Coaching Business Spotlight - A Big Conversation of Soul and Strategy

Kat Knecht

Welcome to Coaching Business Spotlight, the podcast that combines the excitement of a fun and inspiring conversation with the practicality of proven business strategies. If you're a coach looking to not only elevate your business but also nurture your own personal growth, you're in the right place.

Hosted by Kat Knecht, a successful coach and author of the best-selling book "Evolve Your Coaching Business," this podcast is your go-to source for insightful discussions, enlightening stories, and actionable tips that will help you flourish in the coaching industry.

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Joonyoung Kim - The Art of Coaching Across Cultures | Ep #18
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Joonyoung Kim - The Art of Coaching Across Cultures | Ep #18
In this episode of the Coaching Business Spotlight, host Kat Knecht explores the global landscape of coaching with her guest, Joonyoung Kim, a productivity and leadership coach based in Korea. The episode focuses on how coaching transcends cultural boundaries, focusing on universal coaching themes and the unique challenges and opportunities presented by different cultural contexts. Joon shares her journey from diverse educational roles to her current focus on enhancing productivity and leadership across Asia, emphasizing the personalized impact of coaching.Joon discusses her partnership with various leadership development firms and her role as a translator for the Co-Active Training Institute's workshops. This role not only amplifies her understanding of coaching dynamics but also places her at the intersection of language and cultural interpretation, enriching her coaching practice. The conversation also highlights the evolving role of coaching in Korea, where traditional values are gradually integrating with individualistic coaching approaches to foster personal and professional growth.In this episode, Kat and Joon talk about:Joon's unique journey into coaching, highlighting her transition from education and training roles to focusing on leadership and productivity coaching.The role of cultural context in coaching, examining how coaching strategies are adapted across different cultures while maintaining core principles.Joon's partnership with leadership development firms and her work with the Leadership Circle to foster authentic corporate leadership in Asia.The challenges and rewards of translating coaching workshops in real-time, enhancing the accessibility and impact of coaching education in Korea.The growth of coaching in Korean culture, where traditional communal values are slowly blending with the individual-centric approach of coaching.Joon's approach to coaching women leaders in Korea, addressing cultural norms and gender roles to empower personal and professional change.The significance of personal transformation in coaching, discussed through the lens of cultural differences and individual coaching experiences.Insights on the essential qualities for coaches, such as commitment to the profession, passion for coaching, and the entrepreneurial spirit necessary for success.The impact of coaching on personal and societal change, emphasizing the role of coaching in fostering individual growth that contributes to cultural shifts.Strategies for coaches to succeed in diverse environments, offering tips on how to navigate cultural nuances and leverage them to enhance coaching effectiveness.Joonyoung Kim, CPCC, PCC, is a productivity & leadership coach based in Korea. She runs a private coaching program called Redesign Productivity, through which she helps women leaders and entrepreneurs cultivate resonant productivity, the ability to set free from the mindless autopilot mode and prioritize their time and energy on what brings joy without compromising their life and business goals. In addition, she partners with various leadership development firms like EZRA Coaching and Leadership Circle to cultivate authentic and creative corporate leaders across Asia. Trained and certified by Co-Active Training Institute & Leadership Circle, her whole-person approach aims to drive clarity, priority, an Kat's book: Evolve Your Coaching BusinessGet the full show notes and more information here: https://souldrivensuccess.com/podcast/Please click the button to subscribe so you don't miss any episodes and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you!© 2023 - 2024 Kat Knecht / Soul Driven Success
Jenny Davidson-Goldbronn - Inner Work, Outer Success | Ep #17
May 2 2024
Jenny Davidson-Goldbronn - Inner Work, Outer Success | Ep #17
In this enlightening episode of the Coaching Business Spotlight, Kat and guest Jenny Davidson-Goldbronn explore the profound interplay between soul-driven strategies and business success in the coaching industry. They delve into the importance of maintaining a personal connection to one’s values and vision while navigating the challenges of growing a coaching business. Kat introduces the "Soul Search Process," a transformative tool designed to align coaches with their deepest intentions, and Jenny, a seasoned leader in the philanthropic sector, shares her journey and insights on using this method to foster both personal and professional growth.In this episode, Kat and Jenny talk about:The critical role of mindset in achieving success, emphasizing the need for coaches to engage in their own mindset work to avoid blocks and maintain inspiration.The "Soul Search Process," a unique coaching tool aimed at helping coaches stay aligned with their aspirations and overcome internal barriers.Jenny’s extensive experience in leadership coaching, particularly in healthcare, education, human rights, and arts, and how it informs her approach to strategic and empathetic coaching.The importance of authenticity and bravery in coaching.Exploration of the "crucible moments" that shape a coach’s ability to serve effectively, and the transformative power of overcoming personal challenges.The balance between inner work and outward action, emphasizing that continual personal development is essential for effective coaching.Jenny’s current retreat project as part of her coaching program, which aims to provide a safe space for development leaders to explore and grow from their foundational experiences.A live demonstration of the Soul Search Process, illustrating its application and effectiveness in real-time coaching scenarios.With 25 years in the nonprofit sector, Jenny Davidson-Goldbronn, MA, ACC, is a valued leadership coach, fundraiser, facilitator, and organizational strategist whose success is grounded in a life-long commitment to mission-driven work. She is known for her authenticity, a unique blend of humility, courage, and humor that puts the individuals and teams with whom she works at ease.In 2014, Jenny launched Davi-Gold LLC, a Los Angeles-based, national-in-scope leadership coaching and consulting firm serving the philanthropic sector. Ranging from startups to University systems, Jenny’s clients cross disciplines with special expertise in healthcare, higher education, human rights, and arts & culture.Prior to launching her firm, Jenny held fundraising leadership roles at organizations including Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, UCLA, AIDS Project Los Angeles, and Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles.Jenny holds a BA in Sociology from Brandeis University and a Masters in Psychology from Pepperdine University. She is an ICF-certified Executive Coach.Grounded in her lived experience, Jenny has a strong commitment to the LGBTQ+ community as consultant, coach, and mentor. She lives with her wife in Studio City, California. When not working, she enjoys painting, baking, writing, and taking walks with their ridiculously adorable dog Chloe.Resources mentioned in this episode:Jenny's website: https://www.davigoldllc.com/Jen Kat's book: Evolve Your Coaching BusinessGet the full show notes and more information here: https://souldrivensuccess.com/podcast/Please click the button to subscribe so you don't miss any episodes and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you!© 2023 - 2024 Kat Knecht / Soul Driven Success
