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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been headlining the news. It was announced that it is being adopted by the UK ahead of Europe.
Since 16th February 2017, I have been posting some interesting and important details about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which is expected to come into force around the middle of 2018 because I wanted my coaches to be prepared well in advance.
In my blogs on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) I have looked at what was being proposed from a coach point of view. In the initial entry I explained the importance of coaches in knowing about the rules which will be coming in with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and although all of my coaches will have a full understanding of the need to register and abide by the current rules I am sadly aware that many life coaching and business coaching courses are lacking in detail and especially within the business set up area. This a a critical area for coaches and it is my belief that they should be fully aware of their legal responsibilities before they leave the workshop part of the course.
My General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) post on the 22nd February covers the information you, as a coach, hold on your clients and suppliers.
Following up on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) the posting on the 3rd March deals with privacy notices which will need to be changed in time for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) implementation.
On 4th April I covered the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) again with an article on Rights of the Individual. Procedures coaches need to ensure all the rights of individuals include how you delete personal data or provide data electronically in a commonly used format.
The main rights for individuals under the GDPR will be:
• subject access,
• inaccuracies corrected,
• information erased,
• direct marketing,
• prevent automated decision-making and profiling, and
• data portability (updated one)
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has references to both ‘consent’ and ‘explicit consent’. Do you know the difference? I looked at this aspect in my post on the 8th June 2017.
I am concerned about the lack of information for the micro business which most coaches fall into. Please be aware of your responsibilities, as I know the coaches who have been on my workshops will be fully aware of.
Make sure you have registered and if not, here is the link www.ico.org.uk/for-organisations/data-protection-reform/

Life Coaching course

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Have just completed the workshop part of the June #Life #Coaching Diploma Course which is the second part of the course and we had a very busy and fun filled time.  Life Coach course reviews from fully qualified coaches:

‘I found The Life Coaching Handbook really comprehensive, deeply insightful, easy to understand and very practical – it really does cut through the coaching jargon present in many other coaching books. That combined with my decision to train with Curly Martin was a real winner. Curly offers the personal touch that so many training organisations lack. After just the weekend which was packed with motivational, inspirational material, expert guidance and hard core business set up advice and tips, I felt confident enough to start coaching straight away and I did!. It was the right decision to train with Achievement Specialists.T Groth-Andersen

We work at a fast pace by starting with a demonstration of non-directional coaching which is followed by the students coaching in real time. What I mean by this is, I do not use role-play during the coaching demonstration nor do the students pretend to coach in an imaginary situation. They actually coach for real; they review the goal setting exercise with the client, followed by using the #ICANDO coaching model. They investigate the topic the client has selected as important to work on today, explore the current situation and aims of the client. During this the fledgling coach will tease out as many different ways the client can take to achieve the aim/goal and discuss the outcome indicators, then,
THIS IS THE IMPORTANT DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ROLE-PLAY AND REAL TIME, Read More

Referrals – General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

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I mentioned a couple of weeks ago I would be posting some interesting and important details about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which is expected to come into force around the middle of 2018 so that all coaches, not just Achievement Specialists trained coaches, are prepared well in advance. As you will be aware, I strongly recommend that as a large part of growing your coaching business you generate referrals from your clients and your contacts.

The GDPR has references to both ‘consent’ and ‘explicit consent’. Do you know the difference? Do not be alarmed if you do not at this stage. The difference between the two is not clear given that both forms of consent have to be freely given, unambiguous, informed and specific. You will need to show that your consent trail demonstrates agreement to personal data being processed. Important Tip: Consent cannot be inferred from Read More

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – Rights of the Individual

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Rights of the Individual
Your procedures need to ensure all the rights of individuals include how you delete personal data or provide data electronically in a commonly used format.
The main rights for individuals under the GDPR will be:
•  subject access,
•  inaccuracies corrected,
•  information erased,
•  direct marketing,
•  prevent automated decision-making and profiling, and
•  data portability (updated one)
The rights individuals under the GDPR are mostly the same as those under the DPA. Does your current procedures cover how you would react if someone asks to have their personal data deleted, how do you locate and delete the data? Who makes the decisions about deletion?

The right to data portability is new. This is an enhanced form of subject access where you have to provide the data electronically and in a commonly used format. You probably have all of these covered and it is also good to check before GDPR is introduced

Life Coach With Empty Pockets

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Are you procrastinating and using ‘I have no money’ to stop you from becoming the best life coach ever! In fact, are you also using ‘I must be perfect and fully ready before I launch my coaching business’?
Listen up! I bagged my first business coaching contract with no marketing, no business cards and almost no idea! The contract was with a large insurance company to coach 20 managers in improving performance for both the managers and their individual teams.
Life coaching and business coaching had not become the multi-million pound/euro business at that time, it was only just emerging. My book, The Life Coaching Handbook. Everything You Need To Be An Effective Life Coach http://www.achievementspecialists.co.uk/life_coaching/books had only just been launched and was still steaming from the printing press. I did not know at publication that it was the first book worldwide on how to become a life coach. There were other life coach books but they all concentrated on how to life coach yourself not on how to become a life or business coach and run a successful coaching practice.

