If coaching is so powerful, then why is it so hard to grow your business? While intellectually it seems as if our business growth should take off like a rocket ship, practically it rarely turns out that way.
Today, we’ve got 3 truths to inspire and equip you as you press towards your long-term business goal:
31 Day Prayer Challenge: To join the Prayer Challenge and have access to all its free resources, go to www.KimAveryCoaching.com/prayer.
What is your purpose? Why are you here? Who did God create you to be? These are big and important questions…for coaches and clients.
Join us as we take a deep dive into today’s focus: Clarifying Life Purpose. We’ll tackle the most-asked questions around this topic and you’ll glean valuable insights:
Greater trust, increased motivation, deeper understanding and a higher level of commitment; these are just a few of the benefits your clients will receive as a result of your active listening.
While being a great listener isn’t a natural skill, it can be learned. Tune into this episode to receive some practical tips you can put to work today.
If you hate marketing but want to grow a coaching business, listen in to learn how you can transfer skills from previous work experiences into coaching. Dr. Gary Collins, author of the widely respected book, Christian Coaching, openly shares:
About Gary Collins
Gary Collins is a licensed clinical psychologist with a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Purdue University. He is the author of more than two hundred articles and more than fifty books, including The Biblical Basis for Christian Counseling (NavPress) and Christian Counseling: A Comprehensive Guide (Third edition published in 2007) and Christian Coaching (NavPress).
Gary served for twenty years as a professor of psychology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, was president of the 15,000-member American Association of Christian Counselors, and was founding editor of Christian Counseling Today magazine. He is Distinguished Professor of Leadership and Coaching at Psychological Studies Institute in Atlanta and Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Counseling at Regent University in Virginia.
He writes a weekly newsletter on coaching and counseling and frequently travels overseas and within North America to speak on issues relating to Christian counseling and coaching.
You can learn more about Gary Collins here: http://www.garyrcollins.com/.
You have questions, and we have answers. Today, we are diving back into the mailbox so we can answer your burning questions about the art, science, and business of coaching. In this episode, you’ll learn:
You already know how to market your coaching services to individuals, but marketing your coaching services to large organizations and those who offer professional services involves an entirely different set of skills. Listen to this informative episode to glean the insights you need to maximize your influence and your income.
You’ll learn more about:
About Chris W. Kirby, JD:
For almost two decades, The BridgeField Group’s founder, Chris Kirby, has focused on coaching attorneys and other professionals in all aspects of professional and personal success. Though he has maintained an active law license for over 27 years, throughout the twenty-first century Chris has been solely dedicated to coaching and training corporate and legal clients throughout the United States and internationally. By recent count, Mr. Kirby has worked with over 3,500 professionals from well over 100 law firms and other organizations in 38 states, the District of Columbia, and more than 40 countries. As a result of working with such a large and diverse client-base, Chris possesses a rare depth of experience and perspective. Moreover, given the incredibly diverse client list - AmLaw 100 law firms to solo practitioners, with which he has worked, Chris has been able to develop unparalleled skill in the development and implementation of uniquely tailored professional and client-centric solutions. Chris is an engaging speaker, but he is most recognized and highly sought after for his ability to coach and train professionals at every stage of their career.
Chris received his Bachelor of Arts from Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee, did graduate studies in Philosophy, and received his Juris Doctor from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas. He is a life member of the Order of the Barristers and a former multi-year member of the Million Dollar Round Table. Chris is also a member of the State Bar of Texas, the American Bar Association, the Christian Legal Society, and the Legal Marketing Association.
Chris and The BridgeField Group’s primary focus is on three areas of professional competence: diversity, professional development, and business development. He and his team coach and train firm leaders and licensed professionals to develop the personal and professional relationship skills, strategies, and systems needed to grow their practice, leadership abilities, and build inclusive high-performance teams.
You can learn more about Chris at www.TheBridgeFieldGroup.com.