Kat Knecht - Navigating the Transition to Full-Time Coaching | Ep #16
Apr 18 2024
Kat Knecht - Navigating the Transition to Full-Time Coaching | Ep #16
In this insightful episode, Kat Knecht explores a pivotal question for many aspiring and established coaches alike: "When do you quit your day job?" This question is not just about making a career transition into coaching, but about understanding the delicate balance between strategic planning and following one's soulful aspirations. Through personal anecdotes and a wealth of experience in coaching and business development, Kat examines the myriad aspects involved in making such a life-altering decision. The conversation is rich with considerations about training, certification, and the entrepreneurial spirit needed to succeed in the coaching profession.Kat shares her own journey from feeling trapped in a "soul-sucking" job to embracing a fulfilling career in coaching. She emphasizes the importance of thoughtful planning, embracing personal growth, and making strategic decisions that align with one's soul and professional goals. The episode is a blend of practical advice and inspirational stories, aimed at guiding coaches at various stages of their career paths towards mindful and successful transitions.In this episode, Kat talks about:The critical moment for coaches to consider quitting their day job and fully embracing coaching as a career.The balance between being bold and being reckless in making career transitions.The importance of training and certification in the coaching profession, and whether it should precede or follow the initiation of a coaching business.Personal anecdote of transitioning from a demanding job at the postal service to a fulfilling career in coaching.Strategic moves made to facilitate the transition, including selling a house and cutting expenses to fund the dream of a coaching business.The necessity of personal sacrifices and family support in pursuing one's coaching aspirations.The benefits of part-time gigs or jobs related to coaching to gain experience and financial stability during the transition.The perspective shift needed to view coaching not just as a practice but as a profession that requires a business mindset.Insights into the gradual process of building a successful coaching business, including setting realistic timelines and expectations.Encouragement for coaches to join supportive communities, like the "Soul Driven Success Coaching Community," to connect with like-minded individuals and resources.Resources mentioned in this episode:The (free) Soul Driven Success Community for CoachesKat's website: https://souldrivensuccess.com/Kat's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kat-knecht/Kat's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SoulDrivenSuccess Kat's book: Evolve Your Coaching BusinessGet the full show notes and more information here: https://souldrivensuccess.com/podcast/Please click the button to subscribe so you don't miss any episodes and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you!© 2023 - 2024 Kat Knecht / Soul Driven Success
Kat Knecht - Soulful Strategies in Marketing for Coaches | Ep #15
Apr 4 2024
Kat Knecht - Soulful Strategies in Marketing for Coaches | Ep #15
In this episode of the Coaching Business Spotlight Show, host Kat Knecht dives deep into the art of marketing within the coaching business, but with a twist. She emphasizes that marketing doesn't have to be transactional or manipulative; instead, it can be a soulful and inspiring process that connects you with your passions, utilizes your strengths, and ultimately helps you convey your message effectively to your audience. Through personal anecdotes and thought-provoking questions, Kat explores what makes marketing both easy and impactful, and how aligning it with your core values and passions can lead to genuine connections and success in your coaching business.Kat shares her journey and the pivotal moments that shaped her approach to business and marketing. From her early experiences of overcoming challenges with dysgraphia to harnessing her innate talents for storytelling and connecting with others, she illustrates how personal struggles and strengths can inform and enhance one's marketing strategy. This episode is rich with actionable insights and encourages coaches to explore their own stories and passions to create marketing that resonates deeply with their target audience.In this episode, Kat talks about:Marketing in coaching should be inspiring, connecting you with your passions and strengths.The importance of storytelling in marketing to create relatable and engaging content.The significance of understanding who you are and what you're passionate about in shaping your marketing strategies.Identifying and serving your niche effectively to make your marketing more impactful.Leveraging personal experiences and strengths to craft unique and authentic marketing messages.The role of curiosity and creativity in overcoming challenges and finding unique solutions in business and marketing.The concept of "front porch marketing" and the power of personal connections and community engagement.The importance of being tactical in your approach, yet staying true to your core values and what excites you.Utilizing a mix of strategies and mediums, like storytelling, writing, speaking, and engaging directly with potential clients, to broaden your marketing reach.Resources mentioned in this episode:Kat's upcoming workshop "Evolve Your Coaching Business & Activate Your Marketing" aimed at helping coaches with their marketing mindset, message, and market engagement strategies. Free to Soul Driven Success Community Members: https://souldrivensuccess.com/membership/Kat's Website: https://souldrivensuccess.com/Soul Driven Success Community: https://souldrivensuccess.com/membership/Kat's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kat-knechtKat's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SoulDrivenSuccess Kat's book: Evolve Your Coaching BusinessGet the full show notes and more information here: https://souldrivensuccess.com/podcast/Please click the button to subscribe so you don't miss any episodes and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you!© 2023 - 2024 Kat Knecht / Soul Driven Success
Rodric Lenhart - "Right Map, Wrong Mountain" | Ep #14
Mar 21 2024
Rodric Lenhart - "Right Map, Wrong Mountain" | Ep #14
