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Rosa Cabrera Delgado - Express all of yourself with confidence

This week's Coach in the Spotlight is Rosa Cabrera Delgado, an executive confidence coach who trusted the coaching process and turned her perceived limits into fantastic assets. Rosa now uses her previous experience in expressive art to coach Executives who wish to improve their Confidence. Enjoy her inspiring story!

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Posted 12 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Ann Skidmore - On Group Coaching and Leadership

What lies behind the power of group coaching? Whether you are managing a team in your business, or you are part of a team in a company and even when you think about your friend group, a good team cohesion is essential in our lives. Ann Skidmore has been coaching teams throughout her career and in this article, she's sharing her thoughts on coaching groups. Enjoy!

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Posted 13 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Piotr Jankiewicz - Don't Be Afraid to Raise the Bar

Today we are shining a spotlight on one of the skilful mentors of The Coaching Academy: Piotr Jankiewicz, international business coach and workshop facilitator. We hope you enjoy his inspiring story!

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Posted 20 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

7 Powerful Ways to Build a Thriving Coaching Practice

Simon Alexander Ong, Life Coach of the Year 2019, believes that the world needs more people who are dedicated to their mission and passion and has made it his goal to help people become the best versions of themselves. That's why he created this powerful guide so you can build a thriving coaching practice and create the impact you desire.

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Posted 20 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Laurie Rees - The journey of self-acceptance

This week's Coach in the Spotlight is Laurie Rees, who, after a long career as an accountant decided to follow her path as a life coach. Today she helps people accept themselves as they are, to be confident and authentic. It's something Laurie struggled with and she found her purpose in coaching. Enjoy her insightful story!

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Posted 26 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Being a person of value with Simon Alexander Ong

We caught up with the thoughtful Simon Alexander Ong, Life Coach of the Year 2019 at the 2019 International Coaching Awards, to get a glimpse into the life of an award-winning coach. We hope you enjoy this insightful interview!

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Posted 26 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Andrew Davies - Finding balance and joy again

This week's Coach in the Spotlight is Andrew Davies, who decided to pursue coaching and made a commitment to add it to his many skills. Today he is a certified coach, helping others reawaken and find balance in their lives again.

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Posted 33 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

How to Run a Business with Compassion

Many coaches start their journey to help others and the thought of creating their own business might seem daunting. But it doesn't have to be! Rasheed Ogunlaru, business coach & trusted TCA Trainer, shares his philosophy of building a business through love and compassion.

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Posted 33 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Merete Langler - The Lessons I Have Learned While Coaching in Education

This week's Coach in the Spotlight is Merete Lager, Master Coach and NLP Practitioner who runs her successful LangSand business and coaches young people. Today she's sharing what she has learned in 20+ years working in education. Enjoy!

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Posted 40 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Banishing Limiting Beliefs For A Better Life

The power of our beliefs system is immense. If we all developed an understanding of the thoughts and ideas that we automatically have, those that we no longer question when they appear at the forefront of our minds; then we could all be leading a better life through banishing the negative chatter.

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Posted 41 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Aneta Sanders - Coaching from the frequency of love

This week's Coach in the Spotlight is Aneta Sanders, who turned her passion for coaching into a part-time job with the TCA Protege Programme. Her work comes from a place of compassion and love and she is on a mission to help people remind themselves of how strong and powerful they are. Enjoy Aneta's inspiring story!

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Posted 48 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

The Power of NLP - Coming Home

Challenges come in many shapes and sizes but sometimes, it's a matter of life and death. That was the case for Katalin Marton, NLP Practitioner of 2019, who learned to truly be present and honour all feelings after a life-threatening emergency. Today she's sharing her insights to help us come home to our true self. Enjoy this powerful article!

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Posted 48 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Jennifer Langrish - From Manager to Leader

This week's Coach in the Spotlight is Jennifer Langrish, a corporate manager turned career & executive coach. She first started using her coaching skills developing her own leadership skills and now Jennifer coaches others to motivate and inspire confidence in their teams. Enjoy her inspiring story!

