5 LinkedIn improvements for coaches your clients will notice immediately

LinkedIn is the most important online business networking platform. It has 187 million members in over 200 countries and is available in 19 languages.

It is a great platform if you want potential clients to find you especially if you work in a business to business (B2B) environment. Maybe you are a career coach and work with employees, or you are a business coach and work with small business owners. Or you are a management team coach and work with teams and CEO’s.

Coaches connect with clients networking

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Balance in entrepreneurship and family

Work/life balance – I wonder who came up with this name.
It sounds like separating work and life. While work is part of our lives.

At Wikipedia you can read:

Work–life balance is a concept including proper prioritizing between “work” (career and ambition) and “lifestyle” (Health, pleasure, leisure, family and spiritual development/meditation)

Balans bedrijf gezin

In this Wikipedia article on work/life balance you can also read:

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Tell your story and attract your listeners

You are strolling at the market and you see a young man standing on a platform. He shouts about creating a better world. “Things have to change. We can not continue this way. We must consume less! Therefor, I have….”

Everyone walks by and nobody seems to listen or looks interested in his story. You also keep on walking. “When nobody stops to listen, it probably is not interesting”, are your thoughts.

A bit further you see a young lady. She is sitting on a bench and more than ten people are sitting close to her and listen. She is telling a story, but you can’t hear it. You move a bit closer.

Luisteren naar verhaal

You can hear what she is talking about, but it still is difficult to understand everything she says. Slowly you move closer, until you are almost uncomfortably close to some other listeners.

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Do you want more visitors to your website? Join the 30 Day Traffic Challenge #30DTC

You want more clients via your website. The basis is more traffic, then you can convert visitors into subscribers, subscribers into fans, and fans into clients. Let’s see how you can this.

Most of the time it starts with the question

“I want to get more clients. How do I do that?”

write every day with the 30 day traffic challenge

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Deirdre Breakenridge on Public Relations and attracting clients

New inspiration on how experts attract clients and find new business in their niche. This interview with Deirdre Breakenridge is about public relations and social media and how she gets new clients.

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The Expert

Deirdre has worked over 20 years in the communications industry. At one time she had an agency with about 40 people. Now she is the founder and CEO of Pure Performance Communications with only a few people who all work from their homes. A good way to combine entrepreneurship and family.

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Pieter van Osch on Commercial Idealism and Attracting Clients

To give you inspiration on how experts in the market, attract clients and find new business in their niche I started a series of video interviews. This interview is with Pieter van Osch of Commercial Idealism.

Last week the interview was with Jane Boyd on work life balance and attracting clients. Next week I will publish the interview with Deirdre Breakenridge.

The Expert

Pieter van Osch

Pieter van Osch (@pyotr) believes that customer experience drives business growth, He is the founder of Commercial Idealism, and stands for Soft Skills, Real Results.
Pieter calls himself a Professional eye-opener.

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Publishing Content is crucial when you want to be found by your target audience

“How do I get in the search engines?”, is a question I get asked often.
The first step is that you publish content on the internet: write articles, create videos, post photos, produce a podcast.

From this Infographic Why Is Content Good for SEO? [INFOGRAPHIC], I picked a few important points to underline this.

Content converts (search) visitors

Some impressive numbers on the impact of content for consumers and purchases.

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Which friends made you shine in 2011? Here are 50 of mine

Just as we are enjoying the last hours of 2011, and celebrating the first hours of 2012 I want share this with you.
Friends that made me shine in 2011. Great company 🙂

Pieter van Osch

Pieter van Osch – now working on his Dutch bog customervibes.com and Refresh Interactive but has an international plan on mindful marketing for 2012 @pyotr

Drive your business growth with super enthusiastic customers.

Monique Bolung

Monique Bolung – a coach that is really good in team coaching especially management teams. She is launching a new program and starts in January 2012. So glad that I am her Greater Than Yourself project. She is helping me to face my fear for earning more money and making me look beyond myself. A warm hard and a sharp mind. @breinkorf

boardroom consultant, executive coach, team coach, conflictcoach

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Best People Attraction Model

Working and experimenting for over 10 years on the best way how to attract clients I have created a model. This model can help you to stop chasing clients and start client attraction for your business.

Attracting Clients Customers Leads Suppliers Vendors Partners Freelancers Virtual Assistants Attracting clients online will also result in a better balance between entrepreneurship and family.

Self employed

For the last 4 years I have focused on the self-employed or independent professionals in my business. Professionals in what they do and they work independently. They run their own business.

I love working with these entrepreneurs. They want to move forward, they are willing to change, want to grow/improve, and make decisions.

Thus the model works best for the self-employed, the independent professional or the solopreneur. You are for example a trainer, coach, speaker, author, mentor, consultant.

What are you struggling with

When people subscribe to my newsletter I ask two questions in a follow up mail.
1. What is your expertise
2. What are you struggling with

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Make your Life Easier, Train your Clients

Do your clients need some training to work with you? Are your clients always asking for something that you have not available. It is time to train you.

Yes, I just said “It is time to train YOU.”

Recently I watched a few episodes of the “Dog Whisperer” and “Supernanny”. I know there are better things to do, but bare with me for a moment.

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