Leadership Training And Coaching: Clearing Through Foggy Communication

The essence of leadership training and coaching is communication.  Not only between you and your coaching clients, but being able to train your clients to effectively communicate in their role as a leader.  Unfortunately, the average skill level of communication is low in most areas of business.  This problem can be your opportunity.  Mike Munro Turner describes the essence of authentic communication in his article below.

Authentic Leadership Communication

The essence of leadership is being able to see what is needed, and then inspiring others to take action to effect change. Key to successful leadership is authentic leadership communication.

Terry Pearce in his book Leading Out Loud: Inspiring Change Through Authentic Communications suggests that there are three pre-requisites for authentic leadership communication:

  1. Discovering what matters to you: Authenticity arises from an awareness of your convictions and vision. We all have something that we are passionate about, and it is based on our particular make up and our rich and sometimes dire personal history.
  2. Finding our voice: At some time in our lives, usually at a very young age, most of us abandon our real voice and adopt a more conventional one. The leader, through introspection and discipline, must reconnect to their authentic voice and amplify it so that it resonates with those who follow them.
  3. Deciding to lead: Discovering what matters to you and finding your voice to express it is not enough – you need to decide to commit to creating inspirational interaction with others. That involves getting to know your own emotional landscape and how to connect it to that of others.


Life Coach Salaries: The Key For Getting Paid

If you want to join the ranks of people who are able to support themselves entirely through their life coach salaries, the first step is to determine how much you are going to charge for your services.

As I’m sure you already know,… one of the most important things for life coaches to master is the art of fee setting.

It’s probably also the thing that people are most uncomfortable about, and the most poorly understood.

Of course, the place to start is to consider what the norm is for life coaching fees. That’s between $100 to $300 per session.

That sounds pretty good… until you realize that most “normal” life coaches can’t quite make a living from their life coaching revenue stream.

So to make your numbers work, you’ll need to know something that most other life coaches don’t. Sounds reasonable, right?

Here’s what you need to know.

The key to successful fee setting is understanding the 5 fee setting principles:

  • Set your fee after establishing value
  • Early in your practice, trade dollars for experience.
  • Look at the fee contract as a whole. Be flexible and consider frequency, asynchronous contact (email, written assignments, phone messages, etc)
  • Aim for the high end in the long run
  • Help your clients raise their earning ability

Best Practices In Coaching: 4 Steps To Greatness

One of the best practices in coaching is to continue to work on your coaching skills.  Tony Robbins teaches the concept of, CANI, which stands for ‘Constant And Never-ending Improvement.’  Krishna De shared her favorite tips in her Ezine article.

Coaching Best Practice Tip

If you are looking to take your coaching skills to the next level, here are four actions to take today:

1. Review the key questions you use with your clients and record them in a resource file of your own powerful coaching questions – you will find it helpful to keep a variety of questions to hand and these can become a great library of resources in years to come.

2. Check your questions against the four keys to powerful coaching questions above. What changes can you make to the questions you ask your coaching clients to ensure they become more powerful and impactful for your clients?

3. If you have the opportunity to watch another coach in action perhaps in a group supervision situation, listen carefully to the questions they ask. How could you build these into your repertoire of powerful coaching questions?

4. At the end of a coaching session with a client, reflect on what questions opened up the coaching conversation and which were less effective. Capture these in your client notes and update your resource file of powerful coaching questions.

Paying attention to the questions you ask your coaching clients will enhance your capability as a coach, but even more important can lead to amazing breakthroughs for your clients.

Tips For Coaching: A Coaching Quiz To Sharpen Your Skills

One of the simplest tips for coaching and improving your coaching performance is self-reflection.  It’s been said many times that, “Hindsight is 20/20.”  Thinking about your sessions after they are over is the quickest path to mastery.  Krishna De suggests 4 questions you can ask yourself to see where you can improve your coaching skills.

Coaching Best Practice – Four Keys To Powerful Coaching Questions


As a professional coach your role is to provide a space and environment for your coaching client (the coachee) to reflect on their actions and explore the full potential of the options open to them.

The ability to ask effective coaching questions is a core skills of a professional coach – no matter what field of coaching you are in.

But what makes a powerful and impactful coaching question?

How can you create a framework in which your coachee can reflect and so that they are able to unlock the art of what might be possible and the path to achieve their goals?

Here are four keys to powerful coaching questions – four criteria to assess your own coaching questions against:

1. Are your questions non judgmental?

2. Are your questions simple and succinct?

3. Are your questions open?

4. Do your questions reflect your clients language?