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The Coaching Crowd Podcast with Jo Wheatley & Zoe Hawkins

English, Finance, 1 seasons, 131 episodes, 1 day 20 hours 49 minutes
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The Coaching Crowd Podcast is for compassionate, courageous leaders, HR professionals and high achievers who are passionate about helping others to find alignment in their lives through coaching, and who are thinking of training and developing as a coach.  This is a go-to resource for learning more about coaching and the mindset needed to be a world class coach, supporting others to get the results they seek. You’ll discover the practical tools and resources you need to support your growth as you delve in to learning about the world of becoming a qualified, certified coach. You’ll learn how to enable clients to truly know who they are, what their hearts call for and how to understand their values, beliefs and unconscious needs. Coaching goes beyond professional success and personal fulfilment, and enables us to take care of our everyday mental health. As we learn more about coaching, we learn to coach ourselves. And in training to become a qualified, certified coach, you are able to ignite in others the courage to become our authentic, whole, compassionate selves.  We are Jo and Zoe, Master Accredited, Award winning and Multi Award Nominated Transformational Coaches and qualified, experienced coach trainers. We left our Corporate HR jobs to follow our purpose of helping others through coaching. This led to the creation of our Coaching Training Business, In Good Company to enable more people to support others through the art of coaching. We are life long learners and all round coaching nerds, and love to share  the practical tools and resources that coaching has to offer, as well as the practical aspects of training to be a coach. We share with you the transformative power that coaching has for enabling you to free your authentic whole self and live a life of purpose and meaning. You are In Good Company with The Coaching Crowd. 
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130 No Coach is a Complete Beginner

In this weeks episode we want to talk about the fact that no one becoming a coach is truly a complete beginner. In talking about this we are hoping to make coaching courses more accessible and support people to understand the qualities they bring to a coaching programme.   We will discuss: how coaching courses help you to unlearn habits you already have that perhaps don’t suit coaching the range of experience people beginning a course can have the natural skills and talents that people bring when starting down the coaching path the importance of recognising that part of learning is being challenged and stretched the importance of having a beginner mindset Do you or did you when you begain consider yourself a beginner or do you recognise the intrinsic experience you bring to the ta
26/02/202418 minutes 26 seconds
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129 Career Coaching

In this week's episode we want to talk about career coaching as many of the people on our courses are interested in this area of coaching.  We will discuss: The different reasons people may want a career coach Why not all career coaching is about change The importance of translating the terminology you use as a coach into language that makes sense to your client How to measure success in career coaching The hidden influences around clients goals Career coaching covers such a wide area of coaching. It sounds like it is a niche but it remains broad. We hope that it has been helpful to talk about it and break down some of the core elements and potential pitfalls of career coaching. Purchase our bestselling book ”Deciding to Coach”: https://amzn.to/3UvUe9r Resources Take our FREE Quiz 'Whic
19/02/202422 minutes 36 seconds
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128 Foundations of Group and Team Coaching

In this week's episode we want to talk about the foundations of group and team coaching. Often people can find themselves facilitating and working with groups and teams before they learn to be a coach. Additionally it's also a great way to add an extra income stream to your business. So let's explore this alternative to one to one coaching. We will discuss: The differences between group and team coaching Competencies and skills needed as a team coach What is grounding and gathering within team work The importance of understanding the roles in working with teams and groups How to design content that works How to deal with challenges along the way Ensuring all voices are heard The early bird for our new 'Foundations of Group and Team Coaching' programme ends on 1st March. Find out more here: www.igcompany.co.uk/group   Purchase our be
12/02/202422 minutes 57 seconds
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127 Questions You Can Use In A Pre Coaching Questionnaire

In this week's episode we want to talk about questions that you can use in a pre coaching questionnaire. We're sharing this because we use a pre coaching questionnaire with our clients and we think it would be helpful to give you some insights into why.   We will discuss: How pre coaching questionnaire's can be received by clients What are some of our favourite pre coaching questions What a clients language can tell us from the questionnaire  <span style= "font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Oxygen, Ubuntu,
05/02/202419 minutes 53 seconds
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126 How to Use LinkedIn When Training as a Coach

In this week's episode we want to talk about something that many of our trainees discuss with us. How can you build a presence on Linkedin whilst training and not have to worry about what your current workplace thinks.   We will discuss: The benefits of LinkedIn How you can showcase yourself on linkedin Ways you can use it without creating a conflict of interest with your current workplace When is the pivotal point to begin telling people you are a coach How to begin to form an identity on LinkedIn and build your brand LinkedIn is a great way to grow your network and when you are training is a perfect time to confidently begin using the platform. How have you been using Linkedin?   Purchase our bestselling book ”Deciding to Coach”: https://amzn.to/3UvUe9r Resources Take our FREE Quiz 'Whi
29/01/202421 minutes 30 seconds
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125 The Art of Summarising in Coaching

In this week's episode we are talking about a core coaching skill, that of summarising. It is a coaching skill that requires practice to get the most out of its power. We will discuss: what can summarising do in a coaching conversation why using your clients own words rather than your own interpretation is important the responses you might receive from clients what the difference is between repeating and summarising This core coaching skill is one that we would love to see all coaches develop further to truly get the most impact for your client.    Purchase our bestselling book ”Deciding to Coach”: https://amzn.to/3UvUe9r Resources Take our FREE Quiz 'Which Coaching Course is Right for Me?' https://www.mycoachingcourse.com/ <p dir="ltr"
22/01/202414 minutes 44 seconds
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124 What to Do When a Coaching Client Wants Advice

In this week's episode we are talking about what to do when a coaching client wants advice. It can be a dilemma when a coaching client asks for your opinion so let's explore this more. We will discuss: moments in coaching when this situation tends to come up  are there any times when it is appropriate to give advice the continuum of coaching and why it is important in this conversation <li cla
15/01/202424 minutes 32 seconds
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123 Can One Coaching Conversation Change a Client's Life

In this week's episode we are exploring the question as to whether one coaching conversation can change a client’s life. We discuss: How change occurs Is change evident straight away to a coach? Micro and macro changes How a coach can experience change Why coaching can be so life changing What does ‘life changing’ mean for an individual As we explore this question it brings up so many other questions and we would encourage you to be curious about your own thoughts around this question for both you and your clients.   Purchase our bestselling book ”Deciding to Coach”: https://amzn.to/3UvUe9r Resources Take our FREE Quiz 'Which Coaching Course is Right for Me?' https://www.mycoachingcourse.com/ Join The Coaching Crowd Community on Facebook https://www.face
08/01/202420 minutes 23 seconds
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122 Digital Coaching as an Associate

In this week's episode we are bringing to you information about an opportunity within the coaching world that many people don't know about, coaching platforms. Digital coaching as an associate with an online platform can work for new and experienced coaches alike so let's explore this further. We will discuss: who are the organisations that provide associate coaching opportunities what is the recruitment process some of the pros and cons of working in this are how you can build your experience as a coach building your income as a coach As with any income stream within your business it is important to plan how this will work for you. Becoming an associate with a coaching platform can be beneficial to your business development. Have you considered how this might work for you?   Purchase our bestselling bo
01/01/202428 minutes 3 seconds
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121 Behind the Scenes of 2023

In today's episode we are taking you behind the scenes of 2023 for us both professionally and personally. It has been another wonderful year of growth and experiences. We will share: Our business retreat in Costa Rica How effective time blocking has been for us How we have grown our ways to connect with our audience A few personal insights The impact growing  team has had   How our programmes have developed We are looking forward so much to 2024. Have you reflected on your year before
25/12/202324 minutes 37 seconds
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120 What To Do When a Client Doesn't Have a Goal in Coaching

In today's episode we are talking about what happens when your client doesn’t have a goal and what you can do to support them.  We will discuss: How a coach and client can be aligned so they create together Why goals are important in coaching Reasons why someone might not have a goal Can fear of failure play a role How do people know what their goal is Practical things to incorporate into your coaching Part of your role as a coach is supporting your clients at whatever stage of their j
18/12/202320 minutes 18 seconds
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119 How to Pass Your Coaching Qualification

In today's episode we are talking about how you can pass your coaching qualification. We know that many people seriously consider this issue before signing up and sometimes it can be a barrier to even getting started. We will discuss: different styles of learning how to manage your own expectations the way we have developed our courses to have a clear path to pass the course application of learning to aid development leaving comparison with your peers behind the difference between critical analysis and descriptive analysis </li
11/12/202325 minutes 38 seconds
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118 Will AI Replace Human Coaches?