The Call is certain: life is not. So how do you move forward with God even when you feel muddy and unclear? Following-up on Part 1, The Certainty of Our Call,
Chris McCluskey shares some practical strategies for living through life's uncertain times.
Tune in to discern:
God is certain: life is not. So how do you find clarity in the midst of all the uncertainty in life? It all depends on what you're listening for and looking for. The gifts and the call of the Lord are irrevocable. We want certainty and clarity... but what if all we really need is trust? This is one podcast you truly can't afford to miss.
Tune in to listen for:
- How God shows up in the midst of uncertainty and shows us what He will do when we trust Him
- The gifts and the call clearly defined in Scripture so you can take the next step on your journey
- How to move with the light you're given so you can listen to God and ask of Him the questions that will show you the way
How will your clients find you? That's the question you need to answer if you struggle with getting noticed in today's noisy, virtually-driven marketplace. Today, we'll walk you through the process of discovering what you're best at so you can build your brand and your business by:
About Jesse Cole
Jesse is the Owner of Fans First Entertainment, who owns and operates the Savannah Bananas and the Gastonia Grizzlies. Cole and his teams have been featured on MSNBC, CNN, and multiple times on ESPN. Cole is an in-demand speaker and author of “Find Your Yellow Tux- How to Be Successful by Standing Out” being released in January 2018.
The Savannah Bananas have sold out 32 straight games, broke the league attendance record, Savannah attendance record and have a waiting list in the thousands for tickets for the 2018 season. The Bananas have won Organization of the Year back to back years, Entrepreneur of the Year and were CPL Champions in their first year.
Cole believes to be successful you need to Stand Out and Be Different. He writes a blog, hosts a podcast and releases daily videos on FindYourYellowTux.com. He is passionate about creating attention, loving your customers more than your product and loving your employees more than your customers. Cole’s mantra is “Whatever’s normal, do the exact opposite.”
What defines success when it comes to coaching? The answers are as open-ended as the question itself. Tune in today to hear a seasoned leadership coach share insights on successful coaching that you can implement in your coaching practice today. You’ll not only walk away with many answers to the one question; you’ll gather the multiple tips you need to define your own success and support others as they define theirs.
About Bryan Brown
Bryan Brown, MDiv, PCC is the President and Founder of Coaching To Lead, LLC. With 25 years experience in developing leaders, Bryan enjoys increasing the capacity and confidence of emerging leaders as well as coaching established leaders to maximize their influence. Bryan also enjoys using his experience to work with teams on strategic planning and team development.
Bryan studied Human Resource Management at Samford University then received his M.Div. from Birmingham Theological Seminary. As a missionary, pastor, entrepreneur, husband and father, he has learned to apply the principles of Biblical leadership and team development in multiple contexts.
Bryan currently serves as the International Leadership Director at Perimeter Church in Atlanta, working with pastors and church leaders who seek to ignite movements of Life on Life Missional Discipleship around the world. In this role, he has the privilege to regularly train and coach leaders in Australia, South Africa, and Brazil among others. Bryan also engages leaders through his private coaching practice, www.coachingtolead.com, to clarify and intentionally pursue their callings. His passion and experience is coming alongside leaders to accelerate their growth and influence, while at the same time maintaining their personal health and enjoying the opportunities before them.
He has been happily married to Jackie for 22 years. Together they have three children –Abbie, Lindsey, and Barker – and live in Johns Creek, Georgia, a northern suburb of Atlanta.
Download your free exercise from the Personal Compass Workbook here.
Creating a coaching culture within an organization can seem like an overwhelming task, even if you’re a seasoned coach; but today we’re breaking it down to the basics with an expert. Whether you’re running a family-owned business as a solopreneur or climbing the corporate ladder in a large organization, we’ve got what you need to bring coaching into your work culture.
