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…

12 Leadership Qualities, Using Coaching to Develop Leadership, Tools to Help You!

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I’ve noticed an increase in the requests for Leadership Tools over the last 18 months or so. With a challenging economy for so many businesses, more transparency via social media and the internet (disgruntled customers and employees make their thoughts and experiences public!), and more and more reports that prove leadership qualities are good for the bottom line – organizations want leaders!

But what’s interesting is that when I ask what leadership tools people are looking for, or what they want help with – I’m getting a big fat zero. Businesses want leaders, leaders want coaches, and coaches want tools Read More…

How To Use The Cartesian Questions, Plus *New* Tool!

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This month we’re looking at back-to-school, goals and getting refocused. Now, I have loved “The Cartesian Questions” ever since I first came across them on my NLP Training. What prompted me to write about the Cartesian Questions was a powerful coaching experience I had with them last week…

First, What Are “The Cartesian Questions”? (and why you should care!)

In coaching, the Cartesian Questions Tool is a set of 4 questions that help your clients get new perspectives and understanding of what inspires and blocks them in making a decision – or seeking a particular goal. Use this tool Read More…

Dive Back Into Work and School With These 5 Key Goal-Setting Elements! | By Guest Author Jennifer Britton

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As the summer draws to a close for those of us in the northern hemisphere, people are gearing up for back to school and work. It’s a great time to be working with our clients on goals – and whether you are an individual, team or group coach, goal-setting is a foundational piece of our work with coaching clients. This article explores five key elements of goal-setting.

1. Which Goal-Setting Framework?

Many of us work with our clients around setting SMART Goals, goals which are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant or Resonant and Time-bound. SMART goals allow clients to articulate goals Read More…

Your Summer Relaxation Quotes Challenge!

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Quotes can be a powerful tool for personal development. And as most of our clients are taking it easier, why shouldn’t we? Well, if this sounds like something you’d like to do, you might like our “Summer Relaxation Quotes Challenge”!

Also, you may want to read this personal article from me about relaxing and letting go for some inspiration & encouragement…

So here is your “Summer Relaxation Quotes Challenge”

Comment below and let us know how you got on in September!

Read the quotes below. Put on your coach’s “Level 3″ listening hat. Which quote i) most UNSETTLES you Read More…

Want to take the Summer off? Who Do You Want To Be In September Anyway?

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One of my goals this year was to share more of my “self” and tell more of my story. I long to, as cherished and recently departed Maya Angelou put it, “… write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.”

Stories help us connect with others – and they help us learn. We learn from other people’s successes and mistakes. And when someone stands up and shows who they are, we recognize ourselves and also recognize what we are NOT, so stories help people understand who they are too.

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When Was The Last Time You Danced? Sang? Shamanic Wisdom To Give You A Boost | By Guest Author Steve Mitten

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This week’s article by Master Coach Steve Mitten CPCC, MCC looks at 4 uncommon questions you might get asked if you went to see a shaman when you’re feeling lost, uninspired or perhaps just not at your best. We’d love to know what you think about asking your clients these questions – and what other questions YOU might ask. Let us know by commenting on this article below.

“Dancing faces you towards Heaven, whichever direction you turn.” Terri Guillemets

What Would The Shaman Tell You?

If sometime over the last 50,000 years, you were to live in one Read More…

Are you Listening to Your Own Inner Wisdom? Here are 7 Questions to help you!

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How are you going to know what’s most important to you unless you make time to listen to yourself?

As coaches, we spend a lot of time listening to others. We focus all our attention – some call it “Level 3 Listening” – observing body language if we’re in person, listening for tone, ‘energy’, what is NOT being said as well as listening to the actual words and what may lay underneath. Not only that but we listen to the silences too – is this a thoughtful, fearful or embarrassed silence? And while doing all this we listen to Read More…

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…

Solitude: 9 Powerful Reasons You Need to Spend Time With You (and your clients do too!)

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In this super-connected world, it has never been more important to create solitude for ourselves. Being ALONE with ourselves is essential for us to find happiness and joy, because it’s only when we’re alone that many of us can be – and see – our true selves.

Other people will always need something from us – especially those we love – whether it’s a smile, acknowledgement, to listen or to help with homework or dinner. It’s only when we’re alone that we can put down our social masks and be fully ourselves. And it’s only when we’re alone that Read More…