COACHd – your weekly coaching update | July 8, 2022

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Friday, July 8, 2022

Hi Simon,

Welcome to this weeks Get COACHd on Friday.

This week has been a turbulent week in some quarters. Regardless of political persuasion, we have been dealt situations that business schools will be pouring over for years to come. I am sure that this will be richly debated on social channels – What is leadership?

To be honest, I am sick of this – the whole facade – and am constantly reminded of our need as business owners, to keep the eye on the prize. This week, I have been collecting my thoughts in a short article about the increasing cost to run our businesses. I buy products and services, like you. Be it from a simple coffee with a client (or a thinking time), a networking event, train travel or more involved purchases perhaps involving foreign currencies – whatever, the costs are going up.

As small business owners, perhaps we should now plan for the impacts of high inflation and a potential recession. Not doom and gloom, but reality. The article (on LinkedIn and on my blog) invites us to think about some aspects of our business.

How can we leverage the following to push through any recessional and inflationary effects?

  • Use technology to improve efficiency and cut costs
  • Outsource some aspects of your business
  • Reduce waste
  • Use “good” debt to grow the business
  • You can survive a recession if you plan in advance.

On July 19th at 12:30, I will be facilitating a ‘thinking’ and ‘sharing’ session where we can chat, and explore different thoughts that you may have about your business model and growth expectations. This FREE session is a no sell zone – so do come along for the hour. I am setting a maximum attendance of 12 including me so do Register here now.


Enjoy this week’s articles….

Executive Coaching and Leadership Coaching from Wheresmylunch

How your small company can blast through inflation and recession – Executive Coaching and Leadership Coaching from…

The last few years have been hard on the industry We are all starting to suffer from the effects of inflation and recession with many struggling to stay

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Obligation vs. Opportunity

A Coaching Power Tool By Lynn Winterboer, Agile Teams and Widows, UNITED STATES What’s the Difference Between Obligation vs. Opportunity? Early in my ICA journey, “Obligation vs. Opportunity” popped into my head when thinking about the experience many professionals have when going through an organizational change to an Agile way of working. Sometimes,…

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How Visualization Helps in Achieving What Matters to You

A Research Paper By Bart van Grinsven, Life Coach, Business Coach, SPAIN Visualization in Coaching Once you have identified what is important to you, what truly matters, and what changes that might entail, the next step is to make it happen. Because it is challenging to do so without having some image in mind, a

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Autonomy vs. Authority

A Coaching Power Tool By Ying Shing Wai, Agile Coach, HONG KONG The Conflict Between Autonomy vs. Authority In a hierarchical organization, top management controls and oversees the whole organization by setting up different directions, strategies, goals, policies, and decisions. These managers have position power to force their colleagues to execute…

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Clare Norman and Steve Ridgley share what they’ve learned from two years of recording a podcast “Hello, dear listeners. This is Clare Norman and Steve, Lifting the Lid on Coaching Supervision once again.” That’s how we start each of the episodes of our podcast, which is aimed at encouraging more coaches to invest in […]

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Clients Who Pay Late

We’re continuing our series about common client challenges. Lateness is an issue that might be showing up in all areas of a client’s life, including coaching. We’ve already addressed arriving late, but what about paying late? Hopefully, you’ve set up payment systems ahead of time. Certainly, the coaching fee and when it gets paid is

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iPEC Coaching Blog

Be present: The power of active listening with iPEC Certified Coach and Leadership Team and Development Director,…

Have you ever felt like you were physically “there” during a conversation with someone, but not quite present with them?

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


See you next week.