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What’s the Bottom-line?

John Williams
May 9, 2022

Mastering the Art of Bottom-Lining in Life Coaching

In life coaching, much like in business, the concept of “bottom-lining” is essential. While in business it refers to the final balance after all transactions, in life coaching, bottom-lining serves as a powerful tool to help clients pinpoint the essence of their challenges or goals. This skill is pivotal in creating clarity and assisting clients in decision-making processes related to time management and personal priorities.

Understanding Bottom-Lining

Bottom-lining in life coaching involves cutting through the noise to focus on what truly matters—the core issue or goal. This practice not only aids in clarity but also enhances the effectiveness of coaching by directing energy to the most impactful areas. Consider these critical questions to explore your own or your clients’ bottom-lines:

  • What is your bottom-line? Identifying the core objective or issue.
  • How do you measure your progress towards it? Establishing clear, quantifiable metrics.
  • How are you currently performing against those metrics? Assessing present and recent performance.

Applying Bottom-Lining in Daily Life

Utilizing the bottom-lining technique can transform how decisions are made daily. By continually asking oneself about the bottom-line in various situations, it becomes easier to make choices that align with long-term goals and values. Here’s how you can start implementing this approach:

  1. Begin each day by defining your bottom-line for the day—what you must achieve to consider the day successful.
  2. Set measurable goals that reflect your daily, weekly, or monthly bottom-lines.
  3. Regularly review your progress to adjust your strategies and maintain focus on your primary objectives.

This method not only simplifies decision-making but also keeps you aligned with your overarching goals, enhancing both personal and professional growth.

Understanding and applying the principle of bottom-lining can significantly improve your efficiency and effectiveness in both personal and professional realms. If you’re eager to enhance your decision-making skills and focus on what truly matters, consider joining one of our upcoming sample coach training sessions to learn more about this and other life coaching techniques.

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Join our exclusive Mastermind Workshop designed specifically for life coaches looking to develop their business. You’ll have a chance to experience firsthand what the Business Masterminds are like and gain insights along the way.

The Life Coaching Tools Series looks at a different tool each workshop with an opportunity to connect with other coaches, coach. and be coached. It’s the best way. to see if coaching is for you.

Coach Training Sessions
(Designed to be Sample Training Classes)

May 7th at 3 PM Pacific

Transformation & Coach Training Session

Coaching & Transformation-1 Hour Life Coach Training

Each session we look at a different tool from the Academic Life Coaching and Coach Training EDU training program and take a deep dive into its origin, theory, and application. 

This is an interactive workshop designed to be experienced fresh biweekly. Open to prospective and current students as well as alumni. The workshops are live and fast paced. You’ll want a strong internet connection, a chance to review the 3-page PDF ahead of time, and a quiet place to experience the workshop. It’s the closest experience you’ll get to being in the real training.

60 Minutes. Live via Zoom. Optional 15 minute Q&A after. 

May 16th at 3 PM Pacific

Transformation & Coach Training Session

Coaching & Transformation-1 Hour Life Coach Training

Each session we look at a different tool from the Academic Life Coaching and Coach Training EDU training program and take a deep dive into its origin, theory, and application. 

This is an interactive workshop designed to be experienced fresh biweekly. Open to prospective and current students as well as alumni. The workshops are live and fast paced. You’ll want a strong internet connection, a chance to review the 3-page PDF ahead of time, and a quiet place to experience the workshop. It’s the closest experience you’ll get to being in the real training.

60 Minutes. Live via Zoom. Optional 15 minute Q&A after. 

Business Mastermind Sessions

May 23rd at 9 AM Pacific

Business Mastermind

Business Mastermind--1 Hour Biweekly Workshop

ALC and CTEDU founder John Andrew Williams offers a biweekly Business Mastermind. Although these workshops are designed for current students and alumni, prospective students are welcome to register after speaking with an admissions advisor.

The workshops are fast paced, live on zoom. We usually take a dive into a specific websites, elevator pitches, sales calls, and whatever else coaches are facing as they establish their businesses.

60 Minutes. Live via Zoom.

May 16th at 3 PM Pacific

Business Mastermind

Business Mastermind--1 Hour Biweekly Workshop

ALC and CTEDU founder John Andrew Williams offers a biweekly Business Mastermind. Although these workshops are designed for current students and alumni, prospective students are welcome to register after speaking with an admissions advisor.

The workshops are fast paced, live on zoom. We usually take a dive into a specific websites, elevator pitches, sales calls, and whatever else coaches are facing as they establish their businesses.

60 Minutes. Live via Zoom.

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