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Posted 54 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Katalin Marton - Facilitating change with the power of NLP

We caught up with the lovely Katalin Marton, winner of NLP Practitioner of the Year Award at the 2019 International Coaching Awards to get a glimpse into the life of an award-winning coach. We hope you enjoy this inspiring interview!

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Posted 54 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Gina Morrell - Coaching and Holistic Healing

This week's Coach in the Spotlight is Gina Morrell who followed her true passion after qualifying and decided to use her top three skills to help her clients in a unique, holistic way. Enjoy her inspiring story!

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Posted 61 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

5 Tips for Setting Healthy Boundaries

Boundaries are essential to our health and wellbeing and implementing these are part of building one's identity. Whether you are focusing on establishing boundaries with others or with yourself, we're sharing 5 tips to set up healthy boundaries in our latest article.

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Posted 62 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Maria Foxwell - Coaching empowered me to take control

This week's Coach in the Spotlight is Maria Foxwell, who started her coaching journey almost a decade ago as a Senior Manager leading a large team. Maria decided to get officially qualified as a Life Coach in 2018 with TCA and make coaching her full time job. Enjoy her inspiring story!

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Posted 69 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Kellie Hick - Managing your studies, your job and your daily responsibilities

This week we're talking about managing your studies alongside daily responsibilities with Kellie Hick, a student of The Coaching Academy. Kellie has started her coaching journey 18 months ago, as an HR professional, completing two diplomas simultaneously. Be prepared to take some notes and enjoy Kellie's fantastic tips!

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Posted 69 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

School After Lockdown - Addressing the 5 Levels of Loss

After an uncertain school year young adults, kids of all ages, parents, teachers and school officials are preparing to go back to school in September. With this reopening there will be a real focus on wellbeing, so how can coaches make a difference? Find out in this latest article from our Mastery Series created by TCA Trainer Sharon Lawton.

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Posted 76 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Sruti Kanabar - Purposeful Goal Setting when dealing with anxiety

This week's Coach in the Spotlight is Sruti Kanabar who is sharing her goal setting strategies today for everyone dealing with anxiety in times of change and uncertainty. Enjoy her insightful guide!

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Posted 76 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

5 powerful ways to boost your confidence today

Self-confidence is the ability to trust in your abilities, capacities and judgments. The power of this confidence is that it creates a firm belief that you're able to successfully face life's challenges and demands.

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Posted 83 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

How to use DISC in sales

Can DISC help close a sale? Knowing how your potential client prefers to be communicated to will help you close the gap from 'maybe' to 'heck yes' whether you are a coach looking for new clients or a salesperson for a corporate company.

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Posted 83 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Marissa McCallam - Centre Yourself

This week's Coach in the Spotlight is Marissa McCallam, who decided to take a leap of faith, embrace her passion and leave her corporate job after more than a decade. Today, she helps teenage girls increase their confidence with her programmes and a holistic approach to coaching. Enjoy her inspiring story!

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Posted 89 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Randal Porter - Enjoy the journey

This week's Coach in the Spotlight is Randal Porter, an ex-detective turned life coach. Still focusing on helping people, Randal is now helping people with their migraines and spiritual growth, all the while building his business one ebook at a time. Enjoy his inspiring story!

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Posted 89 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

The power of understanding yourself with Victoria O'Farrell

We caught up with the dynamic Victoria O'Farrell, winner of DISC within Coaching Award at the 2019 International Coaching Awards, to get a glimpse into the life of an award-winning coach. We sat down for an insightful discussion about DISC, tune in below!

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Posted 96 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Chasing Illusions

Do you ever find yourself desiring the seemingly perfect life some people live on social media feeds? In a time when many might be struggling to find balance in their life, other's curated social media images might be giving the impression that everything is perfect and we're falling behind. This article is designed to consider whether the goals we want to achieve are realistic or simply an illusion. Read on!

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Posted 96 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Helen Jennings - Lean into your values

This week's Coach in the Spotlight is Helen Jennings, who discovered coaching after two decades in HR and has not looked back! Helen leaned into this career change and is now working on building her business and dreams. Enjoy her inspiring story!

