In old days, there were no life coaches. In fact, business owners in Orlando were forced to focus on the profit and the things which were required to run a business. Buy nowadays that scenario is changed and now business owners are focusing on return on investments, profits, customer value, and other goals. There are plenty of ways a business owner can improve their business but for the small or long-term success of the business, it required to get some feedback and consultation or coaching from the industry persons. By attending Business Coaching sessions, business owners can improve their business a lot. Below are the 3 ways through which business coaching can improve and deliver results in order to improve the business in a short term in Orlando .
Orlando Life Coach: Small Steps Can Lead To Success
If you've found this article from a Google search, I assume that you are already familiar with what a life coach is. Even if you are, reading my article "What is a Life Coach" will provide you with valuable information on what exactly a life coach does, how coaching contracts work, what typical coaching formats look like and how you might want to focus your business as you consider becoming a coach.
This article is geared towards the logistics on what you can do to become a life coach and start your own business.
What Credentials do I Need?
At the risk of turning people off to life coaching in this article, I am going to give you the facts about people that are calling themselves coaches. Truth be told - there are NO job requirements to become a coach. Sounds scary huh? Put a sign up, print some business cards, call yourself a life coach and you are good to go. Pretty easy business to build eh?
Lets take a bit of a closer look here. What I am really saying is that by law, no professional certification is required for someone to call him or herself a life coach - or coach (often the word 'life' is either omitted or replaced with a different word such as 'executive', 'wellness', 'lifestyle management' or 'business'). So unlike a psychologist, a physical therapist, registered dietician, a contractor, or a lawyer, the state and country (USA) does not recognize a life coach as a credentialed profession. Therefore, no license is required to call yourself a coach (at least as of the date this article is posted).
Lets look at some other examples of similar professions that might fall into the same category. How about that big one of 'consultant'. There are lots of consultants out there consulting on everything you can think of - typically a consultant needs no license to be a consultant, just experience doing so. Similar to a coach, a consultant with no experience at all can draft up a business card and start doing business. Of course the big question is whether or not you'd be able to sell anyone on your services given that background. A computer consultant would probably have trouble selling themselves if they knew nothing about computers!
Before Calling Yourself a Coach...
If you are intending to call yourself a coach, please understand what it means to give yourself that title. Without government regulations, I admit you can stake your claim at coachhood with relative ease, however its a discredit to the professionals with years of experience and training if you simply use the word as an allure for clients and in any way you are misrepresenting what the coaching profession is all about. I'd suggest reading a coaches code of ethics to see if what you are offering could truly be considered coaching.
One problem that I see is that many people who are misrepresenting the profession do not even recognize what it means to be a coach. I've seen MLM (multi-level marketing) companies give their marketers buttons to put on their shirt stating 'Wellness Coach' - when all they know is a couple of herbal supplements that the company sells. I've seen Real Estate Agents call themselves 'Real Estate Coaches' because they wanted to differentiate themselves from the crowd of agents. Clearly these people are marketing themselves as coaches with little understanding of what a coach really does. If you've read this far it shows you've got a true interest in becoming an ethical coach and I've no doubt that you are doing your homework!
What Background do I need?
This is an interesting question. Coaches come from all backgrounds. As previously mentioned there are coaches in the health and wellness world, in the executive development world, relationship coaches, coaches for families with children that have special needs, stress management coaches - the list goes on and on. Of course there are many coaches that cross pollinate and have several areas they focus on.
If you choose to focus your coaching on a specific area - lets say 'parenting troubled teens', then its a good idea that you've got a background of working with troubled teens so that you can best understand your client. Now a pure life coach is committed to recognizing that a client has their own answers and that the coaches job is to empower the client such that they see this clearly for themselves. Therefore, a coach is a generalist - their training and skill is really in communicating with people such that they can identify and build appropriate goals and actions that fulfill their dreams. If you naturally have this skill, you've got the greatest asset that a life coach needs. Some people have an innate tendency to 'be coach'. If you don't naturally have this skill, rest assured that wish practice you can develop it.
What Education if any Should I Get?
If you are considering becoming a coach, I definitely recommend that you get training. A coach training program often has coaching and mentorship not only on how to be a better coach, but also on how to build your business. Whether or not you choose to go through a full coach training certification program is a big decision as it will typically involve a commitment of 1-3 years, up to $15,000, and will require that you obtain between one and two hundred client hours to become certified. Prices, times to certification, and program depth and intensity vary greatly dependent on the program you choose.
Typically after an introductory class, you are encouraged to begin enrolling coaching clients. Therefore, you can charge what you are comfortable charging while you are going through the certification process (remember, you don't need a license to be a coach). I wish I knew the percentage of professional's out there calling themselves 'coaches' that have gone through a certification program. I am sure that someone's put an estimate out there but I've yet to find it. My suspicion is that it is less than 1/3 of all coaches. So being a 'certified' coach differentiates you for sure, however at the moment a typical coaching client probably would not know the difference.
