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Differences Between Life and Leadership Coaching

People often ask me: What are the differences between life and leadership coaching? While the core competencies are the same, there is a distinction. Life Coaching In general, people choose life coaching because they want to move forward in some area that mostly pertains to challenges in life. Examples: Health & Wellness Relationships Singlehood Marriage [...]

By |2016-06-02T06:03:06-05:00June 2nd, 2016|Articles|

The Secret to Asking a Powerful Question

Every coach I mentor wants to know the secret to asking a powerful question. A coach will typically ask me some form of these two questions, back to back: "How can I master powerful questioning? What can I say to phrase my questions so that they become more powerful?" I usually reply, “Well, the first [...]

By |2016-05-12T06:03:01-05:00May 12th, 2016|Articles|

What Would Jesus Ask? According to Mark

As I coach clients, I often wonder: what would Jesus ask? The Gospel of Mark contains a powerful question, which Jesus asked in ancient times. About six years ago, it changed the trajectory of my life. The back story At the age of sixteen, I knew what I wanted to be when I grew up—a [...]

By |2016-04-21T06:09:02-05:00April 21st, 2016|Articles|

How Emotional Intelligence Supports Coaching Presence

Have you ever considered how emotional intelligence supports your coaching presence? Psychology Today defines emotional intelligence as “the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others.” The International Coach Federation notes a key component of coaching presence (competency #4): “demonstrates confidence in working with strong emotions and can self-manage and [...]

By |2016-04-14T06:05:21-05:00April 14th, 2016|Articles|

Multiple Streams to Build Income

Have you considered adding multiple streams of services and products to build your income? When I started coaching, I imagined I’d make enough money from individual coaching sessions or monthly coaching packages to justify owning my own business. I structured my fees. I found prospects that wanted to do an inquiry session. I converted prospects [...]

By |2016-03-31T05:44:04-05:00March 31st, 2016|Articles|

Start a Mastermind Group in Three Simple Steps

Have you ever been in a Mastermind Group where participants fade away and lose momentum? Would you like to be a part of a Mastermind Group that is committed to the process? Consider starting your own Mastermind Group Step 1: Keep it specific Craft a vision statement for your group, which speaks to the specific [...]

By |2016-03-24T06:03:12-05:00March 24th, 2016|Articles|

The Secret to Charging What You’re Worth

When I launched my coaching practice, the secret to charging what you’re worth eluded me. I scanned coaches’ websites. Most didn’t list rates. I talked to coaches. Most gave me a wide range of fees. So I picked a price, based on my level of experience, and scheduled inquiry calls. You know how it goes—everything [...]

By |2016-03-17T06:03:40-05:00March 17th, 2016|Articles|

How a Client Unlocked My Coaching Potential

I reached a point in my coaching practice where I felt locked up. And while I knew there was a way out, I simply couldn’t find it. I’m not even sure I knew where to find the lock, never mind that I couldn’t locate the first key to freedom. Me. A coach. A person called [...]

By |2016-03-10T06:30:08-06:00March 10th, 2016|Articles|