845: Adam Sicinski: Use Mind Mapping to Grow Your Coaching Business

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Join us as Adam Sicinski shares his insights and knowledge on how to build your business coaching and consulting practice. This is the show for business coaches and consultants who want to make a positive impact, put more money in the bank, and reach their First Million. People who want to change others and the world we live in through their coaching, consulting, and personal lives. 

Revealed how you can grow your business coaching and consulting practice faster. On each episode, you get coaching from JV Crum III, MBA, JD, MS Psy and his guests. Each show provides you with golden nuggets on how you can ramp up your business faster. Topics include: attracting clients, marketing, selling, creating your coaching programs, how to promote yourself, along with mindset, personal development, how to build a conscious business. 

Today’s guest, Adam Sicinski, is a life coach, mind mapper, visual thinker and doodler. He is the founder of IQ Matrix. IQmatrix.com is the home of over 300 self-growth mind maps that explore various aspects of personal success. These visual reference posters are used for life coaching as well as for self-coaching purposes.

Expert Areas

Mind Mapping

A Key Belief that Made You More Successful

There’s never any failure, it’s feedback

Guest’s 3 Golden Nuggets

  1. Mind maps help get us out of head and into the physical world
  2. Get into the habit of writing goals to prioritize them by visualizing them
  3. Commit to lifelong learning to gain new insights and skills to accelerate progress towards goals

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Problem You’re Looking to Solve

You have to convert traffic; increasing conversion rate

Our Guest’s Ideal Legacy

Adam wants his mindmaps to outlive and continue to impact people.

A “Cause” to Support

Make a Wish Foundation – wish.org

Connect with Adam

Connect on: Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn

Website: IQmatrix.com and IQdoodle.com

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5 MindMaps to Grow Your Business

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CLIENT DASHBOARDS

Two types of dashboards to create:
  1. Client Overview Dashboard
  2. Coaching Session Dashboard
The Client Overview Dashboard is a central hub of everything you need to know about your client and their business. On this dashboard you can include their contact information, websites and social media profiles. In addition to this, you will want to note down background information about your client. For instance, their values, major goals, roles, priorities, concerns, problems struggling with, etc. Include also important dates and milestones, and a calendar of individual coaching sessions with links to Coaching Session Dashboard mind maps. In addition to this, you can also add personal notes, testimonials and any referrals they have given you. This way you will have everything you need to know about your client in one place.
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The Coaching Session Dashboard is used for individual coaching sessions. Here you would create a separate dashboard for each coaching session. The main branches of this dashboard would include:
  • Before Session Prep
  • During Session Insights
  • After Session Review
Before Session Prep: Before your coaching or consulting session plan out what you will work through with your client. Address any questions they have raised since your last session, and get clear about the objectives for the upcoming session. Also, take into account the progress your client has made since the last session and how you can build on that within this upcoming session. If, however, your client has faced some obstacles since the last session, then also jot them down here to work through during your session.

During Session Insights:
During your coaching session, jot down what has been discussed, the tasks that have been set, and any insights gathered from the session. Also, note down any tasks that were assigned to your client and the details for implementation.

After Session Review:
At the end of your coaching session, do a quick review of the session. Write down key takeaways, dates, and action steps that you may need to take to hold your client accountable.
Now, review the dashboard and add icons, colors, boundaries and other mind mapping elements that help you draw attention to key areas. Highlight also key action points that your client must focus on in the coming days. Also, take a big picture overview of the map and ask yourself whether there were areas that hadn’t been addressed during the coaching session. If you find something that went amiss, then jot some notes down onto the dashboard.
Once completed, take a screenshot of the mind map and email it through to your client. Your client can then use this map as a reference guide and reminder of your session. The mind map will provide them with an overview of the session and highlight key action points for the coming days and weeks before their next session. The mind map therefore becomes an accountability tool. When your coaching clients see their tasks in writing they will be more inclined to follow through with their actions.
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KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT DASHBOARDS

These are dashboards where you keep track of everything you need to know about your industry and/or business. Use this dashboard as a central hub for everything that you’re learning. Include links to resources, books, articles and documents. Insert graphs, charts and photos. Finally, organize this information in a logical way using categories, headings, sub-headings, numbered lists, etc. In addition, use icons, highlight certain branches, and/or enlarge sections of the map to help draw your attention to key areas of focus.

This Knowledge Management Dashboard is something that you would continue to update over the years. As you gain new knowledge, insights, or come across a valuable resource, you will naturally add it to the mind map and keep growing and expanding it over time. It essentially becomes a central hub for everything that you’re learning and for everything you need to know to succeed as a coach or consultant.

GETTING STARTED WITH MIND MAPS

The easiest way to get started with mind maps is to use mind maps for taking notes. For instance, map out a book you’re reading, or create a mind map from a lecture, a TED Talk or a podcast you’re listening to. The more practice you get the easier it will be to create mind maps from scratch.
If you’re still unsure how to get started, then here are five steps that can help you out:
  1. Create a central image in the center of the page.
  2. Extend branches from that central image. Use thick branches, then thinner branches as you work outwards from the center of the map.
  3. Capture main ideas and concepts using keywords. It is recommended to use one word per branch.
  4. Freely create associations between words and ideas to expand each branch or topic you are mapping out.
  5. Use numbered lists, icons, colors, symbols, codes, boundaries, font styles, visual and doodles to draw your attention to important areas of the map. The more memorable you can make the map the easier it will be to remember.
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RECOMMENDED MIND MAPPING SOFTWARE
Here are recommendations of mind mapping software for each platform:
Windows:
iOS:
  • Mindjet
  • Xmind
  • Mindomo
  • iMindMap
  • MindNode
Android:
Cloud:
Linux:
  • Xmind
  • Mindomo
  • FreeMind

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