Linda was invited to write the first four editions of the Coaching Column in Therapy Today, the journal of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
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"How do I get clients when I hate selling?" This is a $64,000 dollar question, asked by coaches everywhere. It's normally followed by "I could never be a pushy salesman - I just don't have the gift of the gab". I don’t think you have to be pushy to be successful in sales; in fact some of the best salespeople I know have more in common with coaches than they have with Arthur Daley. They’re good listeners, interested in people, genuinely keen on building relationships rather than making a quick killing and they like to be liked.
One of the hot topics around the corporate coaching world is how some organisations, particularly larger ones, are increasingly using assessment centres to select coaches to work with them. Linda explores the challenges and opportunities they can offer to coaches.
The Thinking Environment™ - from Nancy Kline of Time to Think - has made a significant impact in the world of coaching, and is being utilised increasingly in therapy too. Linda explores what giving sustained and seamless Attention, along with other conditions, seems to do to ignite the human mind and liberate new thinking.
Trained coaches bring a wide range of knowledge, experience, skills and tools to their coaching clients. In this article Linda shares her views on what therapists too can bring to this valuable work.