In this insightful episode, Kat Knecht sits down with Rodric Lenhart, a serial entrepreneur turned coach, to explore his transformative journey from entrepreneurship to coaching. Rodric shares his compelling story, starting from his humble beginnings selling golf balls and candy to fund his childhood desires, to establishing multiple successful businesses. His narrative takes a deeper dive when he discusses the realization of being on the "wrong mountain," despite achieving conventional success, leading him to a path of self-discovery and alignment with his true passions.The conversation delves into the intricacies of building a coaching business from a place of authenticity and service. Rodric's approach to coaching is deeply rooted in his entrepreneurial experiences and personal growth journey. He emphasizes the importance of identifying one's 'why' and how it can drive success and fulfillment. The episode is a treasure trove of insights for coaches and entrepreneurs alike, looking to navigate their paths with purpose and passion.In this episode, Kat and Rodric talk about:Transitioning from owning multiple businesses to recognizing the lack of fulfillment despite financial success.The concept of "right map, wrong mountain," highlighting the importance of pursuing a path aligned with one's values and passions.The decision to start a coaching business rooted in a desire to share accumulated wisdom and make a meaningful impact.The significance of defining personal success beyond monetary gains, emphasizing freedom, personal values, and lifestyle choices.Challenges faced in transitioning from brick-and-mortar businesses to a global coaching platform, particularly in mastering digital marketing.The role of a strong 'why' in overcoming obstacles and staying motivated, illustrated through Rodric's commitment to his foundation and goal to impact a million entrepreneurs.Insights into the importance of tactical execution in coaching, such as focusing on immediate actionable steps and avoiding distractions.Rodric's advice on maintaining clarity and direction by regularly assessing whether current actions align with broader goals.Rodric Lenhart is a coach, author, speaker, world traveler, coffee connoisseur, classic car aficionado, space nerd, entrepreneur, and Foo Fighter fan -- not necessarily in that order. By sharing his humble life experience, he aims to positively influence others to do the same -- to whatever level they desire.Resources mentioned in this episode:Identify your phase in the entrepreneurial journey according to Rodric's five phases of entrepreneurship at https://milliondollarflipflops.com/quizRodric's website: https://milliondollarflipflops.com/Guest's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rodriclenhart/Rodric's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MillionDollarFlipFlopsGuest's Twitter: https://twitter.com/milliondollarffGuest's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/milliondollarflipflops/ Kat's book: Evolve Your Coaching BusinessGet the full show notes and more information here: https://souldrivensuccess.com/podcast/Please click the button to subscribe so you don't miss any episodes and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you!© 2023 - 2024 Kat Knecht / Soul Driven Success
Gail Barker - Blending Conviction and Compassion in Coaching | Ep #13
Mar 7 2024
Gail Barker - Blending Conviction and Compassion in Coaching | Ep #13
In this episode of "Coaching Business Spotlight, we delve into the nuanced considerations coaches must navigate when expressing personal beliefs in professional settings. The conversation between Kat and guest Gail Barker, CPCC, PCC, centers on balancing authenticity with professionalism, especially on social media and in client interactions. They explore the implications of sharing personal views on politics, religion, and other sensitive topics, emphasizing the importance of respectful and inclusive communication.In this episode, Kat and Gail talk about:The importance of maintaining professional boundaries while being authentic.Strategies for coaches to share personal beliefs without alienating clients.The role of self-awareness and self-management in coaching.The impact of social media on professional relationships and how to navigate it.The value of vulnerability, honesty, and inclusivity in building strong coaching relationships.The concept of "paths of ease" and how it applies to facing challenges.The significance of acknowledging the complexity and nuances in controversial topics.The balance between expressing personal views and considering the potential impact on the audience.The role of coaching skills in everyday life and communication.Insights from Gail's book "What Matters Now" on living with ease by focusing on what truly matters.For over 20 years, Gail Barker, BA, CPCC, PCC, has been coaching clients to discover and create their own meaningful experiences of success. At the heart of this work, Gail’s focus is supporting leaders and aspiring leaders to build strong, respectful, inclusive teams in which honesty, vulnerability and bravery are valued and honored. She is committed to finding paths of ease even amid extreme challenge. Gail regularly leads experiential workshops on topics related to reducing workplace stress, developing clear communication channels, and understanding issues of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.Gail is the founder and president of Stellar Coaching & Consulting (founded in 2003), and a Front of Room Leader for the Co-Active Training Institute, training coaches, consultants and others in the Co-Active coaching model. She is also a part-time Senior Program Lead on the Faculty Development Team at CTI.Gail is the author of "What Matters Now: Lessons on Living with Ease," and former host of the radio show "Your Life, Your Way," which aired on 106.9, The X for 10 years.Resources mentioned in this episode:Gail's Book: What Matters Now: Lessons on Living with Ease Gail's website: https://www.stellarcc.com/Guest's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gailbarker/ Kat's book: Evolve Your Coaching BusinessGet the full show notes and more information here: https://souldrivensuccess.com/podcast/Please click the button to subscribe so you don't miss any episodes and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you!© 2023 - 2024 Kat Knecht / Soul Driven Success
Tammy Delaney-Plugowsky - Heart-Centered Holistic Coaching | Ep #12
Feb 15 2024
Tammy Delaney-Plugowsky - Heart-Centered Holistic Coaching | Ep #12
In this episode, we explore the synergy of soul-driven strategies and business savvy in coaching. Kat and her guest, Tammy Delaney-Plugowsky, share their insights into integrating various modalities like acupuncture, relationship coaching, and business training into a coaching practice, highlighting the importance of a holistic approach to personal and professional growth. With her extensive background in healthcare, leadership, and emergency management, Tammy discusses her transition into coaching, focusing on empowering women leaders through confidence-building, balance, and the innovative use of breathwork and heart-centered coaching techniques.In this episode, Kat and Tammy talk about:The value of combining personal growth strategies with business support for entrepreneurs.The unique challenges women entrepreneurs face in balancing professional and personal relationships.The significance of integrating spiritual learning with practical business training to find the ideal coaching niche.The transformative power of incorporating breathwork and heart-centered coaching into leadership development.Addressing the challenges women in executive roles face, such as finding mentorship and combating workplace misogyny.The importance of embracing one's strengths and authenticity rather than conforming to traditional, masculine models of leadership.How breathwork can facilitate emotional healing and enhance executive presence by fostering calmness and emotional regulation.The impact of authentic leadership on creating trust and engagement within teams, leading to increased productivity and morale.Encouragement for coaches to explore and integrate new modalities, like breathwork, into their practice to enrich client experiences.Tammy Delaney-Plugowsky started her career in health care delivery which then grew into a 20+ year career in leadership positions in both public health and emergency management at the national level in Canada. She is now the founder and CEO of On the Level Leadership Consulting Inc. and she helps leaders, particularly women leaders, grow their confidence, establish balance, find their voice and get promoted.  