What do you say?

This simple thought occurred to me today as I was talking with a coach.  She said, “Just be present with your client”.

I can’t tell you how much this drives me nutso.  That’s sometimes like saying, “Just fix the economy.”  It’s a simple request, and yet, so often very hard to do.  And after a while it begins to sound like just some empty, and unobtainable, goal.  “Just Be Present.”  (Of course, usually the person who is saying that to me, I suspect isn’t being very present with me, or they’d see the fumes of frustration coming out of my skull.)

Just like all of our coaching, we don’t simply tell our clients, “Just BE healthy.” or “Just be loving” or “just be successful.”  If it were just that easy, we would just be doing it all the time.  There are plenty of personal challenges, distractions, and all that stuff that gets in the way of our BEing Present.  But my question to you is this:


What the heck does that mean?
How do you do it?

I have my own ideas (and teach some of them in my class) but I’d love to hear your thoughts.

(Of course, how can be possibly BE or DO it if we don’t really know what it is we’re BEing or DOing?  Right?)

So take a few moments and BE Present with this post.  BE Present with your thoughts that are coming up, your reactions that you’re feeling.  And then please share them.
The more we all know, the farther we all can go.


The Fast Pass to MasterFull Coaching just might happen in the evening

That’s right. For all you amazing, wonderful, fantastic, and stupendous coaches out there that either have full practices, day jobs, or just learn better when the sun goes down, check this out.
I’ve been getting several requests to open up the FPMC for an evening event, and I figure, if there’s enough interest, then it would be good to listen to the calling forth.
So if you’re wanting 25 CCEUs (or possibly more)
If you’re ready to step into your powerful and amazing coaching
If you’re hungry for deep coaching confidence
If you’re curious about what “the next level” of coaching just might be for you
If you’re a MasterFull coach that’s waiting to be discovered and revealed…
Please email me at ben@bedo.org and let me know if you prefer Tuesday or Wednesday evenings and if there’s enough call, I’ll go with the majority.
(Of course there’s still room in the Wednesday afternoon class)

More info for this course that coaches are calling “fun, inspiring and educational” at www.mastermycoaching.com
I’ll see you there.
Your Coaching Will never be the same

How would you respond?

Here’s a coaching scenario to stir up your skills and work your coaching muscles.  Here’s how it works:  Below is a potential scenario that a client might bring to your coaching.  Your job, respond or reply briefly and succinctly.

You can offer a question you might ask.  You could suggest a direction that you would take this client.  You might share an observation.  Or simply could identify what coaching skill you would use.

Here it is:

Your client calls you up and says that she’s feeling frustrated at work.  The job itself is fine and she likes the customers and all that.  But there’s a fellow employee who is constantly negative and not good to work with.  She’s complained to her boss several times, but they say that there’s nothing they can do because of union laws and the fact that the other employee does good work.  There’s nothing technically they’re doing wrong.  They’ve spoken to him in the past but nothing seems to stick and he still comes to work in a negative mood and affects the fellow employees, including your client.  She doesn’t know what to do and is wondering if there’s something you might suggest that she could try to make the employee be more respectful.

Ok coach.  Your turn.  Take it from here.  What would you do?

Last Chance for the Fast Pass Free First Call

Hello, you awesome, amazing, incredible, fantastic coach.

In just a few days something exciting is going to happen in the coaching world, and I wanted to be sure you knew about it.

If you’re looking for 25 CCEUs
If you’re wanting to deepen your coaching confidence.
If you are one of the many coaches who know there’s more to experience, explore, and expand in your coaching.
If you are hungry to discover the MasterFull coach that you truly are

Then it’s time to jump into the “Fast Pass to MasterFull Coaching” teleclass.

It all begins Wednesday, November 13 at 3:00 Central/4:00 eastern.  


However, I believe in this work.  It’s powerful, it’s important, and it’s what I believe that every coach should know to truly step into their coaching magnificence.

In the first call alone we’ll discover some amazing insights and shift your focus to discover your MasterFull coaching.  And I want you to be there.

