Independent Coaching

Well Begun is Half Done: The Mantra for Leadership Coaching Success

I was recently asked this question: “Ram, you’ve been into leadership coaching for nearly a decade now. What has been the biggest lesson you’ve learnt in this time that has made a monumental shift for you?” There have been so … Read More

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Creator or Maintainer: Helping Your Client Find Their Approach to Work

Back in 1999-2000 when I was in Sapient, I remember we were working to develop software – large-scale integration projects that were worth a couple of million dollars. Sapient was following what was called the FTFP model – Fixed Time … Read More

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How to Show Up as An Independent Coach Even When You Don’t Feel Like Coaching

Does it ever happen with you that your calendar is well-scheduled, your week is looking good, your coachee has been eagerly waiting to speak to you and is prepared for the session with their points of discussion, and then on … Read More

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Are You the Driver or Passenger of Your Life?

As a leadership coach you may be working closely with corporate clients who typically are in mid to senior level managerial positions. And while they may be in control of a small part of the puzzle, they are not in … Read More

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How to Stand Out as an Online Independent Coach

In a sea of sameness, how does one stand out? As coaching professionals there are so many of us – you could be an independent coach, trainer, consultant or freelancer; and in a sense all of us are looking to … Read More

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Why I Don’t Believe in the Motivation Business as an Independent Coach

Why I Don’t Believe in the Motivation Business as an Independent Coach

Before I became an independent coach, in every corporate that I previously worked or come across, there were always some means to motivate people via promotions, growth opportunities or bonuses. Or the ‘carrot’ as they call it, to get people … Read More

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How to Identify & Attract the Ideal Coaching Client

Before we explore how to attract the ideal coaching client, let’s first understand what a good client looks like, from the point of view of an independent coach. In my experience, the first and foremost requirement would be for the … Read More

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Asking Powerful Questions in Coaching – Fact or Fallacy?

When an independent coach undergoes training, a lot of emphasis is placed on asking powerful questions in coaching. One is trained a lot in terms of the ability to ask good questions that are open ended and reflective, which will … Read More

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Reflection in Coaching: Why It’s Important & How to Go About It

“Without reflection, we go blindly on our way, creating more unintended consequences, and failing to achieve anything useful.” – Margaret Wheatley Reflections are essential to use at every step of life – to look within and to pave a clear … Read More

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The Role of Data & Feedback in Coaching Journeys

When you’re on a coaching journey with a client, you’re looking at it through the context of the individual or the group you’re coaching. The focus remains largely on the conversations that take place in the actual coaching sessions and … Read More

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