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The Niching Compass

The Niching Compass

By Allegra
A new approach to niching for coaches
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Interview with Kristin Sherry, creator of YouMap®

The Niching Compass

Interview with Kristin Sherry, creator of YouMap®

The Niching Compass

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Microepisode: have you put too many constraints on yourself?
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02:30
July 10, 2021
A microepisode: Action doesn't have to be Massive to have Meaning
Learn more about Allegra and get updates about upcoming opportunities to work together in a coaching cohort at allegrastein.com
02:08
July 8, 2021
Two Categories of Coaching Experiments
If you're itching to take some action in your practice but don't know where to start, consider these two main categories of coaching experiments you can start playing with. email me your thoughts! allegra@allegrastein.com Join my email community: www.allegrastein.com Send me a voice note: https://anchor.fm/thenichingcompass/message
09:33
June 14, 2021
How willing are you to suck at this whole coaching thing for a bit?
The Coaching Industrial Complex puts so much pressure on new coaches to be GOOD and SUCCESSFUL right away, and subtly (or not so subtly) reinforces the idea that  if we're not "succeeding" it must be because there's something wrong with US, not with the industry we're swimming in.  But what if you were willing to let it be messy, imperfect, and to make a lot of mistakes on your way towards figuring out who you are as a coach and what your work is going to look like over the long haul? What if the path towards mastery involves a ton of practice, "failure", and learning along the way? Are you willing to be a beginner for as long as it takes until you're not? Are you willing to prioritize learning over any particular result, to be bad at something until you're good at it? What would it be like if you stopped punishing yourself for not having it all figured out? All of this, plus what coaching has to do with Poker, in today's episode. The Biggest Bluff Send me a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thenichingcompass/message Learn more about Allegra: www.allegrastein.com
11:23
June 1, 2021
Finding that sweet spot between your gifts and "what good coaches do"
I am so excited to be back and sharing this idea with you today -- if you've at felt a conflict between your natural gifts and  what you think "good coaches do" or "good coaching is", this one is for you. What if, in fact, your best coaching emerges out of you celebrating, embracing, and highlighting YOUR greatest gifts, talents, and strengths? Listen on! Join my email community at www.allegrastein.com Check out my YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/AllegraStein
11:26
May 30, 2021
4 Ways to engage with Clubhouse (if you want to)
I've been keeping my mind open around how I might engage with Clubhouse over this past month and wanted to share 4 ways you could approach it (should you choose!) If you end up exploring, come find me @allegrastein and join one of my upcoming rooms. It's a grand experiment, everyone - let's play.
08:40
March 1, 2021
Turning the mic over to the amazing coaches I've worked with in 2020!
Learn more about the coaches: Jeanne Savelle - https://www.facebook.com/jyslifecoach Laura Kalister - https://www.instagram.com/laurakalistercoaching/ Krista Overly - https://www.instagram.com/kristaoverly/ Linda Heinsohn - https://www.lindaheinsohn.com/ Sheryl Turner - https://sherylturnercoaching.com/ Nancy Dawdy - https://www.restoringhopeandjoy.com/ Marta Regalado - https://www.instagram.com/martaregaladocoach/ Andrea Johnson - https://www.theintentionaloptimist.com/ Normal Frahn - https://www.normafrahncoaching.com/ Heather Fillmore - https://www.heatherfillmorecoaching.com/ Julie Jones - https://thejuliejones.com/ Leeny Hoffman - https://www.empoweredlivingstl.com/ Lee McCraw-Leavitt - https://www.instagram.com/leemclart/ Karen Bierdeman - onwardkcw@gmail.com Itazamarie Chevere-Torres - https://www.instagram.com/stemcareer_laboratory_coach/ Jill Rosenau - www.pathweighs2possibility.com Karen Retardo - https://www.instagram.com/heartcenteredholisticcoach/ Penny Gambill - https://www.facebook.com/pennygambillcoaching Marianne McCourt - https://www.facebook.com/marianne.mccourt Catherine Ferguson - https://www.instagram.com/cat.ferg/ Lisa Schwartz - https://www.instagram.com/lisa_your_vegan_coach/ Apryle Oswald - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/your-badass-brain/id1537796423 Ali Terry - www.firmlyfounded.com Amy Bellis - https://www.instagram.com/chubbygoatfarmhouse/ -- Love to you all --- Allegra
25:54
December 31, 2020
Coaching Experiences - Container or Content?
