What is Coaching?
There are many definitions of coaching and as you develop with us as a coach you will no doubt work out your own best way of explaining to others what coaching is. At the heart of coaching is the idea that it is a form of personal intervention that is future focused, goal orientated, and concerned with enabling others to move forward with their lives or businesses more effectively than if they were doing this alone. As a coach you will be offering unconditional support and working with clients using a proven methodology.
The number one essential background qualification to becoming a coach is a love of people. If you gain personal and professional satisfaction from helping others to reach their goals, then coaching is for you. The Coaching Academy has trained learners from the age of 21 right through to those who are well past retirement. And they come from a wide variety of work backgrounds too – teachers, psychologists, youth workers, trainers, in fact, you name it!
The issues clients raise are as diverse as the clients themselves. Your very first client could bring anything from financial worries to family or health concerns to the table. If you choose to work as a corporate coach, your client may have issues around change management, team building or leadership within the organisation. As you gain confidence and experience you may start to specialise in one specific type of coaching, or you may decide to only coach one particular type of client. The personal challenge of coaching clients through a huge variety of issues is frequently cited by our graduates as a major motivation. Coaching is an enormously rewarding and fulfilling career. Coaches help people.
"I would recommend anyone thinking of becoming a coach to contact The Coaching Academy."
Five Ways To Build Rapport
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.
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.
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.
How To Master Your Motivation - Bev James
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.
Childs Play And What Can You Learn From It - Saira Nisa
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.
Top Tips For A Supercharged And More Positive You
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.
Seven Steps To Change Your Self-Image Forever
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.
Going For The Goal
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.