Where do coaches turn when they face a difficult situation with a client? Quite often, when coaching challenges arise, they reach out to a coach more senior than themselves. That’s the aim of Just Between Coaches — to be that trusted source of guidance for the coaching community.
Hosted by Melinda Cohan, coach and creator of The Coaches Console business management system, Just Between Coaches will answer the tough questions that coaches face every day. For example, what can I do if my client is lying? How do I deal with price resistance from prospects and clients? What if I want to fire a coaching client? And what the heck is a feeder course and why should I care?
This tactical podcast will provide a deep dive into one coaching topic per episode, which means searching for answers will be a breeze. It will also offer a simple way for listeners to refer other coaches who are grappling with those tough coaching questions. To submit a tough question you’re facing as a coach, put “JBC” in the subject line and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
From Good to Great—How Do You Become a GREAT Coach? (Ari Iny)
To have great credentials doesn't automatically mean that you’re a GREAT coach, according to Ari Iny. But if you carefully pay attention to who you are most capable of helping, you can develop into one. Ari Iny and Melinda talk about developing your coaching skills so you can serve your clients in the best way possible and, over time, become a great coach.
A Coach Needs a Coach, But Why? (Kate Steinbacher)
Why should you invest in coaching if you’re already a coach? Melinda Cohan and Kate Steinbacher say if you don't have one, it can seriously undermine your integrity and slow the growth of your coaching business. Listen to Melinda and Kate discuss the benefits and necessity of having a coach while being one yourself.
Feeder Courses – What are they and how do they help your coaching business? (Mary Williams)
Feeder courses are some of the best ways to attract clients, but a lot of coaches and consultants struggle to understand what exactly feeder courses are and how to use them effectively. If the concept of feeder courses has you stumped, you’ll definitely want to tune into today’s conversation. In this episode, Melinda and Mary Williams explain everything you need to know about feeder courses and how they can help you scale your business.
What to Do If Your Coaching Client is Lying to You? (Liz Scully)
You suspect your coaching client is lying to you. Do you confront them? Let it go? Just how do you detect and deal with lies? Liz Scully, a coach who's studied FBI interrogation techniques, knows all about lies and how to detect them. Join Melinda and Liz to discover the signs of lying and what to do if your client is lying to you.
Are Your Habits Serving You or Not? (Kai Alday)
What can a coach do to help a client to break free of their old, self-defeating habits? And just how do you respond when your client feels stuck or doesn’t believe they can successfully implement new behaviors? Listen to Melinda and Kai dive into the world of habits, and learn how you can help your clients break old habits and cultivate new ones.
Price Resistance – How To Respond When Clients Resist Your Rates (Bhoomi Pathak)
You’re finally confident enough to raise your rates, but your coaching client says, “No Way!” What do you do when your client resists your new rates? Melinda speaks with Bhoomi Pathak, COO at Mirasee, about how to deal with price resistance.
Great discussions on topics that often come up for coaches. Melinda does a fantastic job of inviting these seasoned coaches to share their insights! I get a lot out of each episode and leave wanting even more.
As a coach, I love hearing how other coaches think and approach things with clients so I really appreciate this podcast!
ShouldaWouldaCoulda - How to Motivate Your Coaching Clients to Take Action
The absurdity of "should-ing".
Intersectionality, that there is an intersection of disadvantaged groups that makes the effect stronger.
There may be should-ing going on that is invisible to a coach, that will interfere with them doing their best.
It can be hard to see the accumulated weight, as it weighs you down into the dark side of "should".
If you are in the setting up and setting goals stage where you can't really see the next step, "what should I do next?" can be helpful.
Parting quote: If you want a rainbow, you must be out in the rain.