COACHd – your weekly coaching update | April 22, 2022

Friday, April 22, 2022


Hi Simon,

Welcome to this weeks Get COACHd on Friday.

A 4 day work week – really! I love conventional thinking – something that really does constrain us as we strive to develop new concepts and applications.

A big shout out this week. I have just come off an online meetup run by a positively lovely chap – Joe Glover. Joe and his team have built up a 30,000 strong LinkedIn community of those interested in marketing. Every week he has great speakers delivering great content – some marketing, some coaching, some brand, some presence, and some edgy. It is worth looking at – even if you are not interested in Marketing.

In todays session, Jodie from Business Allotment gave a talk about creativity. One of the exercises that she suggested at the start of the session was to go on a creative challenge. Something that simple and therefore appealed to me. I thought I would share.

At the start of each day, pick up any object (and I mean any), set a timer for 60 seconds and capture what that object could be used for. Repeat every day for the next 29 days and see how this improves your creativity.

Such an easy way to explore ideas and having fun.

For the process ones of you that could be asking, what is the purpose of this? The purpose could be one of many.

  • having fun
  • improving personal creativity process
  • increasing confidence in creativity
  • improving the brain based on the concept that repeating a new task will strengthen the ability of the brain to go creative.

I am intrigued to see where you get to on this – so please share with me what type of objects you come up with.

Some of you that know me quite well are aware that I am working with a good friend, Kevin Watson, to build a marketing business. We are focusing on the coach, trainer, and therapist professions – because we understand this. If you are interested in having a chat / more information – please check out Acema Marketing – and download our first short ebook below.

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

The Coach Zone

9 Things That You Must Say No To

It is far to easy to be a people pleaser. Some things though you just have to Say No to. This short digs into some of these and shares useful strategies to implement.

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Navigational Help for Executive Coaching’s Future

This article briefly describes a process and related information to help both users and providers of executive coaching anticipate the future of the field and capitalize on it.The post Navigational Help for Executive Coaching’s Future first appeared on Library of Professional Coaching.

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Harvard Business Review

The Best Leaders Have a Contagious Positive Energy

Researchers found that it supersedes charisma, influence, power, personality, attractiveness, and genius.

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How to Facilitate a Coaching Conversation Using Insights from Neuroscience

designed and taught an executive coaching course for the past eight years and experimented with teaching students about the brain and how to use that knowledge in their coaching. I’m sharing a tool that I designed to teach both students and coaches about how to leverage the power of one’s brain. This article explains the worksheet.The post How to…

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Coaching with the Brain Worksheet

The Coaching with the Brain worksheet to accompany Marcia Ruben’s essay on Facilitating a Coaching Conversation Using Insights from Neuroscience is provided as a pdf document. It can be accessed by clicking on the Download Butten below.The post Coaching with the Brain Worksheet first appeared on Library of Professional Coaching.

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Scattered vs. Focused

A Coaching Power Tool By Monica Le Crom, Transformational Coach, NETHERLANDS Scattered vs. Focused Definitions Scattered How Does Scattered Look Like? Our lives today are very demanding. At work, we are asked to be increasingly productive, to take care of a never-ending and ever-growing number of tasks, to collaborate, communicate, and be team…

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iPEC Coaching Blog

How To Use Your Zodiac Sign to Find Your Life Coaching Niche

Which coaching niche is best for you? Use your zodiac sign to find out!

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How to quit your job without pissing off your boss

If you’re one of the millions joining the Great Resignation, there’s a way to handle your departure without burning bridges. This executive coach details how.We’ve all read about the Great Resignation—and maybe you’re thinking you’d like to be a part of it. Feeling disengaged at your company not only leads to a higher motivation to quit, it increases…

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


See you next week.