The Coaches Console Philosophy

Taking Care of Hearts While Taking Care of Business

I have this ceramic plaque that my mom gave me years ago that says “Taking care of hearts while taking care of business.” When people talk about The Coaches Console and the work I do, I want them to know this is the CORE of what we do. I’m in the business of helping you create your business, from a heart-centered place.

The Coaches Console is rooted in what I believe.

For over 15 years now, I’ve been working with thousands of start up coaches from all over the world to support them in building their coaching business using The Coaches Console.

As the The Coaches Console community continues to grow, I think it’s so important to share my core values. These are the beliefs that guide every decision I make, every offering I create and every action I take in the world.

I want to share my favorite quote with you, as this is really the guiding principle behind everything I create:

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” – Marianne Williamson

I want to support coaches to live this quote and lead by example and truly let their light shine in this world—so they can give others permission to do the same.

And this is just the beginning of my core values.

Here are a few things I know to be true:

I believe in…

Helping people to allow their light shine. Coaches make an impact by helping people create outrageous, unapologetic transformation, in their businesses and lives.

Bringing spirit into business. I tap into Spiritual Wisdom and that which is greater than me to guide me, inform me as I’m creating and experiencing my business. I believe these are not two separate compartments of life to be lived in isolation of each other, but that Spirit breathes life into our dreams and businesses and is there to support us as we grow and evolve in the realm of business.

Making it easier for people to find their voices, put themselves out there, be seen and make an impact in this world. Coaches are a catalyst for more women (and men) in taking a stand and creating transformation in their lives and in what matters most to them….

Being the gateway for transformation. There is great positive transformation that is happening in this world and folks simply don’t know what they don’t know… and they don’t know how to break out of old paradigms and break old habits alone. Coaches are the gateway for others to experience this critical mass in transformation that is happening in our world today. Coaches have the privilege of a front row seat and being the revolutionaries that are paving the way!

Entrepreneurs who will change the world. I believe that it’s through individuals following their callings and individual passions that collectively we’ll come together to support others in experiencing transformation in this world.  

Creativity, inspiration, a sense of service and cultivating great experiences. With all these things together, this world will transform in love. And it’s the creative aspiration and dreams and inspirations of the entrepreneur spirit that lead the way.  

Community. Isolation is the enemy of success. People have been living in isolation for too long… and people are ready to make change in their lives… but they need support, guidance and accountability.

Self-care as a priority in life and in business. By taking care of ourselves, coaches are able to give of our overflow and have even more to give to our businesses, our clients, our families and communities—not from a place of expectation and exhaustion, but from a place of service and abundance. As women especially we LOVE taking care of others…by taking care of ourselves first we can do even more of that!

Women and feel they are the greatest untapped resource in the world. Women have been holding back, playing small and keeping quiet for too long… and that is changing!  

Body, Mind AND Business! Being an entrepreneur is a full body experience. Leading with equal parts body and mind and equal parts intuition and spirit is a necessary approach to create sustainable results that create BOTH a business beyond your wildest dreams AND a lifestyle beyond your wildest dreams.

Giving from overflow. The more we can give of our overflow, the more we can be of service. I believe in reaching more people while also being present with our families, our communities and our passions.  Both can exist simultaneously.

Finding balance between the feminine and the masculine. Women emulating the path and practices of the masculine is wearing us down. The masculine way is a linear journey, isolated and heavily focused on logic, strategy and working hard—and it’s wearing us down rather than lifting us up… I believe that when we, as women, can embrace those aspects of our feminine power, we can leverage all of our qualities to create success through inspiration, intuition and collaboration…. and find a blending of both the masculine and feminine to create a totality of success… this is what helps us to get into the flow of our dreams and passions and business and not have to paddle so hard…

Here’s to your success!

Melinda Cohan
Founder and CEO