In this week's episode we are talking about AI and coaching. We attended a conference recently that covered lots of learning around AI and wanted to share some of our new learning and reflections with you.   We discuss: what are the opportunities and challenges relating to AI and coaching What are the different types of AI technology available for the coaching industry to use How can chat bots coach individuals? What is lacking with AI How can AI help us to develop excellent practice Ethics and confident
04/12/202327 minutes 55 seconds
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117 How To Get Your Coaching Qualification Funded By Your Organisation

In this week's episode we are talking about how to get your coaching qualification funded by your organisation. We have regular conversations with potential trainees wondering the best way to seek funding so we thought we would share our ideas with you. We discuss: how to talk about the value of completing the training ways to start the conversation with your employer asking for support what other things a coaching qualification will give you how does a coaching qualification link in with the companies values There are so many ways to broach this conversation with your employer. Why not give it a try?   Purchase our bestselling book ”Deciding to Coach”: https://amzn.to/3UvUe9r   Resources Take our FREE Quiz 'Which Coaching Course is Right for Me?' <a href= "https://ww
27/11/202318 minutes 9 seconds
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116 What are the Different Coaching Approaches?

In this week's episode we are talking about the different coaching approaches available to coaches as they are on their learning journey.   We discuss: the different coaching approaches available what coaching approaches we subscribe to in our training what actually is a coaching approach the different levels of accessing information about these approaches the options for change that the approaches give what is a whole person centred approach Foundational coaching training is so important and it can also stimulate a passion to learn additional techniques after your initial training. We have introduced some approaches today and there are so many more available. How can you bring a curiosity to your learning with these additional approaches?  Sign up for our Mastercl
20/11/202322 minutes 45 seconds
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115 Inside The Coaching Crowd Business Lounge

In this week's episode we are taking you behind the scenes of the Business Lounge. Recently we've made a big decision relating to the Business Lounge so today's episode helps us to share this with you. We discuss: what is the Business Lounge why we set it up how the offer is going to change from January and how you can get lifetime access to it how we plan for our business and why we plan in the way we do   So come and join us with our limited time offer to be part of the Business Lounge.  Sign up for our Masterclass "How to Plan and Grow your Coaching Business in 2024" on Friday 24th November 2023, 12pm-1pm by clicking here igcompany.co.uk/2024. You can also sign up to join the Business Lounge with our special offer until 30th November by clicking here h
13/11/202319 minutes 21 seconds
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114 5 Reasons to Self Fund Your Coaching Qualification

In this week’s episode we are discussing self funding your coaching course. We have had a number of conversations with people who are considering self funding and we wanted to explore 5 reasons why you might self fund your qualification.    We discuss: When is it better to hold out for your employer to fund your qualification? What does self funding give you? Is training alongside your colleagues what you want to do? Why self funding enables you to come to a course as who you are not what you do How to look at the course as an investment rather than a cost? <li dir=
06/11/202318 minutes 31 seconds
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113 How Do You Know If You are Coaching?

In this week’s episode we are discussing how you know when you’re coaching. Now this might seem like a simple question but depending on how experienced we are and possibly the position we are in this can become trickier. We will discuss: - the difference between directive and non-directive coaching - what is the unlearning phase of coaching - why a coaching conversation sounds different to a normal conversation - content free coaching - detaching from the outcome There are so many types of conversations you can have with your client. We encourage you to explore them so that you can begin to notice them. How do you notice when you are coaching and when perhaps you are stepping into a different type of conversation with your client?    Purchase our bestselling book ”Deciding to Coach”: https://amzn.to/3UvUe9r <p dir="ltr"
30/10/202319 minutes 38 seconds
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112 Facilitating Client Progress

In this week's episode we are talking about how coaches can facilitate client progress. This is an ICF coaching competency and is something that needs to be considered carefully. We will discuss: - when in the coaching process should we discuss progress made - how can we embed questions naturally along the coaching journey - how can reflection support your clients to see progress - the ways a coach can facilitate progress -  some of the questions that can be energising for our clients to consider progress Client growth is what coaching is all about. This can look different for every client. How are you facilitating client progress?   Purchase our bestselling book ”Deciding to Coach”: https://amzn.to/3UvUe9r Resources Take our FREE Quiz 'Which Coaching Course is Right for Me?' <a href= "https://www.mycoachingcourse.com/
22/10/202319 minutes 4 seconds
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111 6 Ways to Use the Wheel of Life Coaching Activity

In this week's episode we are talking about different ways that you can use the coaching tool the wheel of life. We are discussing this because we have noticed that sometimes it can be under utilised and unloved in the coaching world. We discuss: what is the Wheel of Life what kind of tool it is how can it support in goal setting how you can adapt the tool for individual coaching clients what does it mean if you have extreme differences between scores or low scores throughout how you might practically share this depending on the coaching environment   We hope that the six suggestions for utilising this coaching tool will support you to begin to use it in different way in your coaching practice. If you haven't used it for some time, perhaps it's time to reconsider the Wheel of Life.   Purcha
16/10/202318 minutes 33 seconds
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110 12 Ways to Make Money From Coaching

In this week's episode we want to share with you 12 ideas for ways you could make money from coaching. This episode will support you at whatever stage of coaching you find yourself. We will discuss: some of the important considerations you need to take into account what is the number one thing you need to be doing before you move forward with any other ideas where most people start how you can make your business scaleable the options you have available to work with others the power of using your voice to spread your message The most important message from this episode is to consider what brought you into coaching so that you can then consider how you move forward in planning your services. There are so many options available to you. Consider how you want to add layers to your business so that it grows in a way that suits you.  Purchase our bestselling book ”Decid
09/10/202324 minutes 9 seconds
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109 Resolving Non-Commitment in Coaching

In this week's episode we want to bring to you some ideas relating to an issue that you might see showing up in a variety of ways in your sessions; non commitment in sessions and how you can resolve this. We will discuss: the range of ways non-commitment can show up with clients why clients may show initial enthusiasm but then disappear or lack commitment how to uncover the reasons why clients might not be committed the importance of managing expectations and setting clear boundaries why curiosity and non judgement is important when it might be time to reflect on your own role as a coach in co-creating the problem Non-commitment is an issue that will show up for you with clients and the important aspect to remember is that there are so many different reasons this occurs. How can you become more curious as a coach to understand why your client is acting in such a way. <p dir="
02/10/202322 minutes 11 seconds
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108 How to Create a CPD Plan as a Coach

In this week's episode we are considering how you can create a CPD plan as a coach. When you are employed you are often encouraged and supported with your CPD plan within the workplace but what happens when you work as a coach independently. We will discuss: why it is important as a coach to have a CPD plan what does a CPD plan give you? how you can use the core coaching competencies to develop your plan identifying blindspots in your CPD how you can measure the investment   Finding innovative ways to support your development as a coach is a key part of growth. It is important to consider what your plan might look like and how you then make it a reality. Have you developed your own CPD plan? We would love to hear how this works for you.   Purchase our bestselling book ”Deciding to Coach”: https://amzn.to/3UvUe9r Resources<
25/09/202317 minutes 49 seconds
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107 Replacing Managers with Coaches

In this week's episode we are talking about something we read in an article on LinkedIn relating to replacing managers with coaches. Listen in to hear our reflections on this and consider some of the aspects of this topic we need to bear in mind. We will discuss: the impact managers have on employees experience at work the difference between a coach and a manager who does a manager truly serve? the state of employee engagement when might a coaching approach not work While we are not advocating for all managers to be replaced by coaches we certainly see the benefit for coaches in the workspace. The availability of coaching training would also have an impact on the workforce positively for the future. Purchase our bestselling book ”Deciding to Coach”: https://amzn.to/3UvUe9r<
18/09/202320 minutes 14 seconds
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106 Coaching and Spirituality

