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141 weeks ago, by James
Do clients prefer coaches to be strangers?
This is a question that will have a significant influence on how you go about your marketing. Although I'm not aware of any surveys I sense that people would prefer to work with a coach who isn't known to them, and not an existing friend. This enables them to have the distance in the relationship that will allow them to be completely honest.

What do the professional coaches out there think?
135 weeks ago, by Aboodi
I agree fully, James.

I don't mind giving a friend the occasional coaching input, but I would never coach a friend, and I always advise the coaches I train to avoid coaching anyone they are close to, for the reason you mention. Distance allows us to be both completely honest, but also to remain unattached to the client's actions and choices.

In addition, as an 'outsider' to the coachee's world, I am less likely to be blinded by the narratives they live in.
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141 weeks ago, by Pj
Mindfulness
Mindfulness. Brilliant! Love it.
I really want to hear your interest, understanding and read any articles you gave on the subject please.
Can you share. Let's get people ranking about, learning and enjoying the benefits of being mindful.....in life.....sport.... Business.
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138 weeks ago, by Pj
Hi Michael, when you have time, please post some educational material on mindfulness. It's a fantastic subject offering such value in people's lives.
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142 weeks ago, by Pj
Compassionate Sales
Please please please. If you try and sell me something, whether I want it or not, please connect with me first.... I'm a person, a human, I have hopes and fears....expectations....children.... So can we connect, if only simply, first before you try flogging me stuff!
I'm not 'Needy' but perhaps three seconds to recognise I'm an individual, might be nice!
No I haven't had a crash, no I haven't got PPI....
Is there such thing as compassionate sales?
Shall we try it?
142 weeks ago, by James
'Can I speak to the person who deals with ...' Why do these calls still exist?
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143 weeks ago, by Amanda
Who else accesses this site ?
Not really a "rant" as such - just a question ... Is it just me, James and PJ who are active on this site ? Is there anyone else out there ? Does anyone get client leads off this site ? Anybody ?
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143 weeks ago, by Amanda
Fab ! Here's to visibility ! 😄
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143 weeks ago, by Pj
Coaching questions for kids
Why don't parents ask more coaching questions and actually listen to their kids.
I appreciate I'm no model parent and that people in glass houses etc etc...., but my word, when I see parents squealing at their kids in the supermarket and throwing all kinds of threats about, I just wonder what good can come if it.
Tell a kid what to do and its either obey or disobey, ask quality questions and you engage them, their thinking and their creative genius.
Listen, ask questions.
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141 weeks ago, by James
Parenting seemed to move from the authoritarian model to a vacuum. Parents understood that they weren't to smack anymore but didn't understand what to do instead. In many cases that left children rudderless and tempted by other forms of order - gangs etc. It's amazing that we need to pass a test and get a licence for almost everything except children.
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143 weeks ago, by Pj
The Business Athlete
Just back from a few days delivering a coaching programme with top sports coach, Colin Wilson, who has coached Olympic coaches to coach. He operates under the title the Business Athlete.
Whilst I am more business orientated in my coaching and more provocative in style, Colin is better educated, prepared and knowledgable in the coaching field and it was a pleasure to work with him.
Look out for his new book on how to coach a World Champion table tennis player.
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142 weeks ago, by Pj
Hi Colin WELCOME!!!!! Looking forward to reading your comments, articles and insights on coaching, business, kids development, health, sport, life and love.
I really enjoyed working with you and wish you all the best,
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144 weeks ago, by Pj
Glasgow taxi drivers coaching technique
Jumped in a taxi in Glasgow to come for the day, and I failed to shut the (manual?!) sliding door properly.
Taxi drive.....'it's not shut'
Me.....'sorry'
Taxi driver.....'don't be sorry, just f*cking slam it!'
There was a simplicity and honesty in his technique..... Rather enjoyed it actually.
144 weeks ago, by James
There may be an expectation that means this is acceptable and even entertaining. There's a restaurant in Boston where the staff are encouraged to be rude, it's part of the experience, and it's always busy.

I wonder how it would feel if this happened in Surbiton? It's probably situational, but where does that leave us reading newspapers at home about global situations and worrying about the world we live in?
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144 weeks ago, by Pj
FACup
Wowwww. Preston North End, went 1-0 up against Manchester United in the FACup. So exciting, well played!
Final result 3-1 United, but well fought PNE.
Interesting dynamics in the United team,...... Looks like some individual coaching is required!!
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