Life Coach Handbook: All the Tools You Need to Manage a Thriving Coaching Practice

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Kevin William Grant, Feb 7, 2020 - Business & Economics - 602 pages

This textbook covers the fundamentals of setting up a coaching business. I share tools and techniques that will assist you in launching and running your thriving coaching business. I approach this topic from coaching, psychology, counseling, marketing, and corporate management perspectives. The following foundational coaching resources are covered in this handbook:

Context— Background information, research findings, theory, and contextual material that will give you the background you need.

Guidelines— Best practices that will streamline your coaching processes and guarantee you deliver high-quality coaching services to your clients.

Planning— Critical planning and decision-making techniques to rapidly optimize your coaching business.

Records— Best practices for professionally documenting coaching information such as notes, records, intake, agreements, questionnaires, and feedback.

Skills— Core coaching skills, techniques, and tips so you can get certified, launch your coaching business, and start immediately.

Business— Foundational knowledge needed to run your business, manage financials, market your services effectively, create your brand, and build your Internet presence.

Exercises— Proven techniques that will generate immediate success by jumpstarting the coaching process with your clients.

Forms— Sample forms and business documents you can adapt and tune to your specific coaching practice.

Tools— Smart tools that will help pinpoint particular client issues so you can make informed, empathetic, and professional coaching decisions.

 

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Contents

The Coaching Profession Introduction Context Comparing Coaching to Related Professions Context The Origin of Modern Coaching Skills What Ma...
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Coaching Business Fundamentals
31
Planning Develop an Authentic Introduction
50
Planning Create Your Internet Presence
60
Planning Setup Professional Communication
73
Business Marketing Your Business
86
Records Implement Customer Relationship Management
100
Synopsis
107
Tools Researching Preferred Recovery Resources
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Synopsis
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Life Transitions
415
Context Mourning Context Letting Go and Moving Forward Context Life Transition Coaching Context Career Transition Coaching Skills Managing ...
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RecordKeeping Notes and Privacy
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Introduction Guidelines S O A P Notetaking Form Initial Client Inquiry Notes Form First Session Notes Form Ongoing Session Notes Form Coach Sel...
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International Coaching Federation Core Competencies Core Competencies Overview A Setting the Foundation B CoCreating the Relationship C Com...
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Welcome Package and Coaching Agreement Introduction Form Sample Welcome Letter Form Sample Coaching Agreement Form Sample Client Co...
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Core Coaching Skills Introduction Skills Listening Skills The Structure of a Coaching Session Skills Powerful Questions Skills Communication Styles ...
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Focusing and Mindfulness Introduction
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Context Core Elements of Mindfulness
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Context The Benefits of Mindfulness Exercise Mindfulness Techniques Context Gestalt Coaching Exercise DeCluttering Form Journaling Form Exerc...
304
When Coaching is Not Appropriate
309
International Coaching Federation Code of Ethics Introduction Key Definitions ICF Core Values and Ethical Principles
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References
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Index
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Kevin William Grant applies an action-oriented approach to business, trauma recovery, counselling, and life coaching. Kevin's primary goal is to help individuals take decisive and transformational steps so they can create positive, healthy, balanced, and rewarding lives. In his work as a professional counsellor, he applies cognitive, narrative, solution-focused, and trauma-informed therapies. His life coaching perspective originates from collaborating with clients as a professional certified coach (International Coaching Federation). Kevin's workplace mental health perspective evolved from real-world experience in product and innovation management in Big Tech (Microsoft, Mozilla), banking (TD Bank), telecom (Bell Canada), and digital media (The Globe and Mail).

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