In this week's episode we are heading into much more personal territory. Following a post about spirituality we had a lot of questions so we thought we would explore some of those today and think about the link between coaching and spirituality.    We will discuss: what we mean by spirituality the importance of honouring and respecting all views about spirituality how spirituality can be a further layer or lens through which life can be viewed the importance of connection how to work with a client when spirituality shows up in a session how we can create inclusive and safe spaces in relation to spirituality We of course understand that everyone listening to this episode will have differing thoughts and opinions about what spirituality does or does not mean to them. We hope that the discussion t
11/09/202325 minutes 19 seconds
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105 Coaching Using Constellations

In this week's episode we are talking about another tool for coaching. We are introducing to you coaching with constellations. Using this tool can support your coachee in a different way to help them engage with the wider system in their life.    We will discuss: what the constellations tool is how you can engage your client with this tool effectively the power of moving from your head to your felt sense how constellations can use the current reality to feel more in control ways in which you can support your client to trust their own inner voice how you can map out your own constellation This tool is a powerful one to help your clients break through their 'stuckness'. It can support people to look at things in a different way. Have your tried using this tool with your clients?<br /
04/09/202318 minutes 58 seconds
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104 Coaching in Schools

In this week's episode we are talking about coaching in schools. It may feel like somewhat of a different subject for us but we are keen to share our perspectives, thoughts and reflections with you. We talk about: ways that coaching can make a difference in schools how coaching can impact both the young people and teachers alike the powerful impact conversations and the right questions can have how we can support teachers to thrive rather than survive There is no doubt that there are some fantastic pockets of coaching taking place within schools however we hope that today's episode will support you to consider how we can make coaching accessible for everyone in the education system. Purchase our bestselling book ”Deciding to Coach”: https://amzn.to/3UvUe9r Resources</p
28/08/202320 minutes 19 seconds
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103 How to Handle Discomfort in Coaching

In this week's episode we are talking about how you can handle discomfort in coaching. This can be considered from both sides of the coaching conversation for both the coach and the coachee. We will discuss: when as a coach you might feel discomfort how to notice the emotions that are beneath the discomfort the contracting element of coaching and how to discover if your client wants to coached in comfort zone or stretch how we know what discomfort looks and feels like for a client the importance of rapport in coaching sessions what to do as a coach if the coaching relationship becomes too comfortable   There are so many different ways to consider the discomfort that can be experi
21/08/202321 minutes 38 seconds
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102 Four Emotional Archetypes To Look For In Coaching

In this week's episode we would love to introduce to you the emotional archetypes model used in our emotions coaching.   We discuss: what is emotional freedom? the four archetypes and what they mean the characteristics and challenges associated with each archetype emotional connection and emotional literacy how to use the emotional archetypes within a coaching session Opening up opportunities for your coachees to understand their own emotions can be significant. It can have such an impact on their goals and aspirations. As a coach did you recognise your own emotional archetype? We would love to hear from you and what you thought about today's episode. Purchase our bestselling book ”Deciding to Coach”: https://amzn.to/3UvUe9r Resources <p d
14/08/202322 minutes 9 seconds
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101 How to Coach Procrastination

In this week's episode we are talking about how to coach procrastination. We often hear about clients that procrastinate and we also hear about coaches procrastinating too so we thought it would be a great topic to explore.   We will discuss: the different tools and strategies to overcome procrastination how to coach at both a surface level and at a deeper level what is procrastination h
07/08/202318 minutes 43 seconds
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100 Highlights From the First 100 Episodes

In this week's episode we are celebrating our 100th episode of the podcast. We have such fond memories of launching the podcast that it seems completely unreal to be this many epsiodes in. We share with you: how we started from a place of not knowing how this would go some of your favourite episodes reviews we have received how we have positioned the podcast the way in which the podcast has contributed to the coaching industry   This podcast has been such a learning journey, one in which we have tried new things and seen whether they have worked or not. We are so looking forward to our next 100 episodes.   Purchase our bestselling book ”Deciding to Coach”: https://amzn.to/3UvUe9r Resources Take our FREE Quiz 'Which Coaching Cours
31/07/202323 minutes 2 seconds
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099 Group Coaching

In this week's episode we want to talk about another way that you can facilitate coaching. Have you considered group coaching? There are many similarities between one to one coaching and group coaching but there are also some areas to consider.   We discuss: the ways group coaching can give you a different earning model within your business how this kind of support can be powerful for your clients how might you form the group the energy it takes to hold space for large groups why supervision is is important when leading a group programme the logistics of running a group    There are many similarities between one to one and group coaching but there are clear differences that need to be considered carefully. Have you explored this option for your coaching business? Purchase our bestselling book ”Deciding to Coach”: https://amzn.t
24/07/202322 minutes 20 seconds
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098 What is an Executive Coach?

In this week's episode we are exploring what actually is an executive coach. Quite often people can intimidated by the word executive so we want to unpick this today to show you what it really takes to work at this level.   We will discuss: what is the classic definition of executive coaching in reality what the broader definition looks like the difference between leadership and executive coaching what someone's motivation might be to seek coaching at this level in an organisation what experience will you need as a coach how ego can come into executive coaching   We know that there are some different skills required to be able to coach at this level but this shouldn't stop you from developing your coaching practice towards corporate clients and executives.    Purchase o
17/07/202322 minutes 20 seconds
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097 10 Questions to Ask Yourself When Deciding to Train as a Coach

In this week's episode we want to present to you a list of questions you might want to ask yourself when deciding to train as a coach. Of course, this isn't an exhaustive list, but it does cover the top 10 (well maybe 11) questions we most commonly hear.    We discuss: considering why you want to train as a coach being important the purpose of signing up for a coaching qualification how will a course serve you what level of challenge you are looking forward in your course the accreditation of courses and what it is important to look for In beginning by asking yourself these questions you will open yourself up to more curiosity, choice and possibililties.    Purchase our bestselling book ”Deciding to Coach”: https://amzn.to/3UvUe9r Resources Take our FREE Quiz 'Which Coachi
10/07/202324 minutes 54 seconds
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096 Are Coach and Coachee Really Equal

In this week's episode we invite you to join us for more of a philosophical debate about if coach and coachee can really be equal. Now when we teach coaching we teach that they are equal as it's important that clients experience coaching in an empowered way. But is this really the case?   We discuss: power dynamics within the coaching relationship what if the coach doesn't feel equal to their coachee why self awareness is important when coaching how you can develop an empowering relationship  the role of accountability how we can support our clients to ignite their inner coach   There will always be complexities in any relationship and this will always be present when there is an exchange of money. We encourage you to be curious and present with your clients to really explore how you are creating your c
03/07/202314 minutes 44 seconds
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095 Core Coaching Competency Deep Dive - Understanding Self

This week’s episode is a deep dive into one of the core coaching competencies, understanding self. Understanding self is part of being a coach and taking it further it is part of being an ethical coach.    We discuss: What a core competency framework looks like How we not only can apply this competency to ourselves as a coach but also we can use it help clients to understand themselves That this is a never ending competency What are some of the areas this will help you to reflect on How to be an authentic coach   On this jo
26/06/202319 minutes 54 seconds
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094 3 Marketing Activities for Your Coaching Business

In this week's episode we would love to talk to you about 3 different marketing activities for your coaching business. This is something we get asked about alot when it comes to growing your coaching business.   We discuss: the difference between masterclass, mastermind and workshop which would work well for you how it can feel scary at first to be thinking about marketing  this is part of the mindset journey of an entrepreneur some tips that will help you get the most out of whichever approach you use   It is important you know about the different marketing options available to you to raise your profile. Embracing these methods are part of the mindset journey of an entrepreneur. How do you use these areas suggested to market your business? We would love you to join us for our 2 day summit. Find out more and sign up by clicking the link here: <a href= "https://www.igcompany.co.uk/
19/06/202322 minutes 51 seconds
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093 Somatic Coaching