Walk away knowing how to:
About Chris Heinz:
Chris Heinz is the Vice President of Human Resources for EnergyCAP, Inc., which is an energy management software company. His main role is fostering employee success as he leads hiring, benefits, and professional development initiatives by focusing on establishing clear expectations, empowering employees to use their strengths, and planning meaningful growth.
Chris is a certified professional coach through PCCI, the International Coach Federation and Gallup Organization. He likes to coach, speak, and write on the topics of employee engagement, strengths, and coaching and is a frequent contributor to the blog at www.ChristianLifeCoaching.com.
Chris is the creator of the Munyay Coach Marketplace, which helps people to love their life and work through a professional coach marketplace they can afford. Through Munyay, customers and clients can connect for powerful breakthroughs, engaged organizations, and changed lives. Chris is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management. He is married with three children and lives in central Pennsylvania. Find out more at www.Munyay.com.
Would you like to experience greater success, improved relationships, reduced conflicts, and increased self-mastery for yourself as well as working with your clients to do the same? In this episode, you’ll hear why emotional intelligence is a key factor in creating those outcomes and how you, as a coach, can help your clients develop a higher EQ.
Listen in to...
About Kelli Schulte:
Kelli is the founder of EQuip Studios, a leading provider of emotional intelligence training, assessment, and coaching.
As a Consultant and Coach, Kelli is using her 25+ years of instructional design, leadership development, and coaching experience to help organizations, leaders, and teams develop and practice the learnable and measurable skills of emotional intelligence.
EQuip Studios is proud to be a Preferred Partner with Six Seconds for the last two years. Six Seconds is 20+ years strong and the largest global network of EQ professionals working to promote the skills of emotional intelligence. As a partner, Kelli has access to the latest in research and a suite of scientifically validated assessment tools to equip her clients with what they need to develop their EQ.
Connect with Kelli at www.EQuipStudios.net.
Learn more about the Developing Emotional Intelligence Through Coaching course at https://professionalchristiancoaching.com/emotional-intelligence/
The right question asked at the right time in the right way can create new insights, open greater possibilities, and generate tremendous motivation. This kind of powerful questioning is at the core of what we do as coaches.
In today’s episode, Michael Powers helps us take this core skill even deeper as you learn how to...
About Michael Powers:
Michael works with others on their next best step upward. With a background that includes engineering, corporate strategy, and marketing, admittedly, he’s a bit of a strange combination of left and right brain thinking. His blend of creative and analytical skills enables him to assess complicated, multi-disciplinary issues, and help create the right path to success.
As a marketing and sales executive, he designed and implemented complex corporate strategies, and has a track record of solid results. The companies he has been a part of have grown by more than four times in five years.
He’s now focusing his efforts on assisting even more companies learn how to grow through executive coaching, asking the tough questions, and joining clients across the country as they move their businesses upward. He’s learned to play to his strengths, and help others do the same.
Michael feels blessed to be married to his best friend, and a father to four children, ages 26 to 11, two daughters-in-law, and one grandchild. He and his wife have also developed a passion for Haiti. He counts faith, family and friendships as his greatest treasures. He feels fortunate to have had great mentors along the way, and hopes to pass along a bit of w hat he’s learned to others to help them in their journey.
Connect with Michael at www.UpstairsConsulting.com.
Click here for more information on “The Art and Science of Powerful Questions,” the new course at the Professional Christian Coaching Institute.
The world is changing at an exponential rate, and that raises some important questions. What is the best way to get your message out to potential clients? How can you market your business both efficiently and effectively? In this episode, we’ll reveal the most current marketing trends and to use them to your greatest advantage.
Learn more about Marketing Momentum here: www.KimAveryCoaching.com/mm
Your brand is more than a recognizable logo. It embodies who God created you to be and who He designed you to serve. You need to make sure your brand is a clear and authentic reflection of that.
Join us for this episode where we will discover:
What would it be like for you to engage in meaningful, purposeful, and profitable daily work? How can you cultivate a Kingdom mindset of abundance that translates into a God-honoring lifestyle for you and those you love?
