Consider Coach Certification
Serious about success?
Get certified by the MentorCoach training program and the International Coach Federation. These credentials offer you desirable professional credibility and open more opportunities. On this journey you will need a mentor coach. Read on.
Hone Your Skills with Mentor Coaching
Contact me for any of these:
Mentor coaching for CMC certification exam at MentorCoach
Mentoring hours for renewal of ICF ACC credential
Honing your positive psychology coaching skills
While there are no guarantees, to date 100% of my clients passed their exams the first time. All developed their coaching competencies as well as their confidence--and some have become excellent coach trainers.
Contact me to discuss how we might work together.
IDENTIFY YOUR COACHING ASSETS
It’s high time you claimed your personal and professional assets!
Boost your confidence, identify your niche, and build your business with these two free exercises and popular workbook.
Identify Your Assets in Your “Positive Coaching Base”
Your coaching journey begins with discovery. Uncover your unique constellation of qualities, expertise, and resources that can serve as your solid coaching base. This reflective exercise, based on the Appreciative Inquiry concept of “the positive core,” can guide you as you contemplate niches and branding. Know thyself!
Download Your Positive Coaching Base.
What’s in a Niche? How Have You Already Helped Others?
Finding your niche doesn’t have to be frustrating or scary. Analyze where you already have credibility and accessibility to identify your niche. Then focus your efforts on learning about your niche and how to serve it well. Remember, start somewhere knowing that you can always change your mind!
Download the niche exploration activity here.
Why flounder as a coach when you can flourish?
Set yourself up for success with these great resources.
Best Books for Coaches (IMHO)
My personal annotated list of top-notch resources for professional coaches. Emphasis on evidence-based strategies from research and practice in positive psychology, mindfulness, motivation, and communication. Download by clicking here: BestBooksforCoaches-GaylesList.
Valuable Free Handouts
Mindfulness Interventions for Inner Critic: mindful-coaching-act-and-positive-psychology
Goals and Motivation (WOOP, etc.): positive-psych-interventions-for-goals-and-motivation
Writing a Mission Statement with Values & Strengths. A great positive psychology exercise for coaches and their clients.
Small Business Owner Assesment Tool. This unique assessment integrates VIA Character Strengths with small biz guru Michael Gerber's entrepreneurial concepts. Created by a team from MentorCoach (including yours truly), you may use this freely if you include complete attribution.
Don’t Overtax Yourself: Tax deductions for coaches in the U.S. and Canada. (Also remind some clients that their coaching may be a deductible professional expense.)