Welcome to the Place to Grow Your Coaching Business and Share Wisdom with Your Peers
CARD for Coaches is the community to find "wispiration", where you can ask for or share your wisdom with others, and then find the inspiration to take that wisdom and put it into action in your own business and life. In a community shaped by co-creation, everyone contributes to professional growth for you and your business, and we decide together what we'd like to achieve.
Which challenges are you facing in your coaching practice?
Especially for those who work independently, growing a business can be like moving a mountain by yourself. Having the opportunity to interact with peers who understand where you’re coming from, maybe have been there themselves, and bring fresh perspectives to the conversation may be exactly what you’ve been looking for. Co-creating a place with the freedom to participate on your terms and give and receive the “wispiration” you can share is what CARD for Coaches provides. Wisdom plus inspiration, not just questions and answers, support everyone and provide insights to turn into action for professional growth for you and your business.
What does CARD for Coaches stand for?
CARD for Coaches is a community of like-minded, like-hearted, like-spirited coaches who are willing to share their insights to support each other in growing their businesses. During each month there are four elements that we co-create in our weekly meetings to provide a basic structure for our ideas. This is the basis for supporting professional growth for you and your business.
During the first week of the month we concentrate on creativity. Finding new ways or approaches can be very difficult to manage alone. This shared time and space gives everyone a chance to contribute and find answers to questions or provide input for others. Interaction using various methods can provide each of us the impetus to explore new perspectives and discover new solutions.
During the second week of the month we examine ways to be accountable to ourselves, our practices, our colleagues and partners in our businesses. As we may all benefit from different ways of being accountable, there is not just one best system for this. Peers may meet at other times between these monthly sessions for individual support, or in small groups concentrating on specific topics.
During the third week of the month we reach out to others in the community to find out more about what each of us specializes in. This makes it possible to give referrals to those we interact with in our business when another peer's competence exceeds our own, or we are looking for other partners to support the growth of our practices, such as help with technology or marketing.
During the fourth week of the month we focus on developing our businesses. The range of topics to be considered here is almost endless. Often we've tried so much, but haven't found what's right for us, or we face a new challenge and have no idea of where to turn for help. This session provides new input and leads us to discoveries that can make a real difference in our growth.
How does everyone continue the conversation?
Four one-hour meetings per month is certainly not enough to tackle all the issues that may arise. In addition, we have a private group in Commpolium, a Mighty Network platform that gives us the opportunity to have a completely safe environment with no data leaks, no advertising and no spam. Just a private community in which you can share anything you feel could be beneficial to others and inquire about what you’re missing to find out what others have to share.
In our group we can:
Our system currently allows for
Specialized areas in the network to exchange ideas on each of the four main aspects
Opportunities for members to network and collaborate on ideas of their choice
Private messaging between community members
The possibility to establish anything that one or more members desire to support their growth and find the best way for those members to make progress
Your Space to Develop
Members of CARD for Coaches belong to a community that gives you the opportunity to develop yourself and your business in a way that suits your preferences. We explore possibilities to learn about strategies, tactics and insights. You can contribute to the collective wisdom of the community and take the inspiration you receive to apply in your own business. We support innovation to allow you to make progress and experience professional growth for you and your business . The best definition may be a "success swarm", based on the principles of swarm intelligence: the collective behaviors that result from the local interactions of the individuals with each other and with their environment. There is an emphasis on practical application, not just speaking about theory, but finding solutions that support each member and the group as a whole.
Who Should Join CARD for Coaches?
At the end of 2020 the pilot project for CARD for Coaches was carried out to get an initial idea of what peers are interested in and how we can co-create this special place to provide what the members believe is needed. That means that we are still learning, growing and gathering experiences together. None of can be sure what will actually transpire as we co-create, but you may want to think of it as an acorn that grows into an oak tree. All of the DNA necessary is inside the acorn, but it doesn’t know exactly what is going to look like when it grows up. How a tree grows depends on the soil, the water and the light it receives. And so it will be with our community. A group of committed individuals can take something very small and nurture it along to becoming something wonderful, and exactly what they were looking for.
So how can you decide if you would benefit from joining CARD for Coaches?
Here are some points that should help you in your decision-making process:
You’ll enjoy sitting at our table if you:
You may not want to join us if you:
If you think this could assist you in
professional growth for you and your business,
here's how you can get started:
Three-Month Starter Package then Monthly Subscription
1497 to start
then $ 499
Six-Month Starter Package then Monthly Subscription
$ 2994 to start
then $ 499
What our members are saying:
Very relaxed, open, sharing environment, plenty of creative exchanging among participants, amazing generosity of facilitators which readily transferred to participants.
Karl R. // USA
Co-creating is messy, but rewarding. The structured part of me wants more definition and clarity about the goals and expected outcomes of CARD. The unstructured part of me is excited to not only see where it goes, but to be an active part of helping take it where it goes.
Jill T. // USA
Rhonda L. Bowen // Chief Steward
A communication guide with over 30 years’ experience in
communicating across cultures, negotiation, facilitation and supporting teams.
As an American who has lived in Germany since 1983, she has worked with people from more than 70 countries.
Her coaching practice, established in 1988, has brought insights and support to thousands of professionals. She supports them in becoming more effective and efficient in their communication across cultures. This saves time, resources and effort and leads to better results and higher success in business and personal goals.
All of this experience has paved the way for her to create this community. She is dedicated to groups of people who want to share their insights and inspire others and themselves.
She knows this is the best way to creatively develop communication skills and coaching practices to enhance both professional and personal aspects of people's lives.
She's a lifelong learner who is looking forward to inspiring, supporting and learning with you.
What Members Are Saying
Very intimate discussion of accountability. Every individual shared something and it helped that Rhonda acknowledged everyone's point of view, elaborated some phases of the topic like the business booster.
Sheryll P. // Philippines
To support anyone in this group I need to know what I can offer that is of value. I hope we will do more of these sessions so that I can find a way to support more coaches.
Wendy E. // Canada
100% Satisfaction Guarantee
You are fully protected by our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. If you don't believe that your membership in CARD for Coaches is providing you enough wisdom and inspiration to support you in improving your coaching practice at any time, you can cancel your subscription by the 15th of any month for the next month.
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I obligated to continue my membership if I'm not satisfied?
Of course not. The membership is set up so that you can cancel your participation from one month to the next. Just let us know by the fifteenth of any month. We'll cancel your subscription and refund any amount you've pre-paid for the months that you won't be participating.
I'm having trouble with technology or payment. What do I do?
Mark is the man for technology on our team. Just send him an email and he’ll get back to you as soon as possible to solve the problems
What systems are used in CARD for Coaches?
Weekly calls are held on Zoom. The Mighty Network Commpolium is home to our private CARD for Coaches table. If other systems are deemed feasible and supportive to the network for the future, these can be added as necessary.