Craft of Coaching Podcast

Craft of Coaching Podcast

Coaching isn't just strategic--it's craft driven. In the Craft of Coaching podcast, coach Kate Swoboda (who is also Director of the Courageous Living Coach Certification at https://TeamCLCC.com) walks listeners through the craft of coaching well. Learn about how to become a coach, refine your life coaching skill-set in masterful ways, and get behind-the-scenes insight into what it's like to be a life coach.

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March 22, 2021

Coaching isn’t just for one-on-one client work; coaching skills are important for managers to utilize in salaried positions. Today’s episode shares the essential coaching skills for managers that can help you create workplace environments where people are more motivated, productive, and loyal to the overall success of the organization.

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Want to know about the game-changing moves that can move your coaching business forward? This episode is all about the shifts life coaches can make that will help them to gain momentum in their coaching businesses. It’s time to spend less time feeling stuck around the business end of things, so that you can do more of what you love: coach your clients.

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Want to broaden your coaching exercises for clients? For this podcast episode, I tapped graduates of the Courageous Living Coach Certification for their suggestions on favorite coaching exercises for clients. Listen in and consider which ones you’ll utilize as you work with your own clients.

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When supporting clients in the messy middle, it’s easy to make resistance and other stuck spaces into a “problem” that must be “fixed”--but that’s exactly the work that we need to avoid if we want to truly support our clients in finding the gold in the messy middle, to start powerfully moving forward.

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Today on the podcast? We’re talking about the biggest mistakes coaches make that hold them back from feeling fulfilled in their coaching businesses. These mistakes aren’t intentional (of course) but it’s through becoming aware of these mistakes that coaches can course-correct and start feeling less stressed and more aligned, in their work.

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Feeling overwhelmed by all the moving parts of your coaching business is pretty common for new and emerging coaches! In this podcast episode, I’m walking you through a process for setting annual goals for your coaching business, and setting quarterly goals that feed those larger annual goals.

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Have you always wanted to write a self-help book? If you’re a coach, what will you need to keep in mind in order to make that happen? Today I’m talking about my experience of being a life coach and author (my book, The Courage Habit, came out in 2018 and was named a “top book on habits” by BookRiot), and I’m laying out some of the essentials that you’ll need in order to write and publish your own book.

 

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Everything is a Story, and our clients can shape their lives based on the internal Stories and narratives they hold--and choose to change. Today’s episode looks at the line between getting too reductive with coaching (“Just change your story and you change your life, that’s all!”) and a more nuanced look at identifying client stories and narratives.

 

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Today I talk with Coach Valerie Tookes about the craft of health and wellness coaching. Specifically, we get into how we can help our clients break free from the diet industry paradigm, and choose health and wellness goals that are in alignment with who they truly are.

 

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If you’re a coach who is trying to get your business up and going while also managing the rest of your life (perhaps even still working a salaried job), managing your schedule is going to need some attention. In this podcast episode, I’m sharing how I approached managing my schedule when I was a new/beginning coach, and how you can implement some of those strategies, too.

 

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What do coaching and intersectionality have to do with one another? A lot--because our clients are not just individuals showing up to the coaching session. Every client brings with them a host of intersections and ways that they interact with the wider world. As life coaches, we need to do our own work to recognize intersectional opportunities, so that we can hold space for our diverse clientele without bias or assumptions. This ep...

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September 3, 2020

Here’s what I’m hearing about coaching during COVID : people either feel totally overwhelmed about taking on clients, or, people feel totally overwhelmed because they’ve got SO many clients who are in need of coaching. LinkedIn recently named Coaching one of the top jobs people are pivoting to during the pandemic...so here’s how I suggest you approach coaching during COVID, to lessen the overwhelm.

 

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Today’s Craft of Coaching episode is sharing the best ways to learn about marketing, especially for new and emerging coaches who know that they’re short on time or money. I’ll be breaking down the essential things to focus on, and what you don’t need to focus on (yet).

 

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Your clients are going to navigate big life transitions--some desired, others not so much--and the stress and overwhelm of that can throw them off. In today’s episode, I’m asking you (the coach/listener) to think about your own big life transitions and put yourself in the client’s shoes. How are you navigating big life transitions? What tools can you apply to the process of learning and growing from those transitions, that are also...

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What’s the thing that will make or break your success in life, your coaching business, and anywhere else? The power of commitment . In today’s episode, I’m asking you to take a look at where you can leverage the power of commitment to see even greater results in your life. Those of you who have hesitated to fully go all-in on your coaching business? This is definitely an episode to listen to.

 

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Working on your business is different than working in your business. This podcast episode is not a breakdown of marketing strategies; rather, it’s a way of looking at how you spend time on the big picture growth of your business so that you don’t solely focus on day-to-day tasks.

 

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A huge impediment to building your coaching business is getting comfortable showing up online. If you fear criticisms of how you look, your message being misunderstood, or that you’ll hear nothing but crickets, grab a pen and paper and get ready to start deconstructing fear and building confidence for showing up online.

 

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The Courageous Living Coach Certification is now accredited with the International Coaching Federation, or ICF. In today’s podcast episode, we’re sharing we we decided to get our program ICF Accredited and how that will impact the program, moving forward.

 

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As coaches, we know that we need to be clear about how we can help clients through their problems--so how do we practice authenticity with clients about the fact that we, too, are growing and evolving human beings? This episode discusses some mindset shifts that help you to show up with full authenticity with clients , especially in online spaces.

 

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September 9, 2019 20 min

Most life coaches stay at their salaried jobs for awhile as they build their coaching businesses. So what do you tell your job, after becoming a coach? I’m breaking down that question in today’s episode, offering some different perspectives that might surprise you.

 

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