If you elected not to become certified, my recommendation would be that you take some introductory courses, become familiar and comfortable with what coaching is, then try your hand on clients willing to work with you. If these classes are too expensive, read through this whole blog, read as many books as you can find on coaching and develop a toolset which you can stake claim to and comfortably use to team with clients to promote their advancement and self discovery. Make yourself an expert coach based on the knowledge of what a coach is and what they do.
I remember having a conversation with one woman that a friend referred to me. She wanted to change careers, she was very interested in life coaching and she felt she had been coaching friends and co-workers for years. She did have a good understanding of what life coaching was. Furthermore she said she new a number of people that would be willing to pay her for coaching! As I coached her, all she needed to hear was herself confirming that it was OK to get started - even if she had doubts and worries as to what a formal coaching session would look like. She had a fantastic motivation to learn regardless of whether or not that would be in the framework of a credential program (and I don't know if she elected to enroll in one).
What is the ICF
The ICF (International Coach Federation) is the leading coach credentialing agency on the market. Many coaches have opted to become a member of the ICF (by paying an annual fee to be a member), but this is certainly not a requirement to be a coach. The ICF is strongly supportive of coaching becoming a licensed field - similar as to what you see with psychologists etc. Clearly they have incentive as they would be the leading credentialing agency and this would greatly increase their membership. Many coaches believe that this will come to fruition in the next 5-10 years. At that point in time its likely we'd see a large decrease in the number of people calling themselves coaches as well as an increase in the credibility and the stature of the industry.
I present this because if you did elect to go through a coach training program, the ICF provides a list of programs that are accredited. By training through one of these accredited programs, it is expected that your certification would be grandfathered into the status of a certified coach should a license become required. This might be one thing to consider as you contemplate what level of training and education you would like to participate in as well as who provides that training.
To summarize, if you've been considering becoming a professional coach (life coach), its important to educate yourself on what a coach is and is not. There is a lot of information on the internet available (much on this site) that can provide you with a foundation for understanding coaching models and how to 'be coach'.
Legally, at this point in time, there are no requirements to obtain a certification or license for someone to begin calling themselves a coach (in that regards, it's similar to consulting). If you would like to begin coaching on a specific topic, its great to have a background on that topic but make sure that you know why you are differentiating what you are doing as coaching rather than consulting.
Educationally there are many coach training programs available. I suggest that you attend at least some coaching courses (or hire your own coach) such that you begin to understand how coaching works. If you do elect to go with a coach training program, a good thing to consider would be whether or not is is recognized by the International Coach Federation such that you will not to become re-certified in the future should this become an industry requirement.
I hope this answers your first set of questions on how to become a life coach - I am sure it will lead to more questions. I'll provide more coaching tips, tools and suggestions throughout the course of the year on this website- so visit often. Till then...
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Frank's Barber Shop / Rusty's Second Wind
♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪ Handy Manny ♪ Hola, Kelly.
Oh hi, Manny.
Oh hello, Manny.
♪ Handy Manny ♪ Come on, Tools.
(Tools cheer) ♪ Handy Manny ♪ ♪ Handy Manny ♪ (Tools squeal with excitement) (Enthusiastic shouts) (Chuckles) ♪ Handy Manny ♪ All right! Yeah! Yeah! Cool! ♪ Handy Manny ♪ ♪ Handy Manny, Hey! ♪ (Cheering) TURNER: "FRANK'S BARBER SHOP" MANNY: LOOK, TOOLS.
COACH JOHNSON'S TEAMWON THE SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP.
RUSTY, DUSTY AND SQUEEZE:GOOD FOR THEM! THAT'S GREAT!YAY TEAM! SOCCER, HUH? WE SHOULD PLAY A GAMERIGHT NOW.
WHERE IS THAT BALL? OW! THOSE NEEDLESARE MUY PUNTIAGUDAS! VERY SHARP! I KNOW IT'S AROUND HERESOMEWHERE.
FLICKER, FAVOR DE DARMEUN POQUITO DE LUZ.
GIVE ME A LITTLE LIGHT,PLEASE.
SI, UN POQUITO DE LUZ.
FELIPE:AHA! FANTASTICO! PAT:OOH! OH, PAT!ARE YOU OKAY? (DAZED GROAN) YEAH.
I'M A HAMMER.
FELIPE: HUZZAH! (KICKING GRUNT) (SPLASH) GOAAAAAL! (SIGHS) SORRY, MANNY,LO SIENTO.
BUT NEXT TIMELET'S PLAY SOCCER OUTSIDE.
(PHONE RINGS) HOLA! HANDY MANNY'SREPAIR SHOP.
YOU BREAK IT.
TOOLS:WE FIX IT! THIS IS MANNY! HI, MANNY,THIS IS FRANK.
I'M THE NEW BARBERIN TOWN.
OH, HI, FRANK,WELCOME TO SHEETROCK HILLS.