How did I get this contract? Read More

Coach marketing tips for Life Coaches and Business Coaches

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When setting your marketing goals remember to research your target market first. Think along the lines of, where they shop, what they read and how they interact with the world.
 When putting your life coach or business coach marketing together think about what you can do for the reader (avoid what you cannot do), such as, save or make them money, save or make them more time, make them more efficient,etc. Extra coach marketing tip – do not put too much into it, keep your message simple and clear.
Remember to always include how they can get in touch with you, contact details, logo, groups you belong to and other important information.

Privacy notices & General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

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You already have a Privacy Notice, don’t you?
The current privacy notices will need to be changed in time for GDPR implementation. Currently the process when you collect personal data is that you must give people certain information, such as your identity and how you intend to use their information, which is done through a privacy notice. Under the GDPR the extra things you will have to do is to explain your legal reason for processing the data, along with how long you will be storing or keeping the data and you also have to tell individuals they have a right to complain to the ICO if they think there is a problem with the way you are handling their data.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – Information Coaches hold

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Life Coach, Business Coach, or any other niche coach or person practising coaching. You will already be aware of the need to register with the information commissioner Office. All the documents you hold electronic or paper based containing personal data will need to have details on where it came from and with whom you share it.

Making sure that you have these details in place will help you to comply with the GDPR’s accountability principles. One of these principles requires organisations (this includes life and business coaches who hold information) to be able to show how they comply with data protection by having effective policies and procedures in place. If you share information and if you have inaccurate personal data which you have shared, it is your responsibility to make sure you and the person/company which you shared the information have correct records.

Imagine you are working as a business coach and have sold a GDPR programme of coaching (as I suggested in the first blog on this topic) you may need to think about how to organise an information audit, across the companies you work within, or even an audit within particular business areas.

Again, as I stated previously, this is a great business opportunity for coaching where you can design a GDPR programme specifically for the companies you sell your coaching into, by combining your knowledge of both, to produce a perfect business opportunity for your business coaching company.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Impact on Life and Business Coaches

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Over the next few weeks I will be posting some interesting and important details about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which is expected to come into force around the middle of 2018 and I want coaches to be prepared well in advance. I don’t think there are many of the changes which will affect the micro coach business although there may be some which affect business coaches. There could be coaching opportunities for the business coach in the form of coaching companies and organisations in readiness for the GDPR.

I will be looking at some of the changes and how you can prepare yourself, your business and if you are a business coach, how to seize the opportunity. So for today I am simply looking at awareness. I am assuming that if you are a life coach or business coach you have already registered with the ICO (Information commissioner’s office). I know all the life and business coaches who trained with me on the Achievement Specialist’s Life coaching diploma will be aware of the requirements and will have registered within the first couple of weeks of attending the workshop part of the coaching diploma course as I discuss the importance of registering, the how to register and the cost. Fledgling life coaches are then encouraged to put a date in their calendars to do this. However, if you are reading this and did not train with me then there is a good chance you do not know about your responsibilities or you have forgotten about it, or your training provider did not encourage you to take action (a life coach creed – taking action).

Today’s Action: Make sure you have registered and if not, here is the link www.ico.org.uk/for-organisations/data-protection-reform/

Life Coach Training

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I am really looking forward to the workshop part of the Life Coaching Diploma Course this weekend and send a warm welcome to all the delegates. Have a safe journey, especially the delegates who I know are flying to the life coach training course.

Our Life Coaching Diploma Course uses specialist training techniques to uniquely combine your background and skills with our expertise. Together we will combine your abilities to fast track building your own full or part time coaching business. Our life coaching diploma is a fully integrated, blended, multi-media, supported, accredited and fully flexible coaching course. You will be taught and mentored by myself. I am the pioneer of life coach training & international best-selling author.

‘Curly Martin is extremely responsive, professional and honest … having trained with her I can now say that she is an unequalled coach, an inspirational trainer and one of the most impressive human beings I’ve ever met.’ Simon Cheung

‘Informative, educational, practical, inspirational, motivating, fun and overwhelming!! Loved every minute of the course, but most importantly, it delivered exactly what I hoped for and needed. I’m ready to start. Thank you.’ Dr. Richard Baxter

If you want to become a professional life coach, business or SME coach, executive or corporate coach, spiritual & mindfulness coach, youth coach, career change coach, or you have your own specific area of coaching you would like to offer clients, book this course. You are the key and we unlock your potential and show you how to become an outstanding coach within your own chosen niche market. Trust an Internationally Acclaimed Ground Breaking Coach, Author & Pioneer of life coach training with Your Coaching Future. Visit Life Coaching Diploma Course