Often the answer to a terrible problem is simple, cheap and right under your nose.
Every good coach knows this. It's partly why what we do is so valued and in demand.
I've been on a mission to train as many coaches as possible for the last year and a half. Coaches play an integral role in the new market that is evolving in the world. They help leaders find simple solutions to nasty problems. That's so important.
By making coach training free and asking coaches to contribute to a worthy cause, we've been able to train hundreds of people in simple coaching skills that are enormously powerful and easy to implement right away. In so doing, we've raised thousands of dollars for the Campaign for Tibet, Habitat for Humanity, the Center for Spiritual Living and the Hunger Site - Right now, we're raising money for Plumpy Nut.
What's Plumpy Nut? A miracle food made out of stuff you have in your kitchen cabinet. About $25 worth can save the life of a starving child. Who wouldn't spend $25 to save a dying baby?
That's what I thought.
If coaching appeals to you or if saving babies with food that's easy to make, transport, store and digest seems like a great idea, then you might want to join us for the Coaching Groundwork/Coaching for Plumpy Nut 4-day telecourse coming up November 30th to December 3rd. Yes, it's recorded so you can listen, even if you have to miss a class. Everyone who participates will also get some sweet deals on further coach training, if they want it.
Anyone who contributes $100USD or more will be added to our Coaching Super Heroes page, with a nice link back to your website. You can also contribute, even if you don't want the training.
The holiday season might seem like a crazy time to start your coach training, or it might be the perfect season - just in time for 2009 tax deductions. Taking care of yourself and your money is the first step to having more to give.