Why you need a service USP especially as a coach

What’s your service USP? There are many people who struggle to make a good living out of coaching or other ‘helping’ type business.  One of the reasons for this is that talking about coaching can be quite intangible. If you talk about ‘holding space’, or making...

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10 principles of mindset freedom for business success.

In working with clients who want to make a difference in the world through their work, I help them with mindset freedom. The three challenges that I see over and over again are fear, self-sabotage and money-blocks. What these business owners really want instead are...

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Pay What You Can: An experiment in trust (and fear)

I may be mad but I’ve decided to experiment with (PWYC) Pay What You Can pricing on my workshops. I first learned about pay-what-you-can pricing from Tad Hargrave from Marketing for Hippies . He uses this model very successfully for his live marketing workshops. My...

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The 3 Big Lessons I’ve Learned in Business

Boy, what a roller coaster 7 years I’ve had!  Learning what works for me in business has been a really tough lesson, and one I’m still growing into!  Leaving coach training in 2009 with no clue how to attract paying clients, I finally thought I’d cracked the code,...

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Something holding you back? How to get unstuck.

In this blog, I want to explore how to get unstuck from a certain kind of stuckness. This stuckness can be relentless, infuriating and downright exhausting. It feels like one leg is held tight in a concrete block, and we can’t move anywhere without huge effort.  It...

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Speaking up in a messy transition…

My friend Steve Mattus released a video  recently that really touched me. It reminded me how powerful it is to show up real and uncut.  I’ve been hiding, scared to show up and talk about business related stuff because I’m not CLEAR on the direction my business is...

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When it all feels too much: taking on the ‘D’ word.

Why is mental health still such a taboo? Why is it ok to say you’ve got a headache, or the flu or a broken leg, but it’s not ok to say you feel depressed ? I’m writing this to share my own experience, and to give you hope that if you’re not feeling well, either now or...

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Partner Marketing – interview with expert Lisa Baker!

This post explores the nuts and bolts (plus do’s and don’ts) of how to make partner marketing work for you! How you can create strategic partnerships with other business owners who can help you grow your business (even if you have zero followers or reach). This is the...

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3 Biggest Places Service Providers get Stuck

This post sets out the basic map of the three different areas where business owners get stuck and how they can recognise themselves in these places. I’m nervous and excited in equal measure!! Part of me wants to do lots more work on this (read, ‘another year’s worth’)...

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Business Coaching vs Mentoring: which is for you?

When your business isn’t where you want it to be, do you need business coaching or mentoring, and how do you decide? I hear people ask this question a lot, and there’s a lot of confusion about what those two terms mean. When your business isn’t working, you don’t...

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