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The following exciting opportunities exist right here, right now.  So, if you like me are willing to invest some time for the benefit of your community, and you want to learn something new, and you enjoy working in a virtual team, then this may interest you too
e-Books for You Offer

e-Books for You Offer

Noble Manhattan Coaching (NMC) is an IAPC&M accredited training provider.  As one of the biggest coach training providers in the world, they have many platforms to help their students realise their business dreams. 

Their offer to you today is to help you become published with their new media platform e-Books For You great for turning a thesis, or a series of blogs into an e-book – after all, being published is the new calling card, it adds credibility to your claim that you’re an expert in your field, it gives you something tangible to entice new clients and reward existing clients, and of course it becomes part of your legacy that you were here and made a positive difference as you never know who else is reading and benefiting from your story.

Books For You is an initiative and idea created by Gerard O’Donovan, the owner and founder Of Noble Manhattan Coaching.

Gerard has been at the forefront of the coaching industry for the last 19 years and has personally trained over 25000 men and women to be wonderful life coaches, executive coaches and corporate coaches.

As part of his vision and quest to help coaches to be all that they can be and to build a large sustainable and financially rewarding practice, he wanted to create a site where coaches could easily raise their profile, build their image and become known worldwide as published authors.

Therefore Books For You – Online was created as a platform for all coaches worldwide to publish their work. This is now free for a limited period for coaches and student coaches worldwide to register as authors and get their first pieces of work published ( up to 3 ).

GRAB THIS OPPORTUNITY AND REGISTER AS AN AUTHOR.

For more information, you can reach us at info@noble-manhattan.com.

See previous offers for IAPC&M members:

 

Coach-Finder FREE LIFETIME DEAL for the First 50 Coaches

Coach-Finder FREE LIFETIME DEAL for the First 50 Coaches

Noble Manhattan Coaching (NMC) is an accredited training provider.  As one of the biggest coach training providers in the world, they have many platforms to help their students realise their business dreams.

They have an award-winning magazine iCN, they have a publishing platform about to be launched (great for turning a thesis into an e-book), a coach-finder directory, and they have a coach radio stationto name but a few business-building initiatives.

The IAPC&M have just been given 50 Coach-Finder directory entries – free for life!

Read below for more information about how to apply…

As a coach, you will know that it’s important to be found easily by a potential client, and by not being listed, there’s a much higher chance
that a potential client will go elsewhere. This is why you should take full advantage of our FREE Lifetime listing.

You then have the option to keep your account completely free and update any contact info. An enhanced listing allows you to include so
much more information, including – unlimited listing categories, up to 10 attachments (mp3, CVs, Logos, Images, etc.), this will make your profile stand out from the crowd.

Because we have received such an overwhelming amount of registrations, we will only be able to keep our offer to 50 individuals for a short amount of time, so don’t hesitate, claim your listing today! If you have any issues or would like to find out more information about Coach Finder, send us over an email at registrar@coach-finder.com.

THIS FREE LIFETIME OFFER IS LIMITED. CREATE YOUR LISTING NOW!

So we will know that you’re among the first 50 registrants, just email us with the subject “50 FREE Lifetime Accounts” at registrar@coach-finder.com

Noble Manhattan is also offering 30 Radio Slots for you! Just click here.

Our Survey Says Coaching Businesses Fail Due to a Lack of Business Skills

Our Survey Says Coaching Businesses Fail Due to a Lack of Business Skills

Too many coaches fail to get a return on their training investment because, whilst they may be great coaches, they have little or no business acumen.  This means that many practitioners fail to ever get their dream coaching/mentoring practice established.  

