Coach the Person, Not the Problem

Monthly Focus for August 2020

I have the privilege (and sometimes to dubious responsibility) of offering a lot of feedback to coaches who want to coach at a professional level.  Most coaches can coach at the level expected of an ACC.  But most coaches also struggle to coach at the level expected of a PCC.  What’s the difference?  Well, that’s the focus for this month in the CAM Community of Coaches!

Join us for our monthly webinar on August 13 at 11am EDT when we’ll explore the biggest barrier separating ACC- and PCC-level coaches.  BTW, even if you’re a PCC, you’ll enjoy and benefit from the webinar.

Disciplines That Get Clients

Monthly Focus for July 2020

Here’s a simple principle that applies to reaching many goals in life:

  • Clarify what you want.
  • Find out the cost of what you want.
  • Pay the cost.

Simple?  Yes.  Easy?  No.

How does this apply to coaching?  Many coaches want more clients, but they don’t know the cost, or they are not willing to pay the cost.

This month in the CAM Community of Coaches, we are focusing on the disciplines necessary to get clients.  Like anything worth having, getting clients takes work, focus, and stick-to-itiveness. Let’s use this month to explore the disciplines that will help you go from wanting clients to having clients.

The Secret to Asking Great Questions

Monthly Focus for June 2020

Coaches love questions, but do we love questions too much?  Is there even such a thing?

Questions are awesome because they are tools for exploration.  A question can reveal something new for a client, in a client, and about a client.  A question can open up new possibilities and actually create new pathways forward.

Coaches go too far with questions when we stop using them as instruments and start idolizing a question as an end in itself.  Coaching is about clients, not about questions.  We have to make clients the priority and not become infatuated with wonderfully-worded questions.

This month in the CAM Community of Coaches webinar we will focus on questions because questions are worth our attention.  When we get better at questions, we get better at coaching – and that’s the point, right?!?

Be sure to tune in to the Member webinar: either live on Thursday June 11 at 11:00 AM Eastern or later here on the member website!