Many coaches, as well as consultants, small nonprofits, and solo-penuers try to project a larger image to potential clients by writing in the 3rd person voice of their company. They try to hide that it’s just them. This is a mistake. Potential clients want a relationship with a person, not a company, so get personal to win more clients.
When I began coaching I came up with a name that sounded big and authoritative, Creative Results Management. I then set to work creating a website written in the 3rd person voice of the company, “we” this and “we” that.
The problem was
I’ve spoken individually to hundreds of people about choosing a coaching training program. The process can be confusing because of so many options, approaches, and ways of describing programs. Here is my best advice on choosing the right coaching training for you.
6 Tips To Choosing A Coaching Training Program
Every coaching training program highlights their own advantages. This makes it difficult to compare various programs apples-to-apples. I want to clear up some of the confusion and give you 6 tips to choosing the best coaching training for you.
Some leaders think they are too busy to coach. They view coaching only as a new activity or program. Coaching is not only a program, it’s a way of leading. I’ll show you how to integrate coaching into your many leadership roles.
One of the things I love about coaching is that it doesn’t have to be
Your colleague walks into your office and asks for your advice. You want to use a coaching approach but know that you can’t have a full-on coaching conversation. What do you do? Go undercover. Be an Undercover Coach. Here’s how.
I love the clarity that comes with a well-defined coaching relationship. I know, and the other person knows, we’re coaching. We know I’ll ask probing questions and they’ll do most of reflection and talking.
You are not likely to have a defined coaching relationship with your co-worker, your teenager, or your boss. How do you use coaching skills in your day-to-day
Society says men should be strong, independent, and unemotional. When it comes to getting help, men are far less likely than women to turn to a counselor. Yet, guys are willing to engage with a coach. Here’s my take on why.
Just 25% of counselors* and only 30% of counseling clients are men. That doesn’t mean that women need it more, only that they are more open to counseling than men are. Keep these number in mind and look at how men relate to coaching.
With coaching the percentage of men involved shifts upward. A recent study by
So you want to become an amazingly effective coach. There’s only one way to get there – practice! The trick is in practicing the right things. I’ll show you the best ways to practice coaching.
Coaching is a skill. Actually, it’s a set of skills all used at the same time. Learning to coach effectively is like learning any skill, you’ve got to practice.
The hard part is you’ve got to practice the right things. If you practice mistakes, those mistakes will become
What does a professional coach do? This infographic breaks down types of coaches and specialties, how their time is spent, and additional services coach practitioners offer, according to a recent study by the International Coach Federation.
The 2016 ICF Global Coaching Study, based on a 2015 survey commissioned by ICF and conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, uses information and insights from
Coaches with specialized training and a top-level coaching certification will be more effective coaches and more easily attract clients. The gold-standard in coach certifications are from the International Coach Federation (ICF). While famous coaches and schools can and do create their own coach certifications, the ICF, as the world’s largest coaching association, sets the bar high. I’ll share my insider knowledge of how you can become an ICF certified coach.
Coach certifications are confusing to many people. After 8 years on two ICF chapter board of directors, including a period as President of the ICF Washington State Chapter, I’ve fielded a lot of questions about coach training programs and certifications.