The Power of Boundaries

Monthly Focus for February 2019

In the CAM 506 class (Life and Personal Coaching) we cover some topics and tools that help people get just a bit more out of life.  One of those topics is “boundaries.”  We address boundaries alongside the topic of “standards.”  A standard is an expectation you have for yourself while a boundary is an expectation you have for others.  It’s important to note the difference.  You can’t hold someone else to your standards, but you can establish a boundary around what you permit others to do in relation to you.

One boundary I have is that I do not answer phone calls that I am not expecting.  Maybe you have this or a similar boundary in order to guard your time and allow you to be at your best.  I hate interruptions, so hearing the phone ring unexpectedly no longer interrupts me because I know ahead of time that I am not going to answer it.  That’s why God invented voicemail!

Join me and the rest of the CAM Community of Coaches this month as we explore how coaches can support client success via boundaries.  And be sure to share your own boundary examples in the private Facebook groups for the Community.  (Not on Facebook?  Email your examples to our Community Coordinator Martin Torres (martintojr@gmail.com) and he’ll post them for you).

How to Interrupt

Monthly Focus for December 2018

The #1 rule of active listening is simple: don’t interrupt.

Meanwhile, the #127 rule of active listening is more nuanced: sometimes you should interrupt.

What?!?!   Yes, you read that right: sometimes the coach should interrupt the coaching client.  On December 13th I’ll lead the CAM Community of Coaches webinar on this topic + 3 more times you should break the rules.  It’s going to be a rebellious time!

I want you to join me for the webinar and to bring your own stories of rule-breaking.  Also, please share your rule-breaking experiences as a coach in the community’s private Facebook group.  If you’re not on FB, you can email your thoughts to our Community Coordinator, Martin Torres (martintojr@gmail.com) and he’ll post them on your behalf.

Have a great December!

Improve Your Website with a Clear Action Step

Monthly Focus for November 2018

This month’s focus in the CAM Community of Coaches is “Improve Your Website with a Clear Action Step.”  Earlier this month, Brian Miller led a super-duper webinar on this topic.  If you missed it, you can find the recording by clicking the “Webinars” tab at the top of the page.

If you’re a coach who wants clients, you need a website.  And if you have a website, you need a clear action step for your visitors to take.  For example, some coaches want visitors to schedule a complimentary coaching session.  Others want visitors to download a free resource in order to establish a relationship.  Your website + clear action step are part of a larger strategy for helping people get to know, like and trust you.

Be a great community member and share your website and your clear step in our private Facebook group.  If you’re not on FB, you can email your thoughts to our Community Coordinator, Martin Torres (martintojr@gmail.com) and he’ll post them on your behalf.

Have a great November!