• Reaching Through the Screen, Online vs In-Person Coaching

    Reaching through the Screen – Online vs In-Person Coaching

    I don’t know where you are based, but I must say that in the weeks leading up to Christmas, I was so happy that I have an online coaching business, rather than seeing clients in my office. The traffic all around town was horrid. And I live in the tropics, where the only way that traffic gets back up by weather is in the case of a tropical downpour, which might last an hour or two. The moment it stops raining, unless it just happens to be high tide at exactly the same time, the rain water drains off and runs out to sea in minutes. Today, I was reading…

  • Getting a mentor for your coaching practice, why do you need a mentor, how to find a mentor, looking for a mentor, find a spiritual mentor, find a business mentor, why you need a business mentor, why entrepreneurs get mentors, i need a mentor in my life, the difference between a mentor and a coach, how to pick a business mentor, life mentor, making mentorship work

    Coaching mentor: how to get better results

    As a coach, you might decide that you don’t need another coach, but rather that what you are really looking for is a mentor. Mentoring, as we’ve covered in other blog posts, is different from a coaching relationship. Today I want to dive into the benefits of having a mentor, as well as identifying the type of mentors you might look for, and how to find such a mentor. Why do you need a mentor? To stimulate your growth To challenge you in which areas to improve your skills They will provide you with information, knowledge and experience They also provide vital encouragement and moral support. Entrepreneurs of all kinds…

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    How to learn something every day and boost your self esteem

    When I was 27 years old or so, I met a “old” lawyer (in his mid to late fifties), with two or three Master’s Degrees from various international universities, and a wealth of international experience. All I could think of at the time was “I want to be like him”. I was so in awe of his confidence and knowledge. Of course, looking back now, I realize that this confidence and knowledge came from all the effort he put into acquiring it and that along the way he was a beginner many times. But that drove me to attempt to boost my studies and experience in ways I might not…

  • The secrets of rereading a remarkable book, rereading books, book club, why rereading is good for you, self-help books, reading for self-improvements, books a year

    The secrets of rereading a remarkable book

    Everyone keeps talking about reading 50 or more books every year. In fact, Darius Foroux was reading 100 books a year = 2 books every week. Of course, he now admits to forgetting them as well. I know what that’s like, because I’ve gone through the phase of devouring the latest best-selling self-help book and then moved on to the next. But then, back in about 2007 or 2008, I decided to do something different. I was curious about finding Wisdom, and I actually read the book of Proverbs (yes, the book of the Bible called Proverbs) 12 times that year. Proverbs has 31 chapters, making it a great daily…

  • coaching contract, coaching agreements, terms and conditions, coaching services, life coach, refunds, payment for services, coaching relationship, communication, expectations

    Coaching Agreements – What the …? And why do I need one?

    For those of you who know something about my background, I’ve spent the last 20+ years in law practice. So, I know a few things about business relationships and how things can go wrong. Of course, just because you have a contract doesn’t mean that there won’t be any problems, but a good contract does pave the way to a move professional relationship. Any relationship that you have is about negotiation – anything – whether there is a written contract or not. E.L. Jones So, I want to share with you some of the reasons why I think all coaches, whether they are starting out or already well established should…