In order to promote professional coaching in a responsible, ethical fashion, it’s important to acknowledge that coaching may not be the right fit for everybody. Depending on an individual’s specific needs and situation, he or she might benefit more from another service, such as consulting, mentoring, psychotherapy or counseling. You can help identify the best […]Read more →
Albert Einstein once said, “If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on the answer, I would spend the first 55 minutes figuring out the proper questions to ask. For if I knew the questions, I could solve the problem in less than five minutes.” Einstein’s quote actually inspired a […]Read more →
One of the biggest mistakes I see coaches make is pricing their services based on an hourly rate. While it may seem like the obvious way to fill up your calendar, it’s not the most beneficial choice for you or for your clients. A powerful alternative is the monthly retainer. This is an investment your […]Read more →
After coaching a while you soon realize that clients have diverse backgrounds, are heading in a myriad different directions, and may feel emotionally quite unique to you. In the field of coaching we focus much attention on striving for goals, developing a satisfying life—and simply moving forward in a more positive manner. While coaching is […]Read more →
When we start a new profession and learn a new discipline, we always make mistakes – that’s the nature of the learning curve. But there are some mistakes that are best avoided as a new coach if you want to build your practice sooner rather than later! Awareness is the precursor to choice, so in […]Read more →
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