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This blog assists new and established coaches and those wanting to embrace life coaching as a career with independent information, coaching tips and practice growing strategies.

How to (easily) Write and Publish Your Book

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I was recently interviewed online about what it takes to actually write a book and get it published.

So many people listening revealed they needed help on how to get started let alone finish and publish.

My book How to (easily) Write A Book About Coaching + Plus 4 Ways to Publish is a great resource for anyone who wants to start, finish, publish and get that wonderful book lurking inside them out into world. So check it out here.

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How to Avoid Hidden Payment Fees For Your Coaching

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There are quite a few alternatives to the popular PayPal and the big thing to look out for is hidden fees that are not immediately apparent.

I’ve just added a section on Payment Methods to my How to Decide Your Life Coaching Fees page on my website (Use Quicklink 3, at the top of the page)

It tells you where those hidden fees are and shows you how to best get paid to avoid them.

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How To Successfully Do Swaps With Your Life Coaching

“Swapping
To swap your coaching for with another coach or in exchange for something else can seem like a good idea. Especially when you are starting out as a coach and want to get as much experience as you can.

However there are questions to ask to avoid the traps of swapping.

If you are going to exchange your life coaching for another product or service, here's how to make sure you are getting a good deal and don't end up feeling resentful and out of exchange.

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The Rise of Online Coaching Providers

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I’ve been fascinated by an article I've just read on the rise of coaching services for online coaching.

It inspired me to include a new section on online coaching providers (Quicklink 4) in the information on my website which I wrote for those coaches who have great coaching skills but prefer to leave the marketing to someone else.

I've also included a link to the article for you to read.

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Protect your coaching with firm written agreements

“Coaching
When there are no rules, people make up their own!

That’s why it is no important for coaches, right from the moment they engage their first clients, to have firm written agreements, disclaimers and refund policies to protect their coaching and any website or course content.

For more on this and some great hints on getting it right read on.

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Mastering the Art of Goals Coaching

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All coaching is about goals - taking the client from where they are to where they want to be.

My new book, Mastering The Art of Goals Coaching, written from over 20 years coaching experience, is a proven template for not only helping your clients with choosing and setting their goals but coaching strategies for handling all those obstacles along the path to achievement with ease and certainty.

Check it out and see some of the content here:

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Solving The Niche Dilemma

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So many new coaches struggle to identify their niche - the ideal client they want to work with. Then there is the challenge of creating just the right message to reach those prospective clients.

You can take the struggle out of this process by taking advantage of the free niche training offered by Cindy Schulson, of Marketing With Heart.

Cindy is one of the most authentic and best marketing authorities I know when it comes to solving the niche dilemma for coaches.You can read more about coaching niches and download her free Discover Your Ideal Niche training. Also check out her mentor program.

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How to (easily) write a book about your coaching

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Have you always thought “someday I’ll write a book about my coaching”.

But for whatever reason “someday” never comes, it all seems too hard. You don’t know where to start or how to put it all together. And how do you go about getting it published and will anyone buy it?

Well how about making it a firm goal to achieve for 2022 with my eBook “How to (easily) write a book about your coaching”. It will guide you through all these steps and more and have you turn that dream of writing a book into a reality.

Check out the preview and you can be well on your way to becoming a published author.

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Free Stuff With No Strings Attached.

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Everybody loves free stuff. Especially when it offers a lot of value with no strings attached. So check out my free Life Coaching Accelerators which come from 20 years+ coaching experience (and a lot, lot more life experience:).

You'll get fortnightly tips and tools and special offers to develop your coaching.

You can sign up here and receive your free welcome gift of 10 Ways To Jumpstart Your Coaching Practice.

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Avoid These 14 Common Website Mistakes

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Mistakes. As the saying goes ‘looking back in hindsight, you have 20 x 20 vision.

So here is some wisdom around 14 website mistakes, that could cost you time and money. Read them to discover the mistakes you don't need to make, or should think about correcting to get the best from your coaching site.

Also take heed from a website disaster case study to learn from that will have you cringing.

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Three new eBooks to Develop Your Coaching and Attract Quality Clients

Do take a moment to preview my three new eBooks.

*Mastering The Discovery Session

*How to Use Speaking to Promote Your Coaching

*How to (easily) Write a Book About Your Coaching

Written from my 20+ years as a life coach they are waffle free, full of information, tips and, templates, to help develop your coaching and attract new clients. They come with a 100% refund guarantee.

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Free tools and tips to develop your coaching

“Invitation
invite you to share my knowledge and 20+ years of coaching experience through my regular free Life Coaching Accelerators.