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Posted 103 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Coaching through a changing business environment

The business environment has changed drastically over the last couple of months without prior warning. Business owners, managers and HR professionals are being challenged in new ways. Can Corporate and Business coaches make a difference in these tough times? We believe they can be more valuable than ever!

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Posted 103 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Sarah Curtis - Trust the Process

This week's Coach in the Spotlight is Sarah Curtis, who started her coaching journey to enhance her role as a manager and ended up finding a new career in the process. We hope you enjoy her inspiring story!

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Posted 111 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Moving forward from being stuck to getting what you want in life.

We all face challenges every day in different forms so we asked CPD Coach of 2019, Natalie Potts, to share her go-to tips when it comes to taking action towards accomplishing your goals and achieving your dreams.

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Posted 111 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Are you too young to become a coach?

This week we're tackling limiting beliefs with Charlotte Bullock, a student of The Coaching Academy. While going through her coaching journey, Charlotte faced many of her fears around being too young and has developed a good strategy to deal with them. Today, she wants to share that with her peers, so that whether you think you're too young, too old, or 'not enough' you can start facing your fears and take action towards your passion. We hope you enjoy Charlotte's insightful story!

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Posted 117 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Belinda van Zyl - The road to brave decisions

This week's Coach in the Spotlight is Belinda van Zyl, who started her coaching journey as a researcher and went on to discover where her passion and values really lie.

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Posted 117 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Mindset is key with Natalie Potts

We caught up with the energetic Natalie Potts, winner of the CPD Coach of the Year Award at the 2019 International Coaching Awards to get a glimpse into the life of an award-winning coach. We hope you enjoy this inspiring interview!

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Posted 125 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Helping Children Dissolve Big Feelings and Manage Uncomfortable Emotions

Natalie Costa, Coach for Children and Parents and Coaching in Education award-winner, shares her top tips to help kids manage the emotions that might come up during uncertain times. These ideas are not only valuable in today's health crisis but they are great to remember for any parent, teacher or anyone working in education to help children deal with uncomfortable emotions. Enjoy Natalie's insightful article!

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Posted 125 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Olivia Carter- Remember your why

This week's Coach in the Spotlight is Olivia Carter, who discovered her coaching niche after leaning into helping women deal with the same challenges she experienced as a corporate leader. We hope you enjoy her inspiring story!

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Posted 131 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Natalie Costa - Helping kids develop Power Thoughts

We caught up with the beaming Natalie Costa, winner of the Coaching in Education Award at the 2019 International Coaching Awards to get a glimpse into the life of an award-winning coach. We hope you enjoy this thought-provoking interview!

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Posted 131 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Mentor Series - Zsuzsanna Recsey, business leader and personal performance coach

Today we're shining a spotlight on one of the wonderful mentors of The Coaching Academy: Zsuzsanna Recsey, a successful business leader, personal performance coach and author. We hope you enjoy her inspiring story!

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Posted 139 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Leading Through Crisis

Executive Coach Jo Emerson shares a framework to help others access their inner leaders and help others through any crisis. Read her insightful article!

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Posted 139 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Lyndsey Clay - Reframing strategic planning with coaching

This week's Coach in the Spotlight, Lyndsey Clay, who deepened her skills with her coach training and has reframed the work she does. We hope you enjoy her inspiring story!

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Posted 145 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Sheleen Johnson - Seizing the day

Our Coach in the Spotlight this week is Sheleen Johnson who after years of caring for others, made it a priority to go for the life she desires. We hope you enjoy her inspiring story!

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Posted 146 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Inspiring teams with Jo Emerson

We caught up with the radiant Jo Emerson, winner of Executive Coach of the Year at the 2019 International Coaching Awards to get a glimpse into the life of an award-winning coach. Tagging along to a university festival gave us a chance to see Jo in action on stage and sit down for a coffee and insightful coaching stories.

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Posted 153 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Pam Lidford - 3 Techniques to Deal with Anxiety

The pandemic we're facing has changed the lives of us all and this may cause many to feel anxious, sad, worried and experience a wide range of negative emotions. As part of our Mastery Series, Confidence Coach and TCA Trainer Pam Lidford is sharing three techniques that help her face anxiety, they might work for you too.

