YouMap® with AllegraSep 16, 2020
"It just feels like the missing puzzle piece to my coaching has been put into place" -- a conversation with YouMap® certified coach Nicholle Chandler
Listen to Nicholle's story to learn more about her coaching journey, the collection of tools she has in her toolbox, the clients she loves working with, and what's shifted - both for her clients and in her coaching practice - as a result of getting certified in YouMap®.
To connect with Nicholle:
What is YouMap® and how to get one
In this episode I share a bit more about the four pillars of YouMap, what the assessment is like, and three ways you can get your hands on YOUR YouMap.
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Why Strengths, Values, Skills and Personality Based Interests are so foundational to our coaching
Welcome to YouMap® with Allegra!
The name may have changed but the spirit and host remain the same! After years of being The Niching Compass, we've got a new name, refreshed cover art, and a ton of new ideas to share.
Listen in for a quick hello and update and be sure to subscribe -- new episodes coming soon.
To learn more about Allegra visit www.youmapwithallegra.com
10 Questions for YouMap® Coaches: Anne-Marcelle Kouamé
Anne-Marcelle Kouamé is the founder of baesphere.com and is on a mission to deliver career confidence to Gen Z anime fans.
Get certified to use YouMap® in your own coaching practice: www.youmapwithallegra.com
10 Questions for YouMap® Coaches: Gina Riley
Gina Riley is a career transition coach who helps leaders and executives customize their career story to land high impact jobs so they can create a legacy.
Learn more about Gina and her CareerVelocity System here: https://ginarileyconsulting.com/
Get certified to use YouMap® in your own practice: youmapwithallegra.com
10 Questions for YouMap® Coaches: Julie Wyckoff
Julie has over 20 years of experience as Career Counselor and Resume Writer. She provides strengths-based assessments, customized career storytelling, and high ROI job search strategies for professionals who want to attract new opportunities and bolster their visibility.
Learn more about Julie here: https://www.customcareersolutions.com/
Get certified to use YouMap® in your own practice: youmapwithallegra.com
10 Questions for YouMap® Coaches: Victoria Volk
Welcome to the first interview in the 10 Questions for YouMap® for Coaches series. My goal in hosting these conversations is to highlight the work of my fellow YouMap® Coaches and give other coaches and people leaders who might be curious about using YouMap® in their own work a glimpse behind the scenes.
To learn more about Victoria visit https://www.theunleashedheart.com/
To get on the notification list for an upcoming YouMap® Training visit www.youmapwithallegra.com
Back in 2019 I was certified to use a tool called YouMap® in my coaching practice and it totally transformed my work.
3 1/2 years later I'm thrilled to announce that I'm becoming a YouMap® Master Trainer and will be certifying OTHER coaches to use this tool in their practice starting later this year.
I'm so excited about this next step I'm taking in my own journey and hope you'll come with me!
To learn more and stay in the loop visit www.youmapwithallegra.com
Spontaneous micro-episode - a Voxer message I sent another coach today
On Pricing your Coaching and Handling Price Objections
Practicing handling pricing objections is an essential skill for any coaching wanting to run their own gig. I hope these ideas help you navigate those conversations more confidently and creatively.
Email me with your insights and follow up questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
OR Vox me: @allegrastein
Join Misfit to Maverick to get some help taking action and practicing your own work: www.allegrastein.com/m2m
Having a hard time "finding a problem you want to solve?" Consider this alternative.
"Find a problem you want to solve" is good marketing advice, yes, but what if you're a coach who isn't lit up (yet) but a particular problem and instead wants to cast a wider net? Consider the alternative: Create an experience you want to invite people to.
Come say hi: www.allegrastein.com/connect
A Conversation with Robbie Swale
How to describe your coaching to others when you're still in a phase of experimenting, testing, playing, pivoting, and discovery!
Today's episode was inspired by a client of mine who asked, "so how do I tell people what they're going to get when they sign up for my email list?" ----- when she's in a super dynamic and exciting period of testing, discovery, growth, and change!
I took this question - about how to marry creativity/freedom/experimentation/play with the consistency and clear messaging we're craving on the business side - to my colleagues and advisors. What emerged are four insights shared in today's episode.
Reach out any time: www.allegrastein.com/contact
Check out Misfit to Maverick: www.misfittomaverick.com
You're invited to FebuShary!!
FebuShary is members-only experiment we'll be running in the Misfit to Maverick coaching community starting February 1. If you've been itching to start shining your light and sharing your work, this is the place to be.
To join visit www.misfittomaverick.com
Vox @ Allegra Stein or email me (email@example.com) with any questions
MicroEpisode: Training as a coach vs practicing coaching
The critical difference between getting trained in something and practicing that thing.
With thanks to Seth Godin for the inspiration.
Thoughts? Reflections? Questions? Vox me @ Allegra Stein
An idea for your very first project as a new (or burned out!) coach
What if your first project wasn't to build a website, design an offer, or create a client?
