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…

The Most Powerful Word You and Your Clients Need to Relearn if You Want to Succeed!

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We’ve been taught that it’s good to say “Yes”, to juggle a million things, to do and achieve as much as we can in as short a timeframe as possible! And as a result, stress and overwhelm are endemic in modern culture.

But the difference between people who succeed and those who don’t, between people who enjoy life and people who feel stressed and overwhelmed is not people who say “Yes”, but those who are willing to say “No”!

“No” is the most powerful word in the dictionary. And it’s nothing new for you. When you were very small, you Read More…

RIP The Amazing and Inspiring Maya Angelou | Plus 25 of my All-Time Favourite Maya Quotes!

President Barack Obama presenting Maya Angelou being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Maya Angelou being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom

I was very sad to learn that on Wednesday this week, at the age of 86, activist and poet Maya Angelou passed away. An inspiration for many of us – she was raised by her grandmother (not her mother – although her mother was in her life) and overcame many personal trials including growing up in segregated South during the depression of the 1920s, being raped and having a child at a young age. But she never let any of these events define her – even as she acknowledged them 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…

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A Creative Path To Powerful Coaching!

Artful Ways to Increase Awareness, Shift Perspectives and Play With Possibilities. with Marcy Nelson-Garrison M.A. L.P, C.P.C.C.

The best way to learn about right brain processes is to experience them. “The Coaching Tools Company.com” is teaming up with sister company “The Coaching Toys Store” to help you become a more powerful coach. Marcy Nelson-Garrison will take us for a creative romp that will tap into intuition and non-verbal knowing. Use visual stimulus, metaphor, movement and a sense of play to increase self-awareness, shift perceptions and expand the field of inquiry.

WHEN: Thursday May 8th, Read More…

The Effects of Stress And Warning Signs - Infographic of the Month!

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We made our first infographic!

And it fits beautifully with our theme this month – which is all about fun – it’s hard to have fun if you’re stressed!

In order to avoid stress, we need to be able to recognize our warning signs – it’s this awareness that allows us to take action and do something about it.

ENJOY! Warmly, Emma-Louise

 

Source: This infographic was created and updated with a TOTALLY new style from our FREE Effects of STRESS & Warning Signs Mini-Poster (available as a brandable Microsoft Word document)

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De-Stress Series: 10 Easy Ways to Help Your Clients (and You!) Find The Calm You Need

De-stress techniques needed by frustrated businesswoman on phone

Daily stress and overwhelm is a problem for many people. Stress impacts both our physical and mental health, reduces our ability to think clearly, impacts our relationships and much more. Having many different approaches to reduce and minimise stress gives us options no matter what the situation.

So, here are 10 Easy Ways to Help Your Clients (and You!) Find The Calm You Need:

Share these in a workshop, coaching session or as homework ideas.

Plan to get to all your appointments and commitments 15 minutes early: If you get caught in traffic or held-up you’ll still be on-time. And Read More…