One observation seen in coaching relationships – and playing out in coach offices across the globe – is that we take the wrong first steps upon assessing our client. This occurs in that critical time of building rapport when we establish goals in the early stages of trying to help clients. Most coaches (and clients) focus only on problems and all efforts are directed toward trying to resolve a problem. [Read more…]
We all talk about balance, such as a work-life balance. This phrasing is a bit of a misguided metaphor that ignores the nuances and hard realities of our human experiences. To truly achieve balance, we are each forced to contend with the trade-offs. It’s almost as if our client feels that they have to give up one part of their life for another part to emerge… a better part. But we also know that we can’t have everything.
So you cannot have it all, at least not all at the same time. No one has everything at the same time. [Read more…]
Whether you are a veteran in the coaching industry, or newly certified, he first coaching session with a client is an opportunity to establish trust and rapport, confirming your sense of things based on any assessments. You will also be determining the readiness and energy level of your client for a holistic change. [Read more…]
Professional Coaches do not diagnose mental health risks, but they should know what to look for in case there is a need to provide referrals to another health professional, be it a psychologist, therapist, or appropriate coach – for consultation. The following indicators are examples to watch for: [Read more…]
What does it take to run a professional coaching business? It takes a person with an idea (entrepreneur) and people who implement the idea (employees). Entrepreneurs and employees are like two other sides of the table who put in the effort to make any idea work.
But how you define an entrepreneur?
Being an entrepreneur doesn’t necessarily mean that you need to own a business. The term “entrepreneur” refers to a mindset, an attitude. [Read more…]
While many think that there is little difference between the roles and requirements of an entrepreneur and an employee, they would be very, very wrong. While many of the daily tasks the two carry out may be the same, to go from entrepreneur to employee, or vice versa requires a complete overhaul of mindset and daily routines. [Read more…]
What sets us apart? What makes us different from every other person, or what makes us alike with some other people? Mindset. Our mindsets are how we think; it is how our minds are set. People would often say, “if you want to change your life, change your thoughts.” In other words, our mindsets determine how we live our lives.
In our world of today, more people are looking to become entrepreneurs leaving behind regular employment in the pursuit of bigger dreams; while this is a good thing, I’ll also point out that you will not be a successful entrepreneur without the proper mindset. The big question now is, what is the entrepreneur mindset? [Read more…]
Our diet affects us spiritually, mentally, and physically. A holistic approach to nutrition is focused on eating yourself healthier. It all begins with eating whole foods, that you find in nature. As a Certified Holistic Life Coach, you can help your clients heal via whole foods and a nutrient-rich diet. [Read more…]
As a Certified Wellness Coach or Professional Mind Body Fitness Coach, you can teach your clients practical mindfulness activities that can be incorporated into their lifestyle to help improve their focus, lower stress, reduce conflicts, and enhance their decision-making skills over time. [Read more…]
While spending time to improve your brand awareness through marketing your brand on various social media platforms is a great idea, a powerful brand-promotion tool often overlooked is writing your very own professional biography. While it is of utmost importance to focus on your clients’ requests and needs, as a Certified Coach or Professional Trainer, it is a good strategy, almost at any point of your career, no matter how big your clientele base is, to write a professional biography. [Read more…]