Our survey said these were the 7 keys obstacles to their success:

  1. Lack of confidence
  2. Lack of marketing skills
  3. Lack of selling skills
  4. Couldn’t establish themselves as coach
  5. Couldn’t break into their niche market
  6. They were too distracted with being ‘busy’
  7. Fear of failure

So, to bridge the gap between leaving coach training as a great coach full of aspirations of helping clients turn their lives around, we have come up with a complimentary, self-teach, 12 modular e-programme to raise your confidence and build your business acumen as follows:


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Helping You Discover Your True Calling

Helping You Discover Your True Calling

At the Soul Awakening Academy, we understand the importance of helping coaches build their business from the get-go. Quite often students take their training but never set up as a professional coach. Why? Because they get put off with media mania, website building, branding, marketing, social media and knowing what content to put out there.

Which is why it is my mission to fill two gaps one, we help you build your brand from the start by becoming a Soul Awakening Academy affiliate coach where you get to choose one of our Business Ascension packages and have a fully functioning website built for you, content written, branding taken care of and social media profile created for you. And on top of this, you get to promote yourself on my dedicated Coaching Directory where people looking to be coached can hire you! Our directory will be launching on December 4th, speak to me if you would like placement on here.

We currently have an amazing student start-up packages on offer on our business ascension page.

If you are already a coach and want to become an affiliate of the Soul Awakening Academy, talk to me about a conversion course which is affordable and achievable and gives you an extensive toolkit and proven model with which to use with your clients for fast, effective, measurable results.

Today I get to share with you my powerful coaching model, S.E.T, which I use to achieve life-changing results with my clients.

I combine coaching & spirituality by using the first four chakras as the keys to our transformation. We look at the story we are telling ourselves about our current situation and how this affects our four pillars in life, physical, emotional, mental and spiritual which encompass my passion for energy, spirituality and healing.

Becoming aware of our subconscious behaviours and patterns gives us an opportunity to change or transformation. This transformation is called an inner personal commitment.

Your chakra system energetically overlays your endocrine system and provides your body and organs with vital life-force energy enabling it to function at its optimum. But this isn’t always the case.  Your chakras can be imbalanced due to negative thoughts, feelings & beliefs based on past experiences.

Clearing up and balancing the energy in your chakra system will help you revitalise your life on all levels.

By understanding that the imprinting you received from childhood is still alive and active in your chakra system will give you the ability to change your negative patterns and limiting beliefs around money, love, success, self-worth, self-sabotage, addictions etc. And with spiritual coaching you can work towards correcting them.

This is why my coaching is so successful. I combine the ancient wisdom of the chakra system with transformational coaching to get outstanding results for my clients.  If you are interested in changing your career and providing more value to the coaching clients you need to go below the surface and understand your client on a spiritual level.

What Lies Ahead in Coaching and Automation?

What Lies Ahead in Coaching and Automation?

In the past 10 years, technology has reshaped the way we live. The increase of digitalisation as influenced our quality of life along with the ways in which people act and interact.  It is not surprising that the coaching industry also got impacted, particularly with the advent of artificial intelligence (AI) and automation.

As the members of the Forbes Coaches Council have pointed out, one of the ways in which executive coaching will evolve in the next 5 to 10 years includes the rise of automated coaches.

‘They say, in real estate, success is based on location, location, location. Well, in coaching, we will be saying technology, technology, technology. Coaches will differentiate themselves in the future by connecting through platforms and being able to meet almost anywhere and anytime regardless of their physical location. Coaches will engage clients through micro-learning sessions, gamification and will add value by providing clients access to content beyond their counsel’. Brad Federman, F&H Solutions Group (https://www.forbes.com)

The impact of this can seem intimidating for some. However, there’s always a way to make an opportunity out of a challenge, hence, learning how to use technology to match our coaching skills.