Tammy also has a passion for employee and leadership wellness and understands just how powerful great leadership is on employee morale, effectiveness, and productivity. More recently, Tammy has broadened her offerings to include the power of breathwork and heart-centered coaching modalities. The breathwork programming that Tammy offers is truly transformational and something, she believes, every leader needs to adopt into their life to bring their best selves forward and effect positive change on the organizations that they are leading. Resources mentioned in this episode:Connect with Tammy: https://linktr.ee/onthelevelleadership Kat's book: Evolve Your Coaching BusinessGet the full show notes and more information here: https://souldrivensuccess.com/podcast/Please click the button to subscribe so you don't miss any episodes and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you!© 2023 - 2024 Kat Knecht / Soul Driven Success
Cat Williford - The Art of Inspirational Entertainment | Ep #11
Feb 1 2024
Cat Williford - The Art of Inspirational Entertainment | Ep #11
In this insightful episode of the "Coaching Business Spotlight," join Kat Knecht and coach and author Cat Williford as they explore the integration of creative expression within the coaching profession, specifically the theme of "Inspirational Entertainment." They discuss how coaches can use their unique stories and experiences to inspire and connect with clients, emphasizing the importance of authenticity and vulnerability in their practice.In this episode, Kat and Cat talk about:The role of creative expression in enhancing your coaching career.The significance of using personal stories for inspiration and client connection.Cat's coaching journey, highlighting her early career in theater.The concept of "Inspirational Entertainment" in coaching.The importance of vulnerability and being moved by clients' stories.Strategies for authentic business promotion and connecting with the audience.The pitfalls of following generic business models and the importance of individuality.The idea of infotainment: combining education with creativity and authenticity.The impact of personal experiences on coaching style and business.The importance of trusting oneself and being wary of following others' paths too closely.Embracing different expressions of coaching based on personality, whether extroverted or introverted.The role of writing and sharing personal stories in the context of coaching.The significance of understanding and listening to one's body for personal and client growth.The challenges of adopting certain business strategies that don't align with personal authenticity.For 30 years, Cat Williford has helped thousands of women to overcome debilitating self-criticism, fear, and imposter syndrome into experiencing outrageous levels of self-love, authentic confidence, and success on their terms.In her book, "The Ovarian Chronicles: Expectations - Heartache - Resilience," Cat details the story of how she lost sight of navigating her future as her body’s knowing became secondary to someone else’s desires and reality. A wake-up call potential cancer diagnosis put her at a crossroad of decisions. Her vulnerable honesty gives women permission to get real, forgive, heal, and recover their own resilience.Cat’s coaching, keynotes, retreats, and writing are infused with ceremony, magic, truth, tools, strategies, abundant laughter and always love.Resources mentioned in this episode:Cat's website: https://www.catwilliford.com/Cat's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cat-williford-61838016/Cat's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cat.williford Kat's book: Evolve Your Coaching BusinessGet the full show notes and more information here: https://souldrivensuccess.com/podcast/Please click the button to subscribe so you don't miss any episodes and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you!© 2023 - 2024 Kat Knecht / Soul Driven Success
Christina McFadden - Personal Growth to Professional Mastery | Ep #10
Jan 18 2024
Christina McFadden - Personal Growth to Professional Mastery | Ep #10
Join Kat Knecht and guest Christina McFadden for an inspiring conversation about the dynamic and varied world of coaching. Kat shares her journey through different coaching methodologies, from relationship coaching to spiritual guidance, highlighting the versatility and creative potential within the coaching industry. And Christina, a seasoned leadership and team coach with a rich background in organizational leadership and development, shares her insights and experiences, offering a fresh perspective on building a successful and fulfilling coaching career.This episode is a blend of personal anecdotes, professional wisdom, and actionable advice, making it a treasure trove for coaches at any stage of their career. From the significance of being adaptable and creative in one's approach to coaching, to practical tips on business development and personal growth, the conversation is both enlightening and engaging. Listen in for some valuable takeaways to enhance your coaching business!In this episode, Kat and Christina talk about:Versatility in Coaching: the various forms a coaching business can take, reflecting on Kat's diverse coaching experiences and Christina's multifaceted career.Continuous Learning: how lifelong learning has an impact on coaching.Adapting and Integrating New Knowledge: how to integrates new ideas and concepts into your coaching practice to keep it dynamic and relevant.Creative Coaching Tools: explore innovative tools and exercises, such as using games and improvisational techniques in coaching sessions.Client-Centric Approach: the importance of tailoring coaching techniques to individual client needs.Business Development Strategies: business development, including networking with other coaches and leveraging collaborative opportunities.Financial Aspects of Coaching: an open discussion about the income potential in coaching, breaking down barriers and setting ambitious financial goals.Personal Growth and Resilience: using your personal journey, challenges and experiences to enrich your coaching practice.Community and Collaboration: the power of community and collaboration among coaches, rather than viewing others as competition.Practical Advice for Coaches: actionable tips for new and experienced coaches, focusing on gradual progress, authenticity, and the importance of playfulness in coaching.Christina McFadden, M.S., CPCC, PCC, is a leadership coach, team coach and experiential facilitator. She creates an honest, playful space for clients to show up completely while giving support for taking big steps. Christina has over 20 years of experience in leadership roles and has been the number one employee at multiple startups. She also works with new coaches in their certification journey. Christina values learning and has studied at numerous places including Oxford University, Boston University, ORSC, Strozzi, BATS improv, and Stanford University. Her studies include organizational leadership, group dynamics, organizational development, team coaching, somatics, improv, and energy work. Resources mentioned in this episode:Christina's website: https://www.bluedoorpartners.com/Christina's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christina-mcfa Kat's book: Evolve Your Coaching BusinessGet the full show notes and more information here: https://souldrivensuccess.com/podcast/Please click the button to subscribe so you don't miss any episodes and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you!© 2023 - 2024 Kat Knecht / Soul Driven Success
