Coaching is a Luxury

For the longest time I would tell anyone that asked that coaching is a luxury. Never one to shy away from controversy, me, I liked that it would cause my new clients, some of whom also happened to be coaches, to have a sharp intake of breath. For the longest time I also believed it to be true. And there is still some truth in it, but mostly… I’ve changed my mind. I love changing my mind. I love encouraging you all to change your mind too, and not just about whether or not to find the funds to invest […]

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Celebrating Our Successes: Coaching’s Dirty Little Secret

My clients are modest and quite uncomfortable about celebrating their successes. But, of late, some have started deliberately to focus part of their weekly check-in reports on including an element about celebrating achievements, counting up precisely how much work has been done and how far they’ve come before rushing onwards and ever onwards to fix what’s perceived still to be wrong. It’s always been like this when it comes to celebrating successes; clients don’t like it. We are forward focused and desperate to get “there”, to that place of nirvana where everything is ship-shape and Bristol fashion, to a place […]

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Sunshine Island Coaching Dream

When I am living my sunshine island coaching dream on my island in the Caribbean I shall be blogging and coaching, precisely as I do right now. But I have a plan to add something to my coaching which is a little different to what I currently do. Holidays are a wonderful time to look at your life from a distance, with time and space and perspective. And to explore what changes you want to make when you go home. I plan to offer a service to those holidaying on my island, that they may pop round for a powerful […]

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Small Business Owner or Real Human Being?

You cannot separate the small business owner from the real human being, nor should you try. You are both, and more. Yesterday I was asked to collect a young man who lives near me and drive him to a lunch to which we were both invited. In the car we were swapping tales of our lives and when it came to my work I was trying to explain to him that although I ostensibly coach small business owners and entrepreneurs about how to make their businesses more successful and profitable, in reality it is just as much about how to […]

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Testimonials: The Lovely Things Natasha Says

When your business is all about helping other people, the outpouring of energy can sometimes feel like it flows in one direction only – out. The bliss of coaching and mentoring is that the good vibrations flow back in too, in the form of heart-warming testimonials and a general sense of well being on the days one is able to be of service. One of my clients, Natasha, who thinks she is not a writer, sends me the most beautiful testimonials in emails. I’m sharing a selection here so you will see what fun she is and so she will […]

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Coaching Questions And Mentoring Answers

I believe in my clients, often rather more so than they do in themselves, and we coaches believe you already have all the answers inside, especially when it comes lack of focus, how you procrastinate, why you don’t practise extreme self-care and why it’s different for you. But it’s all rather different when it comes to money and business, because you don’t know all those answers. You haven’t necessarily got the wisdom innately just lurking inside you waiting for me to ignite it, although sometimes when ignition happens you might easily say “oh yes, I knew that” and you mean instinctively.  But knowing […]

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Helping A New Coach to Market Herself

Yesterday I spoke to a prospective new client in New York, which also just happens to be one of my very favourite places in the world.   My colleague is anticipating the arrival of her coaching certificate at the end of January and is already beginning to think about marketing herself. She admitted that there was very little advice given to her during her course about how to create a business around her new-found coaching skills. This lady found me via another fabulous client who referred her onto me in answer to the question “you market yourself very well online, who […]

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Entrepreneurs: Every Day is Blissful and Unique

Another wonderful, unique day in the life of an Everyday Entrepreneur. The weather conditions today were blissful for working in the Abundance Shed – sunny and yet breezy. I found myself reflecting often throughout the day and even exclaiming out loud or really seriously delving into the concept and feelings of how lucky I am to work at home, al fresco. Today was a day of two halves.   It began and ended with coaching – Antonietta, Ntathu, Andre & Mary Ann, one of whom was a no-show so I kept on working anyway. The other half of the day – […]

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I Love Entrepreneurs & I’m On A Mission To Give You £12,000 In The Next 30 Days

During February 2010 I am holding an exciting and abundant free prize draw where everyone who joins my new Inner Circle Club for Entrepreneurs at any level in the next 30 days will be in with a chance of qualifying for a generous prize in a draw scheduled for Wednesday 17th March. There are 45 fabulous prizes in total worth over £12,000. Everyone who enters will automatically qualify for a copy of my ebook A Business to Love worth £19.95 plus more freebies which come as standard for members of the Inner Circle, and – in addition – depending at which level you join, you […]

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