For many small and home-based businesses, like coaching, there is a point around the end of the year (usually starting with American Thanksgiving and ending well into January) when normal business stops operating. You might find yourself coasting through well into the new year with not a whole lot of new business. This is where I buck the trend and do the opposite and take advantage of this slow period. I call it "The Holiday Hustle" – a strategy I’ve created and put to use each year as the holiday season approaches.
In the personal development world today, there seems to be two major camps – the goal setting or 'intention' camp, and the presence or 'attention' camp. A balance between the two basic kinds of awareness – intention and attention – is at the heart of human development. So how do you integrate the two?
The “Blue Ocean Strategy” is an ingenious metaphor from the same-titled book by W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne. In a nutshell, companies find bigger profits whenever they can find untouched 'blue oceans' (new areas of business where competition is irrelevant), instead of the highly competitive and blood-filled 'red oceans'.
Erickson Coaching International is proud to announce its restructured and augmented The Art & Science of Coaching program, designed to provide our learners with a richer learning experience and the right coach training path that better fits their unique goals.
I decided to attend coach training with the intention of investing in myself. It was not hard to find the right program thanks to my previous professional life. I decided to take my first step and started The Art & Science of Coaching program.
Everything started with that small step. I thought everything would easily fall into place towards personal development, but that was not the case. Here is my story of the journey to becoming a coach.
Learn how Trauma Informed Coaches can help alleviate symptoms in trauma survivors by helping to create new positive experiences and diffusing event flashbacks.
It’s important for emerging leaders to develop firm competencies in holding a strategic perspective, leading employees and taking initiative. One of the values of a coaching conversation is developing a clear sense of direction on a specific outcome and bringing an alignment of this outcome to the values of yourself and your workplace.
Children are amazing with their full-spectrum, emotional circuitry! However, sometimes we parents are baffled by how emotional, angry, sad, depressed, or combative our children can become even in one moment! Do you ever tell yourself, “I have no idea what to do here and now with my child’s emotions?” Do you ever finish your day and start to criticize your ability to be a good parent?
Executive coaching has become an investment that continues to provide a host of benefits for organizations of all sizes, both small and large. Coaching skills acquired by leaders offer multi-level benefits.
Tight deadlines, endless meetings and hundreds of emails – the life of a manager is hectic enough without adding coaching to the mix. But taking that extra effort will benefit the bottom line.
Due to time constraints, many manager-employee conversations tend to focus on current issues or problems in the workplace. The result can be employees who become resentful, produce unstable results, or aren’t invested in their job.