Posts Tagged "coaching"

Afternoon Snack & Give Back Part 3: The 10 Things You Could Be Doing On LinkedIn To Get Results

Posted by on Jun 19, 2014 in Consulting

Would you like to learn what you could be doing on LinkedIn each week to boost your brand,  generate leads and grow your network? Then sign up for the 3rd (and final for June) Afternoon Snack & Give Back on Wed, June 25th at 2pm Pacific!

Here is what’s happening during this view-only Hangout broadcast: 

“LinkedIn Ninja,” yours truly, is going to not only teach you some of my Top 10 Things You Can Do on LinkedIn to Boost Your Brand, Generate Leads and Grow Your Network, I’m also going to share: 

  • How you can grow your network on LinkedIn without making any breaches of etiquette unique to LinkedIn
  • Ways you can increase your likelihood of being found on LinkedIn
  • Real world examples of how her clients have benefitted from being intentional and active on LinkedIn  

Then, co-presenter, and Sales Maven, Nikki Rausch, will share her proven strategy for dealing with the criticism to which you sometimes open yourself up as you increase your visibility and boost your brand online by posting, commenting or engaging with relative strangers.

Part 3 Registration:   (Please let me know if you had difficulty registering, getting confirmation or viewing the Hangout on 6/25. I can hook you up!)

http://bit.ly/GivebackH3

To sign up: http://bit.ly/GivebackH3 or simply click image.

Pssst: If you can’t join us on the 25th, you can book me for 2 hrs to guide you through all of this and more in a one-on-one personalized session or hire me to show you how to start publishing a blog on LinkedIn.

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5 Questions with Author and Introvert Coach: Beth Buelow

Posted by on Apr 25, 2014 in 5 Questions With

BDM's 5Qs

Welcome to 5 Questions With, a “behind the business” series from Bella Domain Media. This interview style post is published every few months and I’m so excited to bring you my second interview! This one is with entrepreneur and coach extraordinaire, Beth Buelow.

I’ve been a fan of Beth’s thought leadership for a while now, so I was thrilled when we finally connected online and she invited me to be a guest on her podcast series to talk about an introvert-friendly way to approach networking. Beth’s on a mission to change perceptions around being an introvert. 

Soon after our interview, and once I learned even more about her unique business, I eagerly invited her to be my second 5 Questions With interviewee.  Beth is a talented author, speaker and professional coach dedicated to helping introverts understand and embrace their unique gifts.

So, without further adieu, here are Beth’s generous and insightful “shares” in the form of answers to my 5 questions. Thanks for participating, Beth!

1) If there were “one thing” that most people don’t get about your business, what would that one thing be?

That my message isn’t just for the introverts; extroverts often find as much value, if not more, in what I share. When I’m asked to give a presentation, there’s frequently concern that the extroverts in the audience will be bored. In reality, they listen attentively and ask great questions. I sometimes joke at the beginning of the presentation that by the end, someone will have switched teams or I will have saved a marriage. This is usually because someone will realize that s/he has been living the life of a “fake extrovert” (at least professionally), but is really an introvert at heart. Or an extrovert will think about an introverted spouse, and share with amazement, “So, that’s why he does that!”

2) What does someone need to understand to do professional coaching well?

The ability to establish safety is of paramount importance. When a client feels safe, he can open up without fear of judgment. There’s also value to being able to guide without leading: the coach asks questions and is a mirror in service to the client’s agenda, not the coach’s. It takes practice to ask truly open-ended questions that are not leading the client in the direction you as the coach think she should go.

3) Of the information you’ve shared above, what is the most important thing someone should consider before hiring or becoming a coach?

Here’s a key question to check in with when you’re hiring someone: Do you, as the client, feel safe? Do you trust that you can say anything to your coach, and you won’t be judged otherwise negated? Do you feel your coach will honor your feelings and not try to “fix” you? The coach might have a fancy website, but if you don’t feel trust that coach completely, the relationship will never meet your needs.

