What to Do When You Make a Mistake

No one wants to make a mistake when they’re coaching, but how you handle it can make all the difference both for you and for your client.  Recently, I had a call with a client where they let me know that they might have to pause our coaching because of a surprising financial setback. This […]

How to Create a Powerful Context for Your Clients

When someone comes to you for coaching, especially for the first time, they are hoping to experience something different. They know that a change is what they need, and they don’t know what that change should look like, so they seek out external help.  But despite this, most of them still show up with a […]

Transitioning From Serving to Selling

What to do when things go wrong It is normal to experience some kind of drag when transitioning from serving to selling. It’s a non-intuitive process in many ways, and a lot of coaches feel like the authenticity of their service fades once they start focusing more on selling.  The good news is, there are […]

How to Create a Powerful Transition to a Coaching Proposal

Lately, I’ve had a handful of conversations with CoachingMBA members about why they struggle to gain clients. In these conversations, I have discovered an area of the enrollment process where most coaches still need to improve.  Here’s what happens—towards the end of an introductory coaching session, their new clients are impressed with the conversation’s power, […]

Why Your Best Self Should Make Decisions for Your Worst Self

Throughout our lives, we all experience situations that challenge us. When this happens, it’s natural for us to come face to face with fear, anxiety, and doubt.  But despite it being our natural tendency, more significant problems arise when we make decisions from a place of fear because fear brings out our worst selves.  Much […]

The Simple But Hard Question That Leads to Clients

Like most coaches, you probably wish you had more clients. And if you want more clients, you’re likely doing things to achieve that, like trying to build an instagram following or going to events related to your coaching niche and hoping that you might meet someone.  But even if you are trying these things and […]

Stop helping your clients solve their problems

There’s a commonly held belief in the coaching industry that the client sets the agenda when it comes to coaching, that coaching starts with a request for something they want to create or a problem they want to solve. And while this is true to some degree, if we understand the way the human mind […]

Selling people what they want

Coaches often aim to offer products or services that represent their deepest gift. After all, coaching isn’t just an external widget designed to catch a mouse or mix soup; our coaching comes from within us. It’s a part of us.  Our coaching is a tree that grows from the seeds of our lives. It is […]

How to Never Resign Yourself to Your Circumstances

When you find yourself in a challenging situation, succumbing to resignation is easy. We’ve all been there. So if you do this, it doesn’t mean you’re a terrible person; it’s actually a normal human survival technique that allows you to deal with the harsh realities of being alive, realities that you sometimes can’t change. However, […]

Are Your Strengths Destroying You?

Nobody is perfect; we all have ways in which we want and need to grow, or to improve our strengths. However, these desires aren’t always at the forefront of our brains. Sometimes we don’t even recognize the areas where growth is most needed until something drastic forces us to look at them. We often realize […]