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Posted 153 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Stephen Adams - Inspiring resilience

This week's Coach in the Spotlight is Stephen Adams, who chose coaching after two and a half decades working in the banking industry. We hope you enjoy his inspiring story!

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Posted 159 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

The 7 Stages to Success and Breakthroughs

Many of us struggle sometimes on the path to self-improvement. Some procrastinate, some fear the outcome so they never finish the learning process, others give up easily. Paul Dorrington has now created a healthy growth-cycle to help others achieve success and breakthroughs.

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Posted 160 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Emma Wright - Turning your resolutions into achievable goals

This week's Coach in the Spotlight is Emma Wright, an ex-teacher turned coach. Having qualified at the end of the year, Emma faced the 'dreaded' question all students face with stride. Read more about her story of fearless action and get ready to be inspired!

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Posted 166 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Paul Dorrington - Coaching to make a difference

We caught up with the fantastic Paul Dorrington, winner of the Coaching for a Cause Award at the 2019 International Coaching Awards, to get a glimpse into the life of an award-winning coach. As we're all spending more and more time on Zoom these days, we invited Paul to sit down with The Coaching Academy for an insightful conversation about his coaching journey, coaching during COVID-19 and myths about mental health.

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Posted 167 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Carey Davis-Munro - Helping you improve your relationship with food

Our Coach in the Spotlight this week is Carey Davis-Munro who has made it her mission to help people with their health and wellbeing. We hope you enjoy her inspiring story!

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Posted 174 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

The DISC Guide To Getting Along

DISC Master Dave Pill wrote an article for those in lockdown who are getting to the stage where they are annoyed because their partner is BLINKING too loud!

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Posted 174 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Laura Jeffs - Empowering you to follow your dreams

Our Coach in the Spotlight this week is Laura Jeffs who resonated instantly with the idea of a career in coaching. She fit training and studies around her full-time job and is now focused on building her budding business as a Parent Coach. Read Laura's inspiring journey below!

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Posted 180 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

How To Achieve Happiness Within Isolation

Cultivating happiness can be a challenge in an uncertain environment but it's one of the most useful skills that we can learn for ourselves, for our family and for our clients. Mindset Coach & TCA Course Manager Sandra Stocks is sharing three insightful strategies to bring happiness into your life within isolation.

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Posted 180 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Diana Moraru - Coaching enhanced my career

This week's Coach in the Spotlight is Diana Moraru, who chose to enhance her HR career by incorporating coaching skills into her work. Read more about Diana's journey and find out how learning new skills can lead to a fulfilling part-time job on the path to success.

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Posted 188 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Eight essential elements of a successful coaching business

You might be the best coach in the world, but if no one knows about you and if you're not being paid (enough) for the great work you do, how would that make you feel?

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Posted 188 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Caroline Gavin - Coaching for positive growth

This week's Coach in the Spotlight is Caroline Gavin, who chose to use her vast array of coaching skills as well as NLP training to start a coaching-led consultancy business.

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Posted 193 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Gear up and Show Up

Are you still waiting for the perfect time to make your dreams a reality? Many will tell you that there is no perfect time, but you do have the present time. As the world around us slows down, this can mean an opportunity of time that you can put to good use. Coach Mariya Draganova shares her story today to offer us a perspective of gratitude for past choices and challenges you to take this gift of time to check in with your dreams for the future.

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Posted 192 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Building a coaching business you love with Karen Kissane

We caught up with the wonderful Karen Kissane, Small Business Coach of the Year, to get a glimpse into the life and award-winning coach. We attended the Smart Women's Business Facebook group meetup that Karen hosts in London and we also spent a whole day with the fantastic women in her Group Coaching meeting.

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Posted 201 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Prompts to deal with uncertainty

When times are uncertain, many can find solace in an action plan. TCA Trainer and renowned confidence coach Pam Lidford shares useful prompts and techniques to help others find a path forward.

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Posted 202 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Mentor Series - Jo Mason, award-winning high-performance coach

Today we're shining a spotlight on the wonderful mentors of The Coaching Academy, starting with Jo Mason - award-winning high-performance coach, accredited CPD provider, mentor, STEM ambassador and small business owner.

