04/09/2018 — How to Attract the Outcomes You Want with Jim Cathcart

Become the person who would attract the future you desire. That’s Jim Cathcart’s basic philosophy. He says, “As you acquire the qualities of the person who would have or do what you want, you attract it to you. If opportunity arrives and you aren’t yet eligible or ready for it, then it won’t be ‘your’ opportunity. So, go to work today on acquiring the credentials, skills, attitudes, and traits that will make your dream goals become the natural by-product of who you have become.”

In this session we learned:

  • How to intentionally become a national authority on your topic
  • The eight competencies of professional development for coaches, speakers, and consultants
  • How to identify and control the moving parts of a group presentation
  • How to create a life that is the perfect reflection of who you are and what you care about

Jim Cathcart, CSP, CPAE has received virtually every award in professional speaking and has authored 18 books. He is a past National President of the National Speakers Association and Cavett Awardee, as well as a recipient of the Golden Gavel Award from Toastmasters International. His TEDx talk “How to Believe in Yourself” has received over 1,225,000 views, placing it in the top 1% of all TED videos. With over 3,100 speeches around the world and coaching clients from Florida to Egypt and China, he is truly a practitioner as well as a thought leader. Jim has coached celebrities and billionaires as well as aspiring achievers. In addition to his business, he is a professional singer/guitarist and a life member of the American Motorcyclist Association. Inducted into the Sales & Marketing Hall of Fame in London in 2012 for his pioneering work “Relationship Selling™.”

Visit Cathcart.com for scores of videos, articles, and resources (730 pages!) all for free. Watch him on YouTube: Jim Cathcart

Thank you, Milo Shapiro of Improventures.com, for being our Meeting Sponsor!

3/12/2018 — Thinking Big, Starting Small: Designing Life Plans for Yourself and Your Clients with Lee Silber

Our presenter, Lee Silber, did a fabulous job making us laugh and getting us out of our comfort zones so we can better help our clients.

As coaches, our job is to help people do more, be more, and have more. Usually, this requires our clients to take at least one step outside of their comfort zone. This session was about how we can all push ourselves to make positive changes that stick, by thinking big but starting small.

We went through over two dozen unique and different ways to be comfortable with being uncomfortable, and help our clients do the same. By the end of the presentation, coaches are now able to impress clients with a perfect solution for each of their individual sticking points and not only show you understand their fears, but have just what they need.

This presentation was about how you can help coach others, and the innovative ideas may prove helpful to you, too. Lee showed us his new and different way to design life plans that are visual and flexible, and portable. He shared how he uses his clever decision-making deck to help people make better choices, and much more.

Thank you, Lori Sheets of Clarity Coaching, and Joni Wilson of Joni Wilson Voice for being our wonderful Refreshment Sponsors!

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02/05/18 — Somatic Coaching

Andrea Isaacs showed examples of three core reasons our clients get stuck and not change, even though they say it’s what they want to achieve. so they keep repeating the same problem or story, which can be frustrating to coaching.

Almost everyone in the room agreed they have clients like this and have fired clients for it. But Andrea showed up insightful ways to get them UN-stuck!

We learned a simple way to hold our ground and have a voice without getting angry or disappearing. We learned easy steps for increasing our range of emotional intelligence. She gave us several golden nuggets, such as how to bypass the thinking brain that we can apply to our clients and to ourselves. She made what could be complicated ideas accessible, easy to understand and easy to use.

See the SDPCA website for photos and videos of the activities. She also provided her “EQ Quiz” free to SDPCA participants, which takes only 5-10 minutes to assess your emotional range! Give it a try. You’ll find it at https://eqquiz.com/ — and then stay tuned for her free webinar explaining your results!

Our Refreshment Sponsor for the meeting was Angie Swartz + a fab tip to members from her

Thank you Angie!

Check out her website at http://www.lifepurposeadvisor.com/

Angie has a great tip to share with members on how to increase connections. See the video here

01/08/18 — The Power of Showing Up: Courage, Coaching, and Positive Change

The speaker at our last meeting on 1/8/18 was Eric Kaufmann who delivered a powerful presentation on what holds us back — insights that can be used both personally and professionally.

Put your coach hat on and think of a situation in which you’re holding back. Not because it’s polite, or wise, or appropriate, but because you don’t want to lose something (reputation, relationship, money, respect, authority, status).

“Showing up” is your ability to shine your authentic expression. It’s enlivening to you and an invitation for your client to shine in their own life. And, being authentic isn’t a matter of some absolute, singular self, but an unfolding state of presence; a state that is fed by courage and compassion. Coaching from this state catalyzes every coaching interaction and discussion.

Eric, whose company is Sagatica (derived from the Latin word Sagacitas, which means wisdom), coaches executives and is the author of The Four Virtues of a Leader: Navigating the Hero’s Journey Through Risk to Results.

The session was interactive, and we all got to explore Eric’s framework for unearthing root causes that keep us (and our clients) stuck.