Monthly Archives: December 2014


Guest Post Invitation

guest post invitation

Over the past couple of weeks we’ve been posting a review of the content here on Coaching Confidence, the coaching blog – including the fabulous selection of guest posts that feature each Friday.

The guest posts have taken a short break over this festive season but start again this Friday with our first guest post of 2015.

As we end one year and turn our attention to the next I wanted to take the opportunity to publicly thank again each guest poster who has generously taken the time to share their own experiences and knowledge in 2014 guest posts.

I look forward to continuing to host guest posts each Friday filled with content that will interest coaches – I know there are already some great guest posters scheduled in for the start of 2015.

It’s the time of year where many are turning their attention on new starts or growing on existing foundations. If writing and/or growing your profile is on such a list for you let me share a bit about the guest post feature so you can see if it’s a fit with what you’re looking for – I’m always happy to hear from new potential guest posters.

Let me answer a few common questions below and if you’re interested contact me using the form below and I can expand further.

What can the content of a guest post be about?

The actual content is decided upon by the guest poster BUT it must be something that will be of interest to the blogs readers – other coaches who can come from a wide range of different areas of coaching specialisation and niches.

Whilst it’s not an exhaustive list many posts fall under the broad categories of:

  • personal experience with coaching/ having a coaching business,
  • sharing different aspects of coaching knowledge/approaches,
  • topics around establishing/ running a coaching practice/business

I do have a list of questions that I’m happy to share with guest posters to help spark inspiration and I’m happy to discuss specifics with guest posters.

Who can be a guest poster?

Generally guest posters are either coaches themselves or work with coaches – this means that they have an understanding of what content will interest coaches.

While some of the fantastic guest posters since 2010 have decades of coaching experience we have also had some who are just establishing their coaching practice – so do not rule yourself from being a guest poster because you don’t think you have enough experience. As far as I’m concerned it’s that mix of perspectives that makes the Friday guest posts what they are.

Bio’s/ Links

At the end of each guest post there is an “About the author” heading, this is where we put your bio. It’s there to give the reader the opportunity to find out more about the guest poster and their background.

I also like it to include ways (i.e. a link(s)) so that anyone who wants to find out more about your work etc can easily connect with you and your work.

What are guest posters actually committing to?

  1. Providing a guest post via email by the date agreed
  2. Providing a bio to be included on your guest post, again by the date agreed.

That’s it – if you are on twitter and you let me know your username then I can include that in any promo about your post.

Interested in being a guest poster?

If the above fits with what you’re thinking for 2015 then I invite you to fill in your details on the form below so we can look at making this happen.

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2014 Blog Review – December

Over the past couple of week’s I’ve been recapping what’s been happening here on Coaching Confidence, the coaching blog during 2014.

In previous days we started by looking at the posts that happened in January, February, March, April,  May, June, July, August, September, October and November so today we conclude with:

December

Guest post

Guest Posts

 

Most RT'd quotes last week on @thecoachingblog

Most RT’d quote on our Twitter feed each week:

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”

(Dr. Seuss)

“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.”

(Winston Churchill)

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”

(Robert Louis Stevenson)

“People who say it cannot be done, should not interrupt those who are doing it.”

(George Bernard Shaw)

“If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.”

(J.M. Power)

Tuesday

TED Talk’s

Each Tuesday we share a different TED Talk.

You’ll notice that some talks will be obviously directly related to personal development and how you use coaching. On other occasions they will be talks where the topics appear more abstract, they’ll be here to prompt new thoughts by coming at something from a different direction – or just because they struck me as interesting/ funny etc ;-)

 

Posts

Blog posts for coaches from around the web

How do posts appear on this list?

The list is created using two different sources:

Source One

Each Monday on this blogs Facebook page I usually issue the following question and invitation:

“Have you written/seen a blog post in the past week that you’d think is of interest to coaches and that you’d like to share?”

Many of the posts shared on Facebook will then appear on this list.