You'll receive help with everything from choosing a training to promoting yourself and attracting clients as well as some useful coaching materials and special offers to develop your coaching.

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Does your personal FB help engage prospective clients

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What do prospective clients see when the click on your FB profile? Is it a lot of irrelevant chat about you, your partner, your kids and their pet and/or what might inspire.

What I want to know, and I think other people who check out your profile want to know, is how do you relate to me in a coaching context so I get really frustrated when the space on your profile where you can post an intro to your coaching is left blank.

So do take the time and effort to fill this intro in with a few words about what you do professionally and a a link either to your coaching website, blog, LinkedIn, or your Facebook business page and don't miss out on this important marketing opportunity. You can see how I have done it on my personal FB page.

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Solving the Coaching Niche Dilemma

“Solving
To niche or not to niche and how narrow should your niche be? It’s a question that is often polarised in conversations about marketing and building your coaching business.

Indeed there sometimes seems to be so much pressure on new coaches to choose a niche that it has become more like niche madness.

Here’s what you need to know about choosing your coaching niche, or not, as well as how to create an engaging message to attract those ideal clients.

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More to Achieving Goals Than 'You Can Do It'

Goal Achievement Case Studies

I’m not a fan of the Ra Ra You Can Do I regardless approach to goal setting and achievement. It’s often a much more subtle and holistic approach that gets results.

Goals are not set in stone, they can be fluid and flexible and their success depends on so many factors.

These case studies from my coaching demonstrate this and might give you some good distinctions when working with your clients around their the goals and outcomes they want to achieve.

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A free boost for your coaching

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I invite you to share my knowledge and 20+ years of coaching experience through my regular free Life Coaching Accelerators of coaching and practice building tips.

Everything from choosing a training to starting your practice and really useful coaching materials as well as special offers.

Subscribe here and get your welcome gift of ideas to jumpstart your coaching practice.

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Choosing The Right Life Coach Training For You

“Finding
Researching and finding a life coach training can be a confusing task. You get so many recommendation from people who have been happy with their training.

The challenge is finding the right one with a syllabus and focus that works for you, not someone else. It's not a one size fits all thing.

Although the basic training to be a coach is the same there are lots of other things to consider.

This information and questions to ask will help you make the right decision.

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Fabulous Resources to Help Grow Your Coaching Practice

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Are you confused about how to find your ideal client and then how to create a message that resonates with that client so they want your coaching?

If so, then take a visit to Marketing With Heart website where Cindy Schulson has some free templates and trainings that will really make a difference.

These include a Branding Template, A Niche Success Kit and free trainings including How to Create a Coaching Package That Sells.

Cindy also has a Facebook group you can join and a Mentor Club (paid) where she holds your hand as you go through marketing process for your coaching.

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A Free Tool To Create Your Captivating Brand Message

“Branding
Do you hesitate when someone asks you what you do? Does your message let you stand out, and inspire people to learn more?

Expressing what you do authentically and congruently is a big challenge for many coaches.

So take advantage of this free Brand Message Template that will help you get clarity on your message and be able to express it simply and easily when you are asked “so what do you do?”

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A Free Summit To Grow Your Coaching

“WEBECS
Here's a great opportunity to stay up to date with the coaching industry. You'll learn the latest, most innovative coaching methods. Join FREE online classes covering topics such as:

• How coaches let themselves down• How to take your coaching from proficient to profound• How to grow your email list as a coach• And SO much more!

All without any sales hype.

Starting June 1st, it's a fablous opportunity to learn from the most brilliant minds in the coaching industry!

More and how to register

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Solving the "I have to get organised first" client challenge

“Time
Your clients may often tell you something like " I need to get organised and get on top of things first THEN - and THEN I can focus on my important goals." 

The problem is that total organisation and being on top of things can rarely be achieved or permanently last!  It’s an ongoing process to master.

You'll find some fantastic information and tools to help your clients get out of organising overwhelm and into control in The Productivity and Time Management Toolkit from the Coaching Tools Company.

Check out the many practical tips, techniques and concepts, which will help your clients transform, prioritise and make better use of the time they have.

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How To Solve Your Niche Dilemma

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Are you going nuts trying to decide on your coaching niche and then idth="284pxhow to get your special message across?

Take advantage of this free Niche Success Kit from my colleague Cindy Schulson who is a whiz at helping coaching get clarity on who their ideal client is and how to market to them.

She also has a great mentor program to hold your hand through the process and some great free trainings. Check them out, nothing to lose.

