It’s not too late to join the Fast Pass to your MasterFull Coaching.

The Fast Pass to MasterFull Coaching is a course like nothing out there. Designed to fully teach experienced coaches how to tap into their MasterFull Coaching. The course that coaches are calling, “Deeply inspiring”,
“freeing”,
“empowering”,
“exceptional”,
“the best bang for the buck” ,
“encompassing the whole coaching experience”
“I really wish I had done this earlier in my coaching” and,
the best investment you make in yourself since your original decision to become a life coach!”

Now it’s your turn.

Our class resumes Wednesday, November 2.  And if you want to be a part of this exciting course, you can still sign up and receive a recording of the first class so you can catch up.

  • You’ll learn all about the Coaching B.R.A.C.E–the four essential components to MasterFull coaching.
  • You’ll begin to discover what defines a MasterFull Coach
  • You’ll realize how your coaching can work more powerfully and easily,
  • You’ll start to define YOU as a MasterFull Coach.

And that’s just what you missed from our first call.

Class #2 focuses on creating more foundation for you and your coaching.

  • We’ll explore how our brains and bodies function, revealing specific and inherent qualities that will empower (or block) your coaching.
  • We’ll find out more about your clients and how they function, what they truly expect from you, and what you really can give them.
  • We’ll uncover the truth and the power of ASSUMPTIONS and how they can empower your coaching.
  • We’ll reveal the ATEBAR formula that defines all of coaching in a simple method, streamlining your coaching and increasing the impact on your clients.

And there’s so much more in the weeks to follow–all designed to develop and engage and bring out that MasterFull Coach within.

Visit www.mastermycoaching.com to learn more about this exciting and course that will deeply impact and EXCELlerate your coaching and to lock in your place in the class. Remember, as soon as you join, you will get the full recording of the first class so you can catch up on what you missed, plus all the extra bonus recordings that deepen and support what we introduced on our first call.

I believe that you are already a powerful, amazing, impacting, world changing coach. You just need to learn how to connect with that coach more deeply and consistently. The rest is easy.

Please join this course. Discover the MasterFull Coach that you possess.
40 CCEUs are available, 16 weeks, 7 Mentor Coaching hours, 5 bonus recordings, 1 bonus one-on-one coaching evaluation call, and a lifetime of coaching confidence and success.

Your Coaching will never be the same.

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Tuesday Cruise-Day: Planning ahead for next year

Once I said yes, then the next step was to figure out when would be the best time to have a Coaching Cruise.

Considering the idea came up in the middle of this past winter, I was well immersed in that unpleasant environment.  

I don’t know about you, but we sure had more than our fair share of winter this season.  Relentless record breaking sub-zero temperatures–some of the coldest I’ve ever felt–, ongoing seemingly endless passages of grey skies with no sun to give us a sense of hope.  A continuous onslaught of winds that found every little crack and opening in your clothing and home, and the incessant piles of snow all around.  

And it wasn’t just that, it was the forever combination of all four, day after day after week and after month.  And just when we could get a glimmer of hope–the sun would peek through the dreary clouds, the thermometer would go above freezing, the wind would still–mother nature would swing it back, as if she was offering her handshake only to pull it back with that teasing “Skye!”

I tell you, by the end of this last season we were all worn down.  Our resistance, strength and sense of positivity and hope was strained.  And it’s really hard to be a source for others to lean on when you are beating down and tired and ready to just give it up.

The only thing that kept us going was the promise that we would have a couple days in California in March.

You see, every year we try to get to some warmer climate in the middle of the winter.  As a way to recharge our batteries.  the sunshine, the blue sky, the warm air, all welcoming us and inviting us to relax our tense and tired shivering bodies.

And I know that it wasn’t me.  There were hundreds, thousands, perhaps millions of other people feeling the same way… and some of them might even be coaches.

So it made perfect sense that we try to schedule this cruise sometime in the winter.

Well, of course everyone else has the same idea in those December/January months, so the prices were crazy.  not only that, but it would be tough for people to schedule in December.  

So February and March became the options.

And it seemed like 7 days was the perfect amount of time.  (those first three days are necessary just to slow down and get acclimated).