So if this is speaking to you, if this is what you want, then send me a quick email to ben@bedo.org with “I am a BeDo Coach” in the subject and I’ll quickly reply with the secret phone number to call.

*(If you can’t be there on the call, no worries, send me your email request anyway and I’ll send you the recording afterwards so you won’t miss a thing.)

**(Also, there is a likely chance that I’ll be opening up a second class in the evening, so if that works better for you, still send me your email request with your preferred evening–Tuesday or Wednesday–and if there is enough to fill a class, I’ll make it so and let you know.)

I’ll see you there.

It’s time for you to jump into the Fast Pass.

Your coaching will never be the same.

A new day for BeDo is here.

Well, it’s finally happened.  After a four year process, I’ve finally managed to upgrade my website, incorporate social media, and set up a blog.  Which is what you’re reading now.

And I’ve got plans that have been building that I finally get to set in motion.

This blog (and the social media posts) will have various different types of posts to help coaches of all types grow and build and discover.

A Coaching Query–each week a different scenario or agendas that our clients may bring will be posted (don’t worry, it’s all fictional or inspired by clients long ago) with an invitation for you, the brilliant and amazing coach, to respond with a question, a statement, or a suggested direction.  With this, we can all strengthen our muscles of how to respond powerfully.

Skill of the Day – You may be familiar with the Coaching Skills Forum (www.coachingskillsforum.com) but here is where we can continue exploring our coaching skills.  Each week a new skill will be offered, followed by my own thought, question, idea, or angle concerning that skill.  Again, I invite you to contribute your own thoughts, questions, ideas or angles so we can generate exciting and engaging conversations about our coaching that we all can learn from.

Go Go Go Goals – Look, it’s pretty simple.  We’re all helping our clients discover, create and realize their goals and dreams.  We have them, too.  So while this isn’t full out coaching, I thought it might be fun to offer a little challenge/reminder to keep us moving.  It could be a few words of inspiration, or maybe a little request for action, or even a quote of support.  Together, we’ll be able to slowly and steadily move forward with our own goals, creating our own exciting results.

Lost and Past Bits – If you’ve been following my newsletter BeDo Bits, you’ll know that about every month (or so) a new issue comes out.  Not with a little blurb (that’s what this is for) but a more in-depth insight.  I’ve got pages and pages of notes and thoughts and half written pieces.  Some will eventually be fleshed out to a full Bits article, while others really are fine just being the smaller size.  So here is where they’ll pop up.  Also, I’ll be able to dip back into the archives of past Bits so you can catch up on the exciting pieces you missed over the last five and a half years.

Recommended Partners, Products and Possibilities– There’s so many resources out there, it’s sometimes overwhelming.  I’ll admit it, even for me.  So typically I just stop looking.  However, occasionally, I’ll come across something that stands out from the flood of “all the same” stuff available–something that I think is valuable and helpful for coaches just like you.  It could be a book, or an audio program, or a product or a workshop or class.  I’ll do my best to make sure it’s quality, and there occasionally may even be a few special BeDo Exclusive offers available, so be sure to keep an eye out.

The Latest and Date Updates – There’s plenty of stuff going on, that I offer to coaches of all types.  Classes, workshops, open calls, and the always amazing Coaching Skills Forum.  Many of these events offer CCEUs and all of them provide powerful learning, deep discovery, and lots of coaching fun.  And I want to be sure you don’t miss a single opportunity, so I’ll be sure keep you up to date.

And of course, this is just the beginning.  I’m sure as the days, weeks, months go by new things will pop up that I’ll want to share to help you grow, discover, learn and truly BE the powerful and MasterFull coach that I believe you to be.

I’ll see you on the posts.

testing new Social Media links to the new BeDo blog

Yes, it’s finally happened.  If you’re reading this, that means I”ve successfully connected this social media link with my new BeDo Blog.

This is just a test.

If this was an actual posting, you would be reading it and adding something new to your coaching.

If this is all successful, a real post will follow.

Thank you.