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Posted 208 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Studying and Working From Home With The Children - Finding Your Balance In These Unprecedented Times

With an increasing number of offices asking staff to work from home and many schools closed, the Coronavirus pandemic has upped the stakes in the work-life balancing game. TCA Trainer and award-winning family coach Sharon Lawton is sharing her top tips to adjust to this new normal with your whole family.

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Posted 208 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Juliet M. Dujmovic - Don't be afraid to have a go and make mistakes

This week's Coach in the Spotlight is Juliet M. Dujmovic, who chose to pivot from the construction industry to become a life coach to young women and brides-to-be. Read more about Juliet's s journey and discover how personal experience can help you not just find, but create your niche by spotting a hole in the market!

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Posted 215 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Stepping up in times of uncertainty - A message from our CEO, Bev James

As a coaching community, we all agree that what we're focusing on is our choice. Here at The Coaching Academy, we're focusing on showing up for our community, supporting those in need and upskilling in a changing climate, starting with a special message from The Coaching Academy's CEO, Bev James.

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Posted 215 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Helping parents & grandparents in the health crisis

How do you celebrate with your loved ones when you can't even hug each other? TCA Trainer and leading UK Coach Ann Skidmore shares an insightful and powerful message about how she celebrated Mothers Day with her elderly mother in this health crisis.

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Posted 223 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

7 Ways that Coaching can help Narcissistic Abuse survivors recover

Ronia Fraser is a Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Coach who won International Coach of the Year at the 2019 International Coaching Awards. Today she's sharing more about the role coaching can play in the recovery and healing journey of a narcissistic abuse survivor.

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Posted 223 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Rachael Bushby - Coaching is about hope and opportunity

This week our Coach in the Spotlight is Rachael Bushby, who found her path as a wellbeing and confidence coach and now works with adults as well as young people to help them uncover their best self.

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Posted 230 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Katie Newman 'The 5 big lessons I learned in my first 6 months of being a coach'

Our Coach in the Spotlight this week is Katie Louise Newman who experienced a common graduate dilemma after qualifying as a life coach - she had no clients, no actual business. Not letting herself get overwhelmed, Katie got to work to build a successful coaching practice. Today she shares the 5 big lessons she learned in her first 6 months of being a coach!

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Posted 230 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Coaching to heal from Narcissistic Abuse with Ronia Fraser

We caught up with the inspiring Ronia Fraser, International Coach of the Year, for a glimpse into the life of an award-winning coach. We travelled from London to the British seaside and talked about her Narcissistic Abuse Healing programme as well as her coaching journey. We hope you enjoy her inspiring story!

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Posted 237 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Mental Health & Coaching: A Therapist's Perspective

Rebecca Tucker is a Psychological Life Coach and CBT Therapist who won the Best Newcomer Award in the 2019 International Coaching Awards. Today she's sharing her best guidelines with TCA students and not only, on protecting your mental health as a professional.

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Posted 237 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Anne Anttonen - Why not focus on succeeding?

Did you find a career you love from the first try? Or did you have to go through multiple jobs and industries to get to where you are? This week's Coach in the Spotlight, Anne Anttonen, changed her career 7 times before discovering coaching.

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Posted 243 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

From student to award-winning coach in less than two years: Rebecca Tucker

We caught up with our inspiring and award-winning coach, Rebecca Tucker, for a quick Q&A after the 2019 International Coaching Awards. We hope you enjoy her inspiring story!

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Posted 244 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Davinder Rana - If you want to achieve something, you will make it happen

Have you ever felt like you don't have enough time to achieve something? Many people wish for more time in the day to accomplish their dreams. And there are people who don't wish, they just do.

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Posted 250 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Unlocking the secret to great teamwork

Do you ever wish that you could wave a magic wand and suddenly your team would understand all that you want to say, your intentions and your goals behind it? Or maybe you wish you'd have telepathy and understand how your coworkers prefer to handle different projects so you can create an enjoyable working environment?