In this week's episode we are talking about somatic coaching. We know that some people would like to explore this area of coaching but also acknowledge that it isn’t for everyone. We discuss: What does somatic mean How does it relate to coaching What connection does it have to intuition Why can this somatic approach be difficult in this day and age What are we hoping to help our clients achieve using this somatic approach   In using this approach both ourselves and our clients are given the opportunity to connect within themselves and invited to n
12/06/202313 minutes 14 seconds
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092 People Pleasing in Coaching

In this week's episode we want to talk about something that can be impactful for a lot of people, the act of people pleasing. We are sure that a lot of you listening will have come across this as something that you do yourself or something that you have heard your coachees talk about. So let's dive into the conversation about how this can show up and what you can do about it.   We will discuss: the theory behind people pleasing and where it comes from how people pleasing can show up in coaching the ways people make it clear that they people please  <span style= "font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Seg
05/06/202319 minutes 57 seconds
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091 Decision Making in Coaching

In this episode we discuss the role of coaching in decision making. The bottom line is that all coaching involves decision making from your coachee, from choosing you as their coach to deciding what they want to work on in their sessions. There are lots of important things to consider around decision making.  We talk about: the importance values play in decision making what we as coaches can bring to the situation and open new insights and tools to help the client bring a new perspective on the decision how can you support your coachee to identify what the gap is around making the decision the role of strengths based approach to enable your clients to feel more connected to the decision ways to begin to trust your decision making process some of the pitfalls coaches can fall into when supporting clients Our role as coaches is to guide clients towards their own inner coach and help them develop their
29/05/202319 minutes 59 seconds
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090 Coaching in Nature

In this week's episode we would like to open your thinking about where and how you coach. We have a number of graduates who now coach out in nature and we would love to share this concept with you.  We discuss: how can you coach differently how can you have coaching conversations in different ways the ways in which our clients may need support to move away from the desks and screens when their intentions to do so become a challenge for them moving the focus to tailoring the coaching experience to the individual how we ourselves have experienced being coached in nature in different ways how being in nature can ingnite new thinking, ideas and perspectives what are the practicalities you need to consider before moving your sessions outdoors Coaching differently outdoors can bring so many benefits to your clients. It also allows us the freedom to uncage ourselves as coaches. So, have you
22/05/202320 minutes 6 seconds
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089 How To Prepare For Your Coaching Qualification

In this week's episode we are talking about how you can prepare for your coaching qualification. This is a question that came up in our group and we think that answering this will be so helpful.   We talk about: What you can be doing to set yourself up for your training How to broaden your thinking and opinions around coaching The support structure you might need in place to be successful on a course What do you bring to your cohort Have you considered what your personal goals will be Before you start your coaching qualification is the best time to consider some of the above factors. Taking the time to prepare yourself, your thoughts and your environment will set you up for success within your course and ensure that you get the most out of it and bring your best self to the programme.   Pu
15/05/202322 minutes 15 seconds
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088 When and How to Use Your Intuition in Coaching

In this week's episode we are talking all about intution in coaching. Do you ever wonder when and how you might use the intution you are feeling? Well let's explore this a little further.  We will discuss: what is intuition? what is happening in the space between you and your client how you can learn to be wholly present with a client the power of trusting yourlelf to know what the next observation or question will be somatic senses how we can truly connect with our intuition barriers to intuition Sometimes when we are learning about these new feelings or sensations it can be difficult to know if what we are feeling can be trusted. Once we are in line with our own intuition it will be possible to support your client to awaken their inner coach and listen to the internal wisdom available to them.  Purchase our bestselling book ”Deciding to Coach”: <a href= "https://amzn.
08/05/202318 minutes 46 seconds
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087 Are You Taking Too Much Responsibility For Your Client?

In this week's episode we are exploring an area of coaching that often comes up in supervision. We are talking about whether as a coach you are taking too much responsibility for your client?   We will discuss: what some of the signs might be how it might feel as a coach for your coachee to not resolve their problem in the moment sitting in discomfort with your client when is taking responsbility in a session healthy and unhealthy ways in which you can support your client to take responsibility the importance of reflective practice Where do you need to reflect in your own coaching practice around the areas of responsibility and accountability? How can you more powerfully support your clients?   Purchase our bestselling book ”Deciding to Coach”: <a href= "https://amzn.to/3UvUe9r" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl= "https://www.google.com/url?q=
01/05/202319 minutes 41 seconds
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086 How to Help Your Client Get the Most From Coaching

In this week's episode we are talking about how you help your client get the most from coaching. So what should you be considering when it comes to providing a service that gives value and also provides results? We will discuss: considering the expectations of both the coachee and the coach supporting people to prepare effectively challenging clients who are not showing up in the way they had intended how to start a session so that your client is able to get the most out of it enabling your clients to see that their needs are important holding boundaries for your client There are many ways that you can support you clients so that they get the most from their coaching sessions. It is important to remember that each client is an individual so that support might look different across your clients. So, how do you support your clients and ensure that they get the most from your session together?</
24/04/202319 minutes 40 seconds
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085 How Long Should a Coaching Session Be?

In this week's episode we are talking about how long a coaching session should be. It's a question we often hear and one we address on our coaching programme. So let's dive in and consider some of the options you have. We will discuss: What we teach students on our coaching programmes The importance of giving yourself enough time for each element of the coaching conversation How you can give value to your clients <span style= "font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Oxygen, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue'
17/04/202314 minutes 11 seconds
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084 What Does Challenge Sound Like in Coaching?

In this week's episode we are talking all about what challenge sounds like in coaching. This is something we have found ourselves discussing with students in our ILM level 7 coaching programme and we thought it would be beneficial to discuss it here as well. We talk about: how challenge can be discussed in the contracting stage of a coaching relationship what does challenge mean in a coaching environment why we challenge what your beliefs are as a coach about challenge how to seek permission to challenge the importance of your reflective practice challenge as a positive aspect of coaching   Often challenge can be difficult within coaching sessions but by exploring this during the contracting period, building strong rapport and seeking permission to share you can ensure that your coachee is getting what they want and need from your sessions.   Purchase our bestselling b
10/04/202318 minutes 21 seconds
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083 Securing Your First Paying Coaching Client

This week's episode is for those coaches who are new and stepping out into the world of coaching for the first time. We get asked how you can secure your first paying coaching client a lot and so we thought we would take you through some of our key ideas to make this a reality. We discuss: how to step into the identity of being a coach the importance of reaching out to your existing network to ask for help and support have you set yourself up with the infrastructure you need to take payment the value of being visible on a regular basis building a coaching practice being a process why you choose a niche how to talk about the problems you solve for potential clients offering different packages of support The most important things to remember when building your coaching business are that it will require patience, consistency and time to refine your message. When you develop these thin
03/04/202315 minutes 16 seconds
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082 Over Identifying With Your Client

In today's episode we are talking about something coaches often bring to supervision and this is the issue of over identifying with a client. This can be from a space of shared experience of perceived shared experience from either party.    We talk about: how we as coaches can suspend our own experience the importance of supporting coachees to access their own resources the unhealthy and unhelpful aspect of overidentifying what signs our body language might be giving what role are you carrying out for your client? Is it that of coach or mentor? the power of coaches doing their own inner work how you can learn from your experience within coaching sessions Our development as a coach is to be aware when we find ourselves overidentifying with a client and being clear
27/03/202320 minutes 39 seconds
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081 How Do I Know If My Coaching Is Valuable?

