The Joy of Being a Portable Coach

I drove to work early on a mild, spring day. My lunch cooler was packed with water, snacks, and a sandwich. And as I made my way to my office, I listened to the morning news on the radio. A new day beckoned! Just before 9am, I pulled into the parking lot, ready for my [...]

By |2016-08-25T05:55:20-05:00August 25th, 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|

Convey Coaching Value: 1 Solid Strategy

You wanted to become a coach, but you're not sure how to convey coaching value. You invested in coaching education, but you're not sure how to successfully apply it. You wrote a business plan, but you're not sure if it will succeed. Now what. What will propel you forward and grow your business? ICF Competency #7: Direct Communication It’s one of the [...]

By |2015-12-23T09:00:10-06:00December 23rd, 2015|Articles|

A Manifesto for Christian Coaches

What’s a manifesto, and why do Christian coaches need one? Building a coaching business is hard. Really hard. But… it will change lives. Your life. And the lives of those you coach. Thus, on this difficult and rewarding journey we need to plan, prepare, and most of all, commit. A manifesto is a public declaration [...]

By |2015-10-13T17:21:22-05:00October 13th, 2015|Articles|

Business-Building Quiz: Do You Have the Seven Key Qualities You Need to Succeed?

Your parents probably didn’t know you’d become a coach entrepreneur the minute you popped out of the womb. If they had, they might have done things differently, such as integrating Internet marketing, cost accounting, finance, and more into your curriculum of life. But they didn’t, and that’s okay. If God wanted an army of MBA’s, [...]

By |2015-10-09T07:02:50-05:00October 9th, 2015|Articles|

5 Tips to Create Your BEST Coaching Lifestyle Now

Few people go through life purposing to work too hard. Yet, many of us find our time consumed by work, leaving little time for what matters most. We fail to understand that working too hard is a choice — one that we make consciously or by default. But the beauty of living the entrepreneurial life [...]

By |2014-10-31T10:10:30-05:00October 31st, 2014|Articles|

Five Habits of Highly Successful Coaches

Do you have what it takes to run a successful coaching practice? Not surprisingly, great entrepreneurs share common traits and habits. The good news is that most of them can be learned. Here are five habits of extremely successful coaches: 1.  Successful coaches invest in professional and personal development. Successful business owners read business and [...]

By |2014-07-17T15:03:04-05:00July 17th, 2014|Articles|