#8: Interview with Chris Connors, Emotional Intelligence Coach & Speaker
Updated: Jan 21
In this episode of the Confident Coach Club Podcast, Liz meets Emotional Intelligence Coach Chris Connors to talk about his journey to becoming a coach, how he gets corporate clients and speaking engagements, the "high" he gets from working with clients, how he structures his coaching programs when working with top executives and much much more.
About our Guest:
Chris Connors is an Emotional Intelligence Coach and Speaker based in Charleston, South Carolina. He is also the author of The Value of You: The Guide to Living Boldly and Joyfully Through the Power of Core Values and his articles has appeared in CNBC, HuffPost, Thought Catalog and Medium. He has worked with senior executives in the federal government and at Fortune 500 companies. Christopher is happily married to his awesome wife and is the proud father of a rambunctious, baseball-loving toddler.
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What you will learn in this episode:
01:28 - Chris' Elevator Pitch as a coach, speaker and author
02:42 - What inspired Chris to become a coach
04:55 - His journey to become a coach
07:21 - His experience with the Coach U certification program
09:48 - Why it is important to get certified for working with corporate clients
11:55 - The biggest take-aways from the Coach U training program
14:40 - The niche of Emotional Intelligence Coaching and how Chris creates results for his clients
21:55 - How Chris structures his coaching programs when working with top executives
30:52 - How Chris gets corporate contracts and speaking engagements
34:00 - What Chris enjoyed most in 2019 and the "high" he gets from coaching
37:22 - The biggest challenges as a coach
39:11 - Why the first call with a potential client should be a full coaching session
41:20 - Chris' recommended books and mentors
44:22 - Chris' advice for aspiring coaches
Links from this episode:
- Our Full Online Course: Confident Coach Club Online Course
- Coaching Certification Programme Coach U
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