When you consider what coaching experiences you could create, are you more inspired by the Content or the Container? Email: allegra@allegrastein.com Register for the January free class: https://allegra-stein.ck.page/behindthescenes Learn more about me and Misfit to Maverick: www.allegrastein.com Send me a voice memo: https://anchor.fm/thenichingcompass/message
08:01
December 22, 2020
RELEASE THE NICHE (aka A Niche Bonfire)
This one is for all of my fellow coaches who are totally over "niching" and "picking a niche" and all of that niche-business. Enjoy! email me: allegra@allegrastein.com get on the list for upcoming free classes: www.allegrastein.com check out Misfit to Maverick: www.allegrastein.com/misfit-to-maverick
07:22
December 1, 2020
Redefining "Coaching Practice"
What in the world does having a "coaching practice" even mean?  email me: allegra@allegrastein.com learn more: www.misfittomaverick.com
09:18
November 5, 2020
Why "create my next paying client" isn't a Small Win
In today's episode I talk about how "create my next paying client" is actually the result of lots of smaller practices. Please email any thoughts or reflections to allegra@allegrastein.com And check out Misfit to Maverick at www.misfittomaverick.com
05:52
October 21, 2020
My take on How to Create your First Paying Coaching Client
The answer might not be what you expect. email: allegra@allegrastein.com learn more about Misfit to Maverick:  www.misfittomaverick.com
08:19
October 2, 2020
The Coaching Industrial Complex
My take on what I call The Coaching Industrial Complex. email: allegra@allegrastein.com learn more about Misfit to Maverick: www.misfittomaverick.com
13:23
September 25, 2020
Interview with Kristin Sherry, creator of YouMap®
Listen and learn during this Master Class as Kristin Sherry, creator of YouMap®, shares her wisdom and insight around why understanding your Strengths, Values, Skills and personality based Interests is so important in our work as coaches. To learn more about Kristin and YouMap® visit www.myyoumap.com Questions? Email Allegra - allegra@allegrastein.com Check out Misfit to Maverick - www.misfittomaverick.om
54:27
September 16, 2020
A microepisode - Bakers bake. Tennis players play. Runners run. Coaches....have conversations.
How many conversations do you have on your calendar?
01:53
September 4, 2020
"I want to coach! Where do I start???"
In today's episode I answer a question sent to me by an awesome human who wants to begin coaching -- "where do I start???" Send me your thoughts, reflections, and questions: allegra@allegrastein.com Get on the waitlist for Misfit to Maverick here. 
08:42
August 24, 2020
Turning ideas into coaching offers - an interview with Your Camp Counselor, Kari Howe
Learn how coach Kari Howe went from idea --> offer with Idea Camp. Find Kari and snag a spot in the next round of Idea Camp at www.yourcampcounselor.com. You can also connect with Kari on Instagram (@yourcampcounselor) or email (kari@yourcampcounselor.com) Get on the early bird notification list for Misfit to Maverick here.
34:24
August 17, 2020
A Mini Rant: You don't need to master FB Marketing to start coaching
Please share this episode with every coach you know. xo A. PS - be sure to check out Misfit to Maverick and get on the early bird list!  Click here to learn more. 
02:27
August 12, 2020
Coaching vs. Everything But Coaching (EBC)
Are you spending most of your time Coaching or in the land of Everything But Coaching (EBC)? In today's episode I aim to flip the script and invite you to give a good look at what part of your work you're giving the most attention to. Send me your insights and questions: allegra@allegrastein.com Learn more about Misfit to Maverick: allegra-stein.ck.page/collective-1
09:10
August 10, 2020
Want to reach your ideal clients? Use Coffee Talk instead of Coach Speak.
