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25 Jan, 2011

Trainer In The Spotlight – Shola Arewa

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Trainer In The Spotlight - Caroline Shola Arewa

Shola Arewa, The Coaching Academy trainer is part of the Spiritual & Personal Development Coaching Tutor team and she shares some of her top Coaching Questions.

If you want to attract more clients, I recommend:Going back to where you came from!’

If you have a background in education, go back to education, if your expertise is in finance, go back to finance, go back to retail. You will find coaching clients wherever you came from. You have specialised knowledge already, of a particular industry. This is a readymade coaching niche if you choose. My background was in health, I still offer health and holistic wellbeing Coaching.

My best advice for marketing your coaching business is: Create an operational referral system with 4 easy steps.

1. Feedback. Always ask your satisfied clients for feedback, one question needs to be. “Would you recommend other people?”
2. Referral. This easily follows on from – would you recommend, into, “Can you suggest 2-3 people who would benefit from this service?”
3. Testimonial. Leave space for a testimonial, requesting permission for use, example, Testimonial/Recommendation – please add a comment that can be used on my website.
4. Reward. Offer some type of incentive. A product, session, gift draw, holiday! It’s as easy as 1,2,3,…. and don’t forget 4.

My favourite self-development book is: I don’t really have a favourite. There are so many good books available, I should probably mention the four I have written myself. However I believe that “an ounce of practice is worth a ton of theory” It’s not about books, it’s about practice. You could probably go to your book shelf, take any self development book out and if you actually put it into practice; it will change your life. We don’t do that often enough, we just buy more books.

Some of the most inspiring speakers I have heard are: I have heard some great speakers, I am going to say. Michael Bernard Beckwith, Swami Vishnudevananda and Christopher Howard.

If I was alone on a desert island, I would need to have (three luxuries that don’t include family members, pets or friends) with me: I would want with me, music, a phone and something to write with and something to read. So I think I would just take my Laptop with wi-fi and electric of course.

My favourite places in the world are: I loved Koh Phangan in Thailand when I lived there in the early eighties and I adored the time I spent in India. I love the mountains and glaziers in Nepal they are so spectacular and Bali is magical. Another favourite place of mine in the world is the small Caribbean island of Aruba and St Thomas in the idyllic Virgin Islands. I enjoy California as well. The Lake District is also up there with my favourite places in the world.

An unusual thing I have done is: A headstand on a glacier half way up Mount Everest in Nepal, when I was trekking with a group of Israeli soldiers in 1983. I made it to base camp. Yes!! That was fun.

My definition of success is: Enjoying life to the full and living on Purpose, with Passion in Peace.

The thing I most love about coaching is: Coaching’s focus on goals and moving people forward regardless of what has stopped them in the past. I have worked in Personal Development for almost 30 years, many of them as a counsellor and workshop facilitator focusing on healing, process, psychology and change.

Coaching turned up in my life in a timely and refreshing way, allowing me to work differently with people. After training with the Academy in 2001 my focus shifted to Spiritual Coaching which is the Coaching Niche I have developed.

We support clients to be conscious of the journey and the destination embracing both the process and the goals.

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