Of course this all seemed like a great idea to me.  but I had to ask myself, “Who in their right mind would be willing to spend about $1000 to get away from the cold, snowing, grey, dreary winter, and go to the Caribbean, bask in the warm healing sun, eat copious amounts of awesome food, spend hours upon hours of fun and activity or just doing a whole lot of nothing AND experience awesome advanced coaching workshops and get CCEUs?”

Hm.  When you put it that way, it seems like a great idea.

So… are you with me?

Shall we plan to take a break next year?

 

Friday Fired Up-Day: “I Don’t Know”

I love when clients say, “I don’t know”.  I think it’s exciting and amazing and wonderful.   After all, this is what MasterFull coaching is all about.  How to handle “I don’t know.”  Anybody who is a Master at something realizes just how much they don’t know.

Any black belt master in the martial arts is the first one to say, “I don’t know.”  But that doesn’t stop them.  It compels them, pulls them forward.  Any master musician or tradesman admits their limitations, but that doesn’t get in their way.  Instead it engages them in powerful and exciting ways.  For a master, “I don’t know” is an invitation to unlimited possibilities and potential.

And yet, it seems that most coaches out there just don’t know how to handle the dreaded phrase of “I don’t know.”

Hm.  Isn’t that ironic?  You’d think it would be exciting.  I mean, if you think about it, if your client already came to you knowing everything, then what are they calling you for?  They’re calling you because THEY DON’T KNOW.  Right?

But for many coaches, “I don’t know” is scary.  It’s a problem.  Something is wrong.  The coaching stops.  We’re stuck.  “Oh crap.  I just asked an awesome question and the client shot it down with, “I don’t know.” What do I do know?”  We are hijacked by the client’s unwillingness or inability to go deeper and give us a brilliant answer that tells us we’re awesome coaches.

What do we do?  How do we respond and handle that?

First off, before anyone replies with “Why don’t you just ask them “Well, if you did know, then what would your answer be?”” let me go on record with saying I HATE… absolutely HATE that response. (In fact, I think that every school, teacher, mentor, coach that teaches that phase should be be severely reprimanded for the damage they’re doing to the coaches they are growing.  So if you do that… please stop doing it.)

Yes, I know, sometimes that opens the door for your clients, but not nearly as often as you think.  If you ever coach me, DON’T ASK THIS QUESTION.

Why?  Because my response would be something more like, “Didn’t you just hear me, coach?  I just said, pretty clearly, that I don’t know.  Which means exactly that: I DON’T KNOW.”  What a way to indicate you don’t respect the client’s experience.

Let’s realize that when a client says this, it’s likely that they’re struggling.  There is some impending doom coming towards them if they don’t solve their problem, and as a result they are literally unable to access their creativity and intelligence… you know, what they DO know?  Besides, some people can’t think out of the box that easily, access and identify their emotions, be creative.  And asking them “What if you did know?” is like trying to pretend that there’s no problem.  It’s very dismissive.

Yes, I know it’s an attempt to get them to think out of the box.  And I agree with that approach.  But there are much more effective ways to do that.

  • Take away their threat.  “If money weren’t a problem, what would you do?”  “Imagine for a moment that this issue was solved, magically, then what would be different for you?”  And take if from there.
  • Step away from the problem for a moment and take the client to someplace else that they do know.
  • take a look at “I Don’t Know”.  In other words, ask your client what it’s like not knowing.  Or how does “I don’t know impact them”.
  • You could take the risk and challenge them with “Is that true?” but be careful that doesn’t shut your client down as the “What if” phrase.
  • Ask something like, “What do you wish the answer was?” which is different.
  • Go a different direction completely.  Let it go and ask a different question.  Perhaps you’ll come back to it later and the client will have a better insight.
  • And there are tons more approaches.

Besides, when we’re taught to ask this question, we fall into the assumption that that is the magic question.  “All you have to do is ask your client that question and you’re doing amazing coaching.”
Yes.  True.  Except when it doesn’t work.

In other words, (and here’s another reason why it gets my grease-can) “Well, what if you did know” is a set response to the coach’s own experience of “I don’t know.”

Crap.  I don’t know what to do with this client.  I don’t know how to respond to what they just said.  I don’t know how to get out of this mess and i certainly don’t know how to coach “I don’t know”.  So why are we teaching our coaches how to handle “I don’t know” so poorly?