I see amazing coaches describing their work using coach speak all the time.  I think every coach has done this, myself included. The way to reach your people, though, is to use THEIR words (coffee talk speak!), not yours. Want to learn more about the upcoming membership space? Click here to get on the early bird notification list.   (bit.ly/coachingmisfit)
06:56
August 1, 2020
Interview with Niching Compass alumni Penny Gambill!
Coach Penny Gambill joins me today to talk about her work supporting women who are ready to reclaim control over their lingering drinking habits and reach their health goals. She shares not only the various ways understanding her YouMap helped her build confidence in and communicate her unique coaching gifts, but also the unique way she chose to start shining her light and working with clients WITHOUT having to build a website. To learn more about and follow Penny visit her business page here.
35:52
July 20, 2020
A microepisode - Stop Asking Coaches for Feedback
Want to know if your copy is clear? If your program makes sense?  Stop asking your fellow coaches and ask your audience instead. (unless coaches are your audience!) www.allegrastein.com
01:58
July 9, 2020
The Conversation Project --- a total gamechanger.
Unless coaches are your target market, stop asking them what they think of your offfer/website/freebie. Ask the people that you want to help DIRECTLY. A Conversation Project will give you help you do this. I challenge you to have 30 coaching conversations with 30 different people (within whatever market you might be considering!) to learn more about what they need, want, dream about, what problems they have and how they explain their lives in their own words. Notice what you're inspired by, drawn to, and what you can create with your coaching tools in response to what you learn. You can say yes, no, or renegotiate. Keep me posted: allegra@allegrastein.com Check out my updated website!  allegrastein.com Want to know more about the Niching Compass? Learn more and schedule a Discovery Call here:  allegrastein.com/niching-compass
08:48
July 8, 2020
5 Tips (not rules!) for Coaching Discovery Calls
Sharing a bit of my philosophy and approach to Discovery Calls through 5 "tips". This is by no means a rulebook or set of steps for everyone to follow - take what feels right, leave on the table what you know isn't meant for you. 1. Explore Fit 2. Be of service 3. Let them talk. 4. Assess alignment. 5. Leave details until the end. Bonus #6. Test the Yes. To learn about Allegra and Misfit to Maverick visit www.allegrastein.com
11:25
June 22, 2020
Clearing out a financial systems roadblock: An Interview with STEM Career Coach Itzamarie Chevere Torres
What if the one thing you think is holding you back from taking action in your coaching work could be cleared up by committing to just a few simple mico-actions? Itzamarie Chevere Torres shares her story about how a year+ long roadblock was cleared out in just a few simple steps. Find and follow Itzamarie on Instagram here. Learn about bookkeeping strategist Stephanie Cleary here.  A suggested (though by no means exhaustive!) list of racial history, justice and anti-racism resources: The Warmth of Other Suns - Isabel Wilkerson Me and White Supremacy - Layla Saad Stamped from the Beginning - Ibram X. Kendi My Grandmother's Hands - Resmaa Menakem How to be an Anti Racist - Ibram X. Kendi Dr. Tee Williams Sonya Renee Taylor Juliet Cobodo For book suggestions and conversation - The Stacks Scene On Podcast Also exploring Cultural Somatics via Tada Hozumi
24:10
June 18, 2020
What I mean by "align to your work preferences"
In today's episode I give a quick overview of what I mean by "work preferences" and why they're so important to know and be intentional about when crafting your coaching practice. To receive invites to the upcoming free classes be sure to sign up at www.allegrastein.com
08:02
May 29, 2020
Sunday MicroEpisode - Coach in a Hoodie, my symbol of rebellion
What's your metaphorical "hoodie"? Let me know: allegra@allegrastein.com #coachinahoodie
03:04
May 24, 2020
Their Map is the right fit for how THEY like to work. But what about how YOU like to work?
