THE COACHING CONNECTOR BLOG

How To Increase Emotional Intelligence

Ever been in a situation where, on the surface, the facts check out and everything looks good on paper yet a little nagging doubt remains? Maybe it’s an employee you’re about to hire or a house you’re considering buying. The job candidate’s creden...

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7 Ways How Entrepreneurs Use Business Coaching to Ensure Their Success

How would you create the best, most profitable version of your business that you can? Well, there are two possibilities – the DIY, go it yourself route, or… the get help and assistance path. Which one would help you create the best, most profitabl...

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From Startup to Thriving Business – How Entrepreneurs Use Coaching to Maximize Success

There are many ways to experience a pleasurable thrill in this world, but for ambitious entrepreneurs, nothing can get the endorphins pumping like starting a new business. Whether you have a big idea for an innovative product that you know has potential o...

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Do You React or Respond To Life’s Situations?

In any situation, there are always two choices we can make – we can react to it, or, we can respond to it. What is the difference between reacting or responding? Here’s a very simple demonstration that clearly shows the difference between the two; You...

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How to Be An Effective Listener

Here’s what destroys effective communication – the desire to speak first and give our opinion and point of view, rather than to sincerely understand and listen deeply to the other person. Take this scenario – you’ve visited a far away, exotic loca...

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5 Ways Your Brain is Sabotaging How You Manage Money and How to Fix it

Last week, I was trying to save money and eat healthy so I decided to cut back on take out dinners and weekend bingeing. I was doing well, until Saturday when I saw a promo deal in a buffet restaurant. As you can imagine, that one temptation derailed my e...

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How to communicate with your teenage daughter

Tricks and Tips to communicate effectively with Your Teenage Daughter The dynamics of parenting are constantly changing, and there are few transitions more painful than when your little girl becomes a teenager. It seems to happen overnight. She shuts hers...

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How to Fix Poor Relationship Communications

There are probably the same jugular issues that crop up time and time again in your relationships that have you thinking why on earth you haven’t you both put a stop to it all by now. It’s like déjà vu… all over again. And again. And again. And ag...

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Colin’s Case Book 02: Happiness at Work

TAKEAWAY: Use simple questions to stimulate your client’s imagination and so reveal talents that may have been previously unrecognised. METHOD: Telephone coaching – Three one-hour sessions at monthly intervals. I achieved all that we agreed, but ...

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Colin’s Case Book 01: Overworked, Unappreciated, Depressed

TAKEAWAY: The importance of spotting the unguarded casual remark that can reveal the true cause of client concern. METHOD: Telephone coaching – Six one-hour sessions at weekly intervals. I dread going to work now and I cannot see the wood for the t...

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6 Life-Changing Goals a Coach Helps You Achieve Faster

Behind every successful person is a coach, a Sherpa or mentor who guided and held them accountable every step of their journey. Oprah Winfrey had the late poet Maya Angelou as her mentor. She credits Angelou for guiding her through the most crucial parts ...

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Mindfulness: The Perspective That Changes Everything

For the first twenty or so years of my life, my life felt like a routine job. My job requirements? They consisted of achieving the highest academic grades possible as well as excelling in sports. Now, some twenty plus years later, my life is more fun, eng...

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Can You Effectively Coach Yourself to Achieve Higher Results?

“Our chief want in life is somebody who will make us do what we can!” – Ralph Waldo Emerson. Note the two words – chief want – and, the words – somebody who will make us do what we can – it pre-supposes then (if we believe what Emerson i...

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From Good to Great Coaching – What Makes a Great Coach?

‘Each person holds so much power within themselves that needs to be let out. Sometimes they just need a little nudge, a little direction, a little support, a little coaching, and the greatest things can happen.’ -Pete Carroll I believe that great coac...

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Why Coaching Really Works

My car was low, bright red and Italian. It was as precious to me as a Ferrari although it was a very modest Fiat 850 coupe. It attracted admiring glances in the bright spring sunshine. There was a snag. It had picked that day, outside the local shops, to ...

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