WHAT CAN WE DOFOR YOU? WELL, I HEARD YOU WERETHE GUY TO CALL WHEN THINGS NEED FIXING AND WHEN I GOT TO WORKTHIS MORNING I FOUND MY BARBER POLEON THE GROUND.
IT LOOKS LIKE IT JUST FELL OFF THE BUILDING.
I GUESS IT WASN'T ATTACHEDTO THE WALL VERY WELL.
AND A BARBER NEEDSHIS BARBER POLE; THAT'S HOW NEW CUSTOMERS WILL KNOW THIS ISA BARBER SHOP, AND I COULD SURE USESOME CUSTOMERS.
MANNY: DON'T WORRY, FRANK.
WE'LL BE RIGHT OVER.
(BEEPS PHONE OFF) OKAY, TOOLS.
WE'RE GOING TO MEETEL BARBERO NUEVO - THE NEW BARBER - AND HELP HIM FIXHIS BARBER POLE.
EL BARBERO!EL BARBERO! LET'S GO, TOOLS,WE'VE GOT WORK TO DO.
UNO, DOS, TRES, CUATRO, CINCO, SEIS, SIETE, OCHO, NUEVE! ♪♪♪ TOOLS:♪ HOP UP, JUMP IN ♪ ♪ COME ON, LET'S GO! ♪ TOOLS:♪ HOP UP, JUMP IN ♪ ♪ SI VAMONOS! ♪ TOOLS:♪ HOP UP, JUMP IN ♪ STRETCH:♪ DON'T MOVE TOO SLOW ♪ TURNER: KEEP UP! TOOLS:♪ LET'S GET TO WORK ♪ ♪ MUY RAPIDO! ♪ (EXCITED CHEERS) (DOOR CHIMES JINGLE) MANNY:HMM, THE SHOP IS CLOSED.
I WONDER WHERE MR.
LOPART IS? (CAR HORN HONKS) HELLO, MANNY! OH, HOLA,MR.
HOW ARE YOU TODAY? GREAT DAY FOR MOTORING! JUST PARKING MY CAR.
MANNY:ARE YOU SURE YOU CAN FIT? IT LOOKS LIKEA VERY SMALL SPOT.
STRETCH:IT'S DEFINITELY A SMALL SPOT.
(CHUCKLES)WE LOPARTS ARE AT OUR BEST WHEN FACED WITHA PARKING CHALLENGE.
DO YOU WANT US TO TRYAND GUIDE YOU IN? NO THANK YOU, MANNY.
FLUFFY AND I WILL BEJUST FINE.
WELL, HAVE A GOOD DAY.
(CAR RUMBLES) (SLIGHT BANG) MR.
LOPART: (GRUNTS) NO.
(CAR WHIRS) (BUMPS CAR LIGHTLY,MR.
LOPART GROANS) (METAL GRINDS) (BANGS CARS HARD,CAR ALARMS WAIL) (TIRE POPS,AIR HISSES OUT OF TIRE) (GROANS)AGH.
(MEOWS) THIS BARBER POLESHOULD BE EASY TO FIX.
BUT WE'RE GOING TO NEEDSOME WOOD PUTTY FROM KELLY'S TO FILL IN THESE HOLES.
LET'S INTRODUCE OURSELVESTO FRANK BEFORE WE GO.
(DOOR CHIMES JINGLE) HOLA! WELCOME! WELCOME TO FRANK'SBARBERSHOP! WE TRIM, WE SHAVE,WE STYLE; WE'LL MAKE YOU LOOKYOUR VERY BEST.
CAN YOU MAKE TURNERLOOK HIS BEST? (EXASPERATED GROAN) OH, YOU MUST BE MANNY.
I THOUGHTYOU WERE A CUSTOMER.
THANKS FOR COMINGSO QUICKLY.
NO HAY PROBLEMA.
THESE ARE MY TOOLS: FELIPE, PAT, TURNER, RUSTY, FLICKER, SQUEEZE, STRETCH AND DUSTY.
TOOLS:HI! HOLA! FLICKER:HOLA! WE TOOK A LOOKAT THE BARBER POLE AND IT SHOULDN'T BEA PROBLEM TO FIX.
WE JUST HAVE TO STOP OFFAT KELLY'S HARDWARE STORE TO GET SOME SUPPLIES.
GREAT!BUT, PLEASE HURRY.
WITHOUT MY BARBER POLE,PEOPLE WON'T KNOW I'M HERE.
WE'LL GO AS FASTAS WE CAN, FRANK.
WE'LL HAVE THATBARBER POLE UP AND SPINNING AGAININ NO TIME.
SQUEEZE:BOY, FRANK DIDN'T HAVEA SINGLE CUSTOMER.
I WONDER WHY.
FRANK'S BARBERSHOPIS BRAND NEW.
HE PROBABLY GIVESA GREAT HAIRCUT, BUT NOBODY KNOWS ABOUT HIM.
BUT DON'T WORRY, TOOLS.