The more I listen to other teachers try to tell you how to build a coaching practice, the more I realize, "but that's just the right way for how THEY like to work - it won't be a fit for everyone!!" I hope today's episode helps you relax a bit in to the possibility that there IS no one right way to be on this journey, but there is a right way for YOU. Get clear on how you like to work, and everything becomes easier and more aligned. www.nichingcompass.com
08:29
May 13, 2020
An Interview with coach and Unschooling Diabetes founder (and Niching Compass alum!) Jill Rosenau
Jill Rosenau, founder of Unschooling Diabetes and coach at pathweighs2possibility.com, joins me today for a an awesome conversation about how she's grown as a coach since her certification, the amazing work she's doing in her current coaching project, and her experience as part of the first cohort of the Niching Compass. Find Jill on Instagram here. Learn more about the Niching Compass here and click the Yellow Button if you're interested in being a part of the June Cohort.  
30:06
May 8, 2020
Is your dream client more motivated by LEAVING or GOING?
As part of your next Coaching Project it may help to think about WHO you'd like to work with (for now!). Today's episode invites you to consider whether your dream clients are more motivated by LEAVING or GOING. links mentioned: www.nichingcompass.com
08:35
May 1, 2020
Coaching Projects and Sourdough
The answer to  coaching stuckness and overwhelm is Coaching Projects --- I am a master of them and am here to help YOU design and get started on your own!  Plus a quick note about what it all has to do with sourdough bread baking. Links mentioned: Unschooling Diabetes with Jill Rosenau - www.pathweighs2possibility.com Allegra and the Coaching Misfits (come join us!) - www.facebook.com/groups/coachingmisfits
10:41
April 19, 2020
You already know your next client
You don't need to find anyone new. www.nichingcompass.com
01:47
April 9, 2020
Your Coaching Highway vs a Coaching Project
There's your coaching practice over the long term and there are the Coaching Projects you can take action on -- for now. Where are you spending your time? www.nichingcompass.com
10:06
April 7, 2020
Microepisode -- The power of Date. Time. Place.
One of my favorite ways to get in to action, and help YOU take action in your coaching practice. (PS: I've got a date/time/place of my own. Check it out here: https://allegra-stein.ck.page/coaching-clone) Email me YOURS at allegra@allegrastein.com
01:48
April 1, 2020
Micro-episode: Look for a PERSON, not PEOPLE.
A allegra-stein.ck.page/coaching-clone
01:44
March 31, 2020
The Hammer and the Treehouse: i.e., your clients might not want what you've been trying to sell them.
In today's episode I'm sharing a simple metaphor that has helped both me and my fellow coaches get more clear about how to describe our work in a way makes sense to our dream clients. I share the difference between Coach Speak and Coffee Speak and invite you to talk directly to your people to find out exactly what it is that they want (hint: it might not be what you've been trying to sell them.) Also -- you're INVITED to my first free class for coaches, How to NOT be a Coaching Clone. To learn more and sign up visit: https://allegra-stein.ck.page/coaching-clone
10:05
March 30, 2020
Your Coaching Party
1. Design a coaching party YOU're excited about 2. Don't just tell people about the party. Invite them. IG: @allegrator email: allegra@allegrastein.com Niching Compass:  www.nichingcompass.com
11:17
March 19, 2020
Coronavirus, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Strengths, and what all of it has to do with your coaching.
The article below, inspiration for today's episode, is the perfect illustration of how your Strengths can SHINE when in the right environment. What would your coaching practice need to look and feel like so you could SOAR? https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/16/business/media/cuomo-new-york-coronavirus.html To learn more about the Niching Compass visit: www.nichingcompass.com
12:22
March 17, 2020
on NOT being a coaching clone || i.e. you can go your own way
This episode is for any coach out there who needs a bit of a pep talk and who may be tired of going down paths that simply aren't the right fit. Do not worry: There is no one right to build a practice or be a coach, but there is a right way for YOU. www.nichingcompass.com
09:20
March 6, 2020
The You, Who, and How of being a Coach
I think if you can figure out some combo of You, Who and How you're on your way to growing your practice. And if your Who and your How are still a work in progress, knowing and shining a light on who YOU are as a human and a coach is totally accessible, right here and now. www.nichingcompass.com www.facebook.com/allegrasteincoaching
10:05
February 28, 2020
Uncovering Your Coaching Identity
Your coaching identity is uncovered by focusing on two simple things: Self-awareness around how you like to work and direct, pure coaching experience. This is where the rubber meets the road. Learn more in today's episode! Mondays at Noon: www.facebook.com/allegrasteincoaching/events Niching Compass: www.nichingcompass.com
10:50
February 18, 2020
How Knowing (and Embracing!) Your Strengths Improves your Coaching and your Coaching Practice
Identifying and embracing your Strengths is a game changer when it comes to building your coaching practice and defining HOW you show up in your work. In today's episode I cover Why knowing your Strengths is so important, How to find out what they are, and share two case Studies to bring it all home. To learn more about the Niching Compass program visit: www.nichingcompass.com
14:16
February 6, 2020
A simple way to build your coaching practice: Ask One Person One Question at a Time
In this episode I share one of the simplest ways to build your coaching practice: "ask one person one question at a time."