To tell you the truth… I Don’t Know.

What I DO know is that “I DON’T KNOW” is an exciting and amazing place to be.  It’s the doorway to unlimited possibility and potential.

Imagine instead of those dreaded three words, your client is actually saying, “Gee coach, I don’t have enough awareness, information or connection to my thoughts or emotions a this moment to answer your question clearly.”

What would your response be then?  think about it.  your client just said they don’t have enough awareness, information or connection to their thoughts and emotions.  What a coincidence!  That just happens to be your specialty (or, at least it should be).

Yes, I’m fired up about this.  It’s coming out now because it was a fantastic topic on today’s Fast Pass to MasterFull coaching class, where, on top of the lesson for today that explored ALIVENESS, we also focused on how to powerfully handle “I Don’t Know” in amazing ways.  How to appreciate and embrace “I don’t know”.  How to see “I don’t know” as the doorway and access to your client’s absolute brilliance and wisdom.

I could share more with you, but

A) This is a simple blog post, not a full out lesson.  that would take way too much time to write and I’m not sure if you would actually stick around and read it all anyway.

B) There’s so much more information that’s part of the Fast Pass class.  So I’ll invite you to join the next round beginning May 26 and you’ll not just learn how to handle “I don’t know” powerfully, but you’ll be able to do it, too.

C) There is no one way.  Every coach has their own way of handling this issue, and every clients works differently as well.  What is that magic and powerful way for you?

I don’t know.

But I’d sure be curious to find out.

 

So how do YOU handle “I don’t know”.  Please share.

(And before you quickly reply with “I don’t know”, stop for a moment.  Connect with that powerful, awesome and amazing coach that I know you are, and see what answer you come up with.

I’d love to know what you come up with and share.)

Tuesday Cruise-Day: Why I said Yes

I’ll be honest, when someone says to you, “Hey, would you like to plan a cruise?” my first reaction would normally be, “What?  Are you crazy?”

First off, it’s never been done before.  And there’s probably a reason for that.  Sure, there have been some “self-development” cruises out there, consisting of several figures in the business offering one or two workshops and anyone can register.  But we’re talking about a COACH TRAINING CRUISE… like, just for coaches.

But then again, I’ve had a past history of creating things to deepen our discovery of coaching–our power, confidence and success in this profession.

The Coaching Skills Forum started over 8 years ago when I was looking around for someplace I could go to have deep, provocative and engaging conversations about our coaching skills with other coaches.  I was only two years a coach and already sick of the calls out there that were all about getting on and listening for an hour to some other coach droning on about what they know.  That wasn’t fun.  And amazingly I found other coaches who felt the same way.  There is nothing else like it out there.

Coaches all over where (and still are) struggling with how to find their first five clients and get started.  And while there are lots of experts on building super coaching businesses, there was (and still is) precious little resources to help coaches really get moving to start building their business.  So I wrote “Finding Your First Five Clients”, which to this day answers so many questions.

 

Then I developed the Fast Pass to MasterFull Coaching, again because there was no place really coaches could go for Advanced Coach training.  Sure there were and always will be tons of workshops and classes that add to our toolbox, but precious few really sharpen our blades and provide us with powerful foundations that focus on the ART and PERFORMANCE of coaching.  And I continue to find coaches who are hungry for this experience and learning.  There really is nothing else like it out there.

And then I realized that while the ICF was stepping away from doing conferences, the Midwest chapters were beginning to collaborate with each other and a Midwest regional conference seemed the perfect things to focus our forces and combine our energies towards.  Now in our third year, it’s bigger and better than ever and is one of the largest and most exciting coaching events in the country.  And the unique part is that it’s a conference that’s created entirely “Of the Coaches, by the coaches and for the coaches.”  This conference continues to thrive because I was able to find other coaches out there who believed in the same thing and wanted to be a part of it.  Truly there is nothing else like it out there.

So I guess I’ve created a history of creating things that I feel are missing, that there’s a need for, and (and here’s the important part) there’s nothing else like it out there.

I think that’s what tipped it over the edge for me.

