6 Key Approaches for Team and Group Coaching to Create Connection and Engagement | By Guest Author Jennifer Britton

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One of the biggest questions I hear from coaches is “What does group and team coaching look like?” Depending on the type of coaching process you are going to undertake – in person or by phone, there are a number of approaches you may use. But what is key to any group and team coaching process is creating connection and fostering engagement amongst the group.

If connection does not exist amongst group or team members, and participants are not shaping and engaging fully in the conversation, it is likely they are not having a coaching conversation. Trust and connection Read More…

Coaching Tools 101: How to Create More Joy in Life with the What Makes My Heart Sing? Exercise

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“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…

What Are The Benefits of Group Coaching? | By Guest Author Jennifer Britton

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Jennifer is a thought leader in the realm of group coaching and has been working with teams and groups since the late 1980s. Group coaching is a growing field, and as you read on, some of you may find you’ve been group coaching for a while without even realising it. Below Jennifer outlines some great examples of group coaching as well as group coaching benefits for organizations, individuals and you, the coach.

As an increasing number of coaches and organizations look to integrate group coaching it is important to explore the benefits for clients, organizations and coaches alike. This article Read More…

Spring Clean Your Life: Real-Life Marketing From Kacie Smith

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Kacie was so excited she sent me this awesome postcard she created to promote her “Spring Clean Your Life” Teleseminar – using our Spring Clean Your Life Toolpack!

And I was so excited, I wanted to share this inspiring example of a coach, promoting herself, getting out there and creating a Coaching Program/Workshop using Coaching Tools & Exercises.

And who knows? Maybe you’re inspired to attend Kacie’s teleseminar…

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7 Step Limiting Beliefs Exercise - What's in a Label?

Looking at our ‘labels’ is a great way to begin exploring the concept of limiting beliefs with our clients because it’s often our labels that get in the way of us making change. This limiting beliefs exercise helps our clients review their labels – and see firsthand how their labels may be holding them back.

What do I mean by labels? Well, they’re simply descriptive terms used to describe us and usually have judgements associated with them. For example they can be ‘negative’ (I’m the Office Bitch or Sleazeball) or more ‘positive’ (I’m the Office Mom or Geek). We may Read More…

10 Easy Steps To Create Your Coaching Tool, Exercise or Seminar Handout!

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A quiet time of year is the perfect opportunity to create a coaching tool, exercise, seminar handout or worksheet. While it may take you a couple of hours to put it together, creating your own tool or worksheet gives your clients and workshop attendees a really personalised coaching experience. A great handout helps people identify powerful learnings, take action AND give them something to remember YOU by. In short – this worksheet becomes a walking brochure for you that people will want to keep!

So, here are 10 Easy Steps to Create a One Page Coaching Exercise or Seminar Handout: Read More…

Coaching Tools 101 - 5 Coaching Tools You Can Use for Awesome Workshops

In part 2 of this article I’m going to share with you 5 specific exercises I have regularly used in workshop situations – and why. I’ve tried to pick the most universal coaching exercises, and as mentioned in part 1 of this article which explains why to use coaching tools in workshops, remember to get people into groups to work through exercise sections or brainstorm and bounce ideas off each other.

5 Specific Coaching Tools & Exercises for Awesome Workshops:

“Energy Zappers” or “Tolerations (Free Tool)”. People are stressed, tired and overwhelmed. So, help your workshop attendees identify where their Read More…

Coaching Tools 101 - Why Use Coaching Tools & Exercises in Workshops?

For me the essence of coaching is change, whether it’s something we do – or the way we think. Therefore I think it’s essential that people leave our coaching workshops with at least one action – and new perspectives. From the very beginning I used coaching tools and worksheets in workshops – handouts where people wrote down learnings about themselves and identified actions.

Because we all know that something happens when we take thoughts out of our heads and speak them aloud – or put them on paper. The form or worksheet provides a way to help people ‘see’ Read More…

Coaching Tools 101: The 9 Coaching Exercises and Templates I Would Not Be Without

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I am often asked which Coaching Tools and Exercises I like best, use most, would recommend or would not be without – so I thought this would be a useful article to write. Below, I share the tools that I think are most universally useful for coaches and our clients but, as I created them all, if I’m honest I really wouldn’t be without any of them! Please note that this is the second longer than usual article – and again, I have tried to jam-pack it with useful tips for you! Enjoy.

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My Favourite Workshop Icebreaker!

I started using this icebreaking exercise in my workshops a few years ago – and people always love it. It’s very simple – and can easily be adapted for different groups to boost confidence, build teams, identify strengths and much more!

When people already know each other they get an idea of what people MOST value about them and if people don’t already know each other, then they get an idea of the positive FIRST IMPRESSION they make on others!

Adapting the Icebreaker:

For the workplace it’s good to focus on what skills are valued, or what unique qualities they Read More…