Who Is My Biggest Competitor As A Coach?

The prospect who does nothing is my biggest competitor. The prospective client decides not to make a decision. Then again, deciding not to do anything is a decision. Prospective clients who decide not to make a decision or not to move forward with improving their...
Great Advice From Lyle Lovett

Great Advice From Lyle Lovett

It’s hard to believe I’ve been living in the Philippines and the small coastal town of Dumaguete for one year. And what a year it was. Before embarking on the long 30 hour flight from the cloudy cold landscape of Syracuse, NY to the azure skies and...

Steve, Where Have You Been?!

My streak of writing 280 consecutive blog posts in as many weeks came to an end about three weeks ago. What happened? Well, if you haven’t noticed, I made the decision to conflate the look and feel of both my business and blog sites. I hope you like the brand...
What’s Changed In A Year?

What’s Changed In A Year?

For a moment, hit the pause button, grab a paper and pencil, silence all your electronic distractions, and journal your answers to the following questions: What significant changes have you made in the last 12 months? Think back to this time last year: What was your...

Are You Going Through The Motions?

The coaching business is crowded. Everyone and anyone is claiming to be a coach. Buyer beware. Coaching is not a paint by numbers exercise where anyone can do it without the proper training.  I implore you to perform due diligence. I digress. Back to the point I was...
Looking For Jobs In All The Wrong Places

Looking For Jobs In All The Wrong Places

Recently I stumbled upon a friend’s social media page and noticed a thread he started discussing the economy, jobs, etc. A woman posted a comment saying her Gen Y daughter did everything possible to find a job yet she’s still sitting on the sidelines...
Coaching Is Not Paint By Numbers

Coaching Is Not Paint By Numbers

Prospective clients typically ask for a consultation before they hire me. The consultation is as much for the prospects benefit as it is for me, their prospective coach. It’s a time to get to know one another. During the 20 minute consultation, (this is a...