SparkPeople Coaching For Life Coaches Team Messageboard This team is for life coaches, seasoned and novice, from any niche. Feel free to join even if you're not a coach and pick up valuable lessons on life from coaching professionals. SparkPeople Coaching For Life Coaches Team Messageboard Hello Hey all, I was excited to find this, but I'm sad it seems to be kinda dead. I'm a spiritual life and business coach and Reiki Master healer. I live in my head and in the stars, and hey, guess what, I sorta forgot to take care of my body. So now it's such a wreck that I can't work much anymore until I make some dramatic changes. I feel ashamed that I haven't walked my talk better and USED all the knowledge and training I've acquired. I'm trying to not to beat myself down for that and sabo... Sat, 16 Aug 2014 22:57:20 EST December 14 Check In Good morning, team members. I am looking forward to the weekend. The Christmas holiday often slows my coaching business down a bit for a few weeks and I welcome the break to work in my own family plans. <BR> <BR> Holding onto my workouts and portion control so far and intend to make it a Sparky Christmas. The good thing about Spark is I do not feel deprived but great when I pass up that second cookie (-: Smug maybe! Ha. Sat, 15 Dec 2012 06:13:32 EST Check In Hi Coaches, December 9th here. Anyone notice new client activity drops in December and then warms up again sometime in late January? I always breathe during those weeks...and trust it will all work out. And it has so far! That said, I am thinking about how to use those breather weeks to build my business this year. I'm thinking a good time for a website update and some blog topic generation. Sun, 9 Dec 2012 08:04:41 EST How is Spark influencing how we coach? I am much more appreciative of the road my clients are on as they try to seek new possibilities and create goals they can live with. Because tracking has worked so well with me on Spark I have been wondering if I ought to be more assertive in asking people to keep track of the steps they are taking to meet the goals they set. Still noodling that, but wondering how our team members are learning as we go from Spark? Sat, 8 Dec 2012 05:43:36 EST New to this team I'm happy to find this group. I'm a Certified Life Coach and a Certified Christian Coach, and am looking forward to becoming a part of this group. Sun, 24 Jul 2011 18:20:00 EST Certified! Well, it's been a long time coming. I set a goal to get certified this year through the IAC(International Association of Coaching). <link> </link> <BR> <BR> I was so sick of triad practices and all so I sent in my 2 best 30 min. sessions and I passed! Many coaches do not-especially on the first try! I am very excited and ready to move into the next phase of this. <BR> <BR> I teach full time, so only coach evenings and do weekend workshops. <BR> <BR> What are ot... Mon, 1 Nov 2010 20:37:45 EST New Member I am happy to be apart of this team. Fri, 22 Jan 2010 13:57:37 EST Describe your Life in 10 Words or Less This is a recycled idea and fun to try! <BR> <BR> Can you tell your life story in 10 words or less? <BR> By Marcia Reynolds, MCC (United States) <BR> <BR> "I heard a great story on National Public Radio's (NPR) "Talk of the Nation" about the storytelling skill of Ernest Hemingway. When asked if he could write a story in six words, he came back to his challenger the next day with these lines, "For sale. Baby shoes. Never worn." Although the story you see when you reflect on his words may be ... Sun, 17 Jan 2010 14:27:13 EST Call for constructive conflict resolution I have been emailing and posting messages for the following situation. I look forward to hearing from you all whether you are coaches or not: <BR> <BR> After being cheated out of over $2000 for unfinished yard work I really wanted to let the business owner have it. When I was talking to my mother on the phone about the situation I made this statement: “If people would take the energy they use for wrongdoing and put it into something positive they’d be alright.” This prompted me to send out a... Sun, 2 Aug 2009 20:04:50 EST Where's the team? Hello everybody or anybody, <BR> <BR> I was wondering where the team is. I have been waiting for someone to post something that I could respond to. I am not a coach yet but will be starting classes in September for ICF certification. <BR> <BR> Does anyone want