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How To Conquer The Voice of Doubt

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Have you ever had to stare down the voice of doubt regarding your decision to be a coach?   Nearly everyone who chooses the entrepreneurial path comes face to face with their inner gremlins at one point or another. Unfortunately, many promising entrepreneurs give up when they hear these voices of doubt. But not Ioana Rus! […]


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Coaching Productivity Hacks

Coaching Productivity Hacks

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As entrepreneurs, coaches are focused on their business 24/7. Not only must they take the time to grow and create a sustainable business, but they must be available and attentive to their clients during scheduled sessions. Sometimes it can be hard to keep focused, and knowing how you can prioritize to manage your time best […]


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Erickson Grad Becomes ICF Business Partner

ICF Business Solutions Partner

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Emma-Louise Elsey is an Erickson Coaching International Graduate, originally from Vancouver and now residing on Salt Spring Island.   Over the past five and a half years Emma-Louise has worked to grow her online coaching business, The Coaching Tools Company, and was recently approved as one of the International Coaching Federation’s (ICF) Business Solutions Partners, granting […]


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Your Life Coach Isn’t Your Friend

Your Life Coach Isn't Your Friend

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That sounds a little harsh doesn’t it? It’s true though!   Not because life coaches are mean people by any means, but because they are meant to be a guide for you. Whether you are working with a coach in a professional or personal setting, they will help you realize, set and work towards achieving […]


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Did You Know There Is A Science To Happiness? [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Science of Happiness

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No, we aren’t kidding either! There’s a multitude of posts out there telling you how to be happiest, with suggestions ranging from exercising more to making the effort to smile and do great things for other people.   While there is absolutely no doubt that those things certainly contribute to a happy mindset, it appears […]


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A New Approach To Goal Setting

A New Approach To Goal Setting

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January is a popular time to set goals. In my last blog I wrote about why we need more than just motivation to make our goals a reality. We need to get inspired about the business we are creating. Getting inspired means going beyond conventional goal setting techniques and crafting a vision based on values.   […]


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Women Changing the World

Women Changing the World - Interview with Marilyn Atikinson

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An Interview with Tia Kelly and Marilyn Atkinson   Tia Kelly, Life Coach, Leadership Facilitator and Co-Founder of Global Sorority recently interviewed Marilyn Atkinson, Founder and Lead Coach of Erickson Coaching International, about her World Game initiative and vision.   The World Game is a community of coaches and social entrepreneurs who are attempting to find […]


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6 Mistakes I Encountered As A New Life Coach

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GUEST BLOGGER: Anais John   Agreed, the job of a life coach is not easy. Life coaches aren’t magic genies who pop out of a lamp to grant every client’s life-long wish. Predictability can never be perfect – as long as it is done by a human. However, I made some common mistakes as a new […]


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Quotes to Live By from Zig Ziglar

Zig Ziglar - Start To Be Great

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Zig Ziglar was an American author, salesman, and motivational speaker (source: Wikipedia) who inspired many and had an amazing ability to articulate his motivation in short, meaningful quotes.   Start your day with a different Zig Ziglar quote and use it as your motto in everything you do:   • If you can dream it, you […]


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