What it Really Took to Get my MCC

The very first time I applied for my MCC was on June 30th, 2007.  The reason I know the exact date is that my beloved father died 2 weeks earlier. My dad had what I would term a 'good death.'  He had lived a good life, and was well-loved by family, friends and strangers alike.  He had grown up in a modest Italian neighborhood in Chicago. With only a high school GED, he started a company, and put all his kids through college. He went to daily mass, and became a member of the country club. He led a very [...]

By | January 11th, 2016|Categories: Coaching|0 Comments

The Main Attraction: Group Coaching

The six-step model of group coaching has supported countless coaches over the years and helped them get their core message out in a bigger way. So far we’ve reviewed: Group Coaching Step 1: Connection Group Coaching Step 2: Group Agreements Group Coaching Step 3: Content In step 4, we arrive at the main attraction…Coaching! Group members are given an opportunity to share their challenges, any confusion or limiting beliefs and be coached around them. Group coaching uses the same ideas that are true for individual coaching. All group coaching clients are infinitely resourceful and know their own answers. As a [...]

Consistently and effectively keep in contact with your prospective clients!

Would you like to easily keep track of potential clients' information with options to send emails and keep notes about your interactions with them? A history of activity is important to following up with both clients and prospective clients. Zoho is a free contact management system where you can keep a record on each person you contact. You will be able to see exactly when and how you have connected with them, all in one place. Just imagine following up with a prospective client and seeing a history of each email, phone call and resource you have sent them in [...]

By | January 1st, 2016|Categories: Resources|Tags: , |0 Comments

Group Coaching – Visualizing Your Ideal Group and Topic

We’ve been talking about the six-step model of group coaching. Now it’s time for the juicy part…the CONTENT! In the third step of a coaching group, the coach provides thought-provoking questions—or jumping off points—that are related to the group theme or topic. In order to do this with ease, there are a couple pieces that need to be put into place: visualizing exactly who is your ideal group member; and determining a topic that is very juicy for this person! First, get yourself in the receiving frame of mind. You may want to step away from your computer. Instead, this is [...]

Group Coaching – Agreements

Recently we’ve been talking about the six-step model of group coaching that has supported countless coaches over the years and helped them get their core message out in a bigger way. We began by reviewing the 6-step model and also established Step 1, the Connection. Next in the 6-step model we consider Step 2, Coaching Agreements. In this step, the group agrees to a set of guidelines that they will follow when interacting and communicating with each other. We call these the Standards of Presence, a clearly articulated and easy to understand set of guidelines, which provides a proven container of safety in [...]

Group Coaching – Connecting Members

I recently shared the six-step model of group coaching that has supported countless coaches over the years and helped them get their core message out in a bigger way. The 6-step model begins with Step 1, the Connection. In this step, the coach facilitates the connection with the group members and helps them bring their full presence to the group. The connection allows you to shift the energy from wherever the group members have been previously, and bring them fully present for the group. I’d like to share a couple of ways of creating connection that you may wish to adapt for your [...]