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.... Show More

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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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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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People have confusion over what life coaching is. How is it different than therapy or counseling? On today’s episode, I’m getting into how to explain life coaching to someone, including how I suggest you handle coaching skeptics.

 

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Continuing education and self-coaching for life coaches are critical to advancing your skill-set even after you’ve finished life coach school. Self-coaching is a process of being able to evaluate your own life’s strengths and weaknesses, set new intentions and goals, and start seeing progress--all while addressing the challenges that come up along the way. In this episode, I talk about the essential continuing education and self-co...

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There’s a tendency in coaching for everyone to emphasize the problems and what’s not working. How can we integrate more fun, even if the problems are still there? Let’s start helping clients have more fun with these new ideas for energizing your coaching sessions.

 

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Because coaches are empathetic, many struggle with knowing the line between care for clients, and crossing a line into care-taking. How can we practice more respectful client boundaries? When you try to control what’s happening in a session or save the client from any negative feelings, you end up care-taking, not caring. This podcast episode on respectful client boundaries gets into the differences.

 

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What are the essential life coach skills that every coach needs? Often, coaches know that something powerful is happening in their sessions, but they don’t necessarily have the ability to define or describe what the skills are. In this episode, I’m breaking them down and describing each one--and this episode is a great refresher for coaches who know that there’s wisdom in revisiting the basics!

 

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Okay, you’ve got your life coaching certification and finished life coach school--now what? It’s natural to feel overwhelmed by building your business and figuring out marketing as you step into your new career. This podcast episode breaks down the essential things to focus on when you’re figuring out what to do after you’ve got your life coach certification. 

 

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When coaches complete their life coach training, they often think about how they are going to coach other people--their clients. But what about self-coaching and working on yourself? Self-coaching is a process of using coaching tools in your own personal life to move your life forward. The more self-coaching you undertake, the better you’ll be able to bust through your own limitations and also help your clients. In today’s episode ...

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At some point in your coaching career, you’ll want to quit when things get tough--and here’s why you need to stay the course. Quitting when you’re frustrated deprives you--and the world--of your gifts as a coach. Here’s why you shouldn’t quit.

 

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Most coaching techniques involve avoiding, placating, or attacking the inner Critic--but you can give your clients something more. Let’s go beyond perpetuating self-abuse, and relate to the internal Critic, differently. In this episode, learn advanced techniques for helping clients to embrace the inner critic.

 

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In this episode, I’m talking to those coaches who know they feel intimidated by the idea of entrepreneurship: it’s time to focus your business priorities and be less busy. I’m offering easy, simple, implementable ideas for how to get focused (including the top three business priorities I suggest new coaches focus on).

 

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Helping clients take action starts with the power of the coaching relationship and the clarity that is gained from each session--and it extends to the practices that are happening in between sessions. Helping clients take action with practices that maximize what can happen in coaching is the focus of today’s episode.

 

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Here’s something important for every coach to know about themselves: are you adopting a growth mindset? If you’re not, it could keep you--and your clients--from moving forward in the was that you want to. There’s a special message in here, as well, for any coach who has felt discouraged lately around how her coaching practice is evolving!

 

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