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Coaching Trends in 2021

[videopress oT3FHe4z] As we approached midnight on the 31st December 2020, I looked at my smart watch and could actually see my heartrate start to clink as it the countdown got closer and closer to midnight on the dot.  What is it about a fresh year that we put so much store in it –…

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Building a Stand-Out Profile Online

This article was first published in the March 2019 issue of SA Coaching News. Research by Princeton University’s Department of Psychology into consumer brand loyalty and purchase behaviour released in August 2010 showed that people were the first brands and faces were the first logos.  In their ground-breaking book, The Human Brand, Chris Malone and…

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Use Online Directories to Market Your Business

This article was first published in SA Coaching News. The results of the 2017 Sherpa Executive Coaching Survey showed an increasing trend for people to use “trade association” (or professional bodies) and “web search” to find an executive coach, with slightly less reliance on personal reference (word-of-mouth-referrals). We don’t have the 2018 figures, but let’s…

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Be a Thought-Leader – Be Original!

There is nothing I dislike more than disingenuous unoriginality.  I would rather read the (sparse) work of someone who is original and a thought-leader in their field, than that of someone who is simply churning out content for the sake of sustaining an online presence and SEO.  I strongly believe that we should respect our…

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Listing in Online Directories

I’m a HUGE fan of using online directories as part of your online Search Engine Optimisation strategy and actively encourage my clients to look for appropriate online directories to list in.  There are a number of great reasons for this: You can include all of your contact details, including your blog or website address, and…