Category: "Life Coaching"

Setting Boundaries With Yourself As A Coach

February 1st, 2017 | no comments

Have you ever found yourself working till the late hours of the night, only to be left feeling depleted and exhausted as soon as you hit publish on that blog post? Have you ever said yes to seeing coaching clients on your ‘supposed’ day off?  Or what about writing just ‘one more email’ after spending hours already sitting at your computer? Creating a successful coaching business takes hard work and persistence, but it doesn’t need to be at the expense of your health – or your sanity. Learning to set boundaries as a coach can be one of the most empowering things you can do for yourself and your business. Whilst it’s important to remain flexible and adapt to the changes that may arise each day, week or month, we believe that setting boundaries is the key to experiencing maximum joy in life and business too. Here are a few…

Resources for Coaches – Setting Up an Inspiring Home Office

September 1st, 2016 | no comments

There are many perks that come with being a life coach. Not only do you get to have inspiring conversations with clients and support them to achieve their goals, but having your own coaching business allows you the freedom to work your own hours from anywhere in the world (and by anywhere, we mean anywhere with a strong internet connection!). It doesn’t matter whether you work virtually from home or as part of an organisation, having a comfortable, practical and beautiful work space is important to ensure your coaching business is running as efficiently as possible. We know that decorating and styling is all part of the fun, but creating an inspiring home office can work wonders for your productivity, client engagement and it may even motivate you to pen your first book or group coaching program. Here at Beautiful You HQ, we’d love to share some ideas and resources…

The Truth About Perfectionism and Procrastination and How It Can Jeopardise Your Life Coaching Business

August 1st, 2016 | no comments

Opening up the doors to your coaching business as a brand new coach is a very exciting time. There are plans and ideas to move forward with, potential clients to meet, and of course there’s the thrill of launching your incredible services to the world. In the initial stages, the excitement and passion of becoming a life coach is often what propels you forward. You can’t wait to follow through on your dreams and you’re committed to taking action and inspiring others. However, with any new venture, an overwhelming feeling that ‘it’s all too hard’ can wash over you at some time and this overwhelm can often lead to two things: Perfectionism Procrastination Perhaps it’s perfectionism that evolves into procrastination, or it could well and truly be the other way around – either way, they both have a way of sabotaging your efforts. Let’s take a closer look at how…

How To Get Clients For Your Life Coaching Business

May 31st, 2016 | 14 comments

Whether you’ve been at this life coaching gig for a while, or your fresh out the gates of your life coaching course, your business relies on one very important factor…getting clients! Seems pretty simple right? Well, yes and no. There’s nothing more disheartening than launching your coaching business only to be faced with an empty inbox.  And even if you’ve been able to work with a steady stream of clients, there may be a time where you experience a lull whilst you wait for new enquiries to come in. Before we dive in any further, let’s get one thing straight.  You are an amazing coach whether you’ve got a waitlist of clients or not.  No matter what stage you’re currently at in your coaching business, we here at Beautiful You want to re-assure you that getting clients is possible.  In fact, you can call in like-minded, ideal clients in a…

What Is Life Coaching (And What It’s Not)?

May 2nd, 2016 | 5 comments

The life coaching industry is blossoming and growing throughout the world. With every website launched, business card handed out and “what do you do” conversation had, more people are becoming familiar with the powerful work of life coaching. Whether it’s finding balance, improving your health or transitioning into a new career, enlisting the support of a life coach can now be easily considered just as important as a physiotherapist appointment or a regular trim at the hairdressers! However, misconceptions still do exist about what a life coach actually does. No matter how many times you’ve tried to explain it to friends or family, or perhaps a potential client – the term ‘Life Coach’ can be mistaken for a wide range of things.  And that’s why we’d like to share with you some clear, concise distinctions to help you determine what is life coaching and what it’s not. Perhaps you’re currently…

How To Find A Life Coach That Resonates With You

March 1st, 2016 | 9 comments

With the simple click of a button you can have access to some of the world’s best life coaches and mentors right now. Pretty amazing right? Technology has enabled us to look beyond time zones and location, creating a platform for us to connect and work virtually with anyone in the world. From business coaches and career coaches, to health or spiritual coaches, we’re incredibly spoilt for choice (which is a wonderful thing!) but how do you go about finding that special coach for you?  What will help you to make this important decision and investment for yourself? We’ve got a few tips for you to consider that will help you find a coach that resonates with you.  In an ideal world, we would hope that everyone invests in a coach with the appropriate qualifications and experience, but it goes beyond that. You don’t want to sign up with any…

Life Coaching Lessons From Gabrielle Bernstein

January 15th, 2015 | 26 comments

Recently I had the amazing experience of hearing Gabrielle Bernstein speak live on her Earth Events tour of Australia and enjoyed a gorgeous brief chat with her afterwards too. She was gracious, giving, and a joy to listen to as she floated across the stage effortlessly sharing her wisdom on all things life, love and light. I often don’t like to take notes when I am listening to a great speaker, rather choosing to be fully in the moment and listening to what I am supposed to hear.  But for this one I found myself frantically scribbling as Gabby shared gem after gem, which I immediately knew was perfect wisdom for life coaches to hear.  And so I hope you love these Life Coaching Lessons From Gabrielle Bernstein as she so eloquently shared them with everyone in the room.  And while they were not directed at life coaches per se…

5 Ways Workshops Can Increase Your Profile As A Coach

January 9th, 2015 | 6 comments

I have been truly humbled by the loving response to our first inspired COACH Magazine of 2015 with Danielle LaPorte.  It’s been read by tens of thousands of people worldwide with we know more to come.  And when Danielle so compellingly shares her work on ‘goals with soul’, living a feelings based life and the new Desire Map Licensing Program – we can hardly blame you for wanting more! We are proud supporters of this stunning licensing program which is especially suited for coaches who are wanting to work at a deeper level with their clients and in particular through the running of workshops. If you have ever thought of running workshops in your coaching business, the Desire Map Licensing Program would be an amazing part of your toolkit and to support you with that you could learn from no-one better than Jade McKenzie, Event & Life Coach, on how to make…

The Beautiful You Coaching Academy – Our Year of Feeling and Joy

December 17th, 2014 | 12 comments

While I know that a lot of people say something like this at the end of a year – I literally cannot believe that 2014 will soon be at a close.  I am excited about the freshness and excitement of a new year, but can I also say – slightly suffering from whiplash with wondering – ‘Where did 2014 go?’ This is not because it has idly wandered by and I am now looking back thinking – ‘What did I do?’  It is in fact the opposite, with me having to catch my breath with the knowledge that the Beautiful You Coaching Academy is not even one year old. We celebrate that next month. If someone had told me that in less than a year we would have run a pilot life coaching course which sold out in a week, followed by four other courses, all which sold out months in advance, I…

Top Eight Life Coaching Myths

November 24th, 2014 | 35 comments

In every industry and area of business there are always myths that can, if left unchecked, end up being what people believe is right and true.  The result?  People holding themselves back and stifling their real potential. And such myths and falsehoods certainly abound in the life coaching industry too.  Some of them I have noted are getting serious air and gossip time right now and they make me a little prickly, as I know for those coaches (especially new ones) who hold them tight or believe them – it could prevent them from truly achieving all they want in their life coaching business. So I want to share a few things with you that I believe are life coaching myths – or even outright falsehoods.  And if you see any within that you thought were true or are maybe holding on to – I wish you so much strength and revelation…