ONCE WE GET THATBARBER POLE BACK UP AND PEOPLE SEEHE'S UN BUEN BARBERO - A GOOD BARBER - I'M SURE HE'LL HAVELOTS OF CUSTOMERS.
(DOOR CHIMES JINGLE) HOLA, KELLY.
KELLY: HI, MANNY.
FLICKER, RUSTY AND SQUEEZE:HOLA! HELLO.
HI! ARE YOU HELPING OUT TODAY,ELLIOT? YEP.
BUT THIS IS GOING TO BEMY LAST DAY AT THE STORE FOR A WHILE.
OH, HOW COME? ELLIOT GOT A NEW JOB.
THAT'S GREAT, ELLIOT.
WHAT ARE YOUGONNA BE DOING? I'M GOING TO BE HELPING OUTMAYOR ROSA AT CITY HALL.
CITY HALL! WHOA! YOU MUST BEREALLY IMPORTANT! WELL.
(STUMBLING GRUNT,OBJECTS CLATTER) WELL.
MAYOR ROSA JUST THOUGHTI COULD COME UP WITH SOME SPECIAL PROJECTSFOR THE PARKS AND BEACHES.
SHE THOUGHT I'D BE GOODFOR THE JOB SINCE I'M A LIFEGUARDAND A SKATEBOARDER.
WELL, THAT'S GREAT,ELLIOT.
WHEN DO YOU START? MONDAY.
THAT SOUNDS EXCITING,ELLIOT.
I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOUALL DRESSED UP FOR WORK.
DRESSED UP? UH.
KELLY? AM I GOING TO HAVETO GET DRESSED UP FOR MY NEW JOB? WELL, THE MAYOR'S OFFICEIS AN IMPORTANT PLACE.
YOU DO WANNALOOK YOUR BEST.
UGH! YOU'RE RIGHT.
I DIDN'T THINK OF THAT.
WHAT SHOULD I DO? STICK WITH ME, KID.
I WILL TEACH YOUEVERYTHING I KNOW.
FOR STARTERS,YOU NEED A HAIRCUT.
A HAIRCUT?! THAT'S A GREAT IDEA.
BUT WHERE AM I GONNAGET A HAIRCUT? WELL, WE HAVETHE PERFECT PLACE.
HE CAN GO TO FRANK'S! FRANK?WHO'S FRANK? FRANK IS EL BARBERO NUEVO.
THE NEW BARBER,IN TOWN.
IN FACT,THE REASON WE'RE HERE IS TO GET SOME SUPPLIESTO FIX HIS BARBER POLE.
OH! WHAT DO YOU NEED? JUST SOME WOOD PUTTY.
OH, NO PROBLEM.
I HAVE SOME RIGHT HERE.
IS HE ANY GOOD? I'M SURE HE'S GOOD, ELLIOT.
YOU SHOULD GIVE HIM A TRY.
FORGET IT! I DON'T LET JUST ANYONECUT THIS HAIR.
YEAH, IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKEYOU LET ANYONE AT ALL CUT THAT HAIR.
MAYBE YOU COULD TRY ITJUST THIS ONCE.
IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT, YOUR HAIR WILL ALWAYSGROW BACK.
GREAT!WE'LL SHOW YOU THE WAY.
BUENA SUERTE!GOOD LUCK! ARE YOU SUREABOUT THIS? I DON'T THINK FRANKWOULD HAVE A BARBERSHOP IF HE DIDN'T KNOWHOW TO CUT HAIR.
BUT WHAT IF IT DOESN'TLOOK GOOD.
WHAT IF I DON'T LOOKLIKE ME? COME ON.
I'M SURE FRANKWILL DO A GREAT JOB.
(CLOTH SQUEAKS AGAINST GLASS) (DOOR OPENS AND CHIMES JINGLE) WELCOME!WELCOME TO FRANK'S BARBERSHOP! WE TRIM, WE SHAVE,WE STY.
IT'S YOU AGAIN, MANNY.
I DON'T SUPPOSE YOU NEEDA HAIRCUT? NOT TODAY, FRANK.
BUT I DID BRING YOUA NEW CUSTOMER.
FRANK,THIS IS ELLIOT.
HE'S STARTING A NEW JOBON MONDAY AND WANTS TO LOOKHIS BEST.
WELCOME, ELLIOT! SIT, SIT.
YOU'RE GONNA LOOK GREAT,ELLIOT.
(DOOR CHIMES JINGLEAS DOOR IS SHUT) DON'T WORRY, ELLIOT, BY THE TIME I'M FINISHEDWITH YOU, YOU'LL LOOK LIKEA NEW PERSON.
(SCISSORS SNIP) IN A GOOD WAY! YOU'RE GONNA LOOK GREAT.
(SCISSORS SNIP RAPIDLY) THERE! DON'T LOOK!TURN AROUND! HE'S NOT READY YET.
(BRUSH SWISHES) STAND UP TALL, TUCK IN YOUR SHIRT, SHOULDERS BACK, NOW SMILE! SMILE LIKE YOU MEAN IT! (WITH A LAUGH)OKAY.
