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[…]

How Do I Find My Balance in Life?

Life is a balancing act, and one in which everything is constantly in motion. Let’s face it, life can sometimes feel like walking a tight rope, with luggage on both your hands and your backside, walking towards a certain goal, or worse, in no particular direction. Life balance can sometimes seem elusive, and you may[…]

[Coaching Tool] This Is 1000% More Important Than Motivation

    In the US especially, we label kids and even adults as “ADD” or having Attention Deficit Disorder. The truth is we ALL have attention deficit disorder in some part of our lives. If you or your coaching client struggles with this, keep reading.   Everyone wants to learn and grow. Everyone has some[…]

[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[…]

Coaching from the Top! Executive Coaching Tips

    So you want to coach CEO’s? GREAT!   Working with CEO’s and Entrepreneurs is some of the most rewarding work you will do as a performance coach.  Why? Because you know if you help this one person, who has chosen to be a leader, building a business, the ripple effect is going to[…]