Thursday, April 23, 2009

NEW Podcast: Are You Ready to Work with a Coach?

Did you know that individuals who engage in a coaching relationship can expect to experience:

  • fresh perspectives on personal challenges and opportunities,
  • enhanced thinking and decision making skills,
  • enhanced interpersonal effectiveness, and
  • increased confidence in carrying out their chosen work and life roles

These benefits have been identified by the International Coach Federation.

To give you even more perspective on this topic, I'm delighted to share with you a NEW podcast called: Are You Ready to Work with a Coach? It's a conversation between me (founder and Head Coach of InStep Consulting LLC) and Andrea Bradford. Andrea is also a seasoned executive coach and career management professional who helps clients value their personal strengths and define their professional goals.

In the podcast, Andrea and I discuss the benefits of working with a coach to help achieve your personal and professional goals. We also share thoughts on how you can ready yourself to get the best results from a coaching relationship. If you've ever considered hiring a coach, you'll definitely get some insights from this podcast.

After you've listened to the podcast, let me know your thoughts and if you'd like to learn more about our coaching programs. You can "tweet me" on Twitter - just search for Coach Colette. Or, you can complete our Contact Form to arrange a FREE introductory call to discover if coaching with InStep is right for YOU!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Coach Colette on Career Communique Radio, 4/19 6PM EDT

Are you looking for tips on how to showcase your accomplishments in an interview or performance review meeting, present yourself with confidence at professional networking events or gain recognition in your company or industry?

Blog Talk Radio is hosting What’s Your WOW! Factor? featuring me on Sunday, April 19, 2009 from 6pm to 6:30pm EDT. Join Annemarie Cross and Keith Keller of Career Communiqué Radio as they interview me LIVE all the way from Australia!

I'll be discussing how to leverage your strengths and create a buzz about your accomplishments, and how you can position yourself for new opportunities to achieve your career and professional goals.

If you have any questions you would like answered BEFORE the show, leave a message on the Competent Advantage message line at: (214) 615-6505, ext. 6717 OR you can tweet the coach on Twitter at:

During the show, the live chat feature will be operational on Career Communiqué Radio; alternatively you can ring in live and share your question/comment with Annemarie, Keith & I on: (914) 338 0714.

And, remember to pop across and join us at our InStep Consulting Fan page on Facebook: Looking forward to chatting with you on Sunday!

Monday, April 13, 2009

NEW Podcast: Are You Too Proud (or Shy) to Brag?

I'm proud to share with you a podcast in which I was interviewed by Stacey Shipman for her Back to Your Senses show.

In this podcast, I share practical answers to frequently asked questions about self-promotion:

  • What is your WOW! Factor? How/when can you share it?
  • Why is it important for both business owners and career professionals to create a buzz about your accomplishments?
  • What are effective ways to self-promote without appearing “pushy” or “arrogant”?
This last point is particularly relevant given our current situation - I'd argue that now is NOT the time for you to be bashful about highlighting how you can add value to a prospective employer or new client. While self-promotion can sometimes be a challenge, I provide simple steps you can take TODAY to start promoting not only yourself but your values as well.

And, I've renewed my 140-character pitch challenge to all of my listeners and readers. Whether you are a job seeker or business owner, tips in this podcast will help you network and promote yourself to success!

After you listen to the podcast, please share your comments and feedback. You can tweet me on Twitter or share your 140-character pitch here on the blog.

Coach Colette Wants to Hear from YOU!

At InStep Consulting, you know you can expect an honest, responsive partner in your growth and success. We want to help you achieve sustainable results! So, we've created a message line to capture your questions, comments, challenges and success stories.

Give us a call at: (214) 615-6505 ext 6717 to share a success story, or request a topic for a podcast or blog article.

Since the rules of the game are in constant flux, this spring I’ll be hosting a NEW podcast series called InSide the HR Studio to provide an insiders perspective on career transition and offer relevant tips on how achieve sustainable results in today’s workplace. These shows will feature conversations with today's leading HR professionals.

If you'd like to have YOUR question answered on the air, call us at: (214) 615-6505 ext 6717.

You can remain anonymous; however, we'll be offering a SPECIAL GIFT to callers who leave their email at the end of their recorded message. I look forward to hearing from YOU! :)