Today’s guest, Dan Miller, author of the popular book 48 Days to the Work You Love, answers these questions and more as he shares how he draws on God’s unlimited resources to fill his cup and then serves others from the overflow of His abundance.
Specifically, Dan addresses these three themes, illustrating each topic with stories from his life:
Other key takeaways include:
Dan Miller, President of 48 Days LLC, specializes in creative thinking for increased personal and business success. He believes that meaningful work blends our natural skills and abilities, our unique personality traits and our dreams and passions. Dan is active in helping individuals redirect careers, evaluate new income sources, and achieve balanced living. He believes that a clear sense of direction can help us become all that God designed us to be.
Dan is the author of the widely acclaimed 48 Days To The Work You Love and No More Mondays. He writes regularly for many popular magazines and web portals, including CBN.com, Crosswalk.com, In Touch, AARP and Success magazines and the Zig Ziglar newsletter. He has been a guest on CBS’ ‘The Early Show,’ MSNBC’s ‘Hardball with Chris Mathews,’ 700 Club’s Living The Life and Fox Business News with Dave Ramsey Show…to hit some highlights. He hosts a weekly podcast that is consistently ranked #1 under Careers on iTunes. Dan is also a frequent speaker and guest on popular radio programs like Moody Broadcasting, Crown Financial, Janet Parshall’s America, American Family Radio, and Prime Time Chicago. He also has an online community with over 14,000 “eaglepreneurs”!
To learn more about Dan, visit 48days.com. If you’re interested in joining a community of creative entrepreneurs, visit Dan’s secondary site at www.48days.net. One final resource you can find on Dan’s site at www.48days.com/clients is his free download, 10 Tips for Getting Your First Coaching Client.
Welcome to Episode 2 of the Professional Christian Coaching TODAY podcast. In today’s episode, Chris McCluskey and Kim Avery take a closer look at the term Professional Christian Coaching by addressing each component of the name and answering three important questions: What is coaching? What makes it professional coaching? What makes it Christian professional coaching?
In this episode, you’ll learn:
You ask; we listen! Today, we’re opening our virtual mailbox to answer your questions about coaching around addictions, helping clients maintain momentum and more.
Tune in to learn:
One of the most important things coaches bring about in sessions is clarity—what matters, what’s most important, what would be different if change occurs. Since clarity comes up over and over in coaching and is core to the work coaches do, Gary Wood joins us today to share and explain his ground-breaking Clarity & Momentum Model.
About Gary Wood:
Gary Wood, PCC, CMCC, BCC has decades of experience and expertise in business, non-profit and ministry environments. Over that time he has played a respected role in training, developing and building into the lives of hundreds of leaders who make significant contributions worldwide.
Since 1998, through his professional coaching firm, G.E. Wood & Associates, Gary has worked with an international clientele of executives, leaders and professionals across a broad range of personal, professional and organizational concerns.
He is frequently retained to help individuals deal with burnout and by corporate, government, small business, nonprofit and ministry leaders to get clarity and find solutions to problems that are impacting progress on causes, projects and programs of importance.
Gary was the past President and Director of Christian Coaches Network International, a support and credentialing organization for professional Christian coaches, many of whom were trained at PCCI.
Gary is a designated Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coach Federation, a Board Certified Coach through the Center for Credentialing and Education, and a Certified Master Christian Coach through Christian Coaches Network.
Gary works from his office in the beautiful Muskoka region of Ontario, Canada. He is married to Alice who he fell for in Grade 8. Visit his website at www.gewood.com.
Learn more about Clarity & Momentum here: www.actionplanachiever.com
Get in touch with Gary Wood: www.gewood.com
Focusing on clients’ strengths is a powerful strategy when it comes to helping them increase productivity and keep moving forward. In today’s podcast, we’ve got the information you need to begin incorporating strengths-based coaching into your next session.
