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...
Post 2016 Presidential Election Thoughts

Post 2016 Presidential Election Thoughts

Although I consider myself apolitical, I luxuriate in watching the arc of the United States presidential race which began November 2014 with candidates throwing their hats into the ring,  culminating  with the surprise election day results on November 8th, 2016....
Great Coaches Are Great Salespeople

Great Coaches Are Great Salespeople

Growing up in the hood, in the bowels of Yonkers, NY, for as long as I can remember, I despised salespeople. I’ll never forget the time when I was 11 or 12 years of age, making the hunt in the urban concrete jungle, looking to buy my first big expensive toy: a...
ICF Mentor Coaching Requirements

ICF Mentor Coaching Requirements

As part of my coaching practice, I mentor coach a good chunk of coaches who are seeking to acquire the Associated Certified Coach ACC or Professional Certified Coach PCC certification. At times certain mentees equate mentor coaching to include honing their coaching...