Before becoming a coach, it’s important to be clear on your motivations. Do you want to empower people, or fix people? Coaching is about empowerment, not problem solving. It’s also not a get-rich-quick path, despite marketers promising you a six-figure business in six months. It will take time, patience and persistence to create your business.

4) Was there ever a moment when you had an “aha!” around your own business and suddenly it all came together? If so, please share with us.

The biggest and most memorable “aha!” was when I discovered my niche. I had been struggling for a few years to identify my target market. Then, one day a wise friend asked me, “Are you trying to find one niche that will fill all of your interests and needs?” Yes, I was! That simple question released the pressure of finding a one-size-fits-all niche.

Once I stopped forcing it, I began to notice who was showing up: Introverts! That was late April 2010, and I’ve not looked back since. And the great part about it? This one niche actually does bring together most of my interests!

5) When you picture how all this information fits together, what image comes to mind?  

I see a person standing tall and strong, head slightly bowed, eyes closed, palms together in front of her chest in the Namaste position. This represents peace, seeing and being seen, safety. It’s a greeting and a goodbye. There’s acknowledgment and acceptance without attachment. That’s how I think a good coaching relationship, and a good business, should be.

Insight by Beth Buelow in my Amazon Store

Click image to find Beth’s book on Amazon (affiliate link)

Beth Buelow, ACC, serves as a guide to introvert entrepreneurs who want to amplify their strengths and build sustainable, energetically aligned businesses. She is a professional coach, author, podcaster and speaker, is based in the Pacific Northwest and serves introverts worldwide. Beth is the author of Insight: Reflections on the Gifts of Being an Introvert (2012) and the forthcoming The Introvert Entrepreneur (2014/15). You can follow her on Twitter or learn more at TheIntrovertEntrepreneur.com.

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50-4-50 Spring 2012: Time for a tune-up?

Posted by on Apr 3, 2012 in Career, Consulting

As a Spring 2012 special, I’m offering a 50 minute career search or strategy session for only $50.

I bring fresh ideas, valuable new strategies, keen insights and loads of actionable advice in these sessions and would welcome the opportunity to help you plan for the rest of 2012.

Sandy Jones-Kaminski - career strategy support and coachingMaybe you just need to shake things up a bit and get an outside perspective or some new ideas about how to advance your career or find the job you really want? Below is what one happy client had to say:

“I went to Sandy for consultation on career and business matters and got more great advice from her in two hours than most people could give in a month. Sandy is very savvy with knowing how to effectively network and use numerous digital and social media platforms to full advantage….”

-Heather R.

The details: $50 for 50 minutes of focused, brainstorming or one-on-one career strategy coaching (for job search or networking) on a personalized and via a pre-paid via PayPal basis. Use my online scheduling tool to secure your appointment Please contact me and then please PAY IN ADVANCE (non-refundable if less than 24 hours notice of cancellation, otherwise, 50% refund) – by just clicking here.Use PayPal - they take everything!

After you’ve paid for a slot(s) via PayPal, I will be automatically notified and can confirm your appointment. I’m looking forward to hearing from you!

Note: All 50-4-50 sessions are held via phone or Skype. Two back-to-back slots max. This promotional offer ends June 30, 2012.

 

 

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Sometimes you just need a recharge

Posted by on Mar 10, 2011 in Ask SandyJK, Career

Sometimes your job search or career progression can get stale and stagnant and a full-on recharge may be the only solution to getting it moving again. How do you start? My advice is to ponder the answers to the questions below and you’ll likely find some specific things to revisit.

-Does the “brand called you,” aka your personal brand, reflect what you want it to online as well as in person?
-Are your resumes the best they can be (plural intentional)?
-Are you organized?
-Are you clear about what you want to accomplish this year or in the next 5 years?
-Have you identified your specialty?
-Are you flexing your networking muscle?

If you realize that you could use some help after answering the above, feel free to contact me. I’ve always been eager to share what I’ve learned from the years of management responsibility, executive team experience, hiring (and firing), and even having to fight for my job. I enjoy helping people with transitions, goal setting, career changes, professional development and even retooling a personal brand and/or online presence.

