Sometimes people get the wrong idea about coaching . . . ideas that can prevent them from seeking your help as a life coach. These ideas can also hold you back from delivering some truly amazing coaching to others! So, whether you are a life coach or potential coaching client, it’s important to know what to expect from coaching from the beginning. Five Myths of Life Coaching 1. Coaching is Therapy. People tend to get the impression that a personal coach is the same thing as a therapist without the degree. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Therapists focus on the past, i.e., the... (Read More ...)

What do life coaches do? They help people. That’s a very simple answer, but it’s true. It’s also why becoming a life coach is so rewarding. Being able to help people transform their lives is a wonderful gift. We’ve all given and received help at some point in our lives. I know this, because without help, we would have never survived infancy, and we wouldn’t be able to function as communities. That’s how important it is to help each other. When we stop to help someone without any expectations, it can be greatly rewarding. It helps us to get out of our own mental... (Read More ...)

One of the best things about the Internet is all of the free interaction that’s available. There are thriving social media sites, forums, videos, blogs, and more. But are you using them to your advantage? If you have a life coach business, you know that communication can unlock a lot of doors. The Internet is a great way to put your skills to use and begin marketing yourself for free! Here are some of the ways to capitalize on all this free stuff… starting today! Eight Free Internet Marketing Ideas Use Press Releases. Whenever you have a notable event coming up in your life coach... (Read More ...)

It’s good to know that Life Coaching is not therapy and that we help people move past all sorts of things. . . I normally don’t share videos, and this really has little to do with life coaching, but I couldn’t resist sharing this one:  (Read More ...)

If you’ve been a life coach for any length of time, you have no doubt found that clients often say one thing and do another.  Say you give them an assignment based on THEIR stated goal of putting together an action plan for a small business. They say they want to succeed in business and need to put together a list of ten priorities to accomplish over the next three months. This was the stated goal of one of my clients years ago, so I gave him that assignment, merely as an accountability exercise.  Simple, right?  We’re talking list here . . . not the actual doing of the list. Two... (Read More ...)