Source Two

I personally add posts that have attracted my eye for one reason or another. Sometimes this will be because it fits with a request from a reader about what the want to read more about. Sometimes it’s a post that covers a topic I know from working with clients that coaches will find valuable and/or interesting. Then there are also the posts that just really resonate with me personally.

Whilst to some extent I’m reliant on what’s written each week and what I see, I attempt to provide a mix in this list of different approaches. Some of the posts deal with logistics and answering “how to” style questions, some will be coaches sharing their own experiences and approaches and some posts will fall more in a spiritual category.

I’ll guess that because of the broad spectrum of the list they’ll be some posts you love and others that really don’t appeal to you. My suggestion is to read the posts you’re drawn towards – it’s here to inform, entertain and provide value not to create lots of thought about which you do and don’t like. :)

Posts shared on our Facebook Page:

These are a few posts that also attracted my attention from around the Internet

Bonus posts:

 

coaching resource post

Coaching Resource post

An interview about Coaching Confidence: I was interviewed by Ruby McGuire “Be the coach you dream to be”

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The most popular quote from our twitter account from week 52 of 2014:

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:

“If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.”

(J.M. Power)

Tweeted on 24th December

The quote with the next highest amount of RT’s was:

“Some people can’t believe in themselves until someone else believes in them first.”

(From the film Good Will Hunting)

Tweeted on 24th December

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)


The most popular quote from our twitter account from week 51 of 2014:

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:

“People who say it cannot be done, should not interrupt those who are doing it.”

(George Bernard Shaw)

Tweeted on 20th December

The quote with the next highest amount of RT’s was a tie between:

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.”

(Steve Jobs)

Tweeted on 21st December

and

“Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.”

(Jack Canfield)

Tweeted on 21st December

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)


2014 Blog Review – November

Over the remainder of this year I’ll be recapping what’s been happening here on Coaching Confidence, the coaching blog during 2014.

In previous days we started by looking at the posts that happened in January, February, March, April,  May, June, July, August, September and October so today we move onto:

November

Guest post

Guest Posts

 

Most RT'd quotes last week on @thecoachingblog

Most RT’d quote on our Twitter feed each week:

“If you see a friend without a smile; give him one of yours.”

(Proverb)

“If you can dream it, you can do it.”

(Walt Disney)

“The reason most major goals are not achieved is that we spend our time doing second things first.”

(Robert J. McKain)

“Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.”

(Peter Drucker)

Tuesday

TED Talk’s

Each Tuesday we share a different TED Talk.

You’ll notice that some talks will be obviously directly related to personal development and how you use coaching. On other occasions they will be talks where the topics appear more abstract, they’ll be here to prompt new thoughts by coming at something from a different direction – or just because they struck me as interesting/ funny etc ;-)

 

Posts

Blog posts for coaches from around the web

How do posts appear on this list?

The list is created using two different sources:

Source One

Each Monday on this blogs Facebook page I usually issue the following question and invitation:

“Have you written/seen a blog post in the past week that you’d think is of interest to coaches and that you’d like to share?”

Many of the posts shared on Facebook will then appear on this list.

Source Two

I personally add posts that have attracted my eye for one reason or another. Sometimes this will be because it fits with a request from a reader about what the want to read more about. Sometimes it’s a post that covers a topic I know from working with clients that coaches will find valuable and/or interesting. Then there are also the posts that just really resonate with me personally.

Whilst to some extent I’m reliant on what’s written each week and what I see, I attempt to provide a mix in this list of different approaches. Some of the posts deal with logistics and answering “how to” style questions, some will be coaches sharing their own experiences and approaches and some posts will fall more in a spiritual category.

I’ll guess that because of the broad spectrum of the list they’ll be some posts you love and others that really don’t appeal to you. My suggestion is to read the posts you’re drawn towards – it’s here to inform, entertain and provide value not to create lots of thought about which you do and don’t like. :)

Posts shared on our Facebook Page:

These are a few posts that also attracted my attention from around the Internet

Bonus posts:

 

coaching resource post

Coaching Resource post

Coaching resource – Applied Neuroscience For Coaches

Missed an earlier months recap? Click the month you want to read more about:
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October

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