About The Coaching Tools Company.com

The Coaching Tools Company.com is based on Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada. Launched in March 2009, it became an official Business Solutions Partner with the ICF (International Coach Federation) in 2013. The Coaching Tools Company.com is a division of Simplicity Life Coaching Ltd.

At The Coaching Tools Company.com, our goal is to inspire coaches and help spread the positive impact of coaching throughout the world. We do this by helping coaches get established, grow their clients, grow their skills and grow their businesses. We aim to provide helpful, informative, innovative and creative tips, tools, resources and ideas for coaches and people who love coaching. Above all we believe in play and fun as an important part of learning for coaches and their clients.

The Coaching Tools Company.com is also passionate about mental health and supports charitable organizations that help the homeless, build mental health and mentor young people to successful lives. We aim to donate 10% of our profits annually.

About Emma-Louise

Emma-Louise started The Coaching Tools Company.com in early 2009 - after 5 years of hard work building Simplicity Life Coaching Ltd. from scratch. During that time she built a successful coaching practice, coaching, writing articles, newsletters and delivering seminars and mini-retreats.

As a lifecoach Emma-Louise worked with professionals such as lawyers, accountants, engineers, project managers, computer programmers, teachers, HR specialists, marketing and sales professionals and small business owners to help them figure out who they are, what they really want from life and get out there and create it.

Connect with Emma-Louise personally:

Life Coach On The Go - Your Online Coaching ResourceShe also runs Life Coach On The Go to help raise people's awareness of themselves and cope with the stress of modern day life through helpful articles, coaching tools, exercises and more.

In the spring of 2008 Emma-Louise moved to her dream home - a cottage with a small acreage on Salt Spring Island (inbetween Vancouver and Vancouver Island), plenty of wildlife with  her husband, cats and a dog. In the spring of 2011, she and her husband finished building a 2 bedroom cottage as a B&B and in the fall of 2015 they completed their final big building project - a garage with an office and games room over the top. A lifelong dream of owning a pool table was completed in early 2016!

For fun Emma-Louise walks the dog, gardens - growing fruit and vegetables and to make her backyard beautiful and wildlife friendly, belongs to a writing group, cooks for friends, hikes, enjoys playing pool, taking photographs and loves bumping into people she knows around town (the joy of island life!).

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Professional Coaching Background

Emma-Louise completed her life coach training at The Coaching Academy in England in early 2004. Shortly after, she moved to Vancouver, Canada and added the NLP Practitioner designation to her coaching repertoire in the summer of 2005 at Erickson Coaching College in Vancouver.

As well as being a Business Solutions Partner, she is also personally a member of the ICF (International Coach Federation).

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The Birth of The Coaching Tools Company.com

The Coaching Tools Company.com come about as I was planning the move to Salt Spring Island and 5 acres of space to grow food, get back to nature and simply enjoy the peace and quiet. I began to think about how my life-coaching business would evolve and continue.

In Vancouver I was having fun volunteering, networking and organizing seminars and events BUT I was super-busy and I was tired. I knew I didn’t want to be travelling back to Vancouver all the time. But Salt Spring Island, with a population of just 10,500 wasn't going to sustain my business with life-coaching clients!

So, I began to ask myself, "What other options are there?", "What else do I love or enjoy doing?". I had created scores of coaching tools in my time as a lifecoach and workshop leader. And I began to notice my clients often complimented me on the coaching tools and asked for the next one!

For example, I received this testimonial from a client:

“... I especially loved her innovative worksheets, exercises and unique tools which helped me put the many thoughts and ideas swirling around in my head onto paper and then ultimately into action... " - Lori Bryan, Real Estate Marketing

So, curious, I began to mention my collection of coaching tools to fellow coaches and therapists. I found they were surprised and delighted by them. And they WANTED them! So, gradually, encouraged by friends, clients and colleagues, I began to believe there was something 'in' these coaching tools I had created over the years.

Then I remembered something I often say to my clients (and you probably do too) - that we don’t tend to value what we find easy and enjoy doing. And yet, these are often the very things that turn out to be our hidden strengths and talents.

So, that's how The Coaching Tools Company.com came to be: the Coaching Tools I created for my clients blossomed and grew into something I now share with you, my fellow coaches, therapists and coaching-fans, to help you grow your clients and businesses too.

Visit the Coaching Tools Catalogue to find out more about the tools.

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Why Life-Coaching?

Previously, following a Bachelor's degree in Business and Information Technology, Emma-Louise spent 10 years working with computer systems, working her way up from programmer to Project, Relationship and Release Management. She worked for large companies and as a management trainee, and had the good fortune to work for a Dale Carnegie instructor in her first year after completing her university degree, learned a lot about leadership and developing people - receiving lots of great training and mentoring over the years.

So, while Life Coaching may not seem an obvious choice it felt very natural - her favourite part of her job had always been developing her leadership skills, her team, building relationships and observing the politics!

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Why Coaching Tools?

Working as a project manager for large corporations, all meetings and work-related documents were systemized and standardized using templates. This saved a lot of time, increased productivity and improved communication.

So, it was almost inevitable that as a lifecoach Emma-Louise would create re-useable forms, tools and exercises for her clients and workshops. Her experience, natural people skills, creativity and organizational capabilities are strongly blended together in these coaching tools as we hope you will see for yourself.

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