For Coaches Only

Why flounder as a coach when you can flourish?

Set yourself up for success with these great resources.

Best Books for Coaches (IMHO).  My personal annotated list of top-notch resources for professional coaches. Emphasis on evidence-based strategies from research and practice in positive psychology, mindfulness, motivation, and communication. Download by clicking here:  BestBooksforCoaches-GaylesList.

CIA Call on Positive Psychology Interventions:  Free Handouts

(1)  Mindfulness Interventions:  mindful-coaching-act-and-positive-psychology

(2)  Goals and Motivation (WOOP, etc.):  positive-psych-interventions-for-goals-and-motivation

Check Out More Great Coaching Resources

Coaching Site Guide:  Build an Expert Presence, Grow a Loyal Following, and Attract New Clients (2nd Edition) by Kenn Schroder.  The most authoritative guide to building your own website step-by-step.  Kenn is a whiz at leading you through the maze, including technical aspects and content.  Don’t miss his blog at  www.coachingsitesthatwork.com

S-BOAT with VIA 2.0 The Small Business Owner Assessment Tool.  Inspired by Michael Gerber’s The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About Ita team of coaches (including yours truly) created this tool which you may use freely without permission if used with complete attribution.  Now revised to include applying VIA strengths.

ICF Infographic 2013, “What To Expect” :  Snapshot of coaches, fees, types, client expectations, etc., from the International Coach Federation’s survey.

Don’t Overtax Yourself:  Tax deductions for coaches in the U.S. and Canada.  (Also remind some clients that their coaching may be a deductible professional expense.)

Writing a Mission Statement with Values & Strengths.  A great positive psychology exercise for coaches and their clients.

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COACH CERTIFICATION:  Serious about success?  Then get certified by the International Coach Federation and the MentorCoach training program.   Not only do these credentials offer you needed professional credibility, they open additional business opportunities.  On this journey you will need a mentor coach.  Read on and contact me.

Mentor Coaching: Ready for mentor coaching for your certification exam from an approved Mentor  Coach?  Want to hone your positive psychology coaching skills?  Ready to add more mindfulness to your coaching and your life?  Contact me for a complimentary consultation. While there are no guarantees, to date 100% of my clients passed their exams the first time–and some have even advanced to become excellent coach trainers.  All developed their coaching competencies as well as their confidence.

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THE POPULAR MENTORCOACH RESOURCE GROUP has passed into history.

But  you can still enjoy some classic moments at 2012 Resource Group Recordings here.

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IDENTIFY YOUR COACHING ASSETS

It’s high time you claimed your personal and professional assets!

Boost your confidence, identify your niche, and build your business with these two free exercises and popular workbook.

(1)  Identify Your Assets in Your “Positive Coaching Base.”  Your coaching journey begins with discovery.  Uncover your unique constellation of qualities, expertise, and resources that can serve as your solid coaching base.  This reflective exercise, based on the Appreciative Inquiry concept of “the positive core,” can guide you as you contemplate niches and branding.  Know thyself! Download Your Positive Coaching Base.

(2)  What’s in a Niche?  How Have You Already Helped Others?  Finding your niche doesn’t have to be frustrating or scary.  Analyze where you already have credibility and accessibility to identify your niche. Then focus your efforts on learning about your niche and how to serve it well.  Remember, start somewhere knowing that you can always change your mind! Download the niche exploration activity here.

Continue To Grow with This Resource:  Ready to level up?  For a full exploration of your niche as well as how to attract all the clients you want, read and do the exercises in Michael Port’s highly acclaimed book, Book Yourself Solid Illustrated: The Fastest, Easiest, and Most Reliable System for Getting More Clients Than You Can Handle Even if You Hate Marketing and Selling.