Here are some ways you can gear up and prepare for the future of coaching using the latest technology:

  1. Use video conferencing in addition to face-to-face coaching. Nothing can ever replace the face-to-face human experience but coaching via Zoom or Skype is becoming conventional these days. It still enables eye-to-eye contact minus the geographical barriers.
  1. Start studying apps and tools that can make coaching easier. You may be an expert coach, but you can still improve the experience for you and your client by arming yourself with powerful analytical tools, monitoring apps, and other tools that provide accurate feedback and monitoring.
  1. Use social media to increase your visibility. According to Statista, in 2019, it is estimated that there will be around 2.77 billion social media users around the globe. That’s a lot of people to miss if you don’t join in the bandwagon and learn to embrace technology. Failure to do so reduces your visibility with prospective clients.
  1. Consider launching your own website. Searches on Google happen for everything and anything 24/7. It is estimated that there are over 63,000 searcher per second.  Therefore, your prospective client is likely to be one of them.  Consequently, having your own website (shop window) is vital to being found.
  1. Get yourself accredited. Accreditation verifies you are properly trained and insured (where it’s standard in countries to be insured), it also authenticates your experience, and it assesses your skills and experience. Therefore, being professionally accredited by the IAPC&M increases your confidence and credibility in your capability to deliver what the client needs. It also builds the trust and confidence in the coaching profession for the benefit for everyone. To apply for accreditation of your professional status see here.

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How Do You Choose Your Coach?

How Do You Choose Your Coach?

Often coaches are selected based on a recommendation from someone else, but how do you know that this coach is the right coach for you?

As an industry, the only regulation of coaching standards is done through the International Regulator of Coaches and Mentors CIC (IRCM).  Therefore, the questions you should be asking about your coach are, at minimum, the following:

  • Is the coach you are selecting to work with trained?
    It is easy for the coach to say ‘yes’ that they are, but what is the quality of training?
    The IRCM recommends that coach training is verified by an independent body, and there are two types of independent bodies that can undertake this verification:

    • IRCM REGISTERED or ACCREDITED Professional Bodies, who are capable of providing independent verification of each private, commercial, training organisation; and in turn, each course/workshop that the organisation provides.
    • IRCM REGISTERED Formal Education Bodies.  Unlike private, commercial, training organisations; formal education bodies are required to meet Country-based Education Standards and by registering with the IRCM, they also agree to abide by and incorporate the IRCM’s Standards, Ethics, and Core Competencies in each course/workshop.
    • The question to ask in your interview with the coach include:
      • How did they select the course?
      • What due diligence did they do?
      • Is the course independently verified through an IRCM verification process?
      • If the answer is ‘no’, what is the one reason that you would select to work with a coach who is not qualified through the right course?
        .
  • Is the coach you are selecting to work with competent?
    • Competence is determined by a coaches independent but external verification.
    • This is simply provided by an ACCREDITATION/CREDENTIAL process provided by an IRCM REGISTERED or ACCREDITED Professional Body.
    • If the answer is that the coach is not accredited/credentialed by an IRCM Registered/Accredited Professional Body, has the coach independently REGISTERED on the IRCM’s Individual Suppliers Register?
      • If the answer is ‘no’, what is the one reason that you would select to work with a coach who is not competent?
      • If the answer is ‘yes’, this coach has agreed to abide by the IRCM’s Standards, Ethics, and Core Competencies.

Get your free e-guide on choosing your coach here!

You may also read: How Do You Choose Your Mentor?


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How Do You Choose Your Coach?

How Do You Choose Your Mentor?

Often mentors are selected based on a recommendation from someone else or provided by a company, but how do you know that this mentor is the right mentor for you?

As an industry, the only regulation of mentoring standards is done through the International Regulator of Coaches and Mentors CIC (IRCM).  Therefore, the questions you should be asking about your mentor are, at minimum, the following:

Is the mentor you are selecting to work with training?

It is easy for the mentor to say ‘yes’ that they are, but what is the quality of training?

The IRCM recommends that mentor training is verified by an independent body, and there are two types of independent bodies that can undertake this verification:

    • IRCM REGISTERED or ACCREDITED Professional Bodies, who are capable of providing independent verification of each private, commercial, training organisation; and in turn, each course/workshop that the organisation provides.
    • IRCM REGISTERED Formal Education Bodies. Unlike private, commercial, training organisations; formal education bodies are required to meet Country-based Education Standards and by registering with the IRCM, they also agree to abide by and incorporate the IRCM’s Standards, Ethics, and Core Competencies in each course/workshop.
    • The question to ask in your interview of the mentor include:
      • How did they select the course?
      • What due-diligence did they do?
      • Is the course independently verified through an IRCM verification process?
      • If the answer is ‘no’, what is the one reason that you would select to work with a mentor who is not qualified through the right course?
        .

