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Group Coaching – Inspired Ideas for Action

If you have questions about group coaching, you are not alone. When I began my coaching practice, I wanted to add this powerful offering to my repertoire and did not know exactly how to do this. So I set out to learn how to create an amazing group experience! 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 shared: Group Coaching Step 1: Connection Group Coaching Step 2: Group Agreements Group Coaching Step 3: Content Group Coaching Step 4: Coaching Group coaching is an important key to your business success! Now let’s reveal the last two steps for effective group coaching. [...]

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 group coach, you elicit the magnificence of each group member and facilitate their individual learning and growth. You do this [...]

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 the time to nourish your creativity. Do you like to journal? Go find that beautiful pen and lovely journal. Burn [...]

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 any group. I want to acknowledge the Inspired Learning Foundation and Coach For Life for these wonderful group guidelines – [...]

6 Steps to Group Coaching Success with a Spiritual Foundation

You already know that you need to have multiple streams of income to make your coaching business grow. You want to expand your core message to serve more people in less time. And you want to multiply your revenue, while still offering a high quality coaching experience. Most coach training programs do not teach how to do group coaching in their core curriculum, so it is natural to wonder about how to use your coaching skills in a group setting. If you have questions about group coaching, you are not alone. When I began my coaching practice, I wanted to add this powerful offering to my repertoire and did not know exactly how to do this. So I set out [...]

By | 2017-01-20T13:56:03+00:00 December 8th, 2015|Group Coaching, Spiritual Alignment|0 Comments

Vacation days are mandatory!

If you are in the northern hemisphere, summer has just ended, and the kids are back to school.  Chances are, you have taken your annual vacation, and you may not have plans for another vacation for awhile.  But what if you could take vacation days every month?  Wouldn’t that be great? Actually, adding in vacation days every month will help you grow your business. I know that seems counter-intuitive, but it’s really true. Think about it. As a coach, you are also a business owner.  Do you have days when you feel like a computer with too many windows open?  Do you sometimes think, “If I only work harder or if I can put in more hours then I will [...]

By | 2017-01-20T13:56:42+00:00 December 17th, 2014|Inspiration, Spiritual Alignment|0 Comments

68 Seconds to Creation!

When I began my coaching practice, I was very intrigued by the concept of manifestation.  I listened to hours and hours of Abraham-Hicks audios.  I read Laura Day, Catherine Ponder and Wayne Dyer, and was very intent on unlocking the secret to instant manifestation.  In fact, this concept still intrigues me to this day. The idea that pure thought, held for a certain period of time, could replace hours and even years of action in the creation process was one that I played with a lot in those days.  In fact, it was said that 17 seconds of pure positive thought energy would equal 2,000 “man-hours” of work, and that if you went to 68 seconds, it would equate with [...]

Self-Acknowledgment and Self-Appreciation

When I became a coach, I learned to practice self-acknowledgment and self-appreciation.  This simple practice has changed my life.  Before I was a coach, I learned the opposite. I was told that it was not humble to acknowledge oneself; that I would get a big head.  Or that it was arrogant to appreciate myself. Now I know the importance of self-acknowledgment.  It is a huge part of my self-care.  I acknowledge myself for my values, my purpose, and my gifts and talents.  I acknowledge my learning, my clarity or my courage in taking risks. When I am appreciating and acknowledging myself, I am able to love others better.  I am able to listen to others and be of service to [...]

By | 2017-01-20T13:56:46+00:00 December 4th, 2014|Spiritual Alignment|0 Comments

Rafting by Tony Watkins

Here is a story by Tony Watkins that exemplifies what it means to be a coach. By good fortune I was able to raft down the Motu River twice during the last year. The magnificent four day journey traverses one of the last wilderness areas on the North Island. The first expedition was led by ‘Buzz’, an American guide with a great deal of rafting experience and many stories to tell of mighty rivers such as the Colorado. With a leader like Buzz there was no reason to fear any of the great rapids on the Motu. The first half day, in the gentle upper reaches, was spent developing teamwork and co-ordination. Strokes had to be mastered, and the discipline [...]

By | 2017-01-20T13:57:18+00:00 January 29th, 2014|Spiritual Alignment|0 Comments

The Benefits and Pitfalls of Silence for a Coach

As I reflect on the theme of silence, and its value in coaching, I’d like to make a distinction between what I call ‘sacred’ silence and the silence that is just an absence of outer noise.  In that absence of outer noise, sometimes there is a gremlin that becomes easier to hear.  The latter type of silence can be disempowering.  The good news is that there is a way to quiet the gremlins and get into sacred silence that refreshes you. When I first started to meditate, and just sit in the silence so many years ago, I noticed that my inner critical voice would take the opportunity to speak to me.  This actually made me want to move away [...]