Brassrings Blog

Start Small and Seek Out a Role Model

I see so many coaches make the same mistakes.  They get certified and then they start buying stuff. They all tell me about their purchases, programs ranging from how to make an online video to creating a million dollar coaching business. It’s all great stuff; you’re...

Accepting Vs. Willing

As I think about this in my life no time has been wasted when I am doing what I love to do and that is when we see the most success in individuals. As you begin to accept what is happening and stop willing you will find yourself running into challenges that are not as hard as they used to be. Accepting vs. Willing is key.

Permission To Be A Startup

Lacey is passionate about pushing boundaries, thinking differently, and serving others. Mental health and mental illness are turned sideways through her writing on Preludesandepilogues.com and is inspiring and motivating women with her new company Full Bodied Health, which focuses on nutrition for the health you deserve.

My Stairway to Success…A Path for Fellow Coaches

People coach for so many different reasons. I was a fixer and I finally became a coach when I had the maturity and wisdom to realize fixing doesn’t help anyone. Listening, transferring skills, helping others practice and patience do. It’s a career that protects me and...

Causes and Consequences

If you don’t want it in the paper, then don’t do it. If you don’t want to be quoted, if you don’t want it repeated, then don’t say it. And we might also add, if you don’t want it on your conscience, don’t do it. If you don’t want it in your life at all, then don’t do it.

Coming Out of the Woods

There is this feeling when you are walking through a dense stand of trees that it goes on forever with a sense of which way is out?  Motherhood is like that; the trees are so dense you feel lost. The actual experience, when you get to take a breath though, is...

Want to Level up? Hire a CXO

Sometimes when I talk about what I do for a living, I am not as clear as I should be.In 2018, I tried on a lot of hats. Some were good fits and others weren’t. The experimentation was necessary, but I can see how confusing it would be if you were watching my growth...

Take the Fear out of Hiring – Using Purpose as a Tool

Sometimes I help businesses hire people.  I am not a recruiter and I don’t focus on resumes or candidate when I start my work. I focus on needs of the organization, building a preliminary playbook for the role and an onboarding plan including a 90- day review.  That’s...

I Stopped Chasing Money

In 2018 I stopped chasing money. I remember when I started chasing it. I used to have a career that paid for everything I could ever want or need. When I quit my job and started my own coaching and consulting business I was truly happy. It meant choosing whom I worked...

Loosen the Grip on Your Story

Loosen the Grip on Your Story Lisa Sears I met my business partner Colleen in a small mastermind group our friend put together for new coaches. I was nervous stepping into the group. I just finished my life coaching certification and the only clients I had...

Make doing your priority

Note to Coaches and Business Owners: Make doing your priority. Lisa Sears I love to look back through my journals. They’re filled with technical information and reflection. They’re also filled with notes documenting my experiments as I was growing my...

Coaches and Small Business Owners: Lets Talk Self-Efficacy

A note to fellow coaches and small business owners: Self-Efficacy: A person’s belief in his or her ability to succeed in a particular situation. I’ve always had self-efficacy.  I believed I could accomplish anything. If I didn’t know how to do something I...

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