A LITTLE LESS.
NOW, LOOK AT HIM.
RUSTY:AHH! WHO IS THAT? IT'S ME, GUYS.
(GASPS) ELLIOT,YOU LOOK GREAT! MUY GUAPO.
GUAPISIMO!VERY, VERY HANDSOME! WOW! THAT'S LIKE A.
MAGIC HAIRCUT! (LAUGHS)I DON'T THINK IT'S MAGIC, BUT IT IS A GOOD HAIRCUT.
I'M GOING TO THE SKATE PARKTO SHOW MY FRIENDS.
AND WE SHOULD HANGTHAT BARBER POLE SO EVERYONE ELSECAN FIND OUT ABOUT FRANK.
OKAY, TOOLS, LET'S GET THIS BARBER POLEBACK UP.
♪♪♪ TOOLS:♪ LET'S GET GOINGAND FIX IT RIGHT ♪ ♪ TWIST AND TURN ♪ ♪ MAKE IT TIGHT ♪ ♪ TRABAJAMOS JUNTOS ♪ TOOLS:♪ WE WORK TOGETHER NOW ♪ DUSTY:♪ CUT IT ♪ STRETCH:♪ MEASURE AND.
♪ ♪ TAP IT FLAT ♪ ♪ BEND AND TWIST ♪ ♪ JUST LIKE THAT ♪ TOOLS:♪ EACH OF USHAS A SPECIAL JOB ♪ ♪ WE WORK TOGETHER ♪ ♪ TODOS JUNTOS ♪ TOOLS:♪ SO WE CAN FIX IT RIGHT! ♪ (EXCITED CHEERS) YOU FIXED IT! EVERYONE SAIDYOU CAN FIX ANYTHING AND THEY WERE RIGHT.
WELL, HOPEFULLY IT WILL MAKEPEOPLE FIND YOU MORE EASILY.
THERE IT IS!SEE THE BARBER POLE? THAT'S FRANK'S BARBER SHOP.
THESE ARE MY FRIENDS.
THEY ALL LIKED MY HAIRCUTSO MUCH THEY WANT TO GET HAIRCUTS TOO.
THEY DO? OF COURSE THEY DO! WELCOME! WELCOME TO FRANK'SBARBERSHOP.
WE TRIM, WE SHAVE.
HE'LL MAKE YOU LOOKYOUR VERY BEST! HEH.
COME ON IN.
THANK YOU, MANNY.
THANK YOU, TOOLS.
AND THANK YOU,ELLIOT.
THANK YOU FOR GIVING MEA CHANCE.
WE'RE HAPPYWE COULD HELP.
MAKE SURE YOU COME BYFOR A HAIRCUT MANNY.
IT'S LOOKING A LITTLE LONGON THE SIDES THERE.
I WILL, FRANK,I WILL.
HOLA, MAYOR ROSA.
TOOLS:HI, MAYOR ROSA! HOLA, MANNY.
I CAME BY TO WELCOMETHE NEW BARBERO TO SHEETROCK HILLS.
I AM MAYOR ROSA.
IT IS A PLEASURETO MEET YOU.
IT'S ME, MAYOR ROSA.
ELLIOT!YOU LOOK SO.
SO NEAT AND CLEAN.
IT LOOKS LIKE YOU'RE READYFOR WORK ON MONDAY.
I'M GONNA GO CHECKON MY FRIENDS.
SEE YOU MONDAY,MAYOR ROSA.
CAMERON!YOU LOOK AWESOME! FRANK: OKAY, WHO'S NEXT? TOOLS:(GIGGLE) SOUNDS LIKEOUR NEW BARBERO IS FITTING INJUST FINE.
I'M GOING TO GO INAND SAY HELLO.
TOOLS:BYE, MAYOR ROSA! MANNY:ADIOS! WELL, TOOLS,ANOTHER JOB WELL DONE.
IT LOOKS LIKE FRANK'S BUSINESSIS GOING TO BE A BIG SUCCESS.
PAT:YEAH, I WISH I HAD HAIR.
FELIPE:OOH, I WOULD LOOK MUY GUAPO - VERY HANDSOME WITH HAIR.
TURNER:(EXASPERATED GROAN) (THUNDER RUMBLES,WIND GUSTS) KELLY: "RUSTY'S SECOND WIND" SQUEEZE: FOLLOW ME, EVERYONE! (FIXIT'S RADIO PLAYSA DANCE SONG) DUSTY:(SINGS ALONG AND LAUGHS) FLICKER:(LAUGHS) RUSTY:(LAUGHS) TURNER:OOH-HOO-HOO-HOO-HOO!(CHUCKLES) WHOAAA! (CLUNK!) PAT: I'M OKAY! I'M A HAMMER! (RADIO FEEDBACK SQUEALSAND BLEEPS) RADIO ANNOUNCER: WE INTERRUPT THIS PROGRAM FOR A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE SHEETROCK RADIO WEATHER CENTER.