Just because it hasn’t been done before doesn’t mean that it can’t be done.  Think about it.  Everything that you have experienced didn’t exist at some point.

There was a time when someone had to recognize that now was the time, be willing to take the risk and find those others out there who were willing to support and play along.

So when one of my coach students proposed this idea to me, it tapped into three powerful motivators for me.

A) It was another way for me to help coaches and the coaching profession grow.

B) There were other coaches interested in participating and helping out.

C) It had never been done before.

So I guess I’m willing to take the risk.  Yes, it could be an absolute bust.    Who, after all, in their right mind would spend $1000 to get out of the cold and grey winter, play in the sun, eat as much wonderful food as they could, relax and rejuvanate, and grow their coaching?   Well, since i put it that way… maybe it’s not such a crazy idea after all.

I sure know it’s something that I would like.  And that’s how everything else has started.

On the 15th week of Classes my Fast Pass gave to me…

On the 15th week of Classes my Fast Pass gave to me…

15 power packed classes
14 elements of coaching
13 easy and empowering exercises
12 defining Master Coach qualities
11 coaching turned up to 11
10 Super Sprint calls
9 conflicting agendas
8 ways to connect
7 skills strengthened
6 stages of change
5 empowering words
4 coaching completions
3 fantastic focuses
2 stages to learning
And 1 Confident and MasterFull coach

There is nothing else like this course out there. And I want you to be a part of it. I want you to discover the coach you never knew you were. I want you to truly be the catalyst for widespread and deep impact, and for creating the change in the world that you desire and deserve.

The one thing I do know is that you are here for a reason. It’s time you stepped into your coaching MasterFully.

The “Fast Pass to MasterFull Coaching” teleclass is a unique and powerful course that continues your coaching growth like no other work out there. 32 CCEUs, 7 Mentor Coaching hours, 1100 super packed minutes, and powerful tools, techniques and proven principles designed to unleash the powerful coach that you truly are. Valued at over $2500, this is the advanced coaching work that coaches are calling “Deeply inspiring”, “freeing”, “empowering”, “exceptional”, “the best bang for the buck”, “encompassing the whole coaching experience.” and the best investment you make in yourself since your original decision to become a life coach!”

And now it’s your turn. Visit www.mastermycoaching.com to sign up for this course beginning early December or the following Spring class and you’ll begin to notice a different in your coaching right away with your welcome packet. As the weeks progress you’ll watch your confidence grow as you move faster towards truly becoming a Confident and MasterFull coach.

On the 14th week of Classes my Fast Pass gave to me…

On the 14th week of Classes my Fast Pass gave to me…

14 elements of coaching
13 easy and empowering exercises
12 defining Master Coach qualities
11 coaching turned up to 11
10 Super Sprint calls
9 conflicting agendas
8 ways to connect
7 skills strengthened
6 stages of change
5 empowering words
4 coaching completions
3 fantastic focuses
2 stages to learning
And 1 Confident and MasterFull coach

There are hundreds of coaching skills, but only 14 prime and core elements. These Elements create a powerful foundation for your coaching. Once you know them, you can strengthen and build any weak area of your coaching instantly. You’ll also have a powerful approach so that you’ll never have to be lost in your coaching ever again. You’ll always have a powerful place to come from.  This work alone will transform your coaching in incredible ways.  You will look at your coaching skills in a whole new way.

These are some of the most super packed classes out there. In fact, they’re so full that we record each call so you can go back and catch up on what you might have missed. That’s over 1080 minutes devoted to revealing and connecting to your MasterFull coach, strengthening your skills easily and automatically, enhancing your marketing and client attraction, and deepening your confidence, you’ll become adept at the four MasterFull Aspects of Powerful Recovery, creating Deep Awareness, Identifying and Honoring Commitments, and Engaging and impacting Energy.

There is nothing else like this course out there. And I want you to be a part of it. I want you to discover the coach you never knew you were. I want you to truly be the catalyst for widespread and deep impact, and for creating the change in the world that you desire and deserve.

The one thing I do know is that you are here for a reason. It’s time you stepped into your coaching MasterFully.