to talk? Or can anyone tell me what class is going to be like? Sun, 2 Aug 2009 16:35:44 EST How did you get your first clients? I'm just starting out my coaching business and would like to get suggestions on how to get my first clients. <BR> <BR> I do already offer a free 30-minute session. <BR> <BR> Any other ideas? :) <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> ~Daphne Tue, 7 Jul 2009 05:00:17 EST Newbie Hi I'm Sharon, came here to make changes in my life, and learn. Sun, 21 Jun 2009 16:40:51 EST 3 Tips to a healthier summer Hey everybody. I just wanted to share with you a few tips to stay healthy this summer as you continue to work towards your fitness goals. <BR> <BR> Tip 1: Try water aerobics on hot days. You will feel refreshed afterwards and may not even realize you just had a tough workout. <BR> <BR> Tip 2: Load up on fruits and vegetables. I don't have to tell you that fruits and vegetables have the nutrients we need to keep our bodies healthy. Eating plenty of fruits and veggies is also a good way to ad... Thu, 18 Jun 2009 22:28:22 EST Memorial Day thanks A lady called in to a radio station and said that Memorial Day was just another day and didn't mean anything to her. Memorial Day was intended as a day of recognition for those who died serving our country. As you go throughout your Memorial Day weekend make sure you tell a service memeber thank you. Fri, 22 May 2009 21:55:58 EST What have you been accomplishing? What did you accomplish with your business and/or personal goals this week? How did you stay motivated if you suffered any setbacks? Tue, 31 Mar 2009 08:49:25 EST Where is Eerybody? Greetings Coaching Colleagues. <BR> Just joined SP yesterday, and was excited to find this team -- but what's happened to the coaching spirit? Everyone busy working with clients? <BR> <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> I'm just finishing my training with ICA -- any other alums from there? Sun, 1 Mar 2009 14:33:14 EST Valentine's Day Challenge Valentine's Day is typically a "day of love" where couples buy each other gifts and spend quality time together. I think we can use this time to bond with other family members and show them that we care. I plan on sending my parents an e-card because it's something I don't normally do. I challenge you all to reach out to a member of your family and do something out of the ordinary that shows them you still care and watch their reaction. Tue, 10 Feb 2009 10:09:29 EST Emote how you're feeling today. Here's another board I thought was fun. Show how you're feeling with an emoticon. <em>20</em> Sat, 24 Jan 2009 15:40:57 EST Log-in points-What did you spin today? This is something fun done on other teams. Whelp, today I got a 4. Sat, 24 Jan 2009 15:36:08 EST Am I the first newbie for 2009? Hi <BR> <BR> Thought I'd drop you a line and introduce myself. My name is Julie and I am a personal life coach that works with women throughout the UK. <BR> <BR> 2009 is going to be my year of change, both personally and professionally. I discovered sparkpeople a couple of weeks ago and I am hooked with all the support that is available. <BR> <BR> To find a Spark Team of coaches was just the icing on the cake! <BR> <BR> Looking forward to chatting with you guys and exchanging ideas and t... Wed, 14 Jan 2009 11:20:59 EST How did you do for Thanksgiving? So, how did everyone eat for Thanksgiving? I actually did pretty good. I'm usually a member of the clean plate club. I still had food on my plate by the time I was full and I literally pushed it away. I ate sweets but didn't go overboard. I'm going to pat myself on the back. Wed, 3 Dec 2008 12:02:11 EST Newbie to this Team Hi all 2 of my fellow teammates. <BR> I have my coaches training through CTI....and currently work as a counselor in southern Minnesota where I am able to incorporate coaching in counseling at a non-profit agency. Tue, 2 Dec 2008 12:03:44 EST I NEED HELP IN UNDERSTANDING COACHS Hi <BR> <BR> I HAVE A HUSBAND AND GRANDSON THAT LIVES WITH US AND THEY BOTH HAVE ADHD ANDS I READ FROM CHADD THAT COACHES SOMETIMES HELP BETTER THAN PHYCOLOGISTS. COULD YOU PLEASE HELP ME UNDERSTAND. MY HUSBAND AND I ARE GOING TO COUPLES CONCELLING BUT MY GRANDSON REFUSES TO GO AND HE HAS A HUGE ANGER PROBLEM THAT HAS TO BE ADDRESSED. COULD YOU HELP ME DECIDE WHAT IS THE RIGHT WAY TO GO. <BR> <BR> SHARON <BR> <BR> Sun, 23 Nov 2008 17:43:50 EST