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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 Swap Your Coaching Effectively

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When you are starting out as a coach and want to get as much experience as you can swapping your coaching for with another new coach or in exchange for something else can seem like a good idea

However you need to make sure it its going to really work for you as there is a lot that can go wrong.

I’ve put together some guidelines in this article to help you make sure you get a good deal and don't end up feeling resentful and out of exchange.

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How to Make a Great Coaching Resume

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Your resume is your so important “first impression” when looking for a coaching job.

But it is sometime hard to get the right balance between professional and personal information.

Have a look at the section in my article on finding coaching jobs that will help you get your CV/Resume and LinkedIn profile effective and engaging.

And maybe consider in investing in this excellent book.

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Make Your Discovery Session Work Better For You in 2024

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Are you uncertain what to ask and what to do in your Discovery Session with a prospective client? Help is at hand with my really useful Mastering The Coaching Discovery Session eBook.

Check out some of the questions to ask and useful hints for a successful session in this preview.

And for this month only, as a boost to your coaching in 2024 I’m offering a 40% discount on all four of my eBooks to subscribers of my Life Coaching Accelerators You can sign up on my home page.

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Don't Miss Out On Your New Year Gift

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Just a reminder to give your coaching profile a boost in 2024 with a free copy of my eBook "How to Use Speaking to Promote Your Coaching” - a practical guide to becoming a confident guest speaker.

All you have to do is subscribe to my free Life Coaching Accelerators and you’ll get instructions to download a copy - no other strings attached and you can unsubscribe at any time:). Of course this gift offer is time limited so check out the details here and don’t miss out.

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A Gift to Enhance Your Coaching and Grow Your Business

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Give your coaching a real boost for 2024 by signing up for my free Life Coaching Accelerators and get your gift of “10 Simple Ways to Jumpstart Your Coaching Business".

And as a special bonus during this holiday season, you can download a free copy of my eBook "How to Use Speaking to Promote Your Coaching" a practical guide to becoming a confident guest speaker.

Each of my Accelerators is drawn from my 25 years as a life coach and delivers information and tips to enhance your coaching and grow your business that go beyond what you may have been taught in your life coaching training.

Plus, as a subscriber you become eligible to receive, giveaways, extra coaching resources and special discounts on my eBooks - The Life Coaching Professionally Series. Click to subscribe and don’t miss out.

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Mastring the Art of Coaching Online

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Although since Covid coaching online rather than in person has become commonplace, transitioning to it can still be quite a challenge but it’s a skill worth mastering. Do read on where I discuss the benefits and skills of online coaching for both the coach and the client.I also give you lots of tips and tricks in using online platforms including how to look and sound your best.

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Last Chance To Save Money On Coaching Tools

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Absolute last chance to SAVE money (and time!) on Coaching Tools for your coaching practice.

Get 25% off sitewide at The Coaching Tools Company - only until 27 November.

Check it out and don’t miss out on fabulous tools to enhance your coaching and grow your business whatever your coaching niche.

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Setting Up Your Life Coaching Business

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What is your biggest challenge in setting up your coaching business? This article will guide you in the right direction.

You’ll find some essential information about the systems and the legal protections you should put in place, marketing and fee suggestions, as well how to create an efficient and comfortable work space for in person or online coaching.

Let me know if I’ve missed anything.

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Money Saving Alert on Coaching Tools!

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The Coaching Tools Company is having a HUGE Blowout Sale right now! 25% off all their wonderful brandable tools only until 27 November!

Whatever your coaching niche you'll find an invaluable tool or toolkit to enhance your coaching or grow your business.

Check out the coaching tools, forms, exercises and more on offer here:.

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Finding the right marketing strategy for YOU!

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When it comes to getting help with your marketing to attract quality clients, it’s a jungle out there. So many options, so many plans, so many marketing gurus offering help. It really is “caveat emptor” buyer beware. This article will help you find the right marketing plan for you and avoid expensive mistakes.

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Avoiding Hidden Payment Fees

Getting paid through an online payment system without paying excessive fees that reduce your income can be quite a challenge. I’ve just added a new article on online payment methods to my Life Coaching Professionally website. It tells you where those hidden fees are and shows you how to best get paid to avoid them

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A Toolkit To Help You With Your Career Coaching

Even if career coaching is not your specific niche, you will find many of your coaching clients will ask for help either choosing, changing, or improving their job or career. 

An excellent tool to have at your fingertips for such occasions is the Career Coaching Toolkit from Emma Louise Elsey of the Coaching Tools Company. Check out the 10 wonderful tools, all brandable to your coaching business.  

The best news is that during June 2023 you can buy it at the 20% discount price of just $49.

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How To Set Your Life Coaching Fees

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Working out what to charge for life coaching depends on so many things such as your coaching niche, demographic, qualifications, experience and so on.

It's also a matter of what you feel comfortable with and you may need to experiment.

Here’s some useful information to help you determine your life coaching fees, traps to avoid and the best ways to get paid.

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Effectively Networking Your Coaching

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Getting out there and meeting people and networking is an essential part of attracting quality clients whether in person or through online social media.

In this article I show you where to find the best networks and lots of do's and dont's for effective networking to successfully build your coaching profile. Have fun!

