Virtual Business Coaching

Re-tool
your life
and business

Limited Time Offer

Spring Clean
Your Life

To “spring clean” your life, you need to understand how and where your life is draining you. For many, that feeling of being overwhelmed comes from too many tasks, too many commitments, and being surrounded by people who don’t support or inspire you. In this limited time Spring Clean Your Life offering, you’ll establish a clear 90-day plan for living your life “on purpose.”

Take our Coaching Assessment to see if a coach can help you get more out of work and life.

Why Get a Coach

Do you know what excites and inspires you?  Do you know what’s really important to you?  Do you know what you want in your life and work, and if you do, do you have clearly stated plans to get there? Do you know what’s holding you back from making your wants a reality?

As lifelong learners, these are all questions we must ultimately answer, and a good coach knows how to pursue these powerful lines of inquiry.

At VBC, we see coaching as a unique partnership between coach and client.  To achieve desired results, that partnership takes many forms, be it coaching, counseling, therapy, teaching, training or consulting.  Whatever the ‘how’, a VBC coach will help you to:
Virtual Business Coaching

Our job is to give you the resources and tools you need, and provide timely feedback, recognition, clarity and support in achieving desired outcomes.

Our Programs

We offer six distinctive coaching programs:

Click on a program to reveal a description and topics.

Why Us

Our clients repeatedly tout these differentiators in session debriefs and written reviews:

At VBC, ‘re-tool your life and work’ is more than just a tag line.  At the heart of our proven process are coaching tools that help our clients to move forward, get motivated and commit to action. Our tangible, printable forms and worksheets frame every coaching exercise and make conversations more concrete, engaging, and “sticky.”

We charge hourly for our time.  There are no retainers or long-term commitments, so you pay as you go.

While 1-on-1 coaching is our norm, we welcome small groups with up to three session participants, either from the same organization (i.e. managers from different departments or staff from the same department) or different organizations (i.e. peer group CEOs).

If we ever show up unprepared or fail to add value in a session, you do not pay.

About Me

Ian Tonks, MBA

Fusing three decades of executive and entrepreneurial experience, Ian splits his time helping entrepreneurs get more from their life and businesses, and teaching accountants to win more work. He is an author, speaker, certified EOS Implementer®, and Gallup Strengths Coach. He holds an MBA in Strategic Leadership from Dominican University of California and received a bachelor’s degree in Sports Science from the University of Northumbria. His passions include exercise, golf, family and travel. A native of England, he lives in Palm Desert, California, with his wife and teenage daughter.

Engage

VBC has a simplified three-step engagement process:

Step 1

We schedule a free 15-minute call to identify your needs and determine if we are a fit

Step 2

We schedule a 60-minute virtual intake session to establish a scope of work and timetable

Step 3

We execute the scope of work, retaining flexibility to make changes when beneficial to you​

Contact

Ian Tonks, MBA
74425 Zeppelin Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92211

Work: (415) 801-2661
Cell: (415) 847-2212
Email: ian@virtualbizcoaching.com

Want to know more about other Ian Tonks Companies?  Click here.

Coaching Assessment

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Career Coaching

Whether you’re dissatisfied at work and actively contemplating a new career, going through a role change, or in search of career advancement opportunities, the Career Coaching track will teach you how to boost your strengths and minimize your weaknesses, discover what’s truly important to you in your work, and identify patterns and threads that will lead you to a happier career.

Session topics include:

  • Reclaim your power at work
  • Personal SWOT
  • Identify your career values
  • Boost your strengths
  • Zap your weaknesses
  • Career discovery
  • 360 feedback

Goal-Setting

When you have a vision for your life, it makes everything easier, including prioritizing actions, eliminating non-essential tasks and making tough decisions. And when your goals align with your vision, you’re more motivated to “do the work.” In the Goal-Setting track, you’ll learn how to “chunk down” vision into smaller, more meaningful (and exciting) priorities that drive daily activities and commitments.

Session topics include:

  • Whole life vision
  • 10-year vision
  • 90-day vision
  • Wacky wild goals
  • Goal why’s
  • Goal motivators
  • SMART goal-setting
  • Annual goal-setting

Time Management

For many of us, it’s a given that we work hard, but are we always working effectively? What could we gain if we managed our time better? Could we take the time we’ve “found” and invest it in other important things, like relationships, inner peace, serving others, and pursuing interests and passions? In the Time Management track, you’ll learn to identify and prioritize what really matters, across life and work, and apply proven techniques, tools and strategies that ensure your priorities are prioritized.

Session topics include:

  • Big rocks and little rocks
  • Urgence and importance quadrants
  • Action priority matrix
  • New to-do list
  • From inspiration to action
  • Interruptions blaster
  • Not to-do list
  • Hidden time waster reveal

Balance and Self-Care

We live in a society that lauds achievement, status and success. We work ourselves to the bone, ignoring what our bodies and minds are telling us along the way. What’s the point of success and a great career, if you’re always stressed, overwhelmed, and fatigued? In the Balance and Self-Care track, you’ll learn to prioritize life balance and self-care, and to reclaim joy and substance in your life.

Session topics include:

  • The wheel of life
  • Self-care quiz
  • Comfort zone
  • Energy zappers
  • Relationship detox
  • Self-care & needs review
  • The power of No!
  • Letting go

Life Coaching

To achieve things that give our life meaning, we need to find ways to stay energized, get stuff done and keep moving forward. In the Life Coaching track, you’ll feel energized, inspired and supported to do more of what you love and less of what you don’t. You’ll learn to effectively plan your week and create supportive daily habits to help you take stock of where you are, get “unstuck”, and bring lightness to big and overwhelming tasks.

Session topics include:

  • Spark team
  • Love and loathe list
  • Weekly success planning
  • Daily success habits
  • Take stock and act
  • Stop procrastinating
  • Unstick yourself
  • Eat your elephant

Limited time offer

Spring Clean Your Life

$3,500

To “spring clean” your life, you need to understand how and where your life is draining you.  For many, that feeling of being overwhelmed comes from too many tasks, too many commitments, and being surrounded by people who don’t support or inspire you.  In this limited time Spring Clean Your Life offering, you’ll establish a clear 90-day plan for living your life “on purpose.”

Session topics include:

  • The wheel of life
  • Take stock and act
  • Energy zappers
  • Stop procrastinating
  • Detox toxic relationships
  • Three-month vision
  • Letting go
  • Daily success habits

Contact me to schedule a free 15-minute call to identify your needs and determine if we are a fit.

Self-Discovery

Most people come to coaching with specific goals in mind.  But to be truly happy, we need to do more than simply achieve our goals.  We need to know who we are and be congruent with that sense of self, aligning our values with our actions and decisions.  In the Self-Discovery track, you’ll get to know yourself better and learn to express yourself more authentically in the world, aligning your values, priorities and actions with who you really are.

Session topics include:

  • My heart sings
  • Who am I?
  • Role model confidence boosters
  • Personal values
  • Daily gratitude diary
  • Intuition and dream symbols
  • Draw out the gremlin