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Making the Most of Your Coaching Experience: Insights for Leaders in Transition

Coaching Resources Leaders in Transition

Investing your time, energy, or financial resources into an external coach is a decision that shouldn't be taken lightly. It's natural to have questions or doubts. That's why I wanted to share some valuable insights on this important decision. But before we dive into that, there are three thoughts I'd like to share with you:

  • Firstly, it's crucial to recognize that you control what success looks like in your coaching engagement. While most coaches will assist you in setting goals, it's importa…

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The 5 Misconceptions About Leadership Coaching You Need to Clarify

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Are you looking to hire a leadership coach to take your business to the next level?

You know you need one, but you haven’t hired one yet. You may be holding back because you’ve bought into certain misconceptions surrounding coaches. 

Leadership coaching is different from what you think a regular coach is.

A leadership coach can be an invaluable tool for ANY business. They can help develop your skills so you can show up in your professional and personal life. 

As a leadership coach, I help yo…

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How to Ask for Financial Support to Invest in Coaching

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Beyond time, one of the primary reasons people don't invest in coaching is that they do not have financial resources.

Thanks to a suggestion from another fantastic coach, I put together this short post that includes an email that you can use as a template to ask for financial support to invest in coaching.

Here are the key things you might want to include in your email:

  1. Confirm your commitment to the company, community, or organization
  2. Highlight what you have tried and done before seeking …

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How to Complete Your 100 Hours for Your ICF Associate Coaching Credential

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It is really important if you decide you want to get your ICF credential to keep track of all your hours.  That includes non-paying clients as well. I wanted to share three other things I kept in mind before I submitted my successful ACC Portfolio Application.

Use the ICF Template tracker religiously. I set myself a reminder to update and double-check my tracker after EACH session and weekly.  I filled out all the columns and even added several columns to the ICF template, so I was aware of w…

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How I Received My Associate Coaching Credential from the International Coaching Federation

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I wrote this post for coaches that are in a structured International Coaching Federation (ICF) aligned coaching program and are considering completing their Associate Coaching Credential (ACC) through the Portfolio Method.  

*Please note: I applied for my credential before the coaching core competencies were updated in 2020.*

Why the Portfolio Method?

It is important to make sure you get clarity on whether your program is aligned or accredited by the ICF.  That will determine the method you…

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Want a thriving coaching business? Forget everything you learned in your coach certification

Forget everything

Massive time commitment.

Not too bad of a financial investment.

Quantum leap in my perspective on how to run a coaching business.

Forget almost everything you learned during your coach certification (International Coach Federation aligned or accredited training). Launching and running a coaching business is not as easy as building a website.  The Coach Master Toolkit (CMT) program forces you out of your comfort zone and challenges most of your beliefs about having a practice. At the same time…

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Required Listening: Are you Coachable?


If you have never had the privilege of having a coaching session, I highly recommend listening to this podcast about being open to learning before scheduling an introductory chat.

The podcast is all about how to how to learn, listen, receive, and take on thoughts that challenge your beliefs.

I have calls with individuals who claim they are open to hearing different perspectives but that get upset or reject having a conversation about an alternative approach. 

If you do take a few minutes to l…

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Be Selective, You Can’t Serve Everyone


2020 is the year in which I'm focusing on Exponential Value and Visibility.  A huge part of being able to achieve this is transforming my vision and theme into actionable and achievable goals.  A major challenge I deal with is potential clients that do not see the value in my work. You can follow my journey to experience my vision here.

I am passionate about increasing access to coaching.  As a young start-up leader and entrepreneur, coaching has given me a safe space to learn new skills and ov…

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The (Current) Tools Behind My Business


I am always rethinking my approach to my work so I can be more productive and effective. I wanted to share the current tools I leverage to get things done.  My work is powered by five basic tools:

Mixmax – Time is money. As I have conversations for a living it is important that I have an easy way to allow my clients and potential clients to have access to my calendar. Mixmax also allows me to schedule personalized emails and keep track of who is opening and clicking on links in my emails. Click…

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My Coaching Journey


I was introduced to coaching by a colleague at Jumia.  She was involved in training and development and saw that I wanted a way to strengthen my leadership skills.

I had spent about 3 years building a team from scratch and was having a hard time with a new team I had just taken over. I thought that coaching would be a great way to learn how to build rapport and engage with my team members.  Coaching provided me with the opportunity to learn tools to engage with others and techniques to explore …

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