"The Contacts Counts Networking Coach certification is a fabulous value-add service to use with my job search clients! As a private practice job coach, I use these state-of-the-art networking strategies with my clients and swiftly help them become more effective and comfortable networkers!" Laura M. Labovich President, Aspire! Empower! Job Search Coaching & Distinctive Résumé Writing Solutions
Give your clients the best networking skills on the market today. Your license includes all the materials you need to help your clients reap the benefits of networking in any situation, for any purpose.
3 Reasons to become a Licensed Contacts Count Networking Coach
1. Networking is a critical skill for your clients.
Networking helps people get a job, get up to speed quickly in a new job, get more visible and known in their organization or field, get the business, get the most out of conferences and meetings, and get ahead.
Nearly 2/3 of white-collar job seekers find jobs through networking.
People with extensive digital networks are 7% more productive; but people with broad and deep face-to-face networks are 30% more productive. (Harvard Business Review)
Successful managers network 70% more than their less successful counterparts. (Academy of Management Journal)
As people make life/job transitions (due to career changes, layoffs, divorce, retirement, etc.), they need the skills to develop new support systems and contacts.
2. Your License gives you full access to the most strategic, useful, and nationally recognized system on the market today.
Based on the best-selling book Make Your Contacts Count (2nd edition, AMACOM), these strategies and tools for creating, cultivating, and capitalizing on networking opportunities are state-of-the-art and have been field-tested for 20 years by thought leaders and authors, Anne Baber and Lynne Waymon.
Make Your Contacts Count enjoys a 5-Star-Rating at Amazon.com. “I just loved this book. This is the first book to help you put together your networking plan.”
"I just lost my job . . . I implemented the points in the book, and it was amazing.”
“On networking tactics . . . this is as good as it gets.”
“Specific lively examples that build your confidence . . . an excellent resource.”
“Buy it! By teaching about your Character and Competence . . . your contacts will count!”
The American Society of Training and Development’s T & D Magazine features Baber & Waymon’s article, on “The Connected Employee” in its February 2010 issue.
3. You, personally, will be able to use these networking tools to find clients and build your practice.
Join the thousands of coaches, consultants, entrepreneurs, trainers, speakers, CPAs, lawyers and many other professionals who have used these business-building strategies to expand their client base.
Learn how to teach referral sources, prospects, friends, and family what you do and what kinds of people to send your way. Leverage contacts in your WorkNet, OrgNet, ProNet, and LifeNet to build a thriving practice.
Receive one hour of orientation coaching on how to maximize your use of the materials and promote your new service. As one user said recently, “For the first time I have an actionable concept of networking that doesn’t make me feel dirty or desperate!”
Test your networking expertise by taking the Networking Competency Assessment. Call Lynne Waymon now at 301-589-8633 to receive a url that allows you to take the NCA free of charge to see how your own skills stack up, make a plan for improving your own networking expertise, and to evaluate its usefulness for your clients.
Gain visibility on our website. You’ll be listed in our Licensed Contacts Count Networking Coach Directory.
What your license includes:
A two-page display of The 8 Networking Competencies for use in orienting clients to the skills.
51 Worksheets/Activities covering every aspect of the Contacts Count System.
Scripts, lesson plans, activities, and stories that go with each of the handouts and that have been field-tested with thousands of people.
Unlimited use of Job Hunt: 50 Networking Tips. This downloadable resource may be passed along free of charge to your clients.
Unlimited use of 100 Success Networking Tips. This downloadable resource may be passed along free of charge to clients or used in your newsletter with proper attribution.
Our Contacts Countlogo for your use in marketing.
Name recognition of the Contacts Count System – known nationwide for practical, innovative, business-oriented training and materials.
A one-hour Orientation to the program to help you maximize your use of the material. We're also available by phone and email to answer occasional questions.
One copy of the 80-minute audio CD, Networking Know-How, and one copy of the book, Make Your Contacts Count (AMACOM, 2nd edition).
Discounts when you or your clients order our book or CD in quantities of more than 10.
New materials and tools, as they are developed.
An announcement of your Licensure in our Contacts Count E-Newsletter, which goes to 4900+ people and businesses, announcing that you are a Licensed Contacts Count Networking Coach and giving your contact information.
A listing on the Contacts Count website, providing your contact information.
The right to identify yourself as a “Licensed Contacts Count Networking Coach” in all your marketing materials and on your website.