Is the mentor you are selecting to work with competent?

    • Competence is determined by mentors independent but external verification.
    • This is simply provided by an ACCREDITATION/CREDENTIAL process provided by an IRCM REGISTERED or ACCREDITED Professional Body.
    • If the answer is that the mentor is not accredited/credentialed by an IRCM Registered/Accredited Professional Body, has the coach independently REGISTERED on the IRCM’s Individual Suppliers Register?
      • If the answer is ‘no’, what is the one reason that you would select to work with a coach who is not competent?
      • If the answer is ‘yes’, this coach has agreed to abide by the IRCM’s Standards, Ethics, and Core Competencies.
        .
    • Unlike coaching, mentors also provide advice and guidance on a specific topic. Their knowledge of this topic is gained through their own industry-standard training, industry experience, and day-to-day knowledge gained through working in the specific industry.
      • Therefore, knowing how they have gained their knowledge and experience, such that they are able to ensure that they can provide you with advice and guidance is also important.
      • If this mentor does not have the personally gained experience in the field you need, what is the one reason you would work with this mentor?

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Ever Wondered How to Trademark A Word or Logo to Protect Your Brand?

Ever Wondered How to Trademark A Word or Logo to Protect Your Brand?

A trademark protects brands but having one does not protect ideas (neither does copyright, for that matter; copyright protects the creative output, but not the ideas themselves).

Once a trademark is registered, third parties cannot use your trademark or a similar mark on identical or similar services that your trademark is registered for.

Goods and services
In order to file a trademark application, you will need to indicate the goods and/or services for which you use or will be using your trademark in the future. These goods and services are divided into so-called Classes (the first 34 Classes cover goods and Classes 35-45 cover services). Please kindly note that you need to be quite specific about the goods/services. For example, “TV” would not be accepted by the examiner and you would need to identify exactly what goods/services you wish to use your trademark for.

For example:

  • Class 9 – CDs, DVDs, mobile phone apps; software; downloadable electronic publications and video files;
  • Class 16 – printed paper matter including books, magazines, manuals;
  • Class 35 – advertising, marketing and promotional services;
  • Class 38 – telecommunications services; radio and television broadcasting services; online forums; chatroom services;
  • Class 41 – educational and training services; organisation of cultural activities; publishing services; non-downloadable electronic publications; television production services; life coaching (training);
  • Class 42 – creating, hosting and maintaining of websites; hosting of digital content, namely, online journals and blogs;
  • Class 44 – therapy services.

Costs – per mark/application
The costs for filing a trademark application are dependent on the number of classes you choose. The below estimates are based on one Class. If wanting to select more than one Class, please see our online calculator for fees: https://www.trademarkdirect.co.uk/our-services.

UK (check for up to date costs)
For example, the estimated cost for registering a wordmark in one Class as a UK trademark, so giving you rights to stop others in the UK, would be (per mark/application)

Our advice fees for UK trademark (1 class) as of 2016 is £249.00
UK Registry fee (1 class) £170.00
Subtotal £419.00
VAT £49.80
Total £468.80

For each additional Class, our fees are £50 + £10 VAT per additional Class and the official fees are £50 per additional Class. For a logo mark, please add a one-off logo fee of £75 + £15 VAT, so that a UK logo application in one Class would cost £558.80.

So, if you are wanting to obtain registered trademark protection for both the wordmark/name and separately the logo, then the costs are £468.80 for the word mark + £558.80 for the logo mark.

