The CliftonStrengths Summit has come and gone (sad) and we’ll have to wait for June 2019 for the next one. Since it was a strengths summit, I would be remiss if I didn’t reflect on how I used my strengths at the event itself.
The CliftonStrengths Summit is almost upon us. This will be my third one, and it’s always a bit magical for me, starting with stellar keynote sessions, awesome breakout sessions, plenty of networking opportunities, and memorable closing sessions.
We're wrapping up our three-part series of snapshots into the professional coach survey we recently conducted. First we talked about the coach by covering topics like the coach persona, stages of the coaching field, and the most important goal for 2018. Then we talked about coaching sessions with topics like amount of sessions per month, fee per session, and customer impressions.
We've been discussing the results of our survey of professional coaches and coaching students. Before we talked about the coach. Next we'll talk about marketing. Today we're talking about coaching sessions, fees, and customer impressions.
In January, we conducted a survey to understand the mindsets and behaviors of professional coaches and coaching students as they headed into 2018. The data provides insights into their top goals, obstacles in getting new clients, marketing tactics, business operations, and branding. Since we're half-way throught the year, we thought we'd revisit the results.
Have you ever been so conflicted you felt at war with yourself? You know you have a choice to make, but making the current choice freezes you in indecision. Whether you know it or not, this battle is being waged between the strongest parts of you—your core values. They're yanking at one another, like two animals playing tug-o-war.
The Importance Of Work-Life Balance
As entrepreneurs, whеn we achieve a healthy balance between wоrk and our реrѕоnаl lіfе, our business also bеnеfіtѕ. Here are a few оf the аdvаntаgеѕ of reaching work/life balance:
Sometimes when my family is getting ready for the day, I’m told to “dial it down.” Not all of them appreciate my happy dance while they’re eating their oatmeal. At 6:30 AM, they don’t all share my enthusiasm for all the exciting things that could happen that day. For them, getting out the door on time is enough. That’s alright, dialing it down is fun, too.
In my experience of being an internal coach at a software company and having a private coaching practice, there are five main reasons people get coached. The details may be different, and the clients may explain their situations in different ways, but when boiled down to the essential, the reasons for getting coached can be counted on one hand.
There’s always a war going on between our weaknesses and strengths. If you’re a business owner, there’s also a war between working IN your business and working ON your business.