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Don’t Let This Happen To You! (Again)

They both wanted professional coaching credentials but were blindsided by learning that the training they took did not lead to ICF coaching credentials. About two years ago I wrote a post titled “Don’t Let This Happen To You!” I hear these sad...

Creating New Coaching Community Memories

I'm a saver. Take a look at this CCN conference materials binder from 2003! It’s been in my office, on the bookshelf ever since. It’s from the first ever CCN conference, an in-person event held in Virginia Beach, VA. Next week, I will attend the...

Can I Make Money As a Coach?

According to the International Coach Federation, coaching is a two billion dollar industry. Yes, one can make money as a coach. But you want to know if you will make money as a...

Who Do You Want Your Clients to Be?

Identifying your niche or target market may be one of the biggest challenges you face as a new coach starting a coaching business. As a coach you want to help people and when you start out you feel like you would help anyone, right? As a coach...

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Person-to-Person Call

Setting up your coaching business requires an immense amount of focused energy. If you are in the process of creating a coaching business or ministry, you know exactly what I mean. You can get focused on choosing a logo or creating your intake...

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Christian Coaches: Do I Have to be Certified?

Recently, I read an article reporting shady life coaching business practices, and bringing into question the lack of regulation in the coaching industry. Posted by NBC News, the article acknowledges that “while illicit activity can happen in any...

It’s OK – You Can’t Do It All

Recently, I spoke with a friend about some health issues she is dealing with. Stress seems to be affecting her health, but she loves her new job and doesn’t consider it stressful. She thought it through and suddenly said, “well, it could be the...

A Challenge to Wait

As you know, it's Advent. I was raised in a Christian church tradition that didn't focus on the liturgical calendar, so Advent wasn't emphasized. We didn't light Sunday candles or have an Advent wreath in our home. The meaning behind the...

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And the Survey Says…

This past month, I've been surveying aspiring and new coaches to learn their biggest questions about becoming a coach. Aspiring coaches have responded to “What are your biggest questions as you consider becoming a coach?” New and experienced...

Step Away from the Why?

Years ago, at an in person Christian Coaches Network International conference, I heard a coaching demonstration that changed how I coach from that day forward. An experienced coach worked with a volunteer "client" and masterfully deepened the...

Step Away From Why

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