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Learn to Use Speaking to Promote Your Coaching

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Knowing how to confidently present to an audience, in person or online, about how you coach is a sure way to add to your reputation as an expert and attract clients.

In my eBook “Using Speaking To Promote Your Coaching”, you can, for the price of a coffee and a muffin, get the low down on how to get started, overcome speaking nerves and become a confident presenter and guest speaker.

You'll learn how to craft a successful presentation and avoid some common speaking and logistical traps. Check out a taster of the content:

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Finding The Right Life Coach Mentor or Supervisor

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So are you thinking working with a coach mentor or supervisor. Someone to hold your hand through those early sessions and maybe help you grow your coaching practice.

Here’s an article to help you decide which is right for you and all the things you need to know and ask to make the best choices.

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Really Helpful Balance and Self Care Tools

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Do you need to sometimes help a client find calm and balance? -Or even feel you could do with a bit of that yourself after a challenging session. .

The Coaching Tools Company has a brilliant Balance and Self Care Toolkit that could be useful to invest in as a resource.There are nine tools including*Detoxing a relationship

*Self-care check-in

*Self-care quiz

*Letting go exercise

*Identifying energy zappers And much more....

All the tools are brandable to your own coaching business. And some are available as a single purchase as well as in the kit.

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How To Avoid A Website Disaster

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This article on 15 Website Mistakes to Avoid includes an actual sad case study from one of my client. It illustrates what can happen if you dive into commissioning /building a website without due research into what it takes to make that website really attract the people you need.

Unfortunately this quite common tale for coaches so do read and learn how to avoid having your website project ending in frustration and tears.

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How to (easily) Write A Book About Your Coaching

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Do you have a book inside you just waiting, and waiting, to be written.

My book How to Write A Book About Your Coaching Niche + 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.

It's full of practical information and tips from my own experience in becoming an authentic author.

So do read on for a preview and taster of the content.

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The Art Of Productive Guest Blogging

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Successful guest blogging quiet and art, whether you are posting a comment or contributing a whole article or approving the contribution someone wants to make to your blog.

Here’s what you need to know to get the best from your contributions and the contributions you accept and the traps to avoid.

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Discover the Benefits of Online Life Coaching

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Working with clients online can be quite a challenge for some coaches but it's a skill well worth mastering.

In this article I discuss the benefits and skills of mastering online coaching for both the coach and the client.

I also give you lots of tips and tricks in using online platforms including how to look and sound your best.

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Making Sure a Strategic Alliance is Right for You

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I was recently approached by someone who wanted to set up an alliance where we could cross-promote each other. I did a bit of research and it turned out that whilst it looked as if it would be a great opportunity for me - it wasn't going to work for me to promote this person in return.

So if you are thinking of forming a strategic alliance to grow your coaching business (and they can be hugely beneficial), my article on what to watch for and how to make sure it will be a winner may be helpful.

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How To Craft An Effective Elevator Speech

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Are you struggle to answer the question “what do you do” briefly and susinctly?

Then you will find my article on crafting and becoming fluent on your “elevator” speech as well as some important and useful do’s and don’ts

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Using Personal Growth Coaching in Your Niche

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Personal growth or life coaching is the backbone skill to success of all coaching niches.

This is because behind any issue brought for coaching there is inevitably also a personal angle such a relationships, communication or work/life balance.

Learn why this is so, how personal or life coaching is used to benefit all types of client needs and the opportunities personal growth coaching offers.

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Using presentations to attract clients

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I’ve always found one of the best ways to attract committed clients is to deliver a lively and value filled presentation around your coaching specialty.

Given that Zoom has taken the place of many live presentations I’ve included a section about presenting using an online platform in my book How To User Speaking To Promote Your Coaching.

For about the price of a cup of a coffee and a muffin, you'll find all the low down to support you to feel confident about presenting whether you have a face to face or online audience and even tips on overcoming any fears about public speaking.

Check it out and let me know what you think.

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Getting It Right With Guest Blogging

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Writing guest articles and comments on a coaching related site can be a great way to raise your profile and attract potential clients. But there are important Do’s and Don’ts about where to put your efforts and the traps to avoid so you don’t waste your time. This Guest Blogging Guidelines for coaches will help you get it right.

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How to Become a Small Business Life Coach

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Many life coaches are attracted to the niche of coaching business owners, whether it be for startup or business growth.

It's an interesting and profitable coaching specialty with high demand.

Read on what it takes to successfully combine life coaching with small business coaching and the boundaries you need to be aware of.

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Useful Feedback Questions to Ask at That Final Coaching Session

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Do you get stuck on what to say in your final session with a client.

Check out this list of 10 coaching evaluation questions to ask for feedback and to get some valuable information that can help in the creation of client attracting testimonial.

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The Benefit of Joining a Life Coaching Association

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Joining an independent coaching association can have lots of benefits, especially for the coach who works from home.

You get to be part of a community and there are often really valuable membership benefits, such as discounts and a referral facility.

Check out this list of coaching associations to learn what to look for before you join, as well as a list and links to many associations to choose from.

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How To Get The Best From Networking In Person and Online

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Know you need to network effectively, both in person and online, but go into overwhelm just thinking about it and don’t know where to start.

Whether you are a new or seasoned networker you'll get value from checking out this useful free guide on the where to, how' to and do'sand don'ts of successful networking to build your coaching profile

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