What if, instead, it was simply to start talking to people?
email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Voxer: @ Allegra Stein
Become a coaching Maverick: www.misfittomaverick.com
Redefining "niche" in the land of coaching
The first step when talking about "niche" is to agree on how to define it. In this episode I share a recent evolution in my own thinking about "niche", inspired by a lovely listener email from a few weeks ago. I hope these insights help loosen the niche-chains you may have been feeling bound by.
Let me know your thoughts!
Vox me: @ Allegra Stein
Finding the audience that wants to experiment with you
You don't need to have everything figured out before you start talking to others about your work. In fact, there's a whole sea of people out there who love to try things out and are totally cool with - and love ! - the messy middle.
Send a note any time: email@example.com
Vox me @ Allegra Stein
Join the email community at allegrastein.com
What is Coaching? Insight #3 - An Empty Box
"What is Coaching?": Insight #2
What did you hear in this? What do you want to remember?
Take a moment to share your thoughts: firstname.lastname@example.org
"What is Coaching?": Insight #1
What did you hear? What do you want to remember? Write and let me know! email@example.com
Allegra's Take: "how can I bring a more Maverick-y me to my messaging??"
Microepisode: have you put too many constraints on yourself?
A microepisode: Action doesn't have to be Massive to have Meaning
Two Categories of Coaching Experiments
If you're itching to take some action in your practice but don't know where to start, consider these two main categories of coaching experiments you can start playing with.
email me your thoughts! firstname.lastname@example.org
Join my email community: www.allegrastein.com
Send me a voice note: https://anchor.fm/thenichingcompass/message
How willing are you to suck at this whole coaching thing for a bit?
The Coaching Industrial Complex puts so much pressure on new coaches to be GOOD and SUCCESSFUL right away, and subtly (or not so subtly) reinforces the idea that if we're not "succeeding" it must be because there's something wrong with US, not with the industry we're swimming in.
But what if you were willing to let it be messy, imperfect, and to make a lot of mistakes on your way towards figuring out who you are as a coach and what your work is going to look like over the long haul? What if the path towards mastery involves a ton of practice, "failure", and learning along the way?
Are you willing to be a beginner for as long as it takes until you're not? Are you willing to prioritize learning over any particular result, to be bad at something until you're good at it? What would it be like if you stopped punishing yourself for not having it all figured out? All of this, plus what coaching has to do with Poker, in today's episode.
Send me a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thenichingcompass/message
Learn more about Allegra: www.allegrastein.com
Finding that sweet spot between your gifts and "what good coaches do"
I am so excited to be back and sharing this idea with you today -- if you've at felt a conflict between your natural gifts and what you think "good coaches do" or "good coaching is", this one is for you. What if, in fact, your best coaching emerges out of you celebrating, embracing, and highlighting YOUR greatest gifts, talents, and strengths? Listen on!
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4 Ways to engage with Clubhouse (if you want to)
I've been keeping my mind open around how I might engage with Clubhouse over this past month and wanted to share 4 ways you could approach it (should you choose!)
If you end up exploring, come find me @allegrastein and join one of my upcoming rooms. It's a grand experiment, everyone - let's play.
Turning the mic over to the amazing coaches I've worked with in 2020!
Learn more about the coaches:
Jeanne Savelle - https://www.facebook.com/jyslifecoach
Laura Kalister - https://www.instagram.com/laurakalistercoaching/
Krista Overly - https://www.instagram.com/kristaoverly/
Linda Heinsohn - https://www.lindaheinsohn.com/
Sheryl Turner - https://sherylturnercoaching.com/
Nancy Dawdy - https://www.restoringhopeandjoy.com/
Marta Regalado - https://www.instagram.com/martaregaladocoach/
Andrea Johnson - https://www.theintentionaloptimist.com/
Normal Frahn - https://www.normafrahncoaching.com/
Heather Fillmore - https://www.heatherfillmorecoaching.com/
Julie Jones - https://thejuliejones.com/
Leeny Hoffman - https://www.empoweredlivingstl.com/
Lee McCraw-Leavitt - https://www.instagram.com/leemclart/
Karen Bierdeman - email@example.com
Itazamarie Chevere-Torres - https://www.instagram.com/stemcareer_laboratory_coach/
Jill Rosenau - www.pathweighs2possibility.com
Karen Retardo - https://www.instagram.com/heartcenteredholisticcoach/
Penny Gambill - https://www.facebook.com/pennygambillcoaching
Marianne McCourt - https://www.facebook.com/marianne.mccourt
Catherine Ferguson - https://www.instagram.com/cat.ferg/
Lisa Schwartz - https://www.instagram.com/lisa_your_vegan_coach/
Ali Terry - www.firmlyfounded.com
Amy Bellis - https://www.instagram.com/chubbygoatfarmhouse/
Love to you all --- Allegra
Coaching Experiences - Container or Content?
When you consider what coaching experiences you could create, are you more inspired by the Content or the Container?