A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM COULD BE HEADED FOR SHEETROCK HILLS LATER TODAY.
SHEETROCK RADIO WILL HAVE A COMPLETE FORECAST AT THE TOP OF THE HOUR.
THAT SOUNDS SERIOUS.
IT'S JUST A THUNDERSTORM.
NOTHING TO BE WORRIED ABOUT.
JUST A THUNDERSTORM?! (CLUNK) RUSTY: TELL ME WHEN IT'S OVER! (PHONE RINGS) (BEEPS PHONE ON) HOLA, HANDY MANNY'SREPAIR SHOP, YOU BREAK IT.
TOOLS:WE FIX IT! THIS IS MANNY.
THIS IS SENOR LOPEZ.
HOLA, SENOR LOPEZ.
IT'S NICE TO HEARFROM YOU.
IS THERE ANOTHER SCIENCE FAIRAT THE SCHOOL TODAY? NO, MANNY.
WELL, WHAT CAN WE DOFOR YOU? I'VE BEEN WORKINGAT THE RADIO STATION AS A WEATHER MAN.
OH, WE WERE JUST LISTENINGTO THE RADIO AND WE HEARDABOUT THE STORM.
SI, IT LOOKS LIKEA SEVERE WEATHER EVENT MAY BE HEADED TOWARDSHEETROCK HILLS.
A SEVERE WEATHER EVENT? A STORM.
THAT'S RIGHT, TURNER.
BUT I'M NOT SUREIF THE STORM IS COMING THIS WAY BECAUSE MY WEATHER VANEIS STUCK.
I CAN'T TELL WHICH WAYTHE WIND IS BLOWING.
RUSTY: OH, NO! NO SE PREOCUPE.
DON'T WORRY, SENOR LOPEZ.
IT MIGHT JUST NEEDA LITTLE GREASE TO HELP IT MOVE BETTER.
WE'LL COME RIGHT OVERAND TAKE A LOOK.
OH, GRACIAS, MANNY.
AND PLEASE HURRY.
I AM SUPPOSED TO GIVEMY WEATHER REPORT IN AN HOUR.
MANY PEOPLEARE COUNTING ON ME.
WE'LL BE RIGHT THERE.
(BEEPS PHONE OFF) LET'S GO, TOOLS,WE'VE GOT WORK TO DO.
UNO, DOS, TRES, CUATRO, CINCO, SEIS, SIETE, OCHO, NUEVE! ♪♪♪ TOOLS:♪ HOP UP, JUMP IN ♪ ♪ COME ON, LET'S GO! ♪ TOOLS:♪ HOP UP, JUMP IN ♪ ♪ SI VAMONOS! ♪ TOOLS:♪ HOP UP, JUMP IN ♪ ♪ DON'T MOVE TOO SLOW ♪ ♪ KEEP UP! ♪ ♪ LET'S GET TO WORK ♪ ♪ MUY RAPIDO! ♪ (EXCITED CHEERS) (DOOR CHIMES JINGLE) (WIND GUSTS,THUNDER RUMBLES) (WIND WHISTLES AND GUSTS) MR.
LOPART: OH, HI, MANNY.
THE WEATHERMAN SAID THEREMIGHT BE A STORM COMING.
IT MAY NOT BE A GOOD IDEATO PUT UP BALLOONS TODAY.
(AMUSED CHUCKLE)A STORM, EH? (THUNDER RUMBLES,WIND GUSTS) MMM.
WELL, WE LOPARTS HAVEA NATURAL ABILITY TO FIGURE OUT WHATTHE WEATHER WILL BE.
(WIND GUSTS) (MEOWS) AND THE OLD LOPARTWEATHER SENSE TELLS ME THERE ISN'T GOING TO BEANY STORM TODAY.
I HOPE YOU'RE RIGHT.
GOOD LUCKWITH THE BALLOONS.
(WIND GUSTS STRONGLY) FLUFFY, I SAY IT'S GONNA BEAN ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL DAY.
(LIGHTNING CRASHES) (FRIGHTENED SCREECH) MR.
LOPART:AHHH! FLUFFY:(FRIGHTENED SCREECH) (WIND GUSTS) OH.
(THUNDER RUMBLES) MANNY AND TOOLS:HI, KELLY! HOLA, KELLY! HOLA, MANNY.
WHAT CAN I GETFOR YOU TODAY? WE'RE ON OUR WAY TO FIXA STUCK WEATHER VANE AT THE RADIO STATION.
I THOUGHT WE MIGHT NEEDSOME GREASE TO FIX IT.
I HAVE SOME CANS OF GREASEAROUND HERE SOMEWHERE.
IT MIGHT TAKE ME A LITTLE TIMETO FIND ONE, THOUGH.
I'M IN THE MIDDLEOF RE-ORGANIZING THE STORE, AND A LOT OF THINGSARE OUT OF PLACE RIGHT NOW.
HMM, WELL,WE'RE KIND OF IN A HURRY.
