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About The Coaching Academy
Established in 1999, The Coaching Academy is now the largest training organisation of its kind in the world.
We're incredibly proud of the reputation we've developed since opening our doors. We started when coaching was a relatively new phenomenon and there weren't any other UK based training organisations for coaches. Now we find ourselves at the forefront of coach training and chosen by more people who want to professionally train in the practical skills of coaching than any other organisation.
"98% of attendees on our live training days rate the experience as above average or excellent"
Your training with us will always be instructive, informative and enjoyable and our team of trainers are hand-picked from the cream of the UK's finest coaches. They are all second to none and all bring with them a wealth of experience and qualifications.
Our MD Bev James, trained with The Coaching Academy herself, attending one of our free 2 day coaching courses back in 2005. Having experience as a delegate and a student of The Coaching Academy, there is no one more committed to ensuring our delivery is world class.
Our head office is based in Chiswick, London but our training takes place in various, carefully selected venues across the UK. We look forward to meeting you soon!
"I would recommend anyone thinking of becoming a coach to contact The Coaching Academy."
The Coaching Academy Limited, a company registered in England, with registered number 03935541 and with its registered office at Gable House, 18-24 Turnham Green Terrace, Chiswick, London, W4 1QP
What we say can create or destroy rapport, but interestingly only 7% of communication is the spoken word. Our body language and our tone of voice are more important than the actual words spoken.
The GROW (Goal, Reality, Options, Will) model is the most common and widely used coaching tool. It empowers the coach to structure a coaching conversation and deliver a meaningful result. The GROW acronym suggests that a coach using the GROW model is likely to start by asking the client to set goals, both for what they want to get out of the coaching sessions as a whole and for each individual session.
Do you find yourself setting out to do one task and ending up completing something else? Do you sometimes have so many ideas on the go, you are unsure which to do first? Or perhaps the passion for the task has faded and you are spending time dreaming up new plans, but are unsure which to run with.
Limiting beliefs are those things you believe about yourself that place limitations on your abilities. Limiting beliefs are simply assumptions about reality that are not true. In order for our actions to have the greatest positive effect, we need to have beliefs that are as close to reality as possible - deceiving ourselves will take us further from the goal.
We are into the second week of the Olympics and we have seen some amazing action thus far. The Great British Team have surpassed expectations and gave us six golds in one day!
Have you ever wondered why as a child you had all the will in the world to be a superhero or just somebody absolutely fantastic and now as a grown up you seem to have lost the will to live? We’ve lost our motivation and don’t know how to get it back.
Our state, the way in which we show in our interactions and movements, has an extraordinary influence on the course of our lives. Whether in work, politics or any other field, your state of mind has a very strong influence on your results and general feeling of happiness.
Lucy has been struggling with a poor self-image for the past six years. She felt unattractive and strongly believed that men didn’t find her sexy. She had a successful career as a management consultant but could not stop feeling bad about herself. Through our sessions, I discovered that Lucy had a younger sister. This younger sister was the pretty one, the one who got all the boys, according to Lucy.
One of the core skills most coaches deal with is goal setting. It seems relatively straight forward, yet most of us and our clients find it hard to achieve the goals we’ve set, so let’s take a good look at why that is and what we can do about it. The most common model for goal-setting is represented by the acronym SMART – specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time based. The other element that is usually stressed is that the goal should be positive; for instance, instead of saying “I will lose 20 pounds,” one might say, “I will have a stable, healthy weight of 12 stone.