Mastering Coaching Skills

Lindsay Dotzlaf

Continued learning for the always-growing life coach.

  • 18 minutes 55 seconds
    190. Thought Interruption: Taking Control of Your Default Brain

    Thought interruption is a coaching trick that helps you pause and question those default thoughts. If you find yourself spiraling in negative thoughts that aren’t serving you, but they happen so often that they feel like the universal truth, this is the simple redirection you can practice that will change your entire life.


    Learn what the trick of thought interruption entails and a specific example of it in practice. Hear why it’s worth starting with a thought that doesn’t bring up a ton of heavy emotion, and how, once you master this skill, you’ll be able to use it with your clients in your coaching sessions.


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    18 June 2024, 5:00 am
  • 27 minutes 45 seconds
    189. How to Get Your Genius Out into the World

    Whether you're working on a new project in your coaching business, or you're helping your clients keep themselves on track with projects in their coaching practices, this episode is for you. This isn't about just finishing a project, but it's about embracing the clarity and growth available when you truly apply yourself to making your project the best it could possibly be for your clients.


    Discover why having a specific project you're working towards in your coaching business changes literally everything. I discuss why it doesn't matter how your project starts out, or even how it finishes, but you'll learn how overcoming the challenges you'll face along the way allows you to grow as a coach and create truly phenomenal results for your clients.


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    11 June 2024, 5:00 am
  • 31 minutes 52 seconds
    188. Processing Emotions: The What, Why, and How

    When big emotions come up for us, we often tell ourselves something along the lines of, “I don’t have time for this,” especially if it happens out in public or around other people. It might present as heaviness or tightness in your chest, a catching in your throat, or that feeling that you’ll cry if someone just glances your way. The truth is the emotion will bubble up and spill over into your life if you don’t address it, and that’s why I’m guiding you through this process today.


    Learn what processing emotions means, and how practicing it creates self-awareness, self-trust, and self-safety. I’m showing you what processing emotions might look like in real time, my favorite, simplest way to process my emotions, and how you can help your clients navigate their big emotions. 


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    4 June 2024, 5:00 am
  • 25 minutes 18 seconds
    187. When Saying ‘Nope’ Feels Bad

    It may feel great to you to opt out of doing certain things. For me, this list includes cold plunges and scheduling early morning meetings. However, what do you do when you say you don’t want to do something, but you want the result it could create for you? This is the piece most people aren’t willing to dig into, and I’m showing you how to start today.


    Discover what to do when you want a particular result but experience resistance to the activity, method, or strategy. Learn what happens when you’re unwilling to explore your reasons, why we tend to stay steadfast in our unwillingness, and one question to help you start the exploration process.


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    28 May 2024, 5:00 am
  • 31 minutes 33 seconds
    186. The Coach’s Guide to Protecting Your Energy

    How do you manage your energy in your coaching practice? I often talk about tips for improving your coaching skills, but this week's episode is focused a little more on the practicalities of actually running your coaching practice. Of course, your energy ultimately affects how you show up as a coach, so it's really a vital lesson in coaching skills too.


    Discover why sometimes you're on and sometimes you're just off. Learn why it's not always your thoughts that are responsible for your lack of energy, why it's vital to have a contingency plan for when your energy is feeling off, and I'll give you tips you can implement right now so you can keep showing up the way you want to in your coaching practice.


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    21 May 2024, 5:00 am
  • 10 minutes 59 seconds
    185. One Question to Future-Proof Your Business

    If you find yourself saying, “It’s not working,” whether in relation to trying various things to get your business gaining momentum, or in relation to something that was previously successful in your business that has now stopped working, this episode is for you. There’s one powerful but uncomfortable question you must ask yourself in this situation, and I’m offering it to you in this episode.


    Learn one question that will help you make the necessary pivots or changes your business needs. Hear the importance of learning to evolve as an entrepreneur, how you might be unwittingly ignoring the issues you’re facing, and how to come up with a new plan if what you’re currently doing isn’t working. 


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    14 May 2024, 5:00 am
  • 33 minutes 7 seconds
    184. How to Help Your Over-Strategizing Clients (Part 3)

    Over the past two episodes, we’ve discussed how to help your overthinking clients, and how to serve your clients when they’re stuck in a place of over-feeling. This week, we’re expanding on this series by exploring how to help your clients who are over-strategizing, taking all the action, and not getting the results they want.


    Discover how to help your over-strategizing, over-actioning clients. Learn how to identify when your client is over-strategizing in an unhelpful way, and I’m giving you coaching tips to help you redirect your clients toward a more productive approach.


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    7 May 2024, 5:00 am
  • 35 minutes 25 seconds
    183. How to Help Your Over-Feeling Clients (Part 2)

    Last week, I showed you how to help your overthinking clients when they get stuck in unhelpful thought patterns. This week, I’m diving into the second part of this series, sharing how you can show up for your clients when they’re spinning in their feelings but they aren’t aware they’re doing it.


    Learn how to identify when your client is stuck in their feelings, and I'll show you how to get your clients out of that place when it isn’t serving them, so they can begin to move forward and ultimately start feeling better.


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    30 April 2024, 5:00 am
  • 30 minutes 39 seconds
    182. How to Help Your Overthinking Clients (Part 1)

    What do you do when you have clients who get stuck in overthinking? When your client is in their own head, as if they could sit around and get lost thinking about things forever, they might perceive this as a good thing. Sure, thinking is important. However, it presents a huge challenge for you as a coach when your clients are stuck in overthinking, and they’re not even aware of it.


    Tune in this week to discover how to help your overthinking clients. I share how to spot whether your client’s line of thinking is serving them, and you’ll learn how to work together with your clients to help them slow down their overthinking and start taking action instead.


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    23 April 2024, 5:00 am
  • 28 minutes 23 seconds
    181. Become a Better Coach with One Simple Question

    How do you really feel while coaching your clients? This question matters far more than you might currently realize. I'd say it's actually one of the most important things you can ask yourself. It's a simple question, but if I could share just one thing with you, it would be why this question has a massive impact on how you show up for your clients and yourself in your coaching practice.


    Discover why some of the emotions that come up are really not serving you, and why you might not have realized this before. I’m sharing how to get clear on how you’re feeling when you’re on your calls, how these emotions are affecting how you show up as a coach, and what you can do to address and fix them.


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    16 April 2024, 5:00 am
  • 53 minutes 35 seconds
    180. A Genius Solution for a Lack of Motivation with Jennifer Dent Brown

    Jennifer Dent Brown is a health, life, and weight-loss coach and she's here to share what she calls the F-It Strategy for dealing with those moments where you have a goal you know you want to work towards, but you’re just not feeling it, your motivation has dropped, and you don’t know how to deal with it.


    Tune in this week to discover how to deal with a lack of motivation. Jennifer Dent Brown shares how to create anchor thoughts that ground you during your F-It moments, and you’ll learn how to prepare ahead of time for those inevitable occasions when you’re not feeling motivated to take action toward your goals without needing to go back to square one.


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    9 April 2024, 5:00 am
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