

Selling coaching is not as easy as it seems when you’re talking to people who are not coaches themselves. For many people, coaching is an entirely foreign concept, easily confused with therapy.

And it’s very common to sell coaching by the hour, session or month.

When we sell by the hour, session or month, here’s what a potential client hears: “It’s 150 an hour, how many hours it takes will depend on Read More…

Use the 4 Ps to Intentionally and Authentically Grow Your Business | By Guest Author Marcy Nelson-Garrison

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Last week’s really helpful article described The 3 Stages of Building Your Coaching Business – and asks where are YOU in this process? This week’s great follow-up article from Marcy Nelson-Garrison looks at the 4 Ps of intentionally and authentically growing your business.

The following article is adapted from an article that first appeared in Choice Magazine V8I1, March 2010.

Building a coaching business takes a lot of time and effort. It’s a creative process that cannot be rushed – with a natural rhythm which is different for each person. Just like an artist, while we cannot rush or force Read More…

The 3 Stages of Building Your Coaching Business: Where are you in this Creative Process? | By Guest Author Marcy Nelson-Garrison

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The following article is adapted from an article that first appeared in Choice Magazine V8I1, March 2010.

When I heard Todd Henry from the Accidental Creative outline the 3 stages of artistic growth, the artist in me immediately recognized the truth of these stages. The big aha came when I realized these stages are also true for business growth and product development. Building a coaching business is a creative process and it’s helpful to know that it will go through predictable stages of creative growth. Artists don’t create masterpieces the first time they pick up a lump of clay or Read More…

My Relaxing Planning Ritual: How To Grow Your Business, Stay on Target and Find Inner Peace!

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Business Planning is something we need to do regularly – to review our goals, progress and setting actions that keep us on course. Many of us think business planning is something dreadfully serious and/or tedious – detailed plans, task lists and hard, hard slog. Add in the feeling of overwhelm when we look at everything we ‘need’ to do, the guilt we feel for what we haven’t done – and the pressure to succeed, make money and get new clients. It’s no wonder so many of us avoid planning. And here are some business tips to help you!

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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…

Here are 10 Spring Themed Coaching Questions to Help Review and Freshen up our Lives!

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While on a walk in the woods this morning, I saw winter’s accumulated garbage and litter everywhere. It looks strangely depressing next to the beautiful purple and orange crocuses and yellow narcissi. Everywhere I look, things are budding and coming into leaf – and the garbage glares accusingly at me.

Garbage and clutter: They’re almost the same thing. In fact, did you know that the word “clutter” is derived from a 15th Century English word – clotter – a variant of clot? The word clot has described collections of dead bodies, cats (presumably stray ones), narrow, crooked, dark and dirty 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…