Coaching for Coaches

5.1.2016 | 00:23

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Diane has this week off from posting, since I’m in a more appropriate space to talk about this particular subject.

It’s about coaching.

Definition of the word Coaching, highlighted with green text marker.

Yes, we’re both trained as coaches, Diane as a Certified Transformational Nutrition Coach and me as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach.

We’re now in the process of building our Wellness business.  She’s working on content, and I’m working on the technical end.  She’s building a network of like-minded colleagues.  I’m acquiring business skills.

(Of which I previously had, well, pretty much none.)

So, enter coaching.  For coaches.

It’s all about accountability.

Businessman draw success flow chart

In the fall of last year, I was floundering, especially with the business.  Sure, I could post Diane’s blogs, schedule our weekly newsletter, etc.

But I felt like I was making precious little progress toward helping to build our business.  The crucial first step was attending a live Mastermind event.  A completely new and phenomenal experience.

One thing I noted down was a book recommendation:  Secrets of the Millionaire Mind, by T Harv Eker.  I purchased the book on Amazon, because I already knew I had serious money mindset issues.  It completely resonated with me.

I signed up for the emails and bonuses.

I began repeating the Declarations.

Then Harv sent an email about an upcoming Brain-a-thon, about expanding the financial mindset, featuring two of my favorite speakers:  Dr. Daniel Amen and Dr. Srinivasan Pillay.  So I signed up.  The Brain-a-Thon was scheduled for several hours, but I signed up for the Neurogym Winning the Game of Money program in the first two.

A couple of weeks into the 12-week program, I was getting some clarity, including the certainty that I needed an accountability partner.  So in our Facebook group, I reached out to a woman who was also looking for a partner.  We had a Skype call and agreed to check in with each other regularly.  She has now set up a small offshoot group, and we’re supporting each other.

Then came another email from Harv, about a webinar for his Lifestyle Makeover Coaching program.

young women in a business coaching model explains success

young women in a business coaching model explains success

THIS was the missing link!

I’ve attended five weekly group coaching sessions so far, where I commit to activities that I’ll accomplish, and I’m now accountable to myself, my coach and the group to get them done.  They aren’t all about business, either, because other areas of life are equally important.

  1. Business & Career
  2. Money & Finance
  3. Health & Wellness
  4. Recreation & Play
  5. Relationships
  6. Personal Development
  7. Environment (space)
  8. Service & Contribution

For instance, this week my three activities were related to Environment – a closet purge, going through a file bin and getting the dehydrator settled on the kitchen island (not as easy as it sounds, if you’d seen the island before!).  They’re all done and now I get to reward myself, in this case, with taking a nap.

And guess what?  My Lifestyle Makeover Coach?  She has an accountability coach too!

More information about this phenomenal program is here.


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  1. Brad
    January 5, 2016 | 9:37 pm

    Great transparency and honesty! We all need support and guidance, no matter how accomplished we are. Thanks for your insights. I’m going to take a closer look at these things.

    • daletchworth
      January 6, 2016 | 12:55 am

      Brad — thank you so much for that feedback! I’m in total agreement about the need for ongoing support and guidance. I know I needed the accountability, to help keep me focused on what I need to do. Debra

  2. Elaine
    January 7, 2016 | 10:37 pm

    Thanks for
    I like that all 8 areas are balanced with life and work !

    • daletchworth
      January 8, 2016 | 12:32 am

      I agree — that was part of why I signed up for this particular program. Not just the business!

  3. Jace
    January 11, 2016 | 7:37 pm


    I agree. Having an accountability partner is huge.


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