Kat Knecht - Visioning: A Coach's Path to True Success | Ep #9
Jan 4 2024
Kat Knecht - Visioning: A Coach's Path to True Success | Ep #9
In the second part of her two-part series, Kat Knecht delves into the intricate balance of strategy and soul in the coaching business. Sharing her reflections on the New Year, she emphasizes the excitement and challenges that come with turning visions into reality. Kat candidly discusses a personal story of a year when none of her vision board goals materialized, and how she used this experience to explore deeper insights into effective visioning and goal setting. Rich with practical advice and wisdom, this episode is a must-listen for anyone in the coaching business seeking to blend strategic planning with soulful execution to achieve their goals.In this episode, Kat talks about:The critical role of having a clear vision in your business and personal lifeThe challenge of turning visions into tangible realities and handling  disappointment if it doesn't happenWhat you can learn even when your vision board goals aren't achievedHow to balance big dreams with realistic goal-settingThe importance of having a supportive community in achieving business goalsHer experiences with the Co-active community and how it influenced her successThe need to adjust visions to align with current capabilities and resourcesThe importance of establishing new habits to stay connected with your visionMonthly check-ins with your vision and goals to maintain focusHow challenges can be an opportunity for growth and staying true to your visionAligning your vision with personal values for a more fulfilling outcomeThe significance of being flexible and willing to pivot your vision as circumstances change.Resources mentioned in this episode:Sign up for Kat's Visioning WorkshopsKat's website: https://souldrivensuccess.com/Kat's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kat-knecht/Kat's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SoulDrivenSuccess Kat's book: Evolve Your Coaching BusinessGet the full show notes and more information here: https://souldrivensuccess.com/podcast/Please click the button to subscribe so you don't miss any episodes and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you!© 2023 - 2024 Kat Knecht / Soul Driven Success
Kat Knecht - Mapping the Journey: The Power of Visioning | Ep #8
Dec 21 2023
Kat Knecht - Mapping the Journey: The Power of Visioning | Ep #8
Kat Knecht delves deep into the essence of visioning and goal-setting for personal and professional growth. This two-part series focuses on the importance of crafting and living by a personal vision. The episode is rich with personal anecdotes, practical advice, and profound insights into the journey of self-discovery and business success. Kat shares her experiences with visioning exercises, the impact of habits on achieving goals, and the transformative power of aligning your life and business with a deep-seated vision.Prepare for the New Year by reflecting on your life, setting meaningful goals, and embracing the journey of personal and professional evolution with Kat!In this episode, Kat talks about:The role of visioning in achieving both personal and business goalsHer journey with visioning, influenced by Julia Cameron's "The Artist's Way"Using physical objects or structures as reminders of one's vision and goalsHow a vision journey helped her transition from different careers to coachingHow visualizing our future selves can shape present actions and decisionsThe impact of life changes on your path and visionThe importance of creating daily habits that align with your vision and goalsHow to blend visionary thinking with practical steps that lead to fulfilling resultsUsing creative methods like storytelling and vision boards to solidify and manifest your visionUpcoming workshops and training sessions that will help you with your visioning processResources mentioned in this episode:Sign up for Kat's Visioning Workshops Kat's website: https://souldrivensuccess.com/Kat's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kat-knecht/Kat's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SoulDrivenSuccess Kat's book: Evolve Your Coaching BusinessGet the full show notes and more information here: https://souldrivensuccess.com/podcast/Please click the button to subscribe so you don't miss any episodes and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you!© 2023 - 2024 Kat Knecht / Soul Driven Success
Christie Mann - Authenticity, Impact & Joy in Coaching | Ep #7
Dec 7 2023
Christie Mann - Authenticity, Impact & Joy in Coaching | Ep #7
In this inspiring episode of the Coaching Business Spotlight, Kat welcomes  Christie Mann to explore the soulful strategies of a successful coaching business. Christie, a life-long learner and leader in her field, shares her journey from a young people manager to a spiritual psychologist, leadership coach, and bestselling author. Her story is a testament to the transformative power of coaching, both for the coach and their clients. The conversation delves into the role of coaching as a catalyst for personal and professional evolution, emphasizing the importance of aligning one's business with their soul's purpose. This episode offers a rich blend of practical wisdom and soulful insights, perfectly tailored for both new and experienced coaches aiming to elevate their practice.In this episode, Kat and Christie talk about:How to recognize and develop your innate coaching abilities.How to successfully navigate career transitions to align with your passion.The importance of continuous learning in enhancing your coaching skills.The impact of spiritual psychology in deepening coaching effectiveness.Building a diverse coaching practice; insights on incorporating various aspects like spirituality and leadership into your coaching style.Strategies to tackle challenges in realizing your coaching visions.How to enhance your coaching by understanding and managing emotions effectively.Expanding emotional capacity for diversity; learn to embrace diverse perspectives and broaden your emotional intelligence.How authoring content can complement and enrich your coaching practice.The power of collaboration and how partnerships can elevate your coaching experience.Tips on embracing your unique strengths and continuously evolving as a coach.Christie Mann is a best-selling author and creator of "The Adventures of Lil’ Sass", a series of emotional wellness books for young people - a brand that teaches the importance and value of being with your own emotions and shows us how much JOY we can experience when we allow ourselves to be fully self-expressed.Christie draws inspiration for the characters and stories from her own and her communities lived-experiences, her trainings and practices in Leadership Development and Co-Active Coaching, Kundalini Yoga and Meditation, Embodiment, and Spiritual Psychology.She is the Co-Founder of UpLevel Productions, a company that designs and delivers content, trainings and workshops that develop leaders who make our world a healthier, more alive and connected place to be. As an official licensee of Co-Active inside organizations, she works with world-leading companies to bring more humanity to the workplace by developing leaders in coaching skills and training cadres of internal coaches.Resources mentioned in this episode:Learn more about Christie's books at https://www.lilsass.com/Christie's Website: https://www.christiemann.com/Uplevel Productions Website: https://www.uplevelproductions.com/Christie's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christiemann/Christie's Facebook: https:/ Kat's book: Evolve Your Coaching BusinessGet the full show notes and more information here: https://souldrivensuccess.com/podcast/Please click the button to subscribe so you don't miss any episodes and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you!© 2023 - 2024 Kat Knecht / Soul Driven Success
