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Coaching the Suicidal Client

Disclaimer: I have NOT been certified by any organization to specifically deal with suicide. In this post, I am simply sharing my thoughts for discussion purposes, based on my certification methods, being applied to a suicidal client. Do NOT take these thoughts as “the way to coach suicidal clients” as there is no such thing….

The I.G.N.I.T.E. Coaching Framework

As coaches, want to I.G.N.I.T.E. our clients.  We want to fire them up and keep fueling that flame so it burns brightly for all to see, and lights the path to achieving their goals & dreams.  To help make this happen, the I.G.N.I.T.E. framework was created to guide coaches as they work with their clients. …

A Coach’s Most Valuable Asset

As a coach, or an aspiring coach, you have many assets of value: your uniqueness, your insight, your training, your mindset, your mentality, and your drive, just to name a few.  But your most valuable asset as a coach is not yours at all; it is the perspective of your seeker.  Even though your abilities…

How to Create Recurring Revenue in Your Coaching Business

There are many ways to create recurring revenue in your coaching business, but I will focus on two: Provide payment plans Create continuity programs I’ll talk about each in detail, but before I do, I want to make sure that you’ve built a solid foundation.   If your reason for starting a coaching business is…

THE Most Important Trait to Have as a Life Coach

Do you know the most important trait to have as a life coach?  It’s CERTAINTY. What Is Certainty? Certainty is defined as a strong conviction that something is true.  As a coach, you say to  people, in these exact words or in essence, “I can help you.”  But if you do this with any level…

[Article] The 6 Step Framework for Coaching Transformation

As C.S. Lewis says, “Experience… the most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.”  Having been a full time coach for seven years now, and immersing myself in what truly makes the difference in people’s lives, I want to give you my “Transformation Framework” that EXPERIENCE has proven creates lasting change….

[Article] Should Professional Coaches be Required to Have a Certification?

This is a controversial topic. Many people think all professional coaches *should* have a certification from a recognized coach training school, such as the International Coach Federation.  Most of the time, in my experience anyway, those people are the recognized training institutions themselves, or their graduates.  =) Other people like the fact that anyone can…

Next Level Project: My 6-Month One-on-One Intensive Coaching Program

Years ago, I decided to stop coaching & consulting on an hourly basis, and I’ll never go back again. The main reason is that, although charging up to $750/hour to work with clients is very lucrative, I only want to work on long-term projects now.  It’s a lot more fulfilling and exciting for me. So,…

[Article] Rules, Tools & Pools – 3 Common Mistakes Coaches Make

Most people who want to learn how to be a life coach have all the desire in the world, a heart of gold, and a great work ethic.  I applaud you.  Helping others live a better life is the most noble thing you can do. But the vast majority of new coaches don’t get their…