10:45
February 2, 2020
The Many Hats a Coach Can Wear
In today's episode I share TEN hats that a coach can wear with hopes it helps you clarify the work you do with and for your clients!
11:35
January 27, 2020
What's MISSING from the definition of "niche" for coaches
Your unique role in this wide landscape of coaching is as much about who you are and HOW you do your work as it is about who you want to help. In today's episode I share what I believe are some missing pieces of the definition of "niche" for coaches and invite you to consider that you can build a practice aligned to your gifts and your lifestyle.
11:14
January 15, 2020
The Coaching Landscape
It can feel like Pandora's box, all of the different options we have as coaches to deliver our work and grow our practice. How do we navigate this landscape ahead of us?
10:32
January 12, 2020
The Niching Compass, and my Beef with Niche!
Our current definition of "niche" is not serving us, fellow coaches! Here's why.   (also -  a new name. Again. Yay evolution!)
10:32
January 7, 2020
Paving a two lane highway through the Wild West of coaching
It can sometimes feel like being a coach and building a practice is like being in the Wild West - so many options, so much potential, and high chance of struggling with overwhelm or going down paths that end up being a misfit. Through it all we're paving a two-lane highway through it all.
09:10
December 31, 2019
The Simplest Way to Build a Coaching Practice
In chapter 3 of The Coaching Gap I share my point of view on the simplest way to create a client and stay in the work, as well as what I believe gets in the way.
08:21
December 23, 2019
The Coaching Pyramid
In this episode I break down the idea of being a coach and building a coaching practice in to three (with a bonus fourth!) digestible parts.
12:15
December 19, 2019
Introducing: The Coaching Gap
Exploring the space between coaching certification and building a coaching practice. To learn more about YouMap for New Coaches visit:  www.allegrastein.com/youmapforcoaches
05:52
December 17, 2019
YouMap - who's it for and how can it help??
Today I share a bit more about YouMap and answer some common questions. To learn more visit: allegrastein.com/youmap
08:14
September 26, 2019
How my YouMap is informing my coaching - Strengths
Doing a bit of thought processing this morning. Had a strong insight this morning about how my Adaptability and Activator strengths inform my coaching and resonate with ideal clients.
16:02
September 19, 2019
Ep 6: if you’re willing to feel you can do anything you want
So often we hold back from doing what we want because we’re not willing to feel the feeling that could come with it. What if you were willing?
07:26
August 7, 2019
Ep 5: Q & A
An answer to a listener’s question about the CTFAR model
02:37
August 5, 2019
EP 4: Curiosity
Whatever is going on in your life it’s so much more fun to examine it from a place of curiosity.
03:56
July 9, 2019
EP 3: awareness
Awareness. Another one of those ideas that means different things to different people. This is my take. I think awareness is the key to growth and change — AND it can be a tough skill to practice.
09:29
June 27, 2019
CTFAR
In this episode I’m excited to share the OG tool I learned that catapulted me in to the world of self inquiry and coaching: CTFAR.
10:11
June 26, 2019
Welcome to The Coaching Apothecary!
Hey there. So happy to have you here. I’m Allegra, a coach who loves to help people build self-awareness and take creative action. In this episode I tell you a bit more about my work and what you can expect from the show. I’m excited to share my most favorite coaching tools with you and hope that they will serve you as much as they have me and my clients.
03:59
June 25, 2019