Using a healthy sense of humor and my experience as a mentor, cheerleader and adviser, I can help restore anew your focus and determination. Plus, I LOVE helping others see and realize what’s possible and 1:1 coaching is one of the best ways I know how to do so.Hire Sandy Jones-Kaminski to help recharge your career Did you know I even offer a career recharge coaching program? Well, I do! :-)

Ready to start? Check out my Career Recharge Special:
6 individual coaching sessions for only $499!
Save over $250! Recharge your job search or career today!

If you are ready to get started, please submit PAYMENT INFO in advance here. Call 415.613.8508 or email me to schedule your first consultation (via phone or Skype).

(I’m happy to set up a time to talk via phone to briefly discuss what you want to accomplish and so we can determine if I truly am the best person to help you. And, if I’m not, I’ll likely have a referral for you.)

Recos:

“I went to Sandy for consultation on career and business matters and got more great advice from her in two hours than most people could give in a month. Sandy is very savvy with knowing how to effectively network and use numerous digital and social media platforms to full advantage. She also gave me encouragement and suggestions in pursuing my passion for photography. I now have a beautiful website that features my photos as well as some great advice on how to market them.”
-Heather R.

“Sandy is simply a networking rock star. She has a gift to help each person on their hunt on an individual level and does not do a one size fits all approach whatsoever. She not only gave me terrific advice (which I used) but helped me chose the right job and even followed through after to make sure I was happy. There are few people out there like Sandy. If you are searching for a job or looking to make a change, she will help you get to the right job for you.”
-Teresa G.
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SF Bay Area only – 50-4-50 special

Posted by on Dec 3, 2010 in Career, Consulting, networking, strategy

This promo ended, but please CONTACT ME to discuss your current needs and we’ll  find a way to work together!

As a SF Bay Area folks only special, I’m offering a 50 minute career search, brainstorming or business development strategy session for only $50.

I bring fresh ideas, valuable new strategies, keen insights and loads of actionable advice in these sessions and would welcome the opportunity to help you plan for 2011. Maybe you just need to shake things up a bit and get an outside perspective or some new ideas about how to grow your biz or find a job you actually want? Below is what one happy client had to say:

“I recently received marketing & business consulting from Sandy at Bella Domain. Using her services for the first time, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I can truly say that I am very happy with the results of our meeting. I already have significant business experience and I am launching a new venture, but Sandy took me to places I would not have thought of. My time with Sandy was very well spent and I am in the process of working on her recommendations. She provided expert knowledge and great value. I am sure I will be working with Sandy again as my new business progresses. Thanks again Sandy.”

- Patrick

“I went to Sandy for consultation on career and business matters and got more great advice from her in two hours than most people could give in a month. Sandy is very savvy with knowing how to effectively network and use numerous digital and social media platforms to full advantage. She also gave me encouragement and suggestions in pursuing my passion for photography. I now have a beautiful website that features my photos as well as some great advice on how to market them.”
-Heather

The details: I’m offering 50 minutes of focused, brainstorming or one-on-one networking strategy coaching (for job search or biz lead gen) as well as connections/introductions on a personalized and via a CASH-only or pre-paid via PayPal basis.  Email me to set up a time for a CASH-only appointment or to book a time slot via credit card/PayPal, please PAY IN ADVANCE  (non-refundable if less than 24 hours notice of cancellation, otherwise, 50% refund) – by JUST CLICKING HERE.Use PayPal - they take everything!

Please contact me directly to schedule your session,
and be sure to include your name, email, cell phone number, and your top 3 Pacific time slot choices. After you’ve paid for a slot(s) via PayPal, I will be automatically notified, but you still need to send your desired time slots and contact info asap.

 

Note: If you’re in the downtown San Francisco area, sessions can be held at NextSpace SF. If you’d prefer, or are in the East Bay or Valley, then we’ll chat via phone or Skype.I’m looking forward to hearing from you! p.s. Non-SF Bay Area folks should still free to call me if they’re also in need, we’ll work something out! :)

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