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RELEASE THE NICHE (aka A Niche Bonfire)
This one is for all of my fellow coaches who are totally over "niching" and "picking a niche" and all of that niche-business.
email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
get on the list for upcoming free classes: www.allegrastein.com
check out Misfit to Maverick: www.allegrastein.com/misfit-to-maverick
Redefining "Coaching Practice"
Why "create my next paying client" isn't a Small Win
In today's episode I talk about how "create my next paying client" is actually the result of lots of smaller practices.
Please email any thoughts or reflections to email@example.com
And check out Misfit to Maverick at www.misfittomaverick.com
My take on How to Create your First Paying Coaching Client
The Coaching Industrial Complex
Interview with Kristin Sherry, creator of YouMap®
Listen and learn during this Master Class as Kristin Sherry, creator of YouMap®, shares her wisdom and insight around why understanding your Strengths, Values, Skills and personality based Interests is so important in our work as coaches.
To learn more about Kristin and YouMap® visit www.myyoumap.com
Questions? Email Allegra - firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out Misfit to Maverick - www.misfittomaverick.om
A microepisode - Bakers bake. Tennis players play. Runners run. Coaches....have conversations.
How many conversations do you have on your calendar?
"I want to coach! Where do I start???"
In today's episode I answer a question sent to me by an awesome human who wants to begin coaching -- "where do I start???"
Send me your thoughts, reflections, and questions: email@example.com
Get on the waitlist for Misfit to Maverick here.
Turning ideas into coaching offers - an interview with Your Camp Counselor, Kari Howe
Learn how coach Kari Howe went from idea --> offer with Idea Camp.
Get on the early bird notification list for Misfit to Maverick here.
A Mini Rant: You don't need to master FB Marketing to start coaching
Coaching vs. Everything But Coaching (EBC)
Are you spending most of your time Coaching or in the land of Everything But Coaching (EBC)? In today's episode I aim to flip the script and invite you to give a good look at what part of your work you're giving the most attention to.
Send me your insights and questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn more about Misfit to Maverick: allegra-stein.ck.page/collective-1
Want to reach your ideal clients? Use Coffee Talk instead of Coach Speak.
I see amazing coaches describing their work using coach speak all the time. I think every coach has done this, myself included. The way to reach your people, though, is to use THEIR words (coffee talk speak!), not yours.
Interview with Niching Compass alumni Penny Gambill!
Coach Penny Gambill joins me today to talk about her work supporting women who are ready to reclaim control over their lingering drinking habits and reach their health goals. She shares not only the various ways understanding her YouMap helped her build confidence in and communicate her unique coaching gifts, but also the unique way she chose to start shining her light and working with clients WITHOUT having to build a website.
To learn more about and follow Penny visit her business page here.
A microepisode - Stop Asking Coaches for Feedback
The Conversation Project --- a total gamechanger.
Unless coaches are your target market, stop asking them what they think of your offfer/website/freebie. Ask the people that you want to help DIRECTLY. A Conversation Project will give you help you do this.
I challenge you to have 30 coaching conversations with 30 different people (within whatever market you might be considering!) to learn more about what they need, want, dream about, what problems they have and how they explain their lives in their own words. Notice what you're inspired by, drawn to, and what you can create with your coaching tools in response to what you learn.
You can say yes, no, or renegotiate.
Keep me posted: email@example.com
Check out my updated website! allegrastein.com
Want to know more about the Niching Compass? Learn more and schedule a Discovery Call here: allegrastein.com/niching-compass
5 Tips (not rules!) for Coaching Discovery Calls
Sharing a bit of my philosophy and approach to Discovery Calls through 5 "tips". This is by no means a rulebook or set of steps for everyone to follow - take what feels right, leave on the table what you know isn't meant for you.
1. Explore Fit
2. Be of service
3. Let them talk.
4. Assess alignment.
5. Leave details until the end.
Bonus #6. Test the Yes.
To learn about Allegra and Misfit to Maverick visit www.allegrastein.com
Clearing out a financial systems roadblock: An Interview with STEM Career Coach Itzamarie Chevere Torres
What if the one thing you think is holding you back from taking action in your coaching work could be cleared up by committing to just a few simple mico-actions? Itzamarie Chevere Torres shares her story about how a year+ long roadblock was cleared out in just a few simple steps.
Find and follow Itzamarie on Instagram here.
Learn about bookkeeping strategist Stephanie Cleary here.
A suggested (though by no means exhaustive!) list of racial history, justice and anti-racism resources:
The Warmth of Other Suns - Isabel Wilkerson
Me and White Supremacy - Layla Saad
Stamped from the Beginning - Ibram X. Kendi
My Grandmother's Hands - Resmaa Menakem
How to be an Anti Racist - Ibram X. Kendi
For book suggestions and conversation - The Stacks
Also exploring Cultural Somatics via Tada Hozumi
What I mean by "align to your work preferences"
In today's episode I give a quick overview of what I mean by "work preferences" and why they're so important to know and be intentional about when crafting your coaching practice.
To receive invites to the upcoming free classes be sure to sign up at www.allegrastein.com
Sunday MicroEpisode - Coach in a Hoodie, my symbol of rebellion
What's your metaphorical "hoodie"?
Let me know: firstname.lastname@example.org