Steve Page - Transforming Fear Into Strategy | Ep #6
Nov 27 2023
Steve Page - Transforming Fear Into Strategy | Ep #6
In this conversation between Kat Knecht and Steve Page, we dive into the nuanced world of coaching, focusing on fear and its impact on business success. Steve Page, CPCC, PCC, is a seasoned coach with a diverse background in executive leadership and coaching, who is known for his unorthodox and pragmatic approach. Steve offers insights into how fear can be both an obstacle and a tool for growth, emphasizing the importance of recognizing and utilizing fear as a source of data and guidance. He introduces the concept of the "fear inventory," a technique to help individuals confront and categorize their fears, ultimately reducing their power. The discussion then shifts to the practical aspects of managing fear in a coaching business. Steve highlights the necessity of creating safety nets, like financial planning or establishing a support network, to take calculated risks. He also stresses the significance of authenticity in coaching, encouraging coaches to embrace their unique identities and leverage them to attract the right clients.In this episode, Kat and Steve talk about:How fear often holds coaches back from achieving their business goalsExploring the idea that fear can be a useful tool rather than just an obstacleSteve's "Fear Inventory" method for clients to list and confront their fears regularlyUnderstanding which aspects of fear are genuine concerns and which are exaggeratedThe importance of establishing financial and emotional safety netsEmphasizing the need for coaches to be true to themselves to attract the right clientsThe role of community and support in mitigating fear and fostering successAddressing the fear of competition and scarcity in the coaching industryThe importance of authentic marketing and relationship building in a coaching businessHow integrating fun and a relaxed approach can enhance business successSteve Page is a seasoned coach with over 25 years of senior leadership experience. He combines his extensive business knowledge with coaching, aiding leaders in developing their authentic style and maximizing their impact. Known for his unorthodox and creative approach, he's also a dynamic speaker and facilitator, famous for his engaging team workshops.Steve's professional background is enriched by his roles in transforming businesses and teams globally, especially in Europe, the U.S., and the Middle East. His unique blend of professional coaching and senior business experience allows him to view organizations from multiple angles, focusing on creating impactful, transformational change. As a faculty member at The Coaches Training Institute and holding CPCC and PCC certifications, Steve brings a wealth of knowledge to his coaching. He also serves as a Leadership Development Advisor to McKinsey Strategy Consulting and holds a Master's Degree from The University of Warwick Business School.Steve's Website: https://stevepagecoach.com/Steve's LinkedIn: https://ae.linkedin.com/in/steve-d-pageSteve's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StevePageCoachSteve's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stevepagecoach/ Kat's book: Evolve Your Coaching BusinessGet the full show notes and more information here: https://souldrivensuccess.com/podcast/Please click the button to subscribe so you don't miss any episodes and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you!© 2023 - 2024 Kat Knecht / Soul Driven Success
Cynthia Loy Darst - Meet Your Inside Team | Ep #5
Nov 13 2023
Cynthia Loy Darst - Meet Your Inside Team | Ep #5
Kat welcomes the dynamic Cynthia Loy Darst, a Master Certified Coach and author of "Meet Your Inside Team". They delve into the transformative concept of the 'inside team' - the multiple internal voices that influence our decisions and actions. The focus is on understanding these voices not as hindrances but as allies that, when listened to, can guide us towards clarity and growth. The conversation offers a treasure trove of insights into turning internal conflict into a source of power and moving forward both in life and in the business of coaching.This episode is a must-listen for any coach looking to deepen their understanding of internal dynamics and how to leverage them for success in coaching and beyond.In this episode, Kat and Cynthia talk about:Introduction to the concept of the 'inside team' and its relevance to professional coaches.The surprising revelation that even the most confident individuals encounter limiting beliefs and how coaches can assist in overcoming these.Cynthia's journey in the coaching industry and her pioneering work that has shaped the profession.Exploring the positive intentions behind our internal voices and how to listen for the wisdom they offer.Techniques to identify and engage with the different 'team members' within us to gain clarity.The significance of grounding oneself in adulthood to manage internal dialogues effectively.Tips for coaches on facilitating clients' self-discovery without imposing their interpretations.The importance of coaches doing their own personal work to remain objective and supportive.The role of non-verbal signals in understanding our internal team's communication.The future of coaching and the increasing recognition of the profession.Cynthia Loy Darst, CPCC, ORSCC, MCC, is internationally known as a pioneer in the world of coaching. One of the first eight people to gain the designation of Master Certified Coach (MCC) by the International Coaching Federation, a founding Leader for The Co-Active Training Institute and CRR Global; she was also one of the founding members of the ICF and Past-President of ACTO (The Assoc. of Coach Training Organizations). She is the author of "Meet Your Inside Team: How to Turn Internal Conflict into Clarity and Move Forward with Your Life".Resources mentioned in this episode:Cynthia's Book: Meet Your Inside TeamCynthia's website: https://teamdarst.comCynthia's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cynthia-loy-darst-teamdarst Kat's book: Evolve Your Coaching BusinessGet the full show notes and more information here: https://souldrivensuccess.com/podcast/Please click the button to subscribe so you don't miss any episodes and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you!© 2023 - 2024 Kat Knecht / Soul Driven Success
Lynn Abaté-Johnson - Unlocking the Heart of Business | Ep #4
Oct 30 2023
Lynn Abaté-Johnson - Unlocking the Heart of Business | Ep #4