In this week's episode we are thinking about a question that was raised in a supervision session, how do you know if your coaching is valuable?   We discuss: what do the words value and valuable really mean to both you as the coach and your coachee how to begin to discuss value in the chemistry conversation gaining feedback from your client ways to measure value how can you keep pace with your client and what their outcomes are are you giving your client time to experience the value of your sessions what might trigger questions around value?   Value can be a complex thing to measure or it can be simple depending upon the situation. The key is determining whether the value conversation is important to you as the coach or to your coachee or maybe even both of you. How do you determine value from your coaching? Purchase our bestselling book ”
20/03/202315 minutes 47 seconds
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080 Bringing Creativity Into Your Coaching

In this week's episode we are reflecting on how you can bring more creativity into your coaching. This reflection comes from the response we have had to some of the more creative aspects of our emotions coaching course.  We talk about: what being creative in your coaching can look like how it might feel for your clients the importance of co creating creative elements to ensure that your clients are responsive the power of creativity for goal setting using technology visualisation metaphor how using active experimentation in the moment can be beneficial Not all coaches might consider creativity to be something that can be brought into a session. We are clear that whether it be planned creativity or something that is more in the moment there are hige benefits to your clients in supporting them t
13/03/202318 minutes 53 seconds
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079 What To Do After Completing Your Coaching Professional Apprenticeship

In this week's episode we consider what you can do after completing your coaching professional apprenticeship. Are you at the point where you are wondering what your next step might be? There are a number of options and we can't wait to explore them with you.  We will discuss: what happens if you want to continue with your training how you can get even better at coaching using all of the tools you have learnt how to feel confident with your coaching toolkit creating your CPD plan what accreditation means and the options you have how to practically apply your learning   When you finish your course you have so many options with what to do next. Whether you use your training as part of your work role or want to start your own business you have choices available to you. Have you begun to consider w
06/03/202321 minutes 16 seconds
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078 Building A Signature Coaching Programme

In this week's episode we are talking about building a signature coaching programme. This is something that we get asked about and we wanted to talk you through some different aspects of the process and help you to consider if this is something that would be beneficial for you and your clients. We talk about: why you might create a signature coaching programme how can you stand out in what might seem like a crowded market how do you differentiate yourself and your offer what problems you might service the different ways that you can develop a programme starting to market your programme There is no template for creating a signature coaching programme. We encourage you to consider why you might want to create one and what benefit it would bring to your clients before developing a course and bringing it to market. What thoughts has today's episode brought forwar
27/02/202319 minutes 29 seconds
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077 Money Mindset for Coaches

In this week’s episode we are covering money mindset which is another requested subject. We know that money mindset can hit you hard when you start a coaching business so let’s explore today how you can grow a strong money mindset and be more self aware when the money gremlins are occurring.   We discuss: How we can be triggered around money issues The impact of money mindset issues in your business The different money stories we carry How money mindset can be the source of other difficulties in your business How you want to feel about money The art of feeling curious about money mindset Ways to bypass the money mindset gremlins and access your most resourceful state    From today’s episode we would love for you to explore your own money stories in order to take the first step to becoming curious and
20/02/202326 minutes 44 seconds
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076 Coaching Anxiety

In this week's episode we are talking about a subject that was requested and we can understand why. We are talking about coaching anxiety and a number of things can come up when anxiety is mentioned by a client. For some coaches there may be a worry that people with anxiety are not ready to be coached or it might trigger our own anxiety and worries that we can’t support someone in the coaching role with this.  To support coaches with this we discuss: Why anxiety might be seen as something that a person needs to fix or get rod of Anxiety as an emotion How you can help a coachee to explore their anxiety Scenario based anxiety Ways you can resource a client to support their anxiety How curiosity can be an important tool Questions that can help the coachee to invite distance between themselves and the emotion </ul
13/02/202321 minutes 4 seconds
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075 How to Build Rapport

In this week's episode we are talking about building rapport with your coaching clients. We get asked about this alot so thought it would be a good subject to address as rapport building looks quite different when developing it personally rather than professionally.    We discuss: what rapport is and the role it plays when coaching when rapport building begins where rapport is built how it is built through tone of voice and body language to name a few the role of curiosity, listening and deep inquiry how important calibration is to rapport building the power of rapport with self   Rapport is an important part of the coaching relationship and needs to be considered in every second of the coaching session and we can understand that the rapport building process can begin long before a person even becomes a client. So, intentionally building rapport at all stages of the process is so im
06/02/202321 minutes 49 seconds
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074 A Day in the Life of a Coach

In this week's episode we are exploring a day in the life of a coach. We often get asked about this and we also know that people wanting to transition into coaching are curious about what happens daily. We will show you what our days look like now and how that differs to when we first started coaching. We talk about: The difference between working ‘in’ the business and ‘on’ the business How we navigate admin tasks Bringing creativity into daily life How your business structure developing can change how you spend your time <l
30/01/202325 minutes 50 seconds
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073 Overcoming barriers to learning

In this week's episode we are discussing overcoming barriers to learning. When learning as an adult we acknowledge that there are lots of reasons that barriers might occur    We talk about: some of the beliefs people have that hold them back from learning how barriers can often be invisible or held without the student knowing clear barriers to learning that a student is able to articulate from a poor experience in childhood in the classroom through to identifiable learning needs the importance of identity and safety how we can help clients to identify resistance and barriers how we can help people to build in con
23/01/202321 minutes 53 seconds
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072 Tailoring Your Coaching Approach

In today’s episode we are discussing how you can tailor your coaching approach in order to become a world class and ethical coach.     We talk about: How your clients get better results and more of a transformation through tailoring your approach with them How you can understand your clients needs at the start of your coaching relationship and also acknowledge any changing needs The importance of listening to how your client experiences the world in order to be able to adapt to them The power of questions and how they can sup
16/01/202318 minutes 30 seconds
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071 Coaching Imposter Syndrome

In this week's episode we are talking about something that we hear about a lot from our coachees but also from our coaches. We wonder if it’s something that you might have experienced too. Let’s explore imposter syndrome and how we coach through this. We discuss: The universal experience that is felt through imposter syndrome How we can, as coaches, to be triggered into feeling like an imposter What can make us feel like an imposter? Is the word syndrome an accurate representation of what is happening? <li style="font-weight: 400;
09/01/202323 minutes 34 seconds
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070 Focus and Intentions for the Year Ahead

In our first episode of 2023 we are going to be talking about goals and intentions. It's that time of year where everyone is talking about this so let us join you to provoke some thoughts about your goal setting for 2023.    We discuss: goals versus intentions how we can expand, pivot or develop our goals and intentions throughout the year how can we support our clients to set courageous goals why trust is important in the goal setting process  the mindset work that is required alongside our intention setting  what are we setting goals around? how to fit your focus with your wider life and values    It is so important to know that there isn't just one time of year to set your focus and intentions for the year ahead. It can be an ever developing thought process. Whether you are coaching others or setting your own intentions be curious about how you can make them even more cour
02/01/202318 minutes 31 seconds
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069 Behind the Scenes 2022

In today's episode we are taking you behind the scenes of 2022. We want to give you a flavour of the year we have had both professionally and personally.   We discuss: the development, writing and publishing of our book, 'Deciding to Coach'  how our facebook group developed so positively the Coaching Summit <span style= "font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI',
26/12/202224 minutes 53 seconds
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068 Four End of Year Coaching Activities

In this week's episode we would like to introduce to you four coaching activities for the end of the year. It is natural at this time of year that we reflect back on what has happened and consider what we want to achieve in the next year.  We discuss: how to create a timeline of your year how to reset and gain a new perspective  ways to honour what has been, let go of some things and welcome in new ideas   These activities are perfect to use with not only your clients but also personally. As we move towards the end of the year how are you choosing to reflect on 2022 and look towards 2023?   Purchase our bestselling book ”Deciding to Coach”:https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B09XG1SJWC Resources Take our FREE Quiz 'Which Coaching Course is Right for Me?' <a href= "https://www.mycoachingco
19/12/202215 minutes 41 seconds
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067 The Role of Beliefs in Coaching

In this week's episode we want to talk to you about an essential pillar of coaching that we both love, beliefs. We could easily talk for a long time about beliefs as there are so many different approaches but today we will focus on some of the important elements when we consider the role of beliefs in coaching. We discuss: what are the different types of belief how beliefs can help or hinder us some of the limiting beliefs that we have personally overcome ways to invite more helpful thoughts  the positive intentions behind some of our limiting beliefs the power of changing our unhelpful beliefs how coaching can help people to design a life they want Beliefs are such an important part of the coaching experience and supporting your clients to identify unhelpful beliefs and then unlock, release and let go of them will be  life changing for them. Have you focussed on beliefs work with yo
12/12/202224 minutes 46 seconds
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066 Coaching as a Career Option for Military Leavers