MAYBE IF WE HELP YOU LOOK,WE'LL FIND IT FASTER.
THAT WOULD BE GREAT.
(THUNDER RUMBLES) I'LL JUST CHECKIN THE TOOLBOX.
TRUENO! THUNDER! TRUENO! TRUENO! YOU KNOW, RUSTY, I USED TO BE AFRAIDOF THUNDER.
RUSTY:REALLY? YOU MEAN I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE? OF COURSE NOT.
BUT WHEN I GOTA LITTLE OLDER I REALIZEDTHAT A LOUD NOISE IS USUALLY NOTHINGTO BE AFRAID OF.
(CLUNK) (GASPS) SEE WHAT I MEAN? A LOUD SOUND CAN MAKE YOUJUMP UP AND PAY ATTENTION, BUT IT DOESN'T ALWAYS MEANSOMETHING BAD WILL HAPPEN.
OH, LOOK!I THINK I FOUND THE GREASE.
(THUNDER RUMBLES,WIND GUSTS AND WHISTLES) OHHH,IT'S GETTING CLOSER! IT'S ALL RIGHT,RUSTY.
THIS SHOULDN'T TAKE LONGAND WE'RE SAFE RIGHT NOW.
SQUEEZE: WOW! DUSTY:YOU USE ALL THIS STUFF TO PREDICT THE WEATHER? SENOR LOPEZ:SI, DUSTY.
THESE INSTRUMENTS HELP METO MEASURE THINGS LIKE THE WINDAND THE MOISTURE IN THE AIR.
AND THERE'S NOTHINGMORE IMPORTANT THAN TAKING GOOD MEASUREMENTS.
THAT'S TRUE, STRETCH.
WHICH IS WHYI NEED YOUR HELP.
EVEN WITH ALL THISFANCY EQUIPMENT, I STILL NEED MY TRUSTYWEATHER VANE TO TELL ME WHICH WAYTHE WIND IS BLOWING.
(GRUNT OF EFFORT) IT IS SUPPOSED TO SPIN FREELY, BUT IT'S STUCK.
LET ME TAKE A LOOK.
PAT:SENOR LOPEZ,HOW DOES THE WEATHER VANE WORK? WELL, WHEN IT IS WORKINGPROPERLY, THE ARROW WILL POINTIN THE DIRECTION THE WIND IS COMING FROM.
THIS COMPUTER GETS ALL OF THE INFORMATION FROM THE DIFFERENT INSTRUMENTS AND DISPLAYS IT FOR ME.
YOU CAN ACTUALLY TELLWHAT ALL THOSE NUMBERS MEAN? HEH.
I AM A METEOROLOGIST.
OOH! A METEOR-WHAT? A METEOROLOGIST.
A SCIENTISTWHO STUDIES THE WEATHER.
AND EACH INSTRUMENT TELLS YOU SOMETHINGDIFFERENT? SI.
LET ME SHOW YOU.
THE THERMOMETER SHOWS US THE TEMPERATURE.
THE HYGROMETER TELLS US HOW MUCH WATER IS IN THE AIR, SO WE CAN TELL IF IT'S GOING TO RAIN.
PAT: AND THIS ONE TELLS THE TIME, RIGHT? NO, PAT.
THE BAROMETERLOOKS LIKE A CLOCK, BUT IT DOESN'T TELL TIME.
IT TELLS US ABOUT CHANGES IN THE AIR THAT CAN CAUSE UNA TORMENTA -A STORM.
AND THE ANEMOMETER TELLS US HOW FAST THE WIND IS BLOWING.
HAY VIENTO!HAY VIENTO! SI, IT'S WINDY! THAT'S A SIGN THAT A STORMMAY BE ON ITS WAY.
THOSE CLOUDS LOOK VERY DARK,TOO.
SENOR LOPEZ:AND THAT'S ANOTHER SIGNOF UNA TORMENTA.
SO A STORM IS COMING? PERHAPS.
I WON'T BE ABLE TO TELL UNLESS I KNOW WHICH WAYTHE WIND IS BLOWING.
THAT'S HOW I'LL KNOWIF THE STORM IS MOVING TOWARD US.
AND YOU NEED THE WEATHER VANEFOR THAT.
WELL, IT LOOKS LIKETHE METAL POST IS BENT AND RUSTED; THAT'S WHY THE ARROWIS STUCK.
CAN YOU FIX IT, MANNY? NO HAY PROBLEMA.
TURNER AND FELIPECAN TAKE THE ARROW OFF, AND THEN SQUEEZE AND RUSTYCAN STRAIGHTEN THE POST.
WE'LL ADD A LITTLE GREASETO HELP IT SWING FREELY, AND IT SHOULD BEAS GOOD AS NEW.
I'M READY, MANNY!ESTOY LISTO! NOT WITHOUT MEYOU'RE NOT.
I'M READY, TOO! (CHUCKLES) UM.
RUSTY? HE'S GONE.
