Starting and Growing Your Coaching Business: A Roadmap For New Coaches

Starting and Growing Your Coaching Business: A Roadmap For New Coaches

I started my private coaching practice in December 2019 and it is now August 2020. A few weeks ago, I reached my target number of clients and income targets. My clients are founders, leaders, entrepreneurs, and aspiring leaders. I now have a full practice, clients...

The Three Numbers You Need To Know

The Three Numbers You Need To Know

If you want to create a life of freedom, then you need to write down three numbers. Freedom means being able to wake up each morning with choices. Choices around when you work, where you work and who you work with. The First Number: Your Basic Living Costs The first...

How to focus on a new customer saying yes rather than no

How to focus on a new customer saying yes rather than no

Is The Thought of Sales And Marketing Making You Procrastinate? How to focus on a new customer saying yes rather than no So many entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs, when they think about marketing or selling, they imagine the potential customer saying no.  They...

WHAT’S THE ONE THING I NEED TO DO TO MAKE MY BUSINESS SUCCESSFUL?

WHAT’S THE ONE THING I NEED TO DO TO MAKE MY BUSINESS SUCCESSFUL?

Last week, a woman wanting to start her own business asked in a Facebook Group "What’s the one thing that has made your business successful?"   The problem with this question is that there is never just one thing. And despite what people say in Facebook adverts, there...

WHY DO PEOPLE INVEST IN A COACH?

WHY DO PEOPLE INVEST IN A COACH?

For many of my clients, they haven’t had coaching before, or if they have, it was paid for by their company rather than being an investment of their own money. If you are curious about coaching and why someone would invest in it, I hope this article can help you. ...

ARE YOU A CONFIDENT PERSON OR DO YOU TAKE CONFIDENT ACTION?

ARE YOU A CONFIDENT PERSON OR DO YOU TAKE CONFIDENT ACTION?

Despite other people's perceptions of me, I still don't feel I could own the label 'confident'. What I do though is take action every day on things that are just a little bit scary - and that is confidence. I took courageous action when I stepped out of my sisters car...

Top 10 Career Skills for 2020 Part One: Risks to Presence

Top 10 Career Skills for 2020 Part One: Risks to Presence

January has been one of the best months of my working life. And I don’t say that lightly.  Although I have only been back officially for 7 working days, I have had video calls with 12 new coaching clients and I am in the middle of delivering a training course in...

Weekly Review

Weekly Review

It’s Sunday so it’s time for the weekly review. If you haven’t seen one of these posts before, it’s where I share some behind the scenes information about my last week of blogging.  It’s been lovely to see so many visitors to the site and growing everyday. I’ve...

What Should I Put On My LinkedIn Profile? Part One

What Should I Put On My LinkedIn Profile? Part One

Approach your LinkedIn profile with a sense of calm and ease. The great news is that it can be a work in progress and be updated and changed at any time. You are highly unlikely to write anything on there which will permanently damage your professional reputation.  If...

My Top 10 Tips To Attract Clients or Work Opportunities on LinkedIn

My Top 10 Tips To Attract Clients or Work Opportunities on LinkedIn

If you set a goal or an intention to attract new clients this year, I highly recommend you use LinkedIn.   Why do I recommend LinkedIn?   I can imagine you want a bit more than, it works!   There are many things I don’t like about LinkedIn and I’m sure...

Interview: How I attract clients with Emily Hodge From Coaching Emily

Interview: How I attract clients with Emily Hodge From Coaching Emily

Welcome to the first interview in this new series - "How I Attract Clients" The series will feature interviews with freelancers and business owners sharing how they go about attracting clients.    Why have I chosen this as a topic?   When I started thinking...

What Can You Expect From Me In 2020? 

What Can You Expect From Me In 2020? 

Happy New Year!    I know it is the 7th of January which might be a bit late to be saying Happy New Year but I have taken my first extended Christmas break for many years.    It has been heavenly to have the confidence and to be in a financial position to be...

To Know Where You’re Going, You’ve Got To Know Where You’ve Been

To Know Where You’re Going, You’ve Got To Know Where You’ve Been

As the end of the year approaches, I have been looking back at the 2010s. It has been so inspiring and motivating to think about how much has happened. Turns out a decade is a long time and you can achieve so much in 10 years!  One thing that really stood out was how...

Working With Your Natural Style and Preferences Instead Of Against Them

Working With Your Natural Style and Preferences Instead Of Against Them

Even if you don’t think of yourself as a naturally stylish person (which I don’t too). It’s likely you have a set of preferences about how you like to communicate online. That’s what I’m calling your natural style. I’ve been using online platforms for my work and...

Are you ready for 2020?

Are you ready for 2020?

We are approaching the end of 2019 and I have some simple questions for you to consider.  Does your work make you feel truly alive?  You know that feeling. The one where you feel inspired, completely aligned, you know what you’re doing and you’re having an...

What is your Dream?

What is your Dream?

I've always loved reading.  I was one of those geeky kids with bottle top glasses and my nose in a book. Now, many years on, not much has changed. I still love books. I always have a least one, sometimes more, on the go at any one time.  Raising a family and working...

Can’t Get Started? Try Microtasks

Can’t Get Started? Try Microtasks

I wonder if you are anything like me. Do you have too many ideas, projects, opportunities and just not enough time?  And worse than that, finding more than 10 minutes to dedicate to a task is almost impossible? And when I say not enough time, I mean, really not enough...

60 Second Guide to Training

60 Second Guide to Training

I must confess. I love training courses. Almost as much as a love designing and delivering training. Hence the overexcitement about the flip chart pens during one of my previous training courses.  I love training courses so much that the Guardian Careers Section wrote...

Do you have imposter syndrome?

Do you have imposter syndrome?

If I was granted 3 wishes, I might use one of them to eradicate 'Imposter Syndrome'  You know that feeling we are all so familiar with. The internal dialogue that tells you your successes have all been a fluke, you are a con and one day you will be FOUND OUT and...