Kim Ades: Frame of Mind Coaching

“We have millions and millions of thoughts that are floating around in our brains.  A lot of them are unconscious or subconscious, and the idea of journaling is to bring them forward so they are no longer floating but in front of you.” – Kim Ades


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In my Smart Talk Episode 052 conversation with Kim Ades you’ll hear about:

  • Demonstrates the power of coaching for top performers
  • Common myths about coaching
  • The importance of Journaling to help achieve your goals

Frame of Mind Coaching

Did you know that has a full-time goals coach who works with any employee – not just management – helping them create better lives. Zappos isn’t the only company that uses coaches.  In fact, coaching is very popular.   Harvard Business Review reports that coaching is a $1 billion a year industry.

Executives and individuals, like you, are using coaches to catapult their careers and create better, more fulfilling, richer lives.  So what exactly is a coach?  According to the  The International Coach Federation (ICF) — the leading global coaching organization and professional association for coaches – coaching  is defined as “partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.”

In a 2009 study of the professional coaching industry – by the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) – found that coaching was used by 90% of organizations surveyed and that even in the economic downturn, 70% report that they are increasing or maintaining their commitment to coaching.

Coaching is clearly popular, but what does it work?

The ROI from professional coaching is astonishing. According to a Manchester Consulting Group study of Fortune 100 executives, the Economic Times reports “coaching resulted in a ROI of almost six times the program cost as well as a 77% improvement in relationships, 67% improvement in teamwork, 61% improvement in job satisfaction and 48% improvement in quality.” Additionally, a study of Fortune 500 telecommunications companies by MatrixGlobal found executive coaching resulted in a 529% ROI. The CIPD concludes “coaching is not just perceived as a nice-to-have intervention.”

Today’s guest is Kim Ades. Kim is president and founder of Frame of Mind Coaching and author of “What you Focus on Grows”. Kim coaches high-profile executives by teaching them the principles of thought management. She’s also a speaker, entrepreneur, coach, and mother of 5.

I invited Kim to help us learn more about how coaching can help us unleash and amplify the extraordinary person that is already inside of us and to learn discuss a few ideas in her book.

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Kim Ades, MBA is president and founder of Frame of Mind Coaching and author of “What You Focus on Grows” She’s also a speaker, entrepreneur, coach, and mother of 5, Kim is one of North America’s foremost experts on coaching high-profile executives by teaching them the principles of thought management. By using her unique process of coaching through journaling, she works with clients who are intelligent, driven, and ambitious and helps them examine and tweak their thinking in order to yield extraordinary results.

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Book pick(s):
Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander: The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life

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