Disruption is Coming – Are You Ready?

Technology will disrupt the coaching industry. Are you ready?   I attended the ICF Converge17 Conference at the end of August where we had a booth to introduce coaches to Coachmetrix. We met hundreds of people throughout the course of the 2+ day event and had a ton of great conversations about the state of … Read More

Avoid this Coaching Client Onboarding Mistake

A smooth onboarding process is a coaching tool that will make or break the start of any coaching engagement. How have you systematized AND personalized your coaching onboarding process?   We’ve used the past two posts to discuss how to scale your coaching business. We explored coaching tools in the first post and tech solutions in the second. This … Read More

Tech Solutions to Keep Your Coaching Practice Competitive

In the past week, I met three people who consider themselves coaches. One person is a psychic turned personal coach, the second is a bookkeeper turned business coach, and the third is an administrative assistant turned operations coach.   What do they all have in common?   They have zero coaching experience.   We’re living … Read More

Coaching Tools to Scale Your Executive Coaching Business

As the coaching industry grows, coaching fees are being driven down. Do you want to scale your executive coaching business? If not – stop reading. If so, you’ll have to add coaching tools to think beyond the one-on-one.   Only coaching individuals is a difficult way to scale a business. One hour of input equates … Read More

3 Ways Coaches Make Lasting Client Connections

My former coach just sent me a message – and it pissed me off.   A few weeks ago, I received a LinkedIn message from a former coach of mine.   At first I was excited. I’d spent 14 months with this coach and he helped me make transformational change in myself and my business. … Read More

Coaches: Don’t get Enrolled in Your Client’s Story

I made a mistake on a recent coaching engagement. I got enrolled in my client’s story.   The core purpose of our “journey” blog on Coachmetrix is to collaboratively support each other in building our coaching and leadership development businesses so that we can collectively make a bigger impact on this world. From “oh ya!” … Read More

How to Measure in Your Coaching and Leadership Development Programs

We can and must measure in coaching and leadership development. It’s critical for our credibility as coaches, trainers and consultants. And, it’s critical for our industry as a whole.   We started to get really curious about measurement in leadership development as a result of the work we were doing with clients. As we took … Read More

5 Coaching Tools to Accelerate Behavioral Change

As coaches and trainers we want to make a difference. But we are often missing the key ingredients to create and sustain behavioral change. These are the 5 essential coaching tools that we believe are required on every engagement.   We know that organizations invest a ton of money in leadership development and coaching. In … Read More

Why Leadership Development Programs Fail and What You Should Do About It

Leadership development is expensive and most programs fail to achieve their desired behavioral change. Here are our data driven learnings and how we changed our approach to create more value for our clients.   Here’s what we know about leadership development and coaching. Companies spend a ton of money on it. According to a 2012 … Read More

Stakeholder Centered Coaching: Start Coaching for Better Results

Do you want to increase your impact as a coach? Here are the principles behind Marshall Goldsmith’s Stakeholder Centered Coaching methodology that will show you how.   I had the privilege to attend Marshall Goldsmith’s Stakeholder Centered Coaching certification program. It’s was taught by his engaging, entertaining and brilliant business partner Frank Wagner.   Stakeholder … Read More