COACHd – your weekly coaching update | April 1, 2022

Friday, April 1, 2022

Hi Simon,

Welcome to this weeks Get COACHd on Friday.

How many times do you come across a client that is stuck?

Many years ago when working in a big company, I was having a conversation with a colleague about a situation that we found ourselves in with a client. We termed the phrase ‘sticky-ditch’. It appeared not to matter what we did, the ‘sticky-ditch’ would not let us escape its’ ‘stickiness’. Whatever action we took, we would be pulled back in. In reality, we did find our way out of the problem. The first step was to accept that there was an alternative outcome.

In the beautiful world that we work in as coaches, we have many methods that we can adopt. One of my favourites is one of ‘distraction’.

James (the coach): What would you like to achieve?
Brett (the coachee): I would like to leave my current job and set up my own business. But I keep holding back from it.
James : What is the worst outcome that could happen?
Brett : I could be in a position where I cannot pay my mortgage, put food on the table. Potentially, the house could get repossessed – and I guess this insecurity could lead me to lose my family.
James : What would you like to do then?
Brett : I need to think about some other options, I guess. Something that allows me to work with these issues gives me a route to a better future.
James : Accepting that the route you choose will lead to a better future, what could you do?
Brett : (scratching his chin) I guess I could start looking at putting a few evenings aside to start thinking about setting up my dream business. This route would give me some focus, and I could run this on the side. I could always look at putting a day in the weekend aside too.

This script runs but demonstrates that simply ‘reframing’ a thought can help the coachee move out of the ‘sticky ditch’ that they are in.

Simple conversations like this do happen – and I recall one happening where someone was setting up a new venture. They started in their garage and got to a point where they could take voluntary redundancy from the company they were working in. Their business took off.

Enjoy the practising.

On 13th April, I am hosting an evening event inviting you to think about how you brand yourself. Check out here for more information about this free workshop.

Oh – and now online – the COACHd archive...

I have 2 places available for the coaching development and supervision cohort. Please do look here for more information and for the first step to apply for this. When these places have gone, they are gone and the next cohort is likely to be a September start.

Finally – see the link below for Choice Magazine – a fantastic quarterly magazine looking at coaching techniques and news. Use code FRIENDSOFCHOICE10 at the checkout and get an additional 10% off – as a gift from me.

Now to todays’ collection of news and writings from all world coaching!

The Coach Zone

5 Steps to Design a Slightly Clean Breakthrough Action Plan

When working with clients, we often find a level of ‘fuzziness’ around something that they want to work on; could an action plan help? This technique invites the coaching client to start thinking with more clarity and purpose. The Process Purpose Having identified that the client wishes to work on improving their focus, we now […]

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Dream to Action

A Coaching Model By Alana Moor, Mindset Coach, CANADA Dream to Action Clear Vision Everything seems impossible, until it is done. Nelson Mandela My style of coaching is based on shifting our perspective amongst any given set of circumstances to benefit from feeling joy during stress and calm during a storm. To reduce anxiety, we

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How Can Intuitive Business Coaching Help You To Grow Your Business?

As is the case with other service providers, there are many types of business coaches out there. If you’re of a spiritual bent, consider hiring an intuitive business coach.

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The Ocean

A Coaching Model By Lyda Michopoulou, Transformational Coach, Greece The Ocean: A Coaching Model for Deep Transformation Who Am I? I am an empathic & intuitive non-binary person who has had their share of transformations over the years, both personal and professional. From experimenting with what I want to do/work on and learning new skills as

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iPEC Coaching Blog

3 Types of Coaching Certifications (Definitions & Differences)

Coaching has become a fast-growing field over the past decade—and for good reason. Millions of people around the world are discovering just how transformative coaching can be—not just for their clients but also for themselves.

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“C” It Through “Good” or “Positive”

A Coaching Model By Meaghan Sullivan, Performance Coach, UNITED STATES “C” It Through Preaches That We Need to “Feel Good” and “Think Positively” As a performance coach, I support clients who face performance-related obstacles. When we think of performance, we might think only of athletic or theatrical performance. However, performance happens in all…

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International Coaching Federation

Moving From Selling to Ethically Enrolling Clients

What if your coaching practice was fully booked without you ever having to do any sales? Isn’t this what we all dream of? While it almost sounds too good to be true, there is a way to achieve exactly that: ethical enrollment. Our practice works with clients who invest up to € 50,000 to work …read more.The post Moving From Selling to Ethically…

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iPEC Coaching Blog

How to Be More Confident at Work: 6 Helpful Strategies

Confidence is an essential quality in the modern workplace. It can have a substantial impact on your ability to voice your ideas, and play an empowered role in your career trajectory and professional development. It’s also important to remember that a lack of confidence is not an inherent flaw. In fact, it’s totally understandable! Many people are…

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Executive Coaching and Leadership Coaching from Wheresmylunch – simon

Time Management Checklist

Managing your time is a challenge at the best of times, but I have found that developing your own strategies to encourage good time and task utilisation does pay. As an example, I find that I am less effective if I jump from one task to another, without completing the first one, and that spending […]

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Executive Coaching and Leadership Coaching from Wheresmylunch – simon

To Do to Doing

You have a to do list that you want to achieve. Now what? The list looks daunting, and you struggle to understand where to start. This genuine and significant challenge polarises many of us and prevents us from achieving what we need to achieve. We procrastinate and get stuck. We also understand that succeeding with […]

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That is it for another week. I hope that you enjoy these weekly reads.


See you next week.