The “Fast Pass to MasterFull Coaching” teleclass is a unique and powerful course that continues your coaching growth like no other work out there. 32 CCEUs, 7 Mentor Coaching hours, 1100 super packed minutes, and powerful tools, techniques and proven principles designed to unleash the powerful coach that you truly are. Valued at over $2500, this is the advanced coaching work that coaches are calling “Deeply inspiring”, “freeing”, “empowering”, “exceptional”, “the best bang for the buck”, “encompassing the whole coaching experience.” and the best investment you make in yourself since your original decision to become a life coach!”

And now it’s your turn. Visit www.mastermycoaching.com to sign up for this course beginning early December or the following Spring class and you’ll begin to notice a different in your coaching right away with your welcome packet. As the weeks progress you’ll watch your confidence grow as you move faster towards truly becoming a Confident and MasterFull coach.

On the 13th week of Classes my Fast Pass gave to me…

On the 13th week of Classes my Fast Pass gave to me…

13 easy and empowering exercises
12 defining Master Coach qualities
11 coaching turned up to 11
10 Super Sprint calls
9 conflicting agendas
8 ways to connect
7 skills strengthened
6 stages of change
5 empowering words
4 coaching completions
3 fantastic focuses
2 stages to learning
And 1 Confident and MasterFull coach

Yes, I know there are typically 12 days of Christmas, which this campaign is modeled after, but truth be told, the FPMC is now expanded to 15 calls, and there’s just so much this course offers that I thought it would be best to extend a few more “gifts”.  Including this one.

These are some of the most super packed classes out there. In fact, they’re so full that we record each call so you can go back and catch up on what you might have missed. That’s over 1080 minutes devoted to revealing and connecting to your MasterFull coach, strengthening your skills easily and automatically, enhancing your marketing and client attraction, and deepening your confidence, you’ll become adept at the four MasterFull Aspects of Powerful Recovery, creating Deep Awareness, Identifying and Honoring Commitments, and Engaging and impacting Energy.

There is nothing else like this course out there. And I want you to be a part of it. I want you to discover the coach you never knew you were. I want you to truly be the catalyst for widespread and deep impact, and for creating the change in the world that you desire and deserve.

The one thing I do know is that you are here for a reason. It’s time you stepped into your coaching MasterFully.

The “Fast Pass to MasterFull Coaching” teleclass is a unique and powerful course that continues your coaching growth like no other work out there. 32 CCEUs, 7 Mentor Coaching hours, 1100 super packed minutes, and powerful tools, techniques and proven principles designed to unleash the powerful coach that you truly are. Valued at over $2500, this is the advanced coaching work that coaches are calling “Deeply inspiring”, “freeing”, “empowering”, “exceptional”, “the best bang for the buck”, “encompassing the whole coaching experience.” and the best investment you make in yourself since your original decision to become a life coach!”

And now it’s your turn. Visit www.mastermycoaching.com to sign up for this course beginning early December or the following Spring class and you’ll begin to notice a different in your coaching right away with your welcome packet. As the weeks progress you’ll watch your confidence grow as you move faster towards truly becoming a Confident and MasterFull coach.

On the 12th week of Classes my Fast Pass gave to me…

On the 12th week of Classes my Fast Pass gave to me…

12 defining Master Coach qualities
11 coaching turned up to 11
10 Super Sprint calls
9 conflicting agendas
8 ways to connect
7 skills strengthened
6 stages of change
5 empowering words
4 coaching completions
3 fantastic focuses
2 stages to learning
And 1 Confident and MasterFull coach

These are some of the most super packed classes out there. In fact, they’re so full that we record each call so you can go back and catch up on what you might have missed. That’s over 1080 minutes devoted to revealing and connecting to your MasterFull coach, strengthening your skills easily and automatically, enhancing your marketing and client attraction, and deepening your confidence, you’ll become adept at the four MasterFull Aspects of Powerful Recovery, creating Deep Awareness, Identifying and Honoring Commitments, and Engaging and impacting Energy.

There is nothing else like this course out there. And I want you to be a part of it. I want you to discover the coach you never knew you were. I want you to truly be the catalyst for widespread and deep impact, and for creating the change in the world that you desire and deserve.

The one thing I do know is that you are here for a reason. It’s time you stepped into your coaching MasterFully.

