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Scaling an enterprise

Scaling an enterprise

  • 1st January, 1970 By : twelveweek

My company was stuck at the same place. We grew but then it would collapse.  I did not know what to do. I did realize the importance of people though. I approached twelveweek to help with my people issues. Twelveweek identified the right team to work with us. The team worked hands on with our leaders across including the vice presidents, managers and team leads. They were in the meetings to identify plans for every individual and then executed the plan. It was fantastic. Things changed. We broke our negative spiral and moved up. My existing customers star

Unleash my creative force

Unleash my creative force

  • 1st January, 1970 By : Twelveweek Team

“Am I capable of creating more than I already have in my life?” This question kept coming back to Delnaz, who has over the last 30 years built a successful corporate in FMCG Industry. She has the money, has built healthy relationships, and grown in all respects with time. But she is un satisfied and curious. This curiosity made her seek and work with a twelveweek coach.  “I transformed my life from a corporate force to a creative force.” She says What is she doing right now? She is visiting Barcelona to attend an International Food Festival

Fear is the second enemy

Fear is the second enemy

  • 1st January, 1970 By : Twelveweek Team

And what’s our first worst enemy? It is to be fearful and be alone at the same time. I was stuck and extremely frustrated with my life. It was dragging me down with every passing day. The first interaction with my coach began with a lot of questions in a friendly, comfortable and professional setting. I realized, how easily I was able to open up and trust my coach.   The questions kept becoming sharp and actions more specific. Till I slowly battled out of my fears. Today, I am pursuing my dreams fearlessly. It is a journey, I am on it.

I quit my job without a job

I quit my job without a job

  • 1st January, 1970 By : Twelveweek Team

I could not take it anymore. I quit my job overnight. There I was, unemployed and not sure what to do. I knew about career coaches and decided to book 12 sessions on twelveweek.Did I get a new job? Here’s what happened over the next 6 weeks:1. My coach helped me restore confidence, define values and make choices 2. We worked on my CV, my online and offline presence and start action. Soon offers started coming and I had a job. This was the 8th session. What happened to the remaining 4 sessions? I continue to be coached to bigger dreams. 

Corporate leader and laid off

Corporate leader and laid off

  • 1st January, 1970 By : Twelveweek Team

Meet Amit – a laid off executive in an MNCIt was sudden. All his late nights and sacrifices were forgotten. Amit did not know what to do or who to turn to. The stigma was too much to bear.Till some one recommended a coach on twelveweek to Amit. He selected a Mumbai based coach and here’s what she did with him –1.      She first heard where he was coming from.2.      She helped him navigate his own feelings3.      Pushed him to an action plan and kept him on trackAm

Depression, marriage and life coach

Depression, marriage and life coach

  • 1st January, 1970 By : Twelveweek Team

When I stumbled upon twelveweek, I was not even sure what I was looking for.  I had no clue who a life coach is and how he or she could help me. All I knew was - I wasn’t happy within. I wasn’t the guy I used to be few years back I wasn’t happy. The feeling of emptiness would just not go and I din’t know what to do.The more I battled negative thoughts, more strongly they would come back. My coach helped me. She helped me connect back with myself, be in the moment and create routines to stay. I revived

Zero to One - Bringing coaches the next orbit of growth

Zero to One - Bringing coaches the next orbit of growth

  • 8th April, 2016 By : Neeraj Tyagi

Steps to Upgrade your twelveweek plan1) Login to www.twelveweek.com using your registered email id and password. 2) On your dashboard page, left side, there is a button next to Edit Profile “Upgrade Plan”.3) Choose your plan – Basic or Business and click on Get Plan button.4) Upon successful payment, you are upgraded to your preferred plan.5) Expect an auto generated email from payu confirming your payment and twelveweek confirming your upgrade plan.You may re

How am I Coaching, Consulting and Confirming Clients?

How am I Coaching, Consulting and Confirming Clients?

  • 18th May, 2016 By : Neeraj Tyagi

Client looking up to a Coach for an answer is often a situation in coaching sessions. What do you do when client wants you to help by providing solutions/answers/responses from your life experience? Is it Coaching or Consulting? Or a mixture of both? As a coach, how do you lead such situation with your clients?  There could be several ways to lead this situation, I am hereby sharing three ways to work with clients in an authentic and effective manner. This more applicable for markets like India where we are on our way to explore, accept and embrace coaching.1) Listen to t

5 things a coach brings to you

5 things a coach brings to you

  • 18th May, 2016 By : Sangeeta Janardhan

Don’t we all wish to lead a purposeful and fulfilling life? Who doesn’t long for a thriving career, prosperous relationships, a sound mind, healthy body and a happy soul? But here’s how real life looks like for most of us: Technology rules our lives and we have constant distractions to keep us away from accomplishing what we desire for.  We are often lost in a milieu of emails, tasks, phone calls, messages, meetings and ‘n’ number of responsibilities at hand.  This way, how is it possible to remain focused on all that matters to us – our

How Can I Say No Gracefully?

How Can I Say No Gracefully?