Niche Success Kit

Speak Up And The Client Will Come

“Speak
It's a real plus as a life coach to also become a motivational speaker and use your presentations as a tool to grow your practice. 

Read These 10 tips on getting started as a speaker (even if you are scared). Learn how to avoid “death by powerpoint and how to establish rapport with your audience.

Plus six ways to ensure a trouble-free presentation.

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Goal Achieving Tips

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Is your goal dependent on somebody else’s “doingness”? This tip is about making sure your goal is truly yours to achieve.

So ask yourself: “Is this goal something I am in control of and can achieve by my own efforts, or is it something I am dependent on someone else’s efforts for success?”

If success is riding on the back of another person’s idea, ambition, inspiration or activities watch out! 
So if your goal is reliant, even partially, on another for success, make sure that person willing and, more importantly, capable of meeting your expectations.

Discover more vital tips for goal success

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Things To Know About Life Coach Training

“Things
Do you know the difference between coach Certification, Accreditation and Credentialing. It’s confusing but one of the first things to understand about life coaching training.


Certification is what is offered at the end of a coach specific training to show you have completed and maybe taken a test within the training offered.

Accreditation applies to a training not a coach. The training has been accredited to comply with the criteria and standards of an independent coaching organisation such as the ICF.

Credentialing is what coaches who reach a certain level of proficiency and coaching experience can apply for from some of the independent coaching associations such as the ICF.

Still confused about coach training. This will help you understand and make the right decision.

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Goal Achieving Tips

“Don't
DON'T RECRIMINATE, CELEBRATE

With apologies to John Lennon’s - So Now This Is Christmas - it's time to acknowledge what you have done, rather than lament what you didn't do, or weren’t able to do in this memorable, for all the wrong reasons, 2020.

My New Year’s gift to you, as my valued subscriber to this blog, is Chapter 11- Celebration, The Great Motivator - from my book Be Your Own Goals Coach.

I hope it will help you and your coaching clients, celebrate the wins for 2020 however small, and turn any perceived failures, even into experiences from which you can grow and set the foundation for greater things in 2020.

Here’s to a peaceful, healthy, abundant and fun 2021

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Things To Know About Life Coach Training and Certification

“Things
Do you know the difference between coach Certification, Accreditation and Credentialing. It’s confusing but one of the first things to understand about life coaching training before you enrol.


Certification is what is offered at the end of a coach specific training to show you have completed and maybe taken a test within the training offered.

Accreditation applies to a training not a coach. The training has been accredited to comply with the criteria and standards of an independent coaching organisation such as the ICF.

Credentialing is what coaches who reach a certain level of proficiency and coaching experience can apply for from some of the independent coaching associations such as the ICF.

There's a lot more to it and this will help you understand and make the right decision.

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Business Card Ideas That "Work" For You

“Business
In these days of social media connection and Covid 19 disconnect don’t overlook the value of the business card as a basic coach marketing tool.

This tip is about creating a business card that will really do the job of making you memorable whether you give it out to a coaching prospect, a neighbour, someone you meet on the train or plane or a persona of influence in your niche who may refer your a client.

I’ve put together lots of creative business card ideas and mistakes to avoid so check them out.

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Life Coaching Accelerator Tips

“Get
Have you had the experience where a client doesn’t seem to be quite with it and focussed during the session. I know I have. The client may have filled in their session preparation form indicating what they want to work on, and all may seem in order. So you press ahead with the session hoping they will get it together.

But it doesn’t always happen. Something has occurred that has thrown them off track and is stopping them from being totally present.

I have solved this happening by asking at the beginning of every session “Are we Ok to go ahead or do you have anything on your mind we need to talk about first?”

Clearing the space right at the start of every session makes sure you are not trying to coach over a “withhold” that it taking the clients attention.

For more coaching tips your coach training may not have taught you I invite you to subscribe to my free Life Coaching Accelerators:

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Goal Setting and Planning Secrets

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Don’t Assume, get the facts! You’ve may have heard the saying “assumptions are the mother of all stuff-ups. It’s about how often a misunderstanding occurs because you or someone else assumed something, thought someone else was taking care of something, or took an opinion or a guess as being a fact.

This goal achievement secret comes from the chapter in my book Be Your Own Goals Coach on creating a personal’ Success Policy’ around the strategies and behaviours you need to develop to give you the best chance of success in reaching your goals.

Always aim to get the facts about an issue or question you have rather than making an assumption or listening to an opinion. And get those facts from someone who really is in a position to know them, and is not just guessing or assuming themselves.

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