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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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

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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…

10 Awesome Ways to Use the Fool Archetype to Increase Your Success!

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I don’t know about you but I LOVE archetypes and mythology. I reached a point in my spiritual seeking and growth where I lacked context. Where do I fit in? Where am I on life’s path? What’s the point to all this? And then I discovered mythology – and archetypes, symbols and stories.

So, do you embrace YOUR inner Fool? Do your clients? Because modern society can be more than a little stiff – full of rules, expectations and limitations. Not only that, but modern life can be stressful and wearing. Well, the Fool Archetype can help you break through Read More…

Don't Wear Out, Create Some 'You' Time Every Week!

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Do you or your clients have a problem with saying “Yes” (or trouble saying “No”) so you end up feeling totally overwhelmed? Well, until recently I did. I said “Yes” to far too many things (granted, these were things I wanted to do – but there were just so many of them). I squeezed in the time to do them all BUT felt overwhelmed, struggled to relax and found it hard to get to sleep!

Have you heard the saying, “The bow kept forever taut will break”? In Christian tradition, God rested on the 7th day, universities have a Read More…

My Relaxing Planning Ritual: How To Grow Your Business, Stay on Target and Find Inner Peace!

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Business Planning is something we need to do regularly – to review our goals, progress and setting actions that keep us on course. Many of us think business planning is something dreadfully serious and/or tedious – detailed plans, task lists and hard, hard slog. Add in the feeling of overwhelm when we look at everything we ‘need’ to do, the guilt we feel for what we haven’t done – and the pressure to succeed, make money and get new clients. It’s no wonder so many of us avoid planning. And here are some business tips to help you!

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5 Weird Habits of Successful People! Infographic of the Month

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We found this infographic – and loved it so much we made it our infographic of the month!

Do you do any of the 5 weird habits? Because they seem like “Coaching Habits” to me – they’re exactly the kind of questions and reframes that we coaches like to challenge our clients with.

And this infographic fits beautifully with our article this week: How to Create your own “Daily Success Habits”.

ENJOY! Warmly, Emma-Louise

 

Source: This infographic is from a site called OpenForum.com

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