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…

12 Types of Difficult Participants You May Meet in Group and Team Coaching and How to Deal With Them | By Jennifer Britton

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When expanding the coaching conversation beyond our individual coaching engagements to team or group coaching, many new and experienced coaches are concerned with facing difficult participants. For each one of us “difficult” looks a little different.

The idea of working with difficult participants is a perspective. It is important to remember that tricky issues will emerge in a group or team coaching engagement when people do not feel safe, valued or heard. This points to the importance of building trust and connection amongst your group members and spending time early on getting to know them.

Tip: A best Read More…

How To Get Consent & Record Your Coaching Sessions, Plus Why You May Want To Try It! | By Kerryn Griffiths

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Nervous about recording your coaching sessions for certification? Worrying how you get consent from your clients, or what technology to use? Or perhaps you’re even wondering why bother? Read on and Kerryn will explain all…

Until you’ve listened to a recording of yourself coach, you can’t begin to imagine the learning that comes from just that process.

Mostly, listening to your own session recordings builds your own awareness around what you already know. Awareness in itself, as we know from coaching our clients, can be enough to create change. However, if you then get a mentor to listen to Read More…

Coaching Tools Company 2014 - Survey of How Can We Help You More?

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In this year’s 3rd Annual Survey, 212 of you kindly responded – so a BIG Thank-you! If you’re interested in what your fellow “Launch Pad” Newsletter Readers do, how long they’ve been coaching, their goals, the challenges they’re facing, what they like and don’t like about our newsletter (and more!) – read on!

About You Question 1: What kind of coaching do you do?

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Life Coaching 65.6% Executive / Leadership Coaching 34.9% (Small) Business Coaching 33.0% Career Coaching 27.8% Spiritual Coaching 19.3% Relationship Coaching 18.4% Other (please specify) 17.9% Health Coaching 13.7% Read More…

Here Are 13 Ways To Boost Your Coaching Relationships!

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The best coaching comes not from the coach with the most advanced coaching skills, but from the best coaching relationships. For a client to show who they really are – being vulnerable enough to trust you their hopes, fears and what they dream of – they must feel safe with you. They need to relate to you and trust you, they need to feel that you support them without judgement and see the best in them – not matter what.

What are the benefits of strong coaching relationships? Well, when you have strong coaching relationships, your clients will achieve Read More…

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…

Dr. Albrecht's 5 Types of Fears - What We're Really Afraid Of...

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Whilst some of our fears are basic survival and pain-avoidance, many fears – as we know – are literally in the mind (how many of you are creeped out by the picture of the spider?). And while there are lots of articles out there which list our fears and phobias, it’s hard to find a good article that helps us chunk up those fears into useful categories. If we were to group fears together – to try and understand the TYPES of fears we have, what would that look like?

Well, recently I found that a favourite thinker of mine, Read More…

CLOSED: 25% Coupon & Prize Draw For Completing Our Survey!

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Thank-you for visiting this page! PLEASE NOTE: This survey is now closed. As a Thank-you, you can ENTER THE DRAW for a Coaching Tools MEGAPack (57 Coaching TOOLS & EXERCISES!), with 3 Runner-up Draw Prizes of a Coaching Toolkit of your choice, PLUS everyone gets a coupon for 25% off anything sitewide!

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