One-time $500 charge for all materials and $150 per year to cover your license of the materials. So to become licensed for year one, $650 is due with your Application and signed Agreement. In subsequent years, $150 is due on the anniversary date of your signed Agreement.
“The Coach Package is an invaluable tool for those in the workplace and those in the job search. Contacts Count delivers the goods in a big way: a system that is intelligent, accessible, packed with explicit information that translates into top-notch networking skills sure to build win-win relationships well beyond the usual notion of networking. The authors help clients achieve artful networking, the kind that lasts a lifetime and produces targeted results.” Leia Francisco, Executive Coach and Transition Management Consultant
What’s the next step?
To become licensed, go to the Application Form and to the Coach Licensure Agreementand complete them. When we have received your Application Form, your signed Coach Licensure Agreement, and your payment, we’ll review your materials and notify you of your acceptance. (Lynne’s address is on the Application Form.)
Then we’ll send you the materials (Some are downloadable; some will arrive via mail), schedule your one-hour orientation coaching session and your license will begin.
Please make your first check for $650 ($500 for materials and the one-year licensure fee of $150.) We’ll remind you when your annual license renewal fee of $150 is due.
"Your presentation for coaches was the best, most user-friendly, juicy, relevant and articulate that I have heard in a long time!" Dr. Gayle Scroggs, ICF-Certified Coach
FAQs Q. What kind of clients will benefit from learning the Contacts Count skills? A.
Shy people (nearly 60% of the population, according to The Shyness Clinic at Stanford University)
Job seekers and career changers
People who have selected “quiet” careers in engineering accounting, IT, etc., and who need to develop stronger interpersonal skills
People who are shy or introverted
Extroverts who come on too strong
Internationals who need to learn how Americans build relationships and may need to adopt a new mindset about “putting themselves forward”
People whose careers have “stalled”
People who have been promoted beyond their “comfort zone”
People who want to build their leadership skills
People going through a life transition
Q. Can I take the Networking Competency Assessment before I become licensed to see how it will help my clients and how it will help me improve my networking/marketing skills? A. Yes, give Lynne Waymon a call at 301-589-8633 to get your complimentary access to the Assessment.
Q. May I present workshops, keynotes, or webinars using the Contacts Count materials? A.Yes, if the workshops are for your own clients or pro bono, to attract clients. You might speak about the Contacts Count System, pro bono, for a Chamber of Commerce meeting, at a job club, or at a women’s club, for example. No, if the workshops would be presented for a fee. To present workshops, training programs, or keynotes for a fee, you must become a Certified Contacts Count Associate (See http://www.contactscount.com/certificationprogram.html for more information or call Lynne Waymon at 301-589-8633).
Q. May I sell the book, Make Your Contacts Count, to my clients? A. Yes. You may buy books in bulk at a discount from our publisher and sell or give them to clients. Your clients also may purchase the 5-Star-Rated book through Amazon, etc.
Q. My practice includes three coaches. Do we pay the licensing fee once or three times? A. Each License is an individual License, so each of you would need to contract with Contacts Count to use the materials.
Q. What if I uncover an opportunity for paid training or speaking? A. Because your License doesn’t allow you to deliver paid training or speaking, we encourage you to refer the opportunity to Contacts Count. We will pay you a 10% referral fee for any training or speaking engagements you refer to us. A referral is defined as a personal introduction to someone who has expressed a need for speaking or training for their group.
Q. As a coach, I’ve been hired to work with individual employees at a large organization. May I, as a Licensed Contacts Count Coach, use the materials to coach people within an organization? A. Yes.
Q. What are you doing to promote the Contacts Count brand, so that it’s easier for me to attract clients? A. Our continuing publicity for the Contacts Count brand makes it easier for you to attract clients when you advertise that you are a Licensed Contacts Count Networking Coach. (For instance in 2009 alone, Contacts Count had 11 media interviews, published 14 articles in trade and association magazines, spoke at 47 corporate or association events, and was featured in 22 webinars. We let our audiences know that our Licensed Coaches are listed on our website. )
Q. What if I’m not yet a
coach, but would like to become one?
Is there a certification program you recommend?
A. Contacts Count recommends the Center
for Coaching Certification. The Center certifies people to be executive or
life coaches. Their mission is enhance your coach training experience with
quality, professionalism, and support. To learn more and take their
“Should I be a coach?” quiz, visit: www.CenterforCoachingCertification.com.
Q. What shall I do if I have other questions about how your Licensure Agreement works with coaches? A. Give Lynne Waymon a call at 301-58-8633.