8 Coaching Tools That Will Make a HUGE Difference in Your Practice

When I first started helping small business owners officially 15 years ago I didn’t really want to call myself a coach.   I didn’t know what to call me: Was I a: I settled on “Business consultant” and off I went to my first meetings with my well planned out agenda and timelines for getting

5 Reasons Why You’ll Want to Coach Small Business Owners in 2021

What would happen if every small business in the world shut down? Morris, my chiropractor. Raf, my husbands barber. And maybe you. You are all small business owners affected by Covid19. It took a pandemic for us to feel …. and notice just how important our local small businesses and their owners are to our lives.

What does it mean to be a Certified Systems Business Coach®?

Being a Certified Systems Business Coach® means that you care. You care about the people in our communities who put everything on the line to create the  businesses that serve us and our families.  These small businesses are the backbone of our economy.  They represent 90% of all businesses and are responsible for 70% of

63 Reasons Why it is Better to Hire an ICF Credentialed Business Coach

In October 2019, the International Coach Federation (ICF) shared the much anticipated updated version of the ICF Core Competency Model. This model provides a comprehensive set of coaching standards for an ICF credentialed coach to follow. As a small business owner looking to hire a business coach, it is essential to know the difference between

Ask Instead of Tell: Systematize Your Business Coach

When we think of a coach, our opinions vary! We might have had a coach during our sports years that inspired us and got us (literally) moving in the right direction. Or we may have a had a coach that blew the whistle, barked, yelled and although she got us moving in the right direction—it

Appreciative Inquiry: A Simple Tool to Solve Complex Business Problems

Imagine how smoothly things would run if people on your team had a tool to easily solve even your most complex personal and business problems? That tool exists and it’s call Appreciative Inquiry.

For most of us when faced with a big problem or frustration, the natural tendency is to hyper-focus on the problem. What went wrong? Who’s fault is it? Why are they so stupid?

2014 Business Coach of the Year – WE won!

Together WE won the International Coach Federation Vancouver Chapter 2014 Business Coach of the Year Award! I want to say a huge thank you for allowing me to walk along beside you on your entrepreneurial journey as your business coach. I say WE because together we have hired “A” player employees and gently yet firmly

Harvard Business School on Executive Coaching

What Executive Coaching Can Do for You Do you need an executive coach? Do your managers? Here is a useful framework for thinking about the role of coaching, from Harvard Management Update. by Paul Michelman Is executive coaching at U.S. companies destined to play a role occupied by psychoanalysis in some Neil Simon version of

How to Coach Cheat Sheet

Use this to review or discover coaching techniques for small business owners.