Why Coaching Doesn’t Work

If you are in a service-based business you have seen this happen. You give coaching to a client and nothing happens. No results. No momentum. Nada. Or maybe you are on the other side and you aren’t seeing things happen. It’s frustrating isn’t it? Why does this happen? I’m going to give you the tips on how to get the most out of your coach, how your clients can get the most out of you, and how to hire the right coach. It’s way too much info to put in one newsletter so watch out for part 1, 2 and 3. Here is part 1: This is why coaching doesn’t always work: Accountability – The person being coached has to have 100% accountability for their results. If they are stuck in blame, go missing in action and the only time they appear is to complain, then they aren’t ready to be the CREATOR of their life. They want someone to do it for them. They are stuck in victim-ville. Your results are because you either did something or didn’t do something. Coachability – Are you teachable? Do you accept the coaching you are given? If not, continue doing it your way so you get more of what you have. You don’t want what you have, right? It is time to do something different, and you can only do that if you are coachable. You are not always going to like what your coach has to say. That is okay. You pay top dollar for that, right? Lol! Seriously though, if your coach doesn’t piss you off or make you...
Freedom

Freedom

  One thing I didn’t always have in my business was the time freedom to take off when I wanted to and focus on the really important things. Two weeks ago, I celebrated my anniversary in Sundance, Utah with my hubby. We saw the changing leaves as this fall season approaches. I believe that the same energy that is in nature is within us. The brilliance that a tree experiences to show its fervent red leaves means it’s possible for us to show our brilliance (and for more than just a season). Then, last Sunday, we hosted over a dozen people at our house to celebrate my nephew’s birthday. It was blissful. We made lifelong memories. It is the simple moments that create the most memorable times. With Love and To Your Success! Angela Picture: My husband and I celebrating our 4-year anniversary at Sundance Resort in Sundance, UT- the home of Robert Redford’s Sundance film...

I Got Fired.

It was the summer of 2008 and I walked into my manager’s office and he informed me that I was being “laid off,” which is a fancy word for being fired. I took it as a not-so-subtle sign that it’s time to do my own thing and stop being miserable working for other people. I was thankful and freaked out at the same time. I had been running some hobbies (not full businesses if I’m honest because businesses are profitable) for a couple of years and this change in circumstances forced me to get honest and take action. Yet I struggled for another year before I really got clear about what I wanted and got serious about creating results! About 18 months ago I fired myself! I found that I was wasting precious resources doing things I hated and feeling overwhelmed. I got serious and hired my first real business coach. And I haven’t looked back since. I had the same excuses you have heard and probably used yourself: I don’t know how to pay for a coach. I can’t afford to hire a VA. I can’t afford to travel to events where I know my target market is. I don’t know what to do. I’m overwhelmed. I’ll keep doing what I’m doing because eventually it’s got to work out. During this journey, I’ve taken risks that I didn’t see other people taking and I thought “I’m either crazy or really brave.” (or both) Three years later after I got fired from the corporate world I have a successful business, I know who I am, I know my value,...

What People Really Want (You Have It)

What you THINK people want isn’t usually what they really want. What people say they want isn’t usually what they really want. When you can get through this maze of what your prospects, clients and tribe REALLY WANT, you will be a magnet for people who really do want what you have. Before I tell you what it is, let me show you this example. In 2008 I had an idea of hundreds of women gathering and changing their lives. When I visualized this I saw these same “ordinary” women doing extraordinary things. I saw a global ripple effect. Then I thought, “Who am I to start such a movement?” “I don’t even have my own crap together all of the time. I can’t possibly do this.” So I put it on the shelf for almost two years. I didn’t believe I had what people wanted. Then in 2009, I revisited this idea. And I went for it. I had no capital, no team and no real plan. I just had an inspired idea that quite frankly wouldn’t shut up and I knew I had to do it. That is when I started planning the first Ignite Your Spark 2-day women’s event. What happened next shocked me. I thought there must be a catch. When I talked to people about my idea, they wanted to be involved. I couldn’t pay them. I could hook them up with a free ticket to attend the event but that was about it. Then I realized that people who were wanting to help me because they wanted to be a part of something...

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