This is the “age old” question:Directive life coaching?  Or Non-Directive coaching?  Which is better? And which approach should you use – and when??  The answer isn’t all black and white.  Your approach to coaching greatly depends on the client and your client’s needs and individual goals . . . so first, let’s take a look at what these two kinds of coaching are: Directive Coaching This coaching skill involves more input from you, the coach, rather than the client. You are providing advice, wisdom, and direction to the client based on personal experience... (Read More ...)

Life Coach Training Course Update: Dr. Ron Owens will be continuing his 13-Module Series on Basic Life Coach Training and Certification this coming Tuesday on Dr. Craig’s Logical Soul Talk.  Dr. Owens began the series July 31st;  each Tuesday show airs from 6-7 pm ET (60 minutes). Dr.  Owens is a PhD, psychologist, life coach, and president and founder of the National Association of Life Coaches and Trainers (NALCT), based in Norcross, Georgia.  Ron’s passion is helping retired people and empty-nesters adjust to the changes in their lives and careers. In the 13-part training... (Read More ...)

Optimize your Facebook business page. We’ve talked about social media here before, and by now you should know that it is a great, free tool for promoting your life coach business. In fact, these days it’s required that you engage in some sort of social media in order to keep up with the competition. The next question is: how do you begin? Today I’m going to help answer that question in relation to Facebook, one of the largest social media platforms out there. It’s easy to create a business page, but it doesn’t do any good if you just let it sit there. I’ve run... (Read More ...)

Get more out of your time. How often do you look at the habits of highly successful people for tips on how to do things right? I know I did. I found out, however, that my simply doing what the greats do isn’t always the best approach for me. For example, as a researcher, writer and blogger I often thought the best way for me to become successful is to do as much as I can as often as I can. Basically, I was working nearly 24/7 to make my dreams come true but found out that all I really accomplished was to get burned out! Is this the approach you take with your life coaching business?If so,... (Read More ...)

The Great Manifestor If you want something as a child, you either ask your parents, grandparents, or that guy at the mall called Santa Claus.  And (assuming you’ve been “good”) you’ll actually get it!  Great deal, huh?  Want something.  Get results.  Life Coaching Tip:  when you grow up, this process no longer works.  While it makes sense as a child to expect that your cuteness will bring “stuff,” as an adult, you are no longer as cute.  In fact, you must often work hard for what you get!  Many people, however, continue to follow this “desire =... (Read More ...)