SPIRO - A New (To You) Goal-Setting Model

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People seeking change is a powerful driving force in human nature. When clients seek out a coach they’re looking for change, so setting effective goals is a key part of coaching. If your clients COULD do it on their own – they would have. Instead they have sought out your help so we need to make sure the goal is achievable, establish whether it’s what they really want, see where they’re getting in their own way, set specific actions to move them forwards, hold them accountable etc. And a goal-setting model/acronym is really helpful as a framework to help us Read More…

Your Vision of the Future: Realize Just What IS Possible! | By Guest Author Ben Dooley

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I was watching a movie a couple weeks ago that took place in the future – you know with the flying cars and moving sidewalks and all that incredible technology. And I found it so amazing that as viewers we simply go along with it. We don’t spend our time watching the movie speculating, “Wait a minute. How can they possibly do this?”

When we watch a Star Trek movie or TV show we don’t try to figure out the technological process of development and discovery that leads to the invention of the “transporter” machine or “phasers”. And anti-gravity? Forget Read More…

Celebrate YOUR Achievements! Infographic

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We made this Infographic for you (and for ourselves too!). Take 20 minutes of quiet time to give yourself a pat on the back and reflect over the past year before setting goals and moving into 2015!

And if you like it, we’d love you to “Pin” or “Share” using the buttons below!

 

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Ask These 7 Coaching Questions to Celebrate Your Clients Achievements This Year! 5 Weird Habits of Successful People! Infographic The 15 Coaching Questions You Need to Read More…

Your Free Holiday Thank-You Gift (And How to Use it!)

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Have you noticed that our top priorities – the things that make the biggest difference to us and our businesses – are usually the most challenging tasks? They involve us learning, stretching ourselves outside our comfort zones – and so what happens for many of us is that we avoid or procrastinate over doing them!

So many people want “more time” to grow their businesses but then avoid doing what moves them forwards (myself included here – see my personal revelation about how I procrastinate!). But, if we are willing to get Read More…

Want More Time? Here Are 5 Easy Ways To Achieve More & Set Yourself Up to Succeed!

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The biggest obstacle to success that people identified in our recent survey was a lack of time. Sadly, we can’t add more hours to the day! But we can help you “have more time” by being more focused (and therefore more productive) with the time you have.

Now, as many of you know, this year I have been splitting my time between England and Canada, dealing with a family situation. With two households to support and big goals, it was a real “wake-up” call in terms of how I manage my time and run my business. I HAD to be Read More…

How to Look at New Years Resolutions Through a Different Lens | By Guest Author Inga Michaelsen

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The tradition of New Years resolutions goes back over 4000 years. Babylonians made promises & offerings to their gods at the beginning of the New Year, so the gods might bestow their grace upon them. During Caesar’s time in ancient Rome, the first month of the year was named after the god Janus, a two faced god who looked backward into the old year and forward into the New Year. Resolutions were usually of a moral flavor – to be good to each other, to think of others etc. – and in one form or another, the tradition of making Read More…

Goal-Setting Toolkit: Step by Step Guide 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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Do You Secretly Procrastinate? Plus Healthy Procrastination in 5 Easy Steps...

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Procrastination is not the “black or white” issue I had previously thought; it’s not that we are either a “procrastinator” or a “doer” – we can be both. You see, I recently discovered (after 10 years of personal development and coaching) that I was a secret procrastinator. I say secret because I HAD NO IDEA I regularly procrastinated.

Instead I considered myself a “do-er”, someone who can be relied upon to do what they say they will. In the last 10 years alone I’ve moved country, changed careers, built a successful business from scratch, moved again to a small island, Read More…

The Coaching Tools Company Celebrates Partnership With International Coaching Federation

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Wow, we’re excited to announce a new Business Solutions Partnership With The International Coaching Federation (ICF) , which gives ICF Members Special Discounts On Coaching Tools And Exercises At The Coaching Tools Company.com. And we looks forward to reaching more coaches than ever before.

When I started selling these coaching tools and exercises five and a half years ago, I had no idea it would grow to be a six-figure business. Now, The Coaching Tools Company.com (http://www.thecoachingtoolscompany.com/) is excited to announce we’re partnering with the biggest coaching organization in the world, the International Coaching Federation (ICF), offering special discounts to Read More…

Online 'Trolls': Here's a 5 Step Coach-Like Process to Help You Deal With Them

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Running a coaching business is hard enough, and to run a successful business these days, most coaches now have a social media presence whether it’s Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+ or something else. And the last thing we need is some cyber-bully, thoughtless or insensitive person giving us grief online with a hurtful or hateful comment. And yet, the chances are this will happen to you (if it hasn’t already).

In fact, a couple of weeks ago, I posted something on Facebook and as I reviewed the comments, suddenly “Bam!” there it was, a “troll-like” comment, accusing me of being divisive Read More…