The “Fast Pass to MasterFull Coaching” teleclass is a unique and powerful course that continues your coaching growth like no other work out there. 32 CCEUs, 7 Mentor Coaching hours, 1100 super packed minutes, and powerful tools, techniques and proven principles designed to unleash the powerful coach that you truly are. Valued at over $2500, this is the advanced coaching work that coaches are calling “Deeply inspiring”, “freeing”, “empowering”, “exceptional”, “the best bang for the buck”, “encompassing the whole coaching experience.” and the best investment you make in yourself since your original decision to become a life coach!”

And now it’s your turn. Visit www.mastermycoaching.com to sign up for this course beginning early December or the following Spring class and you’ll begin to notice a different in your coaching right away with your welcome packet. As the weeks progress you’ll watch your confidence grow as you move faster towards truly becoming a Confident and MasterFull coach.

On the 11th week of Classes my Fast Pass gave to me…

On the 11th week of Classes my Fast Pass gave to me…

11 coaching turned up to 11
10 Super Sprint calls
9 conflicting agendas
8 ways to connect
7 skills strengthened
6 stages of change
5 empowering words
4 coaching completions
3 fantastic focuses
2 stages to learning
And 1 Confident and MasterFull coach

There are hundreds of coaching skills, but only 11 prime and core elements. (And no, it’s not the 11 Core Competencies). These Elements create a powerful foundation for your coaching. Once you know them, you can strengthen and build any weak area of your coaching instantly. You’ll also have a powerful approach so that you’ll never have to be lost in your coaching ever again. You’ll always have a powerful place to come from.  This work alone will transform your coaching in incredible ways.  You will look at your coaching skills in a whole new way.

The “Fast Pass to MasterFull Coaching” teleclass is a unique and powerful course that expands and deepens your coaching growth like no other work out there. 32 CCEUs, 7 Mentor Coaching hours, 1500 super packed minutes, and powerful tools, techniques and proven principles designed to unleash the powerful coach that you truly are.  Valued at over $3500, this is the advanced coaching work that coaches are calling “a wonderful wholistic approach”, “a sanctuary of respectful learning” and “Fantastic Value!”

And now it’s your turn. Visit www.mastermycoaching.com to sign up for this course beginning January 22 or the following March and you’ll begin to notice a different in your coaching right away.  Valued at over $3500, your investment is a fraction of that cost, and It’s truly the best investment you make in yourself since your original decision to become a life coach!”

Your Coaching Will Never Be The Same

On the 10th week of Classes my Fast Pass gave to me…

On the 10th week of Classes my Fast Pass gave to me…

10 Super Sprint calls
9 conflicting agendas
8 way to create connection
7 skills strengthened
6 steps of transformation
5 empowering words
4 powerful coaching completions
3 fantastic coaching focuses
2 stages of deep learning
And 1 Confident and MasterFull coach

It’s more than laser coaching, more than a sample session format. Inspired by my time on the swim team, track and field, and my brother the fireman (as well as from football and our military) these Super Sprint calls are just that—super. It’s a simple exercise that you can do any time to sharpen and hone your coaching. How about that? You actually don’t have to Do anything except coach within this framework and the structure of the exercise does the hard work for you. All you have to do is coach the way you already, wonderfully, beautifully and powerfully do. And after as little as 10 of these, you’ll become an expert at the sample session. You’ll watch your coaching naturally and automatically expand and grow, right before your very eyes. Your confidence will increase. Your every day coaching will be more packed and sharp. You’ll discover that you can accomplish more impact in less time.

The “Fast Pass to MasterFull Coaching” teleclass is a unique and powerful course that continues your coaching growth like no other work out there. Offering 32 CCEUs and 7 Mentor Coaching hours, this is the advanced coaching work that coaches are calling “Transformative”,  “Awesome”, and “Brilliant”

And now it’s your turn. Visit www.mastermycoaching.com to sign up for this course beginning January 22 or the following March class and you’ll begin to notice a different in your coaching right away with your welcome packet. As the weeks progress you’ll watch your confidence grow as you move faster towards truly becoming a Confident and MasterFull coach.

Valued at over $3500, you’ll pay only a fraction of the cost.  It’s truly the best investment you make in yourself since your original decision to become a life coach!”

Your Coaching Will Never Be the Same