EU (Community Trade Mark)

Alternatively, you could file an EU wide (wordmark) community application, giving you rights in all 28 member countries of the EU including the UK, and the cost would be (for one Class; per mark/application)

Our advice fees for CTM trademark (1 class) as of 2016 is £399.00
CTM Application fee (1 class) £840.00
Subtotal £1,239.00
VAT £79.80
Total £1,318.80

For each additional Class, our fees are £50 + £10 VAT per additional Class and the official fees (over three Classes as the first three are included) are £140 per additional Class. For a logo mark, please add a one-off logo fee of £75 plus £15 VAT, so that an EU logo application for one Class would cost £1,408.80.

So, if wanting to obtain registered trademark protection for both the wordmark/name and separately the logo, then the costs are £1,318.80 for the word mark + £1,408.80 for the logo mark.

Please see our online calculator for more information: https://www.trademarkdirect.co.uk/our-services

The above cost estimates are exclusive of dealing with objections or oppositions. Please see our terms and conditions for more information.

Trade Mark Direct – How we are different

Before filing a trademark application, we will do clearance searches and legal checks to establish the availability of a trademark. Once these searches and checks have been done, we will inform you of the results.

We’re unique amongst trademark firms in that we do not charge any fees for UK and EU trademark applications unless we establish the name has a good chance of being registered. So, if after the searches and legal checks it looks as if an application may not work, you are free to walk away and you don’t pay us anything. (At the time of placing your order, we will ask for payment details for payment authorisation, but we do not take payment yet.) Only if we feel that you have a strong trademark, will we file the application and the fees become payable (so fees are payable when we establish that your proposed trademark has a good chance of success).

We are also the only firm of any size/stature to offer a Money back guarantee on ‘Our fees’ if we think it has a good chance of succeeding. Please see our terms and conditions for further information.

How to proceed

You can place a UK or EU trademark order with us via our easy to use the online system. We will then first do the clearance searches and legal checks before filing the application.

You can also use our online free search tool to get preliminary advice as to whether your proposed trademark is potentially available or not as the UK or CTM mark – please go to our home page www.trademarkdirect.co.uk.

We file more UK trademarks than any other firm and see hundreds of orders a month. So, we have a good understanding of what the government examiners will accept and the chances of oppositions from other trademark owners.

Clients rate our service highly. Through the independent rating site Trust Pilot, we score 9 out of 10. We are the only UK trademark firm with trademark attorneys with independently verified client reviews.

We hope the above information is helpful, but please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Kind regards,
Client Services
Trade Mark Direct
Clients rate our service 9 out of 10 on Trustpilot
info@trademarkdirect.co.uk
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www.trademarkdirect.co.uk
US service
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To Joint Venture or Not to Joint Venture, That’s the Question

To Joint Venture or Not to Joint Venture, That’s the Question

Personally speaking, it’s a no brainer.  For nearly two decades I’ve enjoyed being a solopreneur coach, mentor and trainer. 

I’m known for networking like an Olympian and am known for making interesting introductions between others.  However, it’s only during the last few years that I’ve personally embraced the power of Joint Venture (JVs) opportunities for myself, thanks in the main to taking up one of Gerard O’Donovan’s introductions.  Consequently, I’ve felt renewed energy, motivation and enthusiasm for my practice and I no longer feel so isolated. 

A JV has many benefits, not least they can potentially halve your workload, while at the same time, double your income.  All of which sounds like a recipe for success and who wouldn’t want more of that!

My experiences of JVs have been by way of informal reciprocal arrangements.  We either had complementary skills or something the other wanted.  JVs arrangements can help each other move forward more quickly than when working alone. 

Other benefits of JVs:

  • Reinforces your position as an expert in your field
  • Trust is mutually transferred between both partner’s database audience
  • Sales conversion rates are higher because prospects are already qualified
  • Databases are expanded quickly
  • Projects can be launched with more speed and publicity
  • JVs offer you the opportunity to earn income from other people’s businesses (passive income)
  • Being informal, they’re easy to set up and once you’ve done once, it gets easier to a) initiate others, and b) get invited back to create more
  • I highly recommend them; they’re low risk, so you’ve both got a lot to gain and very little to lose.

