I love when science finally proves something that we knew for centuries.
Listen to a very interesting presentation about how the science has proved that there is not one, but three brains: brain, heart, and gut. And a coaching approach to integrating them. In fact, it’s very similar to what I teach as part of Goal Imagery(R) method. Take a listen: https://vimeo.com/65558348
There is much more to come! And it’s free at WBECS (World Business and Executive Coach Summit) pre-summit: http://www.wbecs.com/go/wbecs/ml13“.
A Virtual Conference for Women! 20 dynamic speakers ready to inspire, empower, and motivate you!
When: Saturday May 4, 2013 (1-5 EDT).
Register (FREE) here: http://www.inspiredconferences.com/register.html
Listen to my talk “Competitive Advantages of Women in Leadership” in Workshop room #2 at 3:30-4:00 PM EST, Sat., May 4, 2013. Register for the conference to get the call-in info. at http://
Sign up here to receive 2 hypnotic meditations, a guide to finding the right coach training, and more: http://forms.aweber.com/form/09/1700857209.htm.
Also, contact me for a free introductory session focused on finding and utilizing your strengths as a woman.
And, if you can’t attend tomorrow’s conference, not to worry – you can purchase a CD with every presentation on it for only $19 bucks. To do that, click here: http://drlead.tcwftcw.click2sell.eu/?checkout. It’s that easy!:)
WBECS (World Business and Executive Coach Summit) with Brian Underhill: What Do Executives Want in a Coach?
You can still register for WBECS (World Business and Executive Coach Summit) free pre-summit: http://www.wbecs.com/go/wbecs/ml13“.
Tonight’s session was with Dr. Brian Underhill, founder & CEO of CoachSource, LLC and the author of “Executive Coaching for Results”.
He also told us that if we twitter him directly, he’ll send us his book – very generous of him. His twitter: www.twitter.com/bunderhill
Here’s the screen shot from his presentation where he is sharing with us the latest research that was done this year.
WBECS (World Business and Executive Coach Summit): Andrew Netlich on creating a million-dollar business
As you already know from my previous post, there is a free pre-summit (via Internet) WBECS (World Business and Executive Coach Summit) that started today. You can still register now and listen for free: http://www.wbecs.com/go/wbecs/ml13“. There is one more session (session #2) today at 5pm EST.
The first session was with Andrew Netlich who is the Founder and Director of The Center for Executive Coaching and The Institute for Business Growth. It was focused on how to create a million-dollar business.
Andrew started with a quote from one of my favorite actors / comedians, Lily Tomlin: “I always wanted to be someone, but now I wish I was more specific.” He touched upon many marketing things in a very short amount of time (it was a 40-min. webinar).
He spoke about finding a target market, suggesting we should follow a 70/30 rule, focusing 70% of our effort on targeting a specific market and leaving 30% of space to attract what comes our way. He also talked about creating a compelling marketing message, which was a nice refresher of ABC in marketing.
He also reminded us that the word “you” must be used at least 3 times more than “I” or “we” in our marketing materials. And, he had a great common-sense suggestion about finding what your “super power” is: ask 5 clients to provide 3 main qualities that set you apart.
Did you watch the webinar? What were your thoughts? I’m looking forward to the next one at 5pm today. See you later…
There is a free pre-summit (via Internet) WBECS (World Business and Executive Coach Summit) starting soon and I just registered. You can too! Marshall Goldsmith, Brian Tracy are there, and many other great presenters… Well, we’ll see how great they are going to be.:) Let’s take notes and share our feedback…
Click here to register and listen for free: http://www.wbecs.com/go/wbecs/ml13
I never really bought the idea that in order to be successful – you must have a niche. I do believe you need to know WHO you are, what you bring to the table, and why you want to do that. The rest will sort itself out… I can bring lots of examples of people in a variety of industries, including coaching, who became successful because of who they were. Yes, I agree, we can’t be all things to all clients, but we don’t have to be. We just have to be ourselves.:)
Personally, I do find “having to” pick a niche a very frustrating and limiting experience. Why force yourself into something that doesn’t feel natural? I encourage everyone to give yourself a permission (as we ask our clients often) NOT having to have a niche – unless you want to. There is a huge difference between doing something because you “want to” versus because everyone else seems to be doing it and/or telling you that you should do that as well. I think most of us are being “bullied” into picking a niche. How do you like those strong words?:)
Do you believe that in order to be successful you need to pick a “niche”? Most marketers and sales people suggest that picking your niche is a very important and necessary part of your business strategy. The same is true for our coaching industry. We are told that as coaches and mentors, we need to pick a niche – the more narrow, the better – in order to make it clear what we offer and to whom. Do you agree or do you find it frustrating and limiting?
Personally, I do believe in creating a strategic plan and prioritizing what you want to offer and to whom. However, I never really bought the idea that in order to be successful – you must have a niche. I do believe you need to know WHO you are and what you bring to the table. The rest will sort itself out… I can bring lots of examples of people in a variety of industries, including coaching, who became successful because of who they were. We can’t be all things to all clients, but we don’t have to be. We just have to be ourselves.:) What do you think about that?
1. I usually learn the same way I suggest in my coach training classes – by listening back to recordings of my own coaching. And sometimes I stop the recording because I think OMG, this was a great coaching question, I must write it down. And then, the next day, when I look at the question I wrote down, it doesn’t look powerful at all. The reason being, the context was lost, the moment is gone, and it becomes meaningless. So even though most of the time you can’t pluck the question or a certain response out of the context and hope it’ll be just as brilliant at another time, with another client, during another session, etc.- you can still learn more from it if you write it down. You will deposit it in your memory bank and it will create another choice that you can possibly adjust for another client and their situation.
2. Another thing that I do – and that may feel a bit “risky” to you – I ask my colleagues (who are experienced coaches) to listen to the recordings of me coaching others and to provide their feedback. There may be some blind spots and improvements they can offer that I might not be able to catch and/or discover on my own. As my mother would say, one brain is good, but 2 or 3 is even better.:)
3. I also learn when I teach my coach training classes, and it’s always exciting.
4. And last but not least, I learn by observing and listening to other coaches coach and by reading new and old books about coaching and self-improvement in general.
What are your best learning methods for improving your coaching skills?
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For some clients, putting themselves down is their “default” system. We understand that when they do – their “Gremlins” must be acting out. Our clients know that they are not stupid. They know it, but these voices – their Gremlins – do creep in. So, of course, we must create awareness around that. And, once the awareness is established and our clients still put themselves down… then what? At times, when that happens, I feel it’s healthier to take a beat and move on, rather than focus their attention on it once more. After all, we strengthen what we focus on. I definitely don’t want to give more energy and more strength to their Gremlins. We also must watch out for this not to become our agenda for “fixing” our clients. There is a significant skill that is required for bringing Gremlins to light at appropriate times while still staying on your client’s agenda. One of the ways to do it is to simply ask if they would want to talk about it or stay on their original agenda. However, it becomes challenging if a client does it over and over again as a habit of sorts. What are your thoughts and experiences?
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