In this illuminating episode, Kat sits down with Lynn Abaté-Johnson to dig deep into the intricacies of coaching, strategy, and the soulful elements that make a coaching business truly impactful. The conversation flows from Lynn's experience as an author and entrepreneur, exploring how relationship-building serves as the backbone of her approach to business.Lynn shares insights on integrating core values and natural curiosity into entrepreneurship, emphasizing that "culture eats strategy for breakfast." Both Kat and Lynn concur that the essence of effective coaching lies in the balance of strategy and personal elements, debunking the myth that one can thrive in isolation. In essence, this episode is a roadmap for blending business acumen with heartfelt strategy, directed at aspiring and established coaches alike.In this episode, Kat and Lynn talk about:The role of relationship-building in coaching and businessThe importance of showing up authentically and putting yourself out thereHow natural curiosity is an asset in coaching and businessThe saying "culture eats strategy for breakfast" and its relevanceThe dangers of forgetting who you are at your coreThe significance of community and supportive networks in entrepreneurshipThe value of storytelling and sharing personal history in businessThe balance between external tools and intrinsic valuesLynn Abaté-Johnson (Ah-Bah-TAY-Johnson) is a Global Business Consultant, Community Builder, Social Business Strategist, International Bestselling Author, and Speaker.Lynn is a force of nature. Her life purpose is to reveal new horizons, for herself and others. She teaches a 4-day online course called “Show Up YOU”, while she consults with conscious brands and entrepreneurs about ways to magnetize customers who return and refer.Cornerstones of Lynn's daily life are connection, compassion, freedom, and love. Lynn believes that as an entrepreneur, being a kind, generous, loving human, and making a lot of money are not mutually exclusive.Connect with Lynn:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LynnAbateJohnsonFacebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/LAJBizInstagram: Instagram.com/LAJbizLinkedIn: LinkedIn.com/in/LAJbizTwitter: Twitter.com/LAJbizYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LynnAbateJohnson Kat's book: Evolve Your Coaching BusinessGet the full show notes and more information here: https://souldrivensuccess.com/podcast/Please click the button to subscribe so you don't miss any episodes and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you!© 2023 - 2024 Kat Knecht / Soul Driven Success
Manoj Ramanan Viswanathan - Strategies for Authentic Impact | Ep #3
Sep 18 2023
Manoj Ramanan Viswanathan - Strategies for Authentic Impact | Ep #3
In this captivating episode, Kat engages in a heartfelt conversation with Manoj Ramanan Viswanathan, a Leadership Coach and Team Facilitator. They dive deep into the intricacies of building a coaching business, navigating family perceptions, and leveraging personal stories to resonate with clients. Kat and Manoj discuss their vulnerabilities and how they channel these into coaching to create impactful, relatable content.The episode also explores the psychology behind coaching, the importance of self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and the need for constant learning. Both Kat and Manoj share their journey, and perspectives on "vulnerable truths," discussing how raw, unfiltered experiences can bring coaches closer to their clients.In this episode, Kat and Manoj talk about:Perceptions of family and friends who often don't understand the coaching careerThe distorted view of success on social mediaPersonal challenges as catalysts and how Manoj's imposter syndrome led him to the coaching professionThe skills of identifying limiting beliefs and behavioral patterns in clientsSharing personal failures and vulnerabilities can be a strength in coachingWhy being relatable can sometimes be more impactful than being an expertThe importance of not setting yourself up for failure with unrealistic goalsCelebrating even minor accomplishments can act as a motivator in your careerThe role of emotional intelligence and why understanding your own and others' emotions is crucial in coachingThe ongoing journey toward self-acceptance and dealing with limiting beliefsHow coaching can not only change the individual but also positively influence their relationshipsWhy sharing both your failures and successes can make your coaching more holistic and impactfulManoj Ramanan Viswanathan is a Leadership Coach and Team Facilitator. He is passionate about working with leaders across all levels, to let go of self-doubt and overwhelm, and lead with joy and purpose. Having experienced burnout as a high performer, Manoj partners with executives and leaders to help create people-first cultures where psychological safety and transparency are the norm. He has worked with 300+ leaders for over 1500 hours and his clientele includes leaders from Google, Facebook, Amazon, Walmart, Merck, Novartis, American Express, and many others.Manoj is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) with CTI (Co-Active Training Institute) and is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with ICF (International Coaching Federation). He is trained in Group Facilitation Skills with Community at Work and holds an MBA degree from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta.Resources mentioned in this episode:To explore coaching with Manoj, you can schedule a no-cost consultation call at https://letsmeet.io/manojramananviswanathan/45-min-complimentary-consultManoj's website: https://www.manojramanan.com/Manoj's Email: email@manojramanan.comManoj's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/manojramananv/ Kat's book: Evolve Your Coaching BusinessGet the full show notes and more information here: https://souldrivensuccess.com/podcast/Please click the button to subscribe so you don't miss any episodes and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you!© 2023 - 2024 Kat Knecht / Soul Driven Success
Abigail Prout - The Creative Power of Vision for Coaches | Ep #2
Sep 18 2023
Abigail Prout - The Creative Power of Vision for Coaches | Ep #2
In this eye-opening episode, Kat sits down with Abigail Prout to delve deep into the concept of personal vision and how it guided them through the years of personal and professional growth. They discuss the power of visioning as an ongoing practice, emphasizing the fluidity of human experience and the need to consistently realign our focus.In this conversation Kat and Abigail reveal the key to their success which is being willing to continually learn and grow as women and business owners. Abigail brings her experience with her Spiral Leadership program for women. She also offers insights into her retreats, which help people reconnect with their inner writer and rediscover the medicinal qualities of poetry. From discussing the dynamic nature of life to tackling the challenges of leadership, this episode offers thoughtful perspectives that encourage us to reevaluate and refresh our personal and professional aspirations.In this episode, Kat and Abigail talk about:How envisioning your goals can shape your lifeThe need to revisit and refresh our visions regularlyHow human beings are constantly influenced by their environmentsAbigail's Spiral Leadership programThe value of having someone to help you articulate and achieve your visionEmbracing change as a part of life and making adjustmentsHow different people use various outlets like writing and arts to copeThe struggles one faces while leading and how a clear vision