In today's episode we are talking all about coaching as a career option for military leavers. We wanted to talk about this for a number of reasons which we will outline but also because both of our husbands are former military personnel and we are registered with ELCAS which provides funding opportunities. So let's discuss why coaching could be a great fit for military leavers. We will discuss: how coaching could fit into the lives and careers of people who are used to military service the investment already made in leadership skills in the military matches so well with coaching as a leadership skill  how you can make your CV understandable to non military people ways you can step out of the military with confidence and enjoy the change why transitions are a common theme amongst our coaching trainees Military personnel bring so many qualities to the world of coaching and for anyone wanting to make the trans
05/12/202216 minutes 38 seconds
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065 Homework for Coaching Clients

In this week's episode we are talking about something we get asked about a lot in our group, whether or not to give homework to your clients. This can be individual to each coach and we would love to bring to you some thoughts around this topic and what impacts it might have.   We discuss: what actually is homework? the difference between coach set homework and client chosen homework how we can support out coachees to achieve their coaching outcomes when it might be appropriate to give homework the importance of contracting and boundaries how you can bring curiosity to sessions where homework has not been completed what are some of the pitfalls around assigning homework Assigning homework will always be a personal choice for each coach and may well only be relevant to some clients. In general though we ask you to consider what the reasons are for assigning homework and whose outcomes do th
28/11/202219 minutes 36 seconds
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064 Business Development for Coaches

In this week's episode we are talking about one of our best kept secrets. It's a place where coaches we've trained and coaches who have trained elsewhere come to seek support as they grow their coaching business. It's our Business Lounge.   Join us in this episode where we will discuss how the Business Lounge supports coaches including: - monthly live Q and A's - support to develop your business and your mindset  - guest experts - resources on all different aspects of running a successful business   The Business Lounge is such a supportive space which gives accountability and encouragement but also provides informal coaching and mentoring. As with any group space the more you put into it, the more you get out of it and we see such powerful business developments occurring due to the content and supportive atmosphere. So why not come and join and be inspired by your peers to develop your own coaching business.    Pu
21/11/202218 minutes 8 seconds
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063 The Coaching Crowd Turns 1

We are so excited that today's episode marks 1 year of the Coaching Crowd podcast. This is such a special episode to us. We want to thank you, our listeners, for helping us to grow the podcast and for making this so much fun to be part of. The idea for the Coaching Crowd podcast started a number of years ago when we used to record our ling conversations with each other and we knew how good a podcast would be. We never believed that we would be here, 63 episodes later, celebrating one year of podcasting.    The podcast is one way that we can support those of you who want to explore the idea of being a coach or those who want to deepen your coaching practice and we love hearing how much you receive from the podcast. We can't wait to go into our second year of podcasting to bring you more of what you want and for us to enjoy the process even more.   We thank you so much for your support.   Purchase our bestselling book ”Deciding to Coach”:<a hr
14/11/202217 minutes 22 seconds
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062 10 Reasons to Become a Coach

In this week's episode we are talking all about why you might choose to become a coach. We will share with you 10 reasons that we have either experienced ourselves or seen our coach trainees experience.  We discuss: Some of the questions people often have questions as to why people become a coach a range of reasons as to why people become coaches from personal to professional how coaching doesn't always have to be fueled by a desire to have your own business  how coaching can be integrated into other roles the role self development has to play in the journey to becoming a coach Whatever a persons reason to become a coach we often find that they can find a sense of belonging within the coaching community. If you are curious about becoming a coach whatever the reason that drives you, remember that you can follow that curiosity and find out how a coaching career can work for you.
07/11/202226 minutes 55 seconds
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061 Conversation Structures in Coaching

In today’s episode we are talking about how you can structure your coaching conversations. One of the reasons we’re talking about this today is that when people start coaching they want to learn tools and structures and as you develop as a coach you might start to think about what you can and can’t say to your clients in your sessions.   We talk about: What makes a coaching conversation different from a normal conversation? What structures are available to you? The unlearning process when practising coaching conversations as an established coach Can intuition play a role in coaching conversations What is the difference between coaching the story and coaching t
31/10/202219 minutes 53 seconds
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060 Great Coaching Books We Recommend

Today’s episode is a little different as we want to talk to you about some of our favourite coaching books. Building your resource list and being able to develop yourself as a coach is so important so let us share with you some of our top recommendations.  We share books covering:  Coaching theory  Coaching conversations Coaching models Personal effectiveness Finding your purpose <span style= "font
24/10/202221 minutes 17 seconds
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059 Do Coaches Need Coaches?

This week's episode has been requested from within our community and is a very interesting question about if coaches need a coach? We're going to look at this from a number of perspectives. We will discuss: - when you might need a coach or when you might need mentoring - when is the right time to seek support - the difference between coaching and supervision and what is appropriate to take to each setting - do you need a formal coaching relationship or could peer coaching be appropriate? - is there any resistance to working with a coach showing up? - how do you choose the right coach for you It is clear that coaching can be very beneficial to our clients and if it is beneficial to them, why not us?    Link to purchase our bestselling book ”Deciding to Coach”: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B09XG1SJWC Resources <li ari
17/10/202218 minutes 18 seconds
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058 Overcoming Setbacks in Your Coaching Business

This week's episode is for those people who are thinking of setting up a coaching business or those who are already running a coaching business. We are going to discuss how you can overcome a range of setbacks in your coaching business and acknowledge than things won't always go to plan.   We talk about: how things don't always go to plan when you own a business the importance of messaging when advertising your business the importance of consistency how you can make it easier for prospective clients to book a chemistry call with you how to gain traction on social media the impact of sickness on a business   It is important to remember that setbacks are normal when running a business but there are so many ways that you can get back on track and persevere.   Link to purchase our bestselling book ”Deciding to Coach”: https://www.am
10/10/202229 minutes 28 seconds
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057 NLP Coaching Activity Demo

In this week's episode we have something special for you. We are going to do a deep dive into a coaching activity. We get asked a lot for coaching demos so this activity taken from NLP will be of interest. Let us introduce you to the logical levels of change. In this episode you will hear: - what the local levels of change are - how you can support your client to check their alignment around their identity, beliefs and values - how you can help your client to assess their capability and strategy to achieve the goal. - how to overcome any obstacles or frustrations - how you can support your client to experience their goal as if they have already acheived it This is a powerful activity for your clients to take part in as it has the impact of getting them on their feet therefore shifting the dynamic. It also helps them to harness their conscious and unconscious mind and can give them a huge boost in confidence.    <
03/10/202220 minutes 36 seconds
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056 How to Stand Out in the Coaching Industry

In this week's episode we are talking about how you can stand out in the coaching industry. This is a question we are often asked by current coaches and those looking to train as coaches.There are lots of ways to stand out in what might seem like a crowded market. We are going to offer a number of suggestions today and the important thing is that you find what works best for you. In this episode you will hear: - how it is normal to feel a little lost when trying to position yourself as a coach - about the importance of being yourself and showing your potential clients who you are and how you work - what training and accreditation can give your coaching practice - a number of CPD options to enable you to find your own s
26/09/202222 minutes 5 seconds
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055 Ethical Coaching

In this week's episode we are discussing ethical coaching. Ethics are at the centre of great coaching and helps to guide our practice but as the coaching industry is unregulated where can we turn to for our ethical framework? We discuss: - where we can turn to as coaches for an ethical framework - a number of different examples of ethical dilemmas coaches might face - our judgement as coaches and practitioners that needs to be developed within the code of ethics. - the role of supervision to support us working through our ethical questions - the importance of boundaries - one ethics model that is incredibly useful for coaches Ethical issues, although rare, are a great opportunity to tap into your experience as a coach and we hope we have given you a range of situations and frameworks to consider when wanting to be an ethical coach.   Link to purchase our bestselling book ”Deciding to Coach”: <a
19/09/202222 minutes 32 seconds
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054 Emotions Coaching Demo