The downside of JVs:

  • The only one I’ve experienced is a loss of total control.  Some decisions are shared, and when there’s someone else to consider, you may find you have to be patient and use your influencing skills more, especially, if you feel particularly strongly about something.

How do you go about setting up a JV? 

  1. Well, in the first instance, you simply need to identify someone you admire, respect and have an affinity with either directly or with their products. Don’t discount a JV with a competitor either, after all, I think it was Nick Williams who said ‘turn your competitors into collaborators’.
  2. When you’ve identified the people you’d like to work with, the next thing is to simply ask if they’re interested in a JV with you. I’m sure they’ll be as flattered as I was when I was approached.  Word of warning: chose who you ‘get into bed’ with carefully to retain authenticity and protect your brand.  You don’t want to find yourself promoting inferior quality and risk upsetting your database who already trust you.
  3. Make sure you create a win-win business proposal to put in front of them (the key is to pitch it from a ‘what’s in it for them’ point of view, rather than focusing on what you want) and be clear about what you want to get out of it too.
  4. Start slowly with a trial, assess the results as you go and let the relationship evolve naturally. As a result, you’ll no doubt find other JV opportunities present themselves, that’s what happened to me.

Having positive JV experiences means I’m now comfortable with the concept and confident I can contribute added value by doing business this way. 

Affiliates

Additionally, when you have a portfolio of products, you can establish another type of JV, and build a database of affiliates.  They will earn a commission from promoting/selling your product which is obviously another useful way of generating passive income for both of you, more about that in another blog.

It would be remiss of me not end with a note about my JV initiative with you so here goes – as a Nordic Walking Instructor, I’m looking for fellow practitioners, with a passion for walking, health and adventure to take stressed out, overweight execs out of the office.  If you want to know more about my Walk as You Talk ideas, drop me a line at dawn@holistichealthcoach.


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Join the Second International Conference for Emotional Intelligence in Sofia

Join the Second International Conference for Emotional Intelligence in Sofia

Dear Members,

I am happy to announce that the International Authority for Professional Coaching & Mentoring (IAPC&M) is a partner of Foundation for Development of Emotional Intelligence in conducting of Second International Conference for Emotional Intelligence in Sofia on the topic Emotional Intelligence – Smart strategy for Health.

IAPC&M supports the initiatives and aspirations of the Foundation for Development of Emotional Intelligence in supporting and encouraging the development of theory, scientific research, and on a larger scale the application of emotional intelligence in all social areas and professional practice.

The focus of this conference is health.  Therefore, the topics are diverse and intriguing as are the various speakers from Bulgaria and abroad who will present their innovative work in contribution to the significant connection between the Emotional Intelligence, Epigenetics and Genetics.

Thematic focus will be placed on the dynamic relationship between the levels of Emotional Intelligence and nutrition, while explaining their different effects. It will also provide clarity on the causes of the frequent manifestation of endocrine diseases and infertility caused by emotional problems and consequential disturbed emotional status.

Well-known specialists in plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures will speak about the risks to natural beauty, as an effect of the reduced Emotional Intelligence and the strong influence of the ‘Silicone Beauty Syndrome’.

Being dedicated to health, the conference will also focus on ‘painful emotions’ that are influenced by the media and the toxicity of the professional relationships at work.

Additionally, specialists in the field of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Burnout will speak about the causes and effects of the emotional regulation in different conditions and contexts.

We believe that your most valuable gain from this conference will be the variety of strategies for Wellbeing and Emotional Health!

You can find more information on topics and speakers on https://foundation-ei.org/ and register your interest for attendance on https://foundation-ei.org/en/emotional-intelligence-smart-strategies-for-health/#register.

Members of IAPC&M benefit from a special price when purchasing a conference ticket, request your promotional code here IAPC & M Bulgaria – Coach Accreditation Services or to contact me directly.


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