  • 15th December, 2015 By : Neeraj Tyagi

One quality many successful people possess is their ability to say no without hurting others. As a result, others continue to like, follow and support these successful people. As you grow in all areas of life, “saying no gracefully” is a skill that becomes important to acquire and practice. This skill will also help you live more happily as you are able to set specific and serious boundaries. With this, you will be able to focus on things that are absolutely important and meaningful for successful life. However, it is not easy to build this skill and once you start bu

How did twelveweek coach Amit Chilka convert an enquiry into his first paid coaching client?

How did twelveweek coach Amit Chilka convert an enquiry into his first paid coaching client?

  • 18th May, 2016 By : Neeraj Tyagi

Meet Amit Chilka - a certified career success coach based in Pune, India. He coaches and helps people sail through mid-career crisis and other career related problems. Here’s more about Amit in his own words. I worked as an HR professional with various MNCs for over 12 years. It was going well per se - good salary, timely promotions, work-life balance and the freedom to pursue what I wanted to, both professionally and personally. But, something was missing. Soon questions like “Has my life turned too comfortable”, “Do I really feel challenged”

Am I living my life to the fullest?

Am I living my life to the fullest?

  • 1st January, 2016 By : Rupa Shende

A simple way of checking if you are living your life to the fullest can be answering the questions – Are you growing each day? Are you making the most of your unique potential? If your answer is “Yes” you can stop here. If your answer is “No” or “I don’t know” and you are ok with it, you can stop here. And, if you wish to convert the answers to “Yes” read on… Living your life to the fullest can be a fun process if you allow it. It may take bit of hard work initially to ascertain and work on what is stopping you from feeling full and comple

Demand more from life get a coach

Demand more from life get a coach

  • 18th May, 2016 By : Vivek Slaria

Oliver walked up to the orphanage manager and held out his bowl. May I get some more he asked?“More” the orphanage manager bellowed, “I’ll give you more”. He picked up the soup ladle with which he was serving soup and hit Oliver hard below his ear. Oliver was down with several days of fever. He never made the request again. All of us have read this story. All of us know about it. And all of us are living Oliver Twist’s story. I know it sounds incredulous to believe that we are living Oliver Twist’s life to

top three ways to increase your twelveweek profile click upto forty percent

top three ways to increase your twelveweek profile click upto forty percent

  • 18th May, 2016 By : Vivek Slaria

Here are the top three ways to increase your twelveweek profile click upto forty percent 1.       Create a professional profile A professional profile includes a professional photograph, a clear problem that you are trying to solve and the way you want to solve it. As users see this on the first page, invest disproportionately on a good image. To learn more of what makes a great picture, click here

Uplift your coaching profile with a great picture

Uplift your coaching profile with a great picture

  • 18th May, 2016 By : Neeraj Tyagi

The first impression matters – we all know this. The first impression we make about a person on Internet is often through their profile picture. As a coach, you may miss out on connecting with clients because of the photo you selected for your profile. Your profile picture is the demonstration of your personal brand, and you should select it with care. Here are seven tips to ensure that your profile picture is the best and helps you connect with your customers. 1.      Always use a picture Almost 20% of the time

How did twelveweek life coach Rick Gyger attracted his first paid session?

How did twelveweek life coach Rick Gyger attracted his first paid session?

  • 26th October, 2015 By : Neeraj Tyagi

Who is Rick? Rick Gyger is a certified life coach based in Zurich, Switzerland. Rick helps people to break free from the limiting beliefs and social conditioning about who you should be and how you should live your life. His core message to his people is “Be Extraordinary”. Rick’s Story in his own words? With a background in hospitality & tourism I travel around the world since 22 years. In 2010 I became interested in the Raw Living Foods lifestyle and started to teach how to prepare delicious plant based food for ultimate healt

Connect with clients with a well written article

Connect with clients with a well written article

  • 18th May, 2016 By : Neeraj Tyagi

Growing your coaching business is not always easy – especially if you are relatively new to the profession. It is necessary to attempt multiple ways to reach out to potential clients and build your practice. One great way to do so is through writing articles and blogs. A well written article is a great way to bring value to the lives of your potential and current clients, share your knowledge and experience, and establish connections with both your customers and members of your industry. Here’s how writing articles can help. 1.    &nbs

Climb your mountain get a life coach

Climb your mountain get a life coach

  • 18th May, 2016 By : Vivek Slaria

It took a hundred years for the first recorded climb After being discovered in 1856 by a Bengali gentleman by the name of Radnath Sikardar, Mount Everest was first summited in the year 1953 by Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norway. The summit came at a price. For almost A hundred years several climbers had tried to scale the mountain. Many a lives have been lost in its pursuit, the most notable being of George Mallory who became immortal with his quote “Because it is there” when questioned repeatedly by a pesky reporter on why climb Evere

How do you know if you have hired a good life coach?

How do you know if you have hired a good life coach?