In this week's episode we are demonstrating how to coach emotions. We have chosen to demo this because many coaches and aspiring coaches struggle to know what good coaching looks like and also what you can achieve in a session.  In this session you will hear: - Jo coach Zoe around her emotions on a specific subject - tools that can be used and hearing them in the session itself - how to use clean language questions - how you can blend tools in a session - it is possible to be playful in a coaching session - the clarity that can be found in a short session   Some coaches are concerned about coaching around emotions but we can coach emotions that are very accessible. We coach everyday, healthy emotions so we don't need to avoid these situations.   Link to purchase our bestselling book ”Deciding to Coach”: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B09XG1SJWC <stro
12/09/202226 minutes 18 seconds
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053 How to Structure a Chemistry Conversation

In this week's episode we are talking all about how to structure a chemistry conversation. This is important so that we can set a coaching relationship up for success and it's an important part of the coaching journey.    We discuss: - what a chemistry call is and why we offer them - a semi structure for a chemistry call - how you can explore what you are looking for in a potential client - what you are sharing with the potential client - how you can listen and space in a chemistry conversation - confidentiality in this space - how you can co create a coaching relationship from this type of call - what to do if the client is not a right fit for you Chemistry calls are a wonderful opportunity to do so many different things and to establish a good relationship prior to the coaching starting. In only a small amount of time you can lay firm foundations with a potential coachee or decide that they a
05/09/202224 minutes 39 seconds
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052 How To Reflect Effectively as a Coach

This week's episode was requested by a member of our Coaching Crowd group and also links to the core coaching competency around understanding self and others. We are delighted to talk about the importance of reflection as a coach and how it can be done effectively.   We discuss: what reflective practice actually is how your reflective practice might change from training to when you are actively coaching the questions you can ask yourself to be reflective the different types of reflection and which lens you use to look through how to form a reflective practice and routing how reflection can be seen as a chore but it can also be deeply enriching how reflection is not just about noticing gaps but also about celebration where and what spaces you can use to reflect within how to develop a reflective practice that suspends self judgement   Reflection is the unsung hero o
29/08/202223 minutes 10 seconds
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051 Career Development Opportunities for Coaches

In this week's episode we are talking about something that many people wonder about before making the leap from a corporate role into coaching. What are the career development opportunities available, how might a coaching career unfold and what can you aspire to achieve? We will answer these questions and give you some clarity. We discuss:  if you can develop a career path as a coach like you can in the corporate world the coaching world being an emerging industry which means that you can design your own pathway reconnecting to what a meaningful career might look like to you what your values mean to you and how they connect to your coaching journey the different coaching models and additional trainings that can be completed to develop your progression pathway The wonderful thing about a career in coaching is that you can design your own career pathways and opportunutues so that your career stays in line with your
22/08/202222 minutes 33 seconds
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050 Coaching Industry Trends and Predictions

In today's episode we are talking about coaching trends and predicitions for the future of coaching. This is a topic that has been requested by members in the coaching lounge and it is also useful to understand the future of an industry if you are an aspiring coach.  We discuss: - The increase in demand for coaching services and the varied reason for this upward trend - The need to ensure there is diversity within the coaching world  - Coaches thinking about what the role is they play in the world and what legacy they want to leave - An increase in collaboration rather than seeing people competing - The possible use of artificial intelligence within the coaching world. How will the experimentation become part of the industry - The increase of coaching via messaging - The moveable nature of coaching and the new ways to connect with clients. No longer does it only have t
15/08/202222 minutes 13 seconds
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049 Coaching Perfectionism

In this week's episode we are talking about coaching perfectionism. The word perfectionist is a label we give to ourselves and it can see our coachees putting pressure on themselves to deliver a perfect result. Sometimes a coachee might know that it is perfectionism that needs to be explored and others might have no awareness. So let's start to highlight this issue that can show up in our coaching sessions.  We discuss: how perfectionism can show up in someone  how as a coach you can spot signs of perfectionism in your coachee what might a coachee say to indicate they are a perfectionist? are there elements of strength within perfectionism where the need to be perfect derives from what is the purpose of the perfect driver and how can your client find other ways to meet that need? the impact it can have on work and personal relationships    We may not be able to provide you with a series of
08/08/202224 minutes 19 seconds
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048 Building Confidence as a Coach

In this week's episode we are discussing how you can build your confidence as a coach. We know that it can be something new coaches struggle with as we have been there ourselves and we hear it from our trainee coaches.  We will discuss: the transition from feeling like an expert in your field which builds your confidence to being a coach drawing on a different set of skills the idea that you don’t need to be the expert as a coach the worry new coaches have about wondering what q
01/08/202222 minutes 57 seconds
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047 How to End a Coaching Relationship

In this week's episode we are talking about how to end a coaching relationship. It is often an overlooked part of the coaching relationship and yet it is so important.  We discuss: how to start with the ending even in session 1 ways to honour the contract with your client and also set good boundaries ensuring we are supporting our client to become their own inner coach different questions you can use when ending a relationship  modelling ending well with their client as a learning experience reflecting on warning signs that might see the relationship prematurely  Endings can occur both prematurely and at the end of the block of coaching. Coaching can
25/07/202224 minutes 13 seconds
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046 Principles of Emotions in Coaching

How do emotions come into coaching? Is it possible to coach around emotions? In this week's episode we want to share with you the principles of emotions in coaching. This forms the heart of our coahcing style and we would love to share our thoughts and inspiration on emotions and the role of emotions in coaching. In this episode we cover: - Where do emotions come up in coaching - What is the universal human experience - The range of things you can do when working with clients with emotions - our 6 principles of emotions - the different ways that we might support our client's emotional needs Emotions are a key part of the coaching conversation and it is our aim with the episode to demonstrate how conversations around emotions can be opened up and develop in the best inerest of your coachee.  Link to purchase our bestselling book ”Deciding to Coach
18/07/202222 minutes 23 seconds
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045 A Typical Coaching Journey

In today's episode we are going to demystify what the coaching experience might look like. We will explore an outline of sessions, themes that might come up and how to approach sessions. This epsiode is an outline of a typical coaching journey. We will cover: - the importance of a chemistry call - why we recommend a pre coaching questionnaire - an outline of our process for a six session coaching relationship - the overarching outline of each of the sessions - how we begin to goal set and move obstacles that might be in the coachees way We understand that not all coaching relationships will be 6 sessions, some may be more and some less but our typical coaching journey outlined above gives an idea about how a coach can begin to unlock a persons potential. Link to purchase our bestselling book ”Deciding to Coach”: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B09XG1SJWC Resources
11/07/202223 minutes 7 seconds
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044 "DECIDED TO COACH" Interview with Deborah Barrett

In this special series entitled 'Decided to Coach' we are interviewing a number of our clients who have trained with us and worked with us. In today's episode we are interviewing HR Consultant, Deborah Barrett. We cover: - Deborah's career that brought her into coaching - how she discovered coaching was an option for her - why she chose to become a coach - how it felt joining the course during lockdown and completing the training online - how the coaching course impacted positively on personal development - how positive it felt to establish a new business during the training  We hope that you will enjoy this bonus series and explore with us some of the people who train with us and discover if there is a common thread with those who transition to coaching and the impact it has on their lives. Find out more about Deborah here:<br
06/07/202222 minutes 55 seconds
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043 Coaching Questions to Stimulate New Perspectives

In this week’s episode we are talking about different questions and techniques that can stimulate new perspectives with your coaching clients. We will cover: Several questions that you can use The purpose of each question and the result you hope to achieve We talk about questions designed to free clients of limitations and remove fear  The place for pre suppositions The best way to use these questions so that they are powerful for your client How to coach between the polarities people f
04/07/202219 minutes 52 seconds
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042 "DECIDED TO COACH" - Interview with Emma Bradley

In this special series entitled 'Decided to Coach' we are interviewing a number of our clients who have trained with us and worked with us. In today's episode we are interviewing Emma Bradley. We cover: - Emma's career that brought her into coaching - how she discovered coaching was an option for her - why she chose to become a coach - how her plans for using her coaching skills changed along the way to coach a completety different client group - how the coaching course impacted positively on personal development We hope that you will enjoy this bonus series and explore with us some of the people who train with us and discover if there is a common thread with those who transition to coaching and the impact it has on their lives. Website: https://topblogcoaching.com/ Link to purchase our bestselling book ”Deciding to Coach”: <a hre
29/06/202221 minutes 16 seconds
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041 Leader and Manager as Coach

