“I’ve been coaching for eons,” the woman said. “Besides, I have a masters degree and years of business experience. I don’t need a coach training program.” The woman is right. At the same time, she’s terribly wrong. Although anyone can call him or herself a coach without any coach-specific training, the road to masterful coaching […]Read more →
The field of coaching is like an iceberg. There’s the part we see, the day-to-day practices and methods that we as coaches use every day. But under the surface of those practices, there’s a connected, hidden world. That hidden world is the science of coaching, the deep body of knowledge that informs and supports the […]Read more →
The power of conscious vulnerability is a popular topic in personal development. Many people don’t realize it’s also an effective business-building strategy. Are you allowing yourself to be vulnerable in your role as a coach and entrepreneur? If not, you are missing an opportunity to access a powerful business-building tool. When you allow yourself to […]Read more →
As a coach you are like a great artist in that you have spent much time cultivating what you love to do and honing your craft. The thing about great artists though is that they are not always entrepreneurs. They know how to create; and they find others – agents or gallery owners – who […]Read more →
Asking for business can be tricky. As a coach, trainer or consultant, you’ve done well to initiate conversation and build a relationship with a potential client. They’ve asked to hire you, which implies that some form of agreement has been made -albeit perhaps vague. Now let’s say you feel the common need to deliver first […]Read more →
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