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

Start:

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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