About Brent O’Bannon
Brent O’Bannon is a PCC and the first GALLUP-Certified Strengths Coach in the world.
He coaches and champions leaders, entrepreneurs, and multi-million dollar companies to grow stronger, work smarter, and live richer with their strengths.
Brent teaches the PCCI Strengths Based Coaching course and is a recent Amazon #1 best-selling author of Selling Strengths: A Little Book for Executive and Life Coaches About Using Your Strengths to Get Paying Clients.
Join his vision to champion strengths for global excellence at www.brentobannon.com & www.strengthschampion.com
Take Brent’s free Breakthrough With Strengths online course here:
Strengths-Based Coaching Class starts April 26, 2018. Learn more here: http://professionalchristiancoaching.com/strengths-based-coaching/
Coaches work with clients to help them create positive changes—in relationships, careers, finances, self-care practices, and more. Often our clients have lots of energy when it comes to dreaming and designing the changes they want to make, but they begin to lose motivation when it comes to long term implementation. Today, we’ve got solutions to help you support your clients in making changes that last.
Are you in tune with how to provide ethical coaching? Setting the foundation for coaching relationships and for each coaching session needs to be the basis of your coaching practice. So whether you’re new to coaching or have been coaching for years, this is an important episode to help you stay in alignment with best practices.
About Michael Marx
Michael J. Marx, MBA, EdD, PCC is a Professional Certified Coach specializing in business coaching and corporate consultation. A gifted teacher, Michael holds a BA from Oral Roberts University, an MBA from the University of Louisiana at Monroe, and an EdD in Adult Education from Regent University. His passion is adult learning and he serves on the faculties of Concordia University Wisconsin (teaching MBA International Business, and MBA International Finance), and the Professional Christian Coaching Institute (teaching Coaching Skills Mastery, and Ethics & Risk Management).
Irrepressibly adventurous, Michael and his wife Joy lived and worked in Europe for over two decades. More recently, they traveled the U.S. and Canada in an RV, operating their location-neutral businesses and coaching/teaching via internet video. A patch of the Rocky Mountains of Colorado is now called home. Their German golden retriever, DzAngel,dz writes a blog (in two languages!) about her family’s adventures at TravelsWithAngel.wordpress.com.
A strong advocate for professionalism in Christian coaching, Michael has served on the International Coach Federation Global Ethics & Standards committee and on the Ethics subcommittee for educating coaches on ethical practices. He currently serves as the leader of the ICF Global Community of Practice on Ethics. Additionally, he is the president of Christian Coaches Network International.
Michael is a sought-after subject matter expert. He often speaks and conducts workshops on trust building, coaching relationships, ethics, evidence-based coaching, and one-to-one (dyadic) learning. His hobbies include skiing and dog sledding. But his greatest joy comes from mentoring. Learn more about Michael at www.BlazingNewTrailsCoaching.com.
Conference speaking offers great opportunities to grow your network and your business. Join us today as Chris shares a practical blueprint that will help you make the most your next conference event.
You’ll learn how to:
Have you heard about the changes coming to Facebook? If you want to use Facebook as a tool to build and deepen your relationships with prospects and clients, you can’t afford to miss this episode. Tune in to find out how the upcoming changes could impact your business and your marketing—plus what you can do maintain contact with your audience.
If you’ve ever believed life-impacting challenges could keep you from launching and growing the coaching career of your dreams, let today’s guest inspire you. She’s faced chronic migraines, an auto accident, a potential job loss, and blindness. But she’s structured her coaching business around the life she wants; and so can you!
Tune in for:
About Amanda Keleher:
Amanda is a Professional Life Coach who helps female business owners overcome delays and procrastination to launch highly profitable businesses quickly and easily without working themselves into the ground.
Learn more about Amanda at www.vibrantvisioncoaching.com, and don’t forget to download her free mini-course, “5 Ways to Get a New Client This Week.”