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Personal Branding for Coaches: Motivation; Values, Intentions

Posted by Ross Nichols on Monday, November 26, 2018, In : Business 

PERSONAL BRANDING FOR COACHES: MOTIVATION, VALUES, INTENTIONS
Further to my recent post [‘Business Start-up for coaches: Labels; Niche; Style'], I’ve been reflecting on how coaches establish their personal brand. New coaches can get hung up on the trappings of branding, such as business name, logo, strap line and so on. These are important, yet superficial. What’s more important is the experience your prospects and clients have when engaging with you. In my view, the key to creating a b...


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Business Start-up for Coaches: Labels; Niche; Style

Posted by Ross Nichols on Friday, November 2, 2018, In : Business 

In recent sessions with start-up coaches, I’ve noticed some common issues around how coaches describe themselves and present themselves to the market place.  Here is my suggestion, which may be helpful for new coaches launching their practice.

There are 3 related issues: what labels you give yourself, the niche you are aiming at and your coaching style.  Let’s look at each of these in turn.

LABELS. 

This needs to be clear and simple so people who are looking for the service you offe...


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What Is Coaching?

Posted by Ross Nichols on Friday, October 26, 2018, In : Coaching 

During a coaching session yesterday, I was asked what I thought coaching was. The session was recorded (with mutual consent) and the client transcribed my answer and emailed it back to me later. I share it here as it feels appropriate.
For context my coaching style is 'Transpersonal': working with the client's values, energy, vitality and spirit in an intuitive way. I coach for business, career, wellness and cancer and I'm drawn to coaching with the client's shadow side, which I've previou...


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Poems for Wellness

Posted by Ross Nichols on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, In : Wellness 

As I prepare for my talk on 'Wellness Coaching' to the Salisbury Coaching Circle on 25 October, I thought I'd write a poem about wellness. The talk is based on a chapter I've contributed to the inaugural book by the Cancer Coaching Community due publication in 2019. Heather Nichols (my wife) has also contributed a poem, which I include here.

Here are the 2 poems: 'I Want to be Well' and 'Un-wellness Poem'

I want to be Well

When someone says, ‘I want to be well’,
do we reach for a pill or...


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Coaching With the Client's Shadow

Posted by Ross Nichols on Friday, March 9, 2018, In : wellbeing 

I find myself drawn to my client’s shadow side. What is the client’s shadow?  It’s their dark side, the place inside they don’t want to look at, that’s often been suppressed for many years, unacknowledged but hanging over them and casting a shadow over their life.  The shadow holds powerful emotions that are hard to live with, such as guilt, grief, shame and fear – is it any wonder that people don’t want to go there?  And yet the unresolved shadow always follows them, holding ...


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Diary of a Business Accelerator: 1 of 7

Posted by Ross Nichols on Friday, January 26, 2018, In : Coaching and Mentoring 

In early 2016, I was dissatisfied with my business.  I wanted to ‘make the boat go faster’, have more clients, grow my revenues and make progress towards my goals.  Business seemed to have flat-lined and I needed to do something to kick start growth. I’d done lots of business training previously so I was wary of signing up for another programme – I knew I was the problem so it was as much about my attitude and motivation as a lack of knowledge. After a conversation with Tom at Dent (a...


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Cancer Coaching Community

Posted by Ross Nichols on Thursday, January 19, 2017, In : Wellness 

CCC (Cancer Coaching Community) is a new community of UK based coaches who wish to work with those affected by cancer: patients, relatives and friends.  The majority of our coaches have direct personal experience of cancer.  It’s early days for CCC however the plan is to soft launch on World Cancer Day on 04 February 2017, followed by an in-person launch event in London on 04 April 2017.

CCC would like to send invitations to its launch events to anyone who may be interested in learning mor...


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Authentic Leadership

Posted by Ross Nichols on Tuesday, September 22, 2015, In : career 

If you are a leader, do you sometimes feel like an imposter?  If you are a business owner, do you sometimes feel incongruent, that you are not always fully aligned with your business?  If you answered ‘yes’ you are not alone - many leaders experience these doubts so how can we be more authentic as leaders?

There are hundreds of books on leadership but leadership is difficult to define and describe: it’s intangible yet we all know when we are being well led - and we also know when we are ...


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Publication Success

Posted by Ross Nichols on Thursday, June 18, 2015, In : Coaching and Mentoring 

Delighted to announce that our Founder Ross Nichols is featured in the prestigious IoD publication, 'The Growing Business Handbook' (16th Edition).  Ross said, "I was thrilled to be invited to contribute a chapter on coaching and mentoring to this IoD Handbook on business growth."  For further information, contact Ross Nichols by email: info@transitiontransformers.co.uk or call 020 8720 6762


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Group Workshop, Homestart (Amesbury)

Posted by Ross Nichols on Friday, June 5, 2015,


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Top Tips For Credentialing with the ICF

Posted by Ross Nichols on Friday, April 3, 2015, In : Mentor coach 

For the Associate Certified Coach (ACC)™ credential with the International Coach Federation (ICF), there are 3 options:
1.  Complete an accredited coach training programme (the ACTP path)
2.  Attend 60 + accredited coach specific training hours (the ACSTH Path)
3.  Attend 60+ non-accredited coach specific training hours (the Portfolio Path)

I took option 2, the ACSTH path.  For the ACSTH path, you require:

·         60 + accredited coach specific training hours (ACSTH).  I achieved this by c...


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Salisbury Coaching Circle and NLP Group

Posted by Ross Nichols on Wednesday, January 14, 2015, In : Coaching Circles 

A new coaching circle and NLP group is to start meeting in Salisbury.  All coaches, coach mentors/supervisors, NLP practitioners and anyone interested in finding out more about coaching and NLP are welcome.

Founder Ross Nichols explained that meetings will take place once a month in the evening for about 2 hours.  The first hour will be a discussion on a coaching, NLP or business topic, followed by coaching triads (coach, client, observer) rotating after 15 minutes, then reconvene and wash-u...


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ICF (Salisbury) Chapter - starting soon!

Posted by Ross Nichols on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, In : Coaching 
Hello to all aspiring coaches, coaches, coach mentors and coach supervisors!
The ICF (Salisbury) chapter has existed virtually for 2 years and I would like to kick start in person meetings in early 2015 to celebrate 20 years of the ICF.  The concept will be similar to the AC's co-coaching groups (coaching circles): meet monthly in the evening for 2 hours or so, first hour discussion on a coaching or business topic, followed by coaching triads (coach, client, observer) rotating after 15 minutes...

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The Keys to Success in your Business and Career

Posted by Ross Nichols on Wednesday, December 18, 2013, In : career 
Introduction
As part of a research project I started with Mentor-net and their partner, CASS business school, I was thinking about mentoring: what exactly is it? If we take the traditional '4 Ps marketing mix' approach of product, price, promotion and place, what exactly is the product that we call mentoring? Around the same time, I attended an excellent presentation by Dr Dave Richards (Inspire networking group, Bournemouth) on The Many Ps of Marketing. This led me to thinking about what P wo...

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