can helpHow your personal vision fits into larger social, environmental systemsA call to action for anyone feeling disconnected from their vision, emphasizing the need to hit "refresh"Abigail Morgan Prout has worked as a Co-Active Leadership Coach for the last 23 years, helping thousands of clients hone their leadership presence and impact. For 8 years Abigail has served as faculty for the Co-Active Training Institute, leading their coaching and leadership courses, serving for a spell on the Faculty Development Team. She is the founder of Spiral Leadership, a pioneering feminine forward, nature based course via online and in person retreats. Currently she is passionate about the power of the pen, specifically using poetry and creative writing as a way to cultivating leadership and speed personal growth and transformation. She is the author of "Walk Deep" which won the 2021 Homebound Publications Poetry Prize, the Nautilus book Award, and is currently nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Abigail lives on the small island of Lopez in Washington state with her husband, two children, and their black lab, Bella.Resources mentioned in this episode:Walk Deep: Poems by Abigail Morgan ProutAbigail's websites: https://www.abigailprout.com and https://www.spiral-leadership.com/Abigail's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/abigail-morgan-prout-4986307b/Abigail's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/abigail.m.prout/ Kat's book: Evolve Your Coaching BusinessGet the full show notes and more information here: https://souldrivensuccess.com/podcast/Please click the button to subscribe so you don't miss any episodes and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you!© 2023 - 2024 Kat Knecht / Soul Driven Success
Ann Farrell - A Perspective Shift on True Success as a Coach | Ep #1
Sep 18 2023
Ann Farrell - A Perspective Shift on True Success as a Coach | Ep #1
Building a coaching business and making it sustainable starts with you! The strategies of success will only work if you do the work to show up full bodied and confident. Learn the keys that will unlock your unique potential as a professional coach.Ann Farrell, CPCC, PCC has spent over four decades on all sides of the corporate coaching table. She is the founder and CEO of Quantum Endeavors, Inc and Inpowered Coaching Institute.In this episode, Kat and Ann talk about:How to make the inside shift needed to be a great coachThe keys to coaching business successCoaching skills will only get you so far ... sustainability comes from a different placeIt's not about perfection, it's about honoring your current state and how you show up that creates connectionYou can only take people as far as you have goneIn order to help people, we have to believe in ourselves and in what we can bring to themHeart, love and intuition fuel coaching business successHow to be relationship-forward and service-focusedNiche doesn't matter, we all work with people hungry to be cared for, to have connection, and to love what they doThe five whys of problem-solvingWhen we anchor in unconditional self-love, the biggest block to success has been liftedDo things in the way you love to do them vs. what you think you "should" do because you've heard it's what coaches must do to grow their businessWhy we must stop compartmentalizing coaching as a tool vs. coaching as a professionThe future of the coaching professionAnn Farrell, CPCC, PCC, MGSCC, has spent over four decades on all sides of the corporate coaching table. She's the founder and CEO of Quantum Endeavors, Inc., an executive leader and team development firm. She is also the founder and CEO of InPowered Coaching Institute, where she is a coach and mentor supporting coaches to success by delivering high-value impact for organizations.Ann's website: https://www.inpoweredcoachinginstitute.com/Ann's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/annfarrellpcc/ Kat's book: Evolve Your Coaching BusinessGet the full show notes and more information here: https://souldrivensuccess.com/podcast/Please click the button to subscribe so you don't miss any episodes and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you!© 2023 - 2024 Kat Knecht / Soul Driven Success
Welcome to Coaching Business Spotlight
Sep 5 2023
Welcome to Coaching Business Spotlight
Welcome to Coaching Business Spotlight, the podcast that combines the excitement of a fun and inspiring conversation with the practicality of proven business strategies. If you're a coach looking to not only elevate your business but also nurture your own personal growth, you're in the right place.Hosted by Kat Knecht, a successful coach and author of the best-selling book "Evolve Your Coaching Business," this podcast is your go-to source for insightful discussions, enlightening stories, and actionable tips that will help you flourish in the coaching industry.Running a successful coaching business isn't just about numbers and profits; it's about tapping into your inner wisdom and maintaining unwavering inspiration, especially on those challenging days.With Coaching Business Spotlight, you'll gain access to time-tested strategies and also discover how to cultivate and listen to that wise inner voice, which acts as your compass through the ups and downs of your entrepreneurial journey.At Coaching Business Spotlight, we believe that knowledge sticks best when it's presented in an engaging and enjoyable manner. That's why each episode is designed to not only educate but also entertain. We understand that while you're here for the insights, a good dose of laughter can make the learning process all the more enjoyable.This podcast lifts the curtain and puts a spotlight on the brightest and best coaches in the industry today. These guests share their personal stories, giving you a glimpse into their journeys. You'll hear tales of success that will inspire you, failures that will teach you valuable lessons, and even some funny moments that will make you laugh out loud. Have you ever wondered:How can I attract more clients?What are the key strategies to scale my coaching business effectively?What are some practical ways to balance personal growth with business growth?Well, Coaching Business Spotlight has the answers you've been seeking. Tune in to our episodes, and you'll walk away with a wealth of knowledge.Kat Knecht, your host and guide on this adventure, brings her years of experience and expertise to the table. With her warm and engaging demeanor, she'll make you feel like you're having a heart-to-heart chat with a dear friend. Her passion for coaching and business growth is infectious, and her genuine desire to see you succeed shines through in every episode.So, whether you're a seasoned coach looking to refine your strategies, a budding entrepreneur eager to dive into the world of coaching, or anyone in between, Coaching Business Spotlight is your compass to success. Join us as we explore the art and science of coaching, and uncover the secrets to growing your coaching business – and yourself – in ways you never thought possible.Subscribe to Coaching Business Spotlight today and let's embark on a transformative journey together. Get ready to be inspired, educated, and entertained as we illuminate the path to coaching excellence!Kat's book: Evolve Your Coaching BusinessGet the full show notes and more information here: https://souldrivensuccess.com/podcast/Please click the button to subscribe so you don't miss any episodes and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you!© 2023 - 2024 Kat Knecht / Soul Driven Success