8 Must-Haves in a Coaching Agreement

A coaching agreement helps both the coachee and the coach come to a common understanding of the expectations in their journey together. As a coach, a written and signed coaching agreement can help get you out of uncomfortable situations with your clients. Coaching is a client-centric and client driven process in which the coach is[…]

How Mental Rehearsal Improves Performance

As a coach or aspiring coach, you may know how important the mind is in everything that we do. Mantras like “mind over matter” have been thrown around so much that they now sound cliché. However, that doesn’t take away the crucial role played by what goes on in our minds before and as we[…]

When to Manage vs When to Coach

When to Manage vs When to Coach Sooner or later, every new coach gets their first coaching client who needs help in getting their team or employees performing better but is at a loss regarding how to go about it. In such a situation, you need to work with that client to help him or[…]

How to Conduct a Coaching Session

How to Conduct a Coaching Session In 1998, the International Coaching Federation (ICF) conducted a survey that led them to discover that 94.3 percent of the coaches who took part in that survey conducted their coaching sessions by telephone. That statistic will form the basis of the focus of this article as we explore how[…]

What Are the 7 C’s of Clear Communication?

Your success as a coach will heavily depend on how effective you are as you communicate with your coaching clients. While the definition of effective communication may be subjective to a certain extent, there are principles that all communication must adhere to in order to be effective. This article discusses the 7 C’s of clear[…]

How Long Should a Coaching Session Be?

Like everything else about coaching, there are no rigid rules regarding how long a coaching session should last. So, how can inexperienced coaches decide the appropriate duration of a coaching session? Read on and get some insights into the different factors that influence how long a coaching session can be. These factors vary from time[…]

What’s the Difference Between Coaching and Counseling?

We often get asked, what is the fundamental difference between coaching and counseling and also how do we identify which one is needed. Here is a comprehensive breakdown between coaching and counseling: Both coaching and counseling are relatively new additions to the range of human service professions currently available to the public. Counselors usually aim[…]

How To Handle Push Back At Work

Working with entrepreneurs is truly a rewarding part of being a performance coach. Knowing that the byproduct of the impact and changes that are made in your clients’ life, will also positively affect many others in their professional and personal lives – Amazing!. Many times, their team is relieved to have pain points they have[…]

[Coaching Tip] The Power of Self Compassion in Coaching

  Compassion.   It’s the cornerstone of coaching. Being able to hear someone’s situation, understand their goals, empathize with their struggles and exercise compassion as you work with them towards those goals.   As humans, we tend to be naturally compassionate with others – with ourselves, not so much. That is why one of the[…]

The 8 Characteristics of a Great Coach!

  We love when companies do the research and put their money where their mouth is into finding out what works within their organization.   A team of people can sit in a room all they want speculating about their team experience, but getting to the root of it, asking the people who live and[…]