In today’s episode we are exploring the role of managers and leaders as a coach and the impact it can have on both employees and the organisation. We have trained many managers and leaders to be coaches but what impact can it have? We cover: why managers and leaders want to train as a coach what impact do the coaching skills gained have for both the organisation and employees how this approach can grow leaders at all levels how managers and leaders can find the part of their role that feels meaningful  <li style="font-weight: 400;
27/06/202220 minutes 42 seconds
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040 “DECIDED TO COACH” – Interview with Tom White

In this special series entitled 'Decided to Coach' we are interviewing a number of our clients who have trained with us and worked with us. In today's episode we are interviewing Tom White. We cover: - Tom's career that brought him into coaching - why he chose to become a coaching - the journey to becoming an entrepreneur - how he lacked a community before joining the Coaching Crowd Business Lounge We hope that you will enjoy this bonus series and explore with us some of the people who train with us and discover if there is a common thread with those who transition to coaching and the impact it has on their lives. Tom's Website: https://www.kellenva.com/ Link to purchase our bestselling book ”Deciding to Coach”: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B09XG1SJWC Resources <l
22/06/202222 minutes 31 seconds
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039 Creating a Coaching Culture

In this week's episode we are talking about creating coaching cultures within organisations. We know that many people who want to train as coaches today are doing so to have an impact at work and support their organisations in creating a culture where people are empowered and supported. We cover: - What the phrase ‘coaching culture’ means - The reasons why an organisation could benefit - What a coaching culture might bring to the organisation - How a coaching culture can empower employees   - Who benefits from this   <span style= "font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont,
20/06/202220 minutes 50 seconds
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038 “DECIDED TO COACH” – Interview with Iain Holloway McLean

In this special series entitled 'Decided to Coach' we are interviewing a number of our clients who have trained with us and worked with us. In today's episode we are interviewing Iain Holloway McLean. We cover: - Iain's early career as a nurse and then a move into the pharmaceutical industry - his journey into coaching - the impact training to be a coach has had on both him and his wider life - how Iain is now using coaching to launch his new business We hope that you will enjoy this bonus series and explore with us some of the people who train with us and discover if there is a common thread with those who transition to coaching and the impact it has on their lives. Link to purchase our bestselling book ”Deciding to Coach”: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B09XG1SJWC <stro
15/06/202224 minutes 52 seconds
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037 Coaching Grief

In this week's episode we are covering another topic raised by one of the members of our coaching lounge. We are talking about coaching grief. Now, when we say grief most people will think about the idea of loss of a person but this week we want to broaden our definition and think about all of the different ways grief could show up for a person in a coaching session. We cover: How grief can be an integral part of coaching change Opening up the definition of grief in the coaching space  The many ways grief can show up in a coaching session <li
13/06/202222 minutes 8 seconds
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036 Coaching Confidence

In this week's episode we are giving some insights and ideas around how to coach the issue of confidence. We cover: understanding that we are not really coaching the issue but we coach the person that lack of confidence could be an identity issue Confidence can be experienced in different ways for different people External and internal referencing around self esteem Comfort, stretch and panic zones and how confidence impacts each of them The culture of faking confidence Situational and systemic confidence How clarity impacts confidence What is secondary gain  Confidence as an issue is so individual therefore we need to consider a number of ways to coach around it to get the best results for our clients. Link to purchase our bestselling book ”Deciding to
06/06/202221 minutes 7 seconds
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035 The Role of Coaching in Mental Health

In this week’s episode we are talking about the role of coaching in mental health. It is a huge part of our mission to support everyday mental health in a proactive way and we know that many coaches are nervous about the role coaching can play in mental health so in this episode we want to help coaches, and leaders, understand how coaching can confidently support everyday wellbeing. We will be covering: Understanding what mental health is  The continuum of mental health How to hold a safe space in your coaching practice when it comes to mental health Working within your zone of competence When coaching is appropriate and not appropriate in this context How we can support people to resource themselves When it is the right time to refer on to a specialist and when we can work as a coach at the same time as specialist involvement Coaching can be very positive for someone’s mental hea
30/05/202224 minutes 17 seconds
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034 Self Care for Coaches

In this week’s episode we are talking about self care for coaches. Coaching is such a giving role and it is deeply important that we take time to ensure that as a coach we are giving to ourselves as well. To support you we will be covering: The importance of focusing on your own selfcare At what point is it best to establish a self care practice within your business How can you keep a sense of self during the coaching process The possible impact of holding space for clients Tips for starting and ending your calls
23/05/202218 minutes 58 seconds
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033 How to Get Coaching Clients

In this week's episode we are talking about how to find coaching clients. This is a common concern for those training to be a coach and for more established coaches too. Let’s explore the many ways you can start to attract clients.  We’re talking about:  The importance of visibility and what it means in this context The role social media plays in showcasing the work you are doing Ensuring you inform your network of your coaching business so that they can recommend you and send referrals How you begin to put together coaching packages for people interested in working with you How you might start to transition from your current role into a coaching role <li dir="
16/05/202223 minutes 14 seconds
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032 Coaching Teams

In this week's episode we are talking about coaching teams. Coaching teams is a completely different experience from coaching individuals so we thought it would be helpful to cover some of the most important elements to consider when looking to work with teams. We’re talking about:  What does coaching look like in a team? Difference between coaching individuals and coaching a team Why contractingwith teams is so important How to consider the culture of the organisation and the dynamics of a team  Where does additional training and supervision fit in? Working with teams can be such fulfilling work and with a few shifts in your coaching approach you can  set yourself up for success and the team too! Link to purchase our bestselling book ”Deciding to Coach”:  <a href= "https://www.amazon.co.uk/d
09/05/202222 minutes 22 seconds
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031 Common Coaching Scenarios

In this week's episode we are talking about common coaching scenarios. Ever thought “What would I do if…….” Well, we’re covering a number of different scenarios that clients bring to coaching and sharing how we’d approach them. There’s no right or wrong answer of course, just some ideas as we share our thoughts. We’re talking about: - What common scenarios the learners on our programmes have raised - Some options for resolving or moving through these scenarios - Why curiosity is so important when coaching - How to explore possibilities with yourself as a coach and with your client - The role of contracting when some of these common scenarios become apparent - Why questions matter in these situations When you work as a coach you’ll always encounter situations and scenarios that stretch your skills and continuing to invest in your coaching development, even beyond your initial training, is something we encourage all coaches to do. Link
02/05/202227 minutes 2 seconds
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030 Deciding to Coach - the Book

In this week's episode we are so proud to talk to you about the launch of our book 'Deciding to Coach' and a behind the scenes look at the development and writing of thebook.   We share with you: how we got started with the blueprint of the book the experience of writing the book as co-authors how we developed the content of the book the steps you need to take to write a book why we chose to write about coaching and the business of being a coach   We would love for you to purchase the book and all proceeds from launch day will bedonated to the DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal. We’re also running a giveaway – take a look at the links below for detail
25/04/202221 minutes 44 seconds
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029 Common Mistakes in Coaching

In today's episode we are exploring common mistakes in coaching. This episode has been created in response to our community wanting to hear us talk about mistakes coaches can make. Of course, mistakes are really only opportunities to learn and there is no such thing as the perfect coach. No matter how much experience you have as a coach it’s always possible to learn.  In this episode you will learn: How we can normalise making mistakes How to reframe the idea of making mistakes so that your coaching skills can grow What can we do when we notice that we aren’t coaching the way we want to A number of common lessons that every coach learns The importance of contracting and recontracting within sessions How to create a discipline of mindfulness towards your l
18/04/202224 minutes 43 seconds
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028 Resolving Conflict Through Coaching

In today's episode we are exploring resolving conflict through coaching. Conflict is something that everyone experiences in some way and it can become part of the coaching conversation. As coaches we will experience our clients bringing conflict situations to sessions and helping them to move through that will become part of the support we provide. In this episode you will learn: The difference between internal and external conflict Which part of the conflict it is possible to coach around Coaching models to work through conflict <span
11/04/202220 minutes 40 seconds