  • 18th May, 2016 By : Neeraj Tyagi

Selecting a life coach is, in some ways, similar to selecting a life partner. There isn’t any foolproof way to know how the relationship would turn out over time. There are, however, ways in which you could go about making a choice with greater confidence.It’s the same with selecting a coach – there isn’t any foolproof way to know that you have selected a coach who’s a good fit for you. But there are a few things you can do to have better confidence in your choice.Here are five ways to check if you have selected the right coach for you!A good life coach w

Give it your best shot with a life coach

Give it your best shot with a life coach

  • 18th May, 2016 By : Anupriya Nayyar

During my growing up years, I remember having this Dennis the Menace poster in my room that read, “Before you say I can’t, say I will try... Then give it your best.” In the poster, little Dennis stands with a basketball in his hand and eyes on the net, pondering whether or not he should go for a throw, that well, looks quite a target for the little boy. What a classic childhood quandary! Actually later in life too, every goal puts us in exactly the same quandary as Dennis. And before we know we are quite overwhelmed with decisions such as: -   

Career crisis a coach can help

Career crisis a coach can help

  • 18th May, 2016 By : Vivek Slaria

Amit was a successful mid-senior level executive in one of the leading corporations of the country. He had dedicated the last seven years to the firm working hard and late nights. The company had also rewarded him equally well compensating him financially and with opportunities for his work and dedication. Till now. The business in the last two years had been slow. The markets were slow. There was no real expansion and while the team strived to move forward, the results were not showing. The leadership at the company was watchful  and

Three tiny steps to creating an engaging profile

Three tiny steps to creating an engaging profile

  • 18th May, 2016 By : Vivek Slaria

A coach’s profile is like the main display unit of his shop. This is the first impression that a person has when he or she is looking for a coach. It is important that this profile speaks clearly to your visitors encouraging them to engage your services. Shared below are three tips based on the data from twelveweek. As a next step to this, log in to twelveweek and update your profile with the tips shared. 1.    Solve a problem     Create a headline that clearly highlights a problem you solve and then offer its

Why we created twelveweek

Why we created twelveweek

  • 18th May, 2016 By : Vivek Slaria

twelveweek.com is a professional coaching service marketplace. It helps people achieve a specific goal in life by using the services of a coach. twelveweek also aims to further the cause of coaching by helping people know the value a coach can bring to their lives. This will help people be able to create their best lives.  On twelveweek, you will find coaches across a wide range of specializations including life, business, executive, career, wellness and many more. The product is in beta (live testing) phase right now.  Why did

Writing goals effectively

Writing goals effectively

  • 18th May, 2016 By : Vivek Slaria

A life without a goal is like a boat without a rudder While the metaphor above sounds pretty clichéd, very few of us know what our life’s goals are. Even fewer act on them.  Yet, these goals make our lives matter, and are something we should work on. Here is a simple 3 step technique to know our goals, and get to them. Write Goals Down Extremely important, penning your goals down sounds simple, but is usually the step where most falter. While many people have goals in mind, very few put them down on paper. We wait for

Does a Life coach have a master key to your dreams?

Does a Life coach have a master key to your dreams?

  • 17th October, 2015 By : Anupriya Nayyar

"What do you do when you have fulfilled your dreams? You enable other people’s dreams,” said Professor Randy Pausch, during the aptly titled ‘Last lecture’ he delivered at Carnegie Mellon. Along with a trail of lessons he left behind, he laid special emphasis on the power of childhood dreams.Let me ask you a question. Do you know anyone who doesn’t have childhood dreams?  Come to think of it, you don’t. Didn’t we all at some point daydream and visualize ourselves:·       

How a life coach helps

How a life coach helps

  • 18th May, 2016 By : Vivek Slaria

One of the most common questions I get as a coach is - Does coaching really work?  Most times, I ignore the question because it does not work. Nothing works, till we chose to make it work. So a session with a coach won’t help you - till the time you chose to make it work. Once you have made that choice, you become a seeker and that is when life coaching works. These are the three steps with which a coach can help after you become a seeker. 1.       Simplify A coach helps simplify the choices that are av

Ten real steps to make best use of your life coaching sessions?

Ten real steps to make best use of your life coaching sessions?

  • 14th October, 2015 By : Neeraj Tyagi

Coaching is a team work. While coach does the preparation for making the coaching call to be as effective as possible, as a coachee, you must also understand your role in making coaching session a success. In this article, I am recommending ten real steps that can make significant change to the way you. Experience coaching. 1) Show up on time One of the most energetic way to participate in the coaching call is to show you up on time. If possible, be available on your laptop, desktop or smartphone at least one minute ahead of your call time. Starting late does

I do not need a life coach

I do not need a life coach

  • 18th May, 2016 By : Vivek Slaria

What is common between Sachin Tendulkar, Oprah Winfrey and Steve Jobs? All of them are very successful in their chosen area of work. Each has broken past the trials of their journey and emerged victorious when others failed. Each of them also had a coach in their journey who helped them move forward when they were not who they are. A coach is the silent engine behind you that helps you move towards your goals persistently. He listens to your inner most fears. He questions your limiting beliefs and helps you break free from them. He helps you challe

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