Jul 26 2014

Coaching Quote of the Day 26th July 2014

Category: quoteJen Waller @ 5:11 am

"In Silence there is eloquence. Stop weaving, and watch how the pattern improves." (Rumi)

“In Silence there is eloquence. Stop weaving, and watch how the pattern improves.”


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Jul 25 2014

Awaking the Sleeping Giant Within

Category: Guest PostJen Waller @ 6:30 am

In today’s guest post Coach Diane Dutchin shares her expertise and knowledge to benefit both you and your clients.

Awaking the Sleeping Giant Within

by Diane Dutchin

"Awaking the sleeping Giant within" by Diane Dutchin

“Sleeping never moves you forward, it’s the awakening process that stirs you to action”


I know, the title to this topic is not the usual you come across in your mail box like “how to uncover and tap into your niche”, or “how to attract more clients”. However, stay with me, this is an appropriate fit because it’s about you the coach and your client.

My intent is to deliver a one two punch of relevant information to empower you to reflect, to reapply methods of being and doing in your journey as a coach, and hopefully lead to a revival, renewal/refreshing to both you and your clients.

Let’s start with you the coach:

Reflect: when you first started your practice what was your attitude like? Aside from the excitement of finally doing what I felt I was created to do, I was focused on uncovering what areas of life I was deeply passionate about and connected to.

Forget about what the experts are saying you should or shouldn’t do, and what the latest niche is. What fired you up and awakened your spirit? Is that fire still there or is it a dying ember? Or, are you more motivated by external realities than your internal convictions? Stay consistent to your internal convictions. Here are some steps I follow to help me awaken sleeping giants in my journey

Revisit/Reapply: your core values and your personal beliefs. Revisiting my values gives me the opportunity to assess my present state, and how much of my values/beliefs are still in line with my living, and make adjustments where needed. By doing that you sharpen:

  • Your talents – what you know you’re really good at
  • Your passions – what you deeply care about
  • Your purpose – what is it you want your life to count for
  • Your impact – what is the outcome you’re looking to achieve

By incorporating your basic style of coaching with fresh ideas, tips and tools you can strengthen your practice, and find yourself at the advantage of serving with excellence.

Revive: your truth, your internal realities, and your purpose – not someone else! It’s easy to place too much emphasis on what others are doing, and dismiss what convicts and motivates your particular style. Yes, it takes someone with courage to stay consistent, recognize opportunities, and accept the calling to be a coach of positive change. I am not saying to ignore growth, but don’t throw out the baby with the bath water by neglecting the fundamentals you established your practice on.

Renew/Refresh: your life, your vision, your focus, your practice and your delivery. By taking the time to reflect, revisit/reapply and revive areas, thoughts, actions or saying about your life and practice, you could experience a welcomed renewal that can improve your delivery add deep refreshing to you and your practice.

All about the client:

Seeing that you’re in the coaching profession, I am going to automatically assume part of your focus when working with your client, is to:

  • Guide them towards the door of awareness
  • Empower them to open the door,
  • Challenge them to step into the journey
  • Motivate them to discover their answers, solutions, etc. in specific areas.

So, why is it some coaches overcomplicate this process? As a coach you want to remain mindful of lining up your words with your actions. I would rather have someone under promise with their words and over deliver with their actions, instead of over promising and under delivering.

Clients come to you because they have a need, and are drawn to you based on a number of factors:

  • What they’ve read on your site
  • What they heard through a referral
  • What your past clients said/testimonials
  • What was felt through the initial connection

In my experience I’ve found my most effective encounters and results came when I avoided the flashy and fancy approach. People aren’t looking necessarily for how much credentials are behind your name, or how many hundreds of clients you’ve served – all they care about is “can you help me with______?”

The basic foundational questions still works and can be extremely effective to get the journey of awareness, and empowerment to change started:

  • Why, when, where, what and how? (in whatever order)

You still have opportunity to ask other questions like:

  • What are your internal/external realities?
  • How important are values and beliefs to you?
  • On a scale ____? How do you feel about____?

My experience is that this way such questions will automatically fall into place!

There should be a natural flow when serving your clients. Be cautious of “trying” a new thing you read about, or what happens to be the “new style of coaching”. If not, it could show up during the session and mat be the last one with the client.

As a coach you can awaken and elevate areas of your personal and professional life to higher levels of fulfillment, and stir your clients forward to have a more impactful, and life transforming experience.

How do you know when an area in your life needs to be awaken, and what action do you take to revive it?

You are your Greatest Investment!

About Diane Dutchin

“Diane – life coach with a passion for living her best life and motivating others to do the same. I provide quality coaching and facilitating services to clients and coaches on a personal and professional level. I work with people to improve the quality of their lives on a personal and professional level.

Check out my site at www.makethemovecoaching.com and connect for a free 1 hour strategy session.”

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Jul 25 2014

Coaching Quote of the Day 25th July 2014

Category: quoteJen Waller @ 5:19 am

"The wise man doesn't give the right answers, he poses the right questions." (Claude Levi-Strauss)

“The wise man doesn’t give the right answers, he poses the right questions.”

(Claude Levi-Strauss)

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Jul 24 2014

The most popular quote from our twitter account from week 29 of 2014:

Category: popular twitter quotesJen Waller @ 6:30 am

Most RT'd quotes last week on @thecoachingblog

Each Thursday I share the most RT’d quote(s) from the blogs twitter account over the previous week. Last week the most RT’d tweet was:

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”

(Theodore Roosevelt)

Tweeted on 14th July

The next most popular quote to be RT’d was a tie between:

“Do one thing every day that scares you.”

(Eleanor Roosevelt)

Tweeted on 14th July

“The more you know who you are, and what you want, the less you let things upset you.”

(Stephanie Perkins, Anna and the French Kiss)

Tweeted on 19th July


“Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously.”

(Hunter S. Thompson)

Tweeted on 20th July

thank you

Many thanks to everyone who shared the quotes above and the other quotes from last week. I know that there are various aspects that can influence if a quote attracts your attention – if you saw the tweet, personal style, if it speaks to something happening in your life at that moment etc.

Which quote do you prefer?

(For those of you as geeky as I am and wondering what tool I’m using to measure individual RT’s this week I’ve been playing with www.twitonomy.com)

Jul 24 2014

Coaching Quote of the Day 24th July 2014

Category: quoteJen Waller @ 5:44 am

"He that would be a leader must be a bridge." (Welsh proverb)

“He that would be a leader must be a bridge.”

(Welsh proverb)

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Jul 23 2014

Coaching Quote of the Day 23rd July 2014

Category: quoteJen Waller @ 5:27 am

"Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail.” (Charles Kettering)

“Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail.”

(Charles Kettering)

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Jul 22 2014

TED Talk Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Category: TED talkJen Waller @ 6:30 am

This week’s TED Talk clip is from an independent TEDx event:

How to build a superhero in 5 easy steps | Michelle Dickinson | TEDxWanaka

Clip length: 13 mins 22 secs
Prefer to watch on TED.com? In that case you’ll need to click here.

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Jul 22 2014

Coaching Quote of the Day 22nd July 2014

Category: quoteJen Waller @ 5:53 am

"You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try." (Beverly Sills)

“You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.”

(Beverly Sills)

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