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Creating a Behavioral Action Plan for Your Client

Posted on 2018-11-07

One of the most valuable tools of the coach/consultant’s trade is the Behavioral Action Plan. It’s the part of coaching that gives you a window into the future and makes you a witness to the results of your joint efforts. If you want to affect more than self-awareness, read on to learn how to create a behavioral action plan with your client that will get results.

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How to transform your managers into coaches with DISC

Posted on 2018-10-16

With all of the requirements of managers today, there is one more increasingly important skill managers are being asked to possess - the ability to act as a coach. Evidence shows today’s great leaders are also coaches. Consequently, managers are often being asked to play a coaching role to develop internal talent, identify leadership qualities, develop team work competencies, and close the soft and hard skills gaps. In fact, according to recent research by Google, the single most important managerial competency that separates highly effective managers from average ones is coaching.

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Five Keys to Effective Coaching with DISC

Posted on 2018-10-03

It’s not enough to just know how to coach, more importantly, it’s knowing how to be an effective coach. To coach effectively requires understanding the natural characteristics of the coachee. Meaning that you, the coach, have to assess where the person is currently to develop a plan or map of where the coachee wants to go.

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Attracting new clients to your coaching business: Plan for Growth

Posted on 2018-08-31

Not every beginning must be hard. Attracting new clients to your coaching business can make you lose your sleep if you don’t know how to start. We, at PeopleKeys, have witnesses and supported the beginning efforts of thousands of successful coaches and want to share this expertise with you. PeopleKeys has created a Business Partner Training Program just for coaches like you that takes you step-by-step through the details of your business to help you create a winning strategy for success. So plan for growth! Set a visionary goal that stretches five years ahead and work patiently towards its achieving. After building your brand and identifying your target which we discussed in the first part of this topic, proceed to the next steps:

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Attracting new clients to your coaching business: Setting Up

Posted on 2018-08-30

As an established expert in behavioral analysis, we, at PeopleKeys, know first-hand that success doesn’t come overnight. It takes hard work, dedication, and staying true to your brand and values. Business is an up-and-down roller coaster through good and tough times. As our founder, Dr. Sandy Kulkin says, “It’s taken at least 30 years to become an instant success.” PeopleKeys is invested in helping our certified coaches and business partners succeed. So, whether you are new to the field of coaching or an expert looking for some inspiration in finding new business, here are some tips from the pros to help you get started on your path to success:

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Companies Need These Soft Skills. Are Your Students Prepared?

Posted on 2018-08-06

Technical and educational institutions should focus on increasing soft skills to give their students the edge in today’s job market There’s a gap today between the skills required by companies and the skills entry-level employees are bringing to the table. Referred to as the “skills gap,” this disparity is widening; not so much for hard skills, but for soft skills according to recent research by LinkedIn and Adecco. What has employers concerned isn’t technical skills, but harder-to-measure skills, commonly referred to as “soft skills.” Recent research identifies these “foundational skills” as lacking and employers are investing money in soft-skills training to close the gap. However, technical and educational institutions should also focus on increasing foundational soft skills to give their students the edge in today’s competitive job market.

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Get to Know Your Group’s Dynamics

Posted on 2018-06-26

Business leaders today have a lot on their plate, maybe more now than any other time in history. As both blessing and burden, today there’s a plethora of resources (theoretical and practical) at a leader’s disposal to help him or her manage, engage, and build teams. Because technology is a driving factor in the workplace and is continually advancing, management practices and workforce conventions are always in flux to incorporate the latest trends.

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Know yourself to grow yourself

Posted on 2018-06-21

I received a fortune recently that reads, “Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see.” This proverb perfectly describes how our observable, human behavior is a direct reflection of the nuances that make up our internal beings – how we think, our core values, what motivates us, etc. These internal makings are not always visible to us and unless the unknown is made known, we can be blind to what is holding us back from reaching our true potential. It is our human nature to be on a constant quest for self-discovery and happiness, and sometimes we need to utilize tools to help us realize where to start.

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Six steps to a successful coaching practice

Posted on 2018-05-17

At PeopleKeys we work with independent coaches every day, and we learn a lot from their experiences, failures, and successes. We want to share with you some tips from seasoned coaches. These tips were forged under fire from people who blazed a trail before you and found value in their failures as much as their successes.

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3 paths to true growth by understanding your limitations

Posted on 2018-05-17

Knowing your limitations is as powerful as knowing your strengths. What can be overcome by knowing your limitations?

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