All entries in Self-Care for Coaches

Letting Go of Perfectionism

By: Donna Jurney

“The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.”— Anna Quindlen

I have spent most of my life struggling with perfectionism and buying into the belief that if things looked good on the

April 05th, 2017 by Amy Jones

Five Elemental Nurture

By: Elizabeth Saigal, Ph.D. CLC

Coaching catalyzes change and transformation. Fully engaging in this is much more challenging if you have a lifestyle that does not allow you to fully recharge and restore your energy levels. Because of this, coaches usually emphasize nurturing practices.

September 02nd, 2016 by Amy Jones

Your Shadow: Don’t Leave Home Without It

By: Patrick Williams, EdD, MCC, BCC

(a blog drawn from my new book, Getting Naked: On Emotional Transparency at the Right Time, the Right Place, and with the Right Person)

Are you aware how often we greet our friends and say, “how ya doing?” and don't really expect an answer of

June 20th, 2016 by Amy Jones

The Power of Self Disclosure: Stories from Your Journey

This is an excerpt from my upcoming book Getting Naked: On Being Emotionally Transparent at the Right time, the Right Place, and with the Right Person.

Note: over the next few months I will publish here some of the content of this book as it relates to your path to optimal living, and

April 20th, 2016 by Amy Jones

Your Magic Window

By: Patrick Williams, EdD, MCC, BCC

Remember in the Wicked Witch in Snow White who looked into her Magic Mirror to see what was troubling in her kingdom.  She would look at a reflection of what was a threat to her power.

Well I have come to realize we all have Magic Windows where we

March 16th, 2016 by Amy Jones

Body-Mind Awareness

By: Lauree E. Moss, Ph.D., CLC, PCC

Awareness is the first step toward change. Body-Mind Awareness is the next step by noticing your breath and where you experience it in your body. Paying attention to breathing and integrating it into your coaching deepens many coaching tools: It

February 17th, 2016 by Amy Jones

Things To Watch Out For That Enhance Coaching Leadership Over Leading The Client: Working Too Hard

By Elizabeth Saigal, Ph.D. CLC

Coaching is about the coachee's agenda. If a coach begins to substitute their own agenda they are leading the coachee. This can occur, inadvertently, with questions, phrasing, or tone. This can also occur by not asking permission to share and, therefore,

January 25th, 2016 by Amy Jones

To a Wonderful 2016!

To get the most out of this process, print this page


Take some time to sit alone, with friends or clients.

Choose 3 photos from magazines or your e-files or pictures around your house. 

Talk about each question with the image and the topic in mind. Consider the image, the

December 31st, 2015 by Amy Jones

My Seven Favorite Quotations for Coaching Success Part 4 – Self-Development

By: Elizabeth Saigal, Ph.D. CLC

In the previous posts in this series, I shared choice quotes on happiness, perseverance, and courage. Coaches target each of these qualities to enable self-development. This post is dedicated to quotes on self-development and how they, in turn, are

October 19th, 2015 by Amy Jones

The Value of Play: Can It Co-exist with Work?

By: Dr. Patrick Williams, EdD, MCC

Too much fun at work: That is something I rarely hear these days in my work coaching people.  Yet, I wonder if we don’t discount the value of enjoyment for high performance on the job. There is power in play, even for the most serious of careers.

July 13th, 2015 by Amy Jones

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