Six months ago, I thought that I had a good idea as to what life coaching is all about. On occasion, I had informal contact with a few successful local coaches via my networking circle, and have shared some great conversations with them about life and professional goals in general. Sometimes I felt inspired by what we discussed.
Do you ever find that, when you’re talking with someone, you’re planning your response before they've even finished their sentence, thought or opinion?
That’s what we call “Level One” listening - where you’re listening but in a distracted, less engaged manner. While you can still have a great conversation with someone, you can potentially have a much more valuable one if you focus on adjusting your listening style.
You'd be hard pressed to find someone who doesn't want to change for the better and be all that they can be. Those who succeed do so because they have the drive and put into place the actions that push that change forwards.
Sometimes we end up stuck in a cycle of procrastination that prevents us from getting to all the things we need to finish during the day. Often these can be minor things that aren't the end of the world if we don't get to them right away, but what happens when it's something far more significant, something that impacts your day, your life or your business in a much more noticeable way?
Creating a life that reflects your values and satisfies your soul is a rare achievement. Invent your own life's meaning...and you'll be happier for the trouble.
“The Secret” is a book, movie, and movement about the Law of Attraction and how we can improve our lives by focusing on what we want in such a way that it is attracted to us. A huge part of the movie is the importance of maintaining positivity. Whether you have watched the movie, read the book, or not, one can’t deny the value that being positive can have on one’s life and goals, when compared to negative thinking. According to “The Secret”, thinking negatively attracts further or increased negativity, in the same way that a positive mental attitude attracts the positive to you.
Many people often ask us what it takes to become a professional coach. Whether you are looking to become Erickson Certified or International Coach Federation Certified, your path to professional coaching starts right here.
#1 New York Times Bestselling Author, Gretchen Rubin wrote The Happiness Project, in which she dedicated a year of her life to finding. Her book and blog have led a worldwide happiness movement where people form Happiness Project Groups to share their activities and continue to share the importance of realizing one’s happiness.
Who IS a change agent? Defined by Education Portal, a change agent is a person from inside or outside an organization who helps an organization transform itself by focusing on such matters as organizational effectiveness, improvement, and development.
Adeptio, a provider of Collaborative Coaching Technology endorsed by the ICF, recently put together a great report that outlines the innovations in Coaching Technology that are set to revolutionize the industry for Business and Professional Coaches everywhere. See the full report here.