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Guest posters for 2018 wanted!

Is your skill with a quill undeniable?¹

So as December appears to be wizzing by I wanted to make a public invite for anyone who is interested in writing a guest post in 2018.

What’s involved?
It’s quite simple really – providing a guest post (with a bio) that you think will be of interest to other coaches 9 days before the Friday it’s due to be published.

Do guest posters have to be coaches?
Usually guest posters are either coaches themselves, trainee coaches or use coaching in a different job title alternatively you may work directly with coaches. This means that the content of guest posts is written with an understanding of this blogs readers – coaches.

What topic does the post have to be about?
The main guidance I usually give is what would you most like to share with an audience of coaches? I can provide a list of questions (well I am a coach we like questions ;)) to spark inspiration if needed. So if you don’t yet know what you want to write about but this interests you do still get in touch below.

Do you need to have a blog?
It’s not necessary, some guest posters love regularly writing and have their own blog others just like to occasionally write or are just trying this out to see if they want to do more. All are welcome.

Can your guest post be published on a specific Friday?
Publishing dates are scheduled on a first requested basis so providing it’s still available yes.

Interested? Complete your details below to get started scheduling in your guest post.

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¹Apologies to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Hamilton The musical” for slightly misquoting the lyrics!


Long time no post

Long time no blog

A message from me,

So for those who have been following for a while you’ll have noticed that there hasn’t been any posts for some time. For a bit I wasn’t certain if I would keep the blog going because of practical logistical reasons.

I have an eye condition that when it flares up means that they get really, really sensitive to any light and one of the impacts this has is that it makes any computer/screen use impossible. (I know people can be squeamish about eye issue descriptions so don’t worry I’m not going to go into medical details.)

Earlier this year I had one of the worst and pre-longed flare ups I’ve experienced, and it took a lot longer for me to get back to a regular routine and back to full computer use. Previous attacks had only kept me off doing any computer work for a handful of days and I had plans in place for that – now I had to figure out if I could still run the blog in a way I wanted if I was literally out of action for much longer.

Having put some thought into it I’ve now put many things in place that hopefully that I won’t need to use but if I do will keep the blog ticking over without my sight being needed. I’m not promising that it will never go dark again – I don’t have the power to definitely foresee the future all I can say is that in theory it’s less likely to be impacted.

What does this all mean for you, the reader? I hope it will mean that you will start to see posts again that will be of interest to coaches. Guest posts will be starting again on Friday and I already have some TED talks I’ve spotted to share – I’ll post the first one later today, but I’m aware there’ll be stuff I’ve missed so what would you like to see and share?

What TED and TEDx talks have you seen recently that you think would appeal to other coaches?

Have you an idea for a guest post that you think would be perfect for an audience of coaches?

What would you like to see more posts about?

Let me know either by adding a comment below or .

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Jen Waller

Jen Waller

 


The most popular quote from our twitter account from week 3 of 2016: 1

Most RT'd quotes last week on @thecoachingblog

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

M “Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”

(Winston Churchill)

Tweeted on 18th January

There was a 2-way tie for the quote with the next highest amount of RT’s between:

“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”

(Winston Churchill)

Tweeted on 19th January

and

“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.”

(George Bernard Shaw)

Tweeted on 24th January

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 2 of 2016:

Most RT'd quotes last week on @thecoachingblog

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

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.”

(Robert Frost)

Tweeted on 11th January

There was a 2-way tie for the quote with the next highest amount of RT’s between:

“The saddest part about being human is not paying attention. Presence is the gift of life.”

(Stephen Levine)

Tweeted on 16th January

and

“If you are not willing to risk the usual you will have to settle for the ordinary.”

Jim Rohn

Tweeted on 14th January

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 1 of 2016:

Most RT'd quotes last week on @thecoachingblog

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

“Confidence, like art, never comes from having all the answers; it comes from being open to all the questions.”

(Earl Gray Stevens)

Tweeted on 8th January

There was a 2-way tie for the quote with the next highest amount of RT’s between:

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

(Peter Drucker)

Tweeted on 7th January

and

“The greatest mistake you can make in life is to continually be afraid you will make one.”

(Elbert Hubbard)

Tweeted on 4th January

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 41 of 2015:

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, again there were lots of RT’s, the two quotes with the most RT’s were:

“It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.”

(Lou Holtz)

Tweeted on 13th October

and

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.”

(Maya Angelou)

Tweeted on 15th October

There was a 3-way tie for the quote with the next highest amount of RT’s between:

“The ancestor of every action is a thought.”

(Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Tweeted on 13th October

“Do one thing every day that scares you.”

(Eleanor Roosevelt)

Tweeted on 14th October

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.”

(Ambrose Redmoon)

Tweeted on 16th October

and

“Man is a goal-seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.”

(Aristotle)

Tweeted on 16th October

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 40 of 2015:

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 there were lots of RT’d quotes with a 4-way tie for the most RT’s between:

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”

(Walt Disney Company)

Tweeted on 8th October

“There’s a big difference between showing interest and really taking interest.”

(Michael P. Nichols, The Lost Art of Listening)

Tweeted on 8th October

“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.”

(Maya Angelou)

Tweeted on 8th October

and

“Do not go where the path may lead, going steady where there is no path and leave a trail.”

(Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Tweeted on 11th October

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

“If speaking is silver, then listening is gold.”

(Turkish Proverb)

Tweeted on 10th October

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 39 of 2015:

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 quote with the most RT’s was:

“What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.”

(Pericles)

Tweeted on 1st October

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

“Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.”

(John Wooden)

Tweeted on 1st October

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)