WHAT DO YOU MEANHE'S GONE? HE WAS IN THE TOOLBOX,BUT NOT ANY MORE.
WELL,HE'S GOT TO BE SOMEWHERE.
SPREAD OUTAND LOOK FOR HIM.
RUSTY! WHERE ARE YOU? UNGH! ESPERA UN MINUTO.
WAIT A MINUTE.
LET'S THINK THIS THROUGH.
RUSTY WAS SCAREDOF EL TRUENO - THE THUNDER.
SO HE'S PROBABLY HIDING.
BUT THERE'S NO PLACETO HIDE UP HERE.
LET'S CHECK THE TRUCK.
(THUNDER RUMBLES) (TAPPING ON GLASS) HI, GUYS.
WELL, IT'S SAFER IN HERE.
BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP.
WE CAN'T FIX THE WEATHER VANEWITHOUT YOU.
THE WIND IS BLOWING,THERE ARE DARK CLOUDS.
THAT MEANS A STORMIS COMING.
SENOR LOPEZ SAID SO! THOSE ARE SIGNSTHAT UNA TORMENTA MAY BE COMING,RUSTY.
YEAH, BUT I'LL JUST WAIT HEREUNTIL WE KNOW FOR SURE.
LOPART WAS RIGHT.
MAYBE THE STORMWON'T EVEN COME HERE.
I COULD TELL FOR SURE IF MY WEATHER VANEWERE WORKING.
THE SOONER WE FIX IT,RUSTY, THE SOONER WE CANGET BACK TO THE SHOP, WHERE WE'LL BE SAFEIF THE STORM HITS.
(THUNDER RUMBLES) AND I ONLY HAVEA FEW MINUTES BEFORE I HAVE TO GIVEMY WEATHER REPORT.
LET'S GO, TOOLS! ♪♪♪ TOOLS:♪ LET'S GET GOINGAND FIX IT RIGHT ♪ TURNER:♪ TWIST AND TURN ♪ ♪ MAKE IT TIGHT ♪ FELIPE:♪ TRABAJAMOS JUNTOS ♪ TOOLS:♪ WE WORK TOGETHER NOW ♪ ♪ CUT IT ♪ ♪ MEASURE AND.
♪ ♪ TAP IT FLAT ♪ ♪ BEND AND TWIST ♪ ♪ JUST LIKE THAT ♪ TOOLS:♪ EACH OF USHAS A SPECIAL JOB ♪ ♪ WE WORK TOGETHER ♪ ♪ TODOS JUNTOS ♪ TOOLS:♪ SO WE CAN FIX IT RIGHT! ♪ (EXCITED CHEERS) (WIND GUSTS) GREAT JOB, EVERYONE.
GRACIAS! NOW I CAN TELL THAT THE WINDIS COMING FROM THE NORTHWEST.
DOES THAT MEAN.
? SI, THE STORM IS HEADEDTHIS WAY.
(LIGHTNING CRASHES) (FRIGHTENED CRY) NO TENGAS MIEDO.
DON'T BE AFRAID, RUSTY.
AS LONG AS YOU KNOWWHAT TO DO WHEN A STORM COMES, YOU SHOULD BE FINE.
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO WHEN A STORM COMES? I'M GUESSING.
NOT HIDE IN A TOOLBOX.
IF YOU ARE OUTSIDEWHEN A STORM HITS, BE SURE NOT TO GONEAR WATER.
DUSTY:LIKE A POND OR STREAM? SI.
AND NEVER TAKE SHELTERUNDER A TREE.
ALSO, DON'T STANDIN AN OPEN FIELD, OR IN ANY HIGH PLACES.
LIKE ON TOP OF A HILL,RIGHT? RIGHT, STRETCH.
IF YOU CAN, GO INDOORSWHEN A STORM COMES, WHERE YOU SHOULD BECOMPLETELY SAFE.
(THUNDER RUMBLES) (LIGHTNING CRASHES,RAIN PATTERS) SENOR LOPEZ: IT APPEARS NOW THAT A STRONG THUNDERSTORM IS MOVING THROUGH SHEETROCK HILLS.
EVERYONE IS ADVISED TO STAY INDOORS UNTIL THE STORM PASSES.
(THUNDER RUMBLES, WIND GUSTS,LIGHTNING CRASHES) (DOOR CHIMES JINGLE) DUSTY:WOW! THAT WAS A BIGTHUNDERSTORM! SI, DID YOU SEEEL RELAMPAGO? THE LIGHTNING? RELAMPAGO! RELAMPAGO! YEAH, AND THAT THUNDERWAS SO LOUD! (BLADE REVERBERATING) TRUENO!TRUENO! YOU SEE, RUSTY? YOU ARE COMPLETELY SAFEFROM A THUNDERSTORM, AS LONG ASYOU ARE INDOORS.
RUSTY:YOU'RE RIGHT, MANNY.
NOW I KNOW.
TOOLS:(SIGH) STRETCH:IT'S A BEAUTIFUL DAY.
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