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Posted 251 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Chris Green - Delivering long-lasting change

Some people are passionate about teaching and sharing their knowledge but if you ever shared your expertise with a room full of people you might notice that it doesn't always lead to long-lasting change. Chris Green is one of these educators and he decided to find a different way to empower business owners.

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Posted 257 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

The 5 soft skills you need to succeed as a coach

One of the first things that people ask when they first hear about The Coaching Academy is who can become a coach? The simple answer is - anyone. In this article we're sharing the most important skills TCA students need to demonstrate to succeed as a coach.

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Posted 257 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Julia Davies 'Connecting with your values and priorities makes choices easy to face'

Have you ever stood in front of a crossroad, not knowing which route to choose? Our Coach in the Spotlight this week is Julia Davies, who simplified her life and choices by connecting with her personal values and priorities.

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Posted 264 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

5 Simple Reframing techniques to use in your everyday challenges

Reframing is a powerful technique in the toolbox of a successful coach but it's also a great tool to help make small changes in our own lives. In this article, we share 5 everyday challenging situations where reframing will help set your mind at ease and align your behaviour with your intention.

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Posted 264 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Ruth Carter - 'The GROW model never let me down'

This week our Coach in the Spotlight is Ruth Carter, who chose to qualify as a life coach at a later stage in her life and is committed to facing all challenges that come with it. Read Ruth's inspiring story below!

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Posted 272 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Great leadership is about learning to connect with your team! Mastery Series: Sharon Lawton

Have you ever wondered how you can become a better leader within your team? Are you looking for new tools to motivate more effectively and decrease conflict in the workplace? TCA Trainer Sharon Lawton argues that the answer lies in better communication, using the powerful behavioural model of DISC.

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Posted 272 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Tania Zayets - Coaching for personal and business invention

International competitions, workshops and women empowerment groups - what do these things have in common? Our Coach in the Spotlight of the week, Tania Zayets, who shares how coaching can benefit individuals, teams and businesses alike!

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Posted 279 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Begin with the end in mind

Stephen R. Covey's famous 'Begin with the end in mind' habit is a staple in the toolbox of a successful coach. If you've been wondering why to try it, how to put it in practice and even how to handle challenges that come with it - we're sharing it all in this article.

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Posted 279 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Sue Bassett - 'It's not too late to begin'

This week our Coach in The Spotlight is Sue Bassett, who proves it's never too late to begin, having started her coaching journey at 60 years of age as a grandmother of 11 children!

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Posted 286 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

9 Key Ideas to Build and Change Your Habits

For many of us, the first days and weeks of January bring with it a desire to make a change. This is where habits come into the picture.

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Posted 286 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Fiona Stimson and Aga Kehinde - 'Coaching through cancer and chronic illness'

This week our Coaches in the Spotlight are Fiona Stimson and Aga Kehinde, who found success and support in their partnership after completing their diplomas and now work together to support those impacted by cancer and chronic illness.

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Posted 293 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

7 Questions to reflect on the end of a year

With the start of a brand new decade, you might be excited to plan for the future. Dreaming up your plans for the year, setting goals and getting absorbed in the ideas for the future can be one of the most fun parts of January. But before you go down the rabbit hole, you might want to consider the power of reflecting on the year that just passed.

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Posted 293 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Harkiran Bhogal - 'Using coaching skills in the classroom'

This week our Coach in the Spotlight is Harkiran Bhogal, who uses her coaching skills as an integral part of her teaching career. We hope you enjoy this inspiring read!

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Posted 314 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Kate Bishop - 'Discover all you can about yourself'

This week our Coach in the Spotlight is Kate Bishop, who since completing two Diplomas with The Coaching Academy, has set up a successful coaching business.

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Posted 314 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

5 Gratitude Prompts for the Holiday Season

Gratitude is a mood that expresses appreciation for what one has. It is a recognition of the simple pleasures and is often independent of monetary worth. Generated from within, expressions of gratitude are an invitation to ebb criticism and keep frustration and anxiety at bay.

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Posted 321 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Why it's important to take chances

There comes a time in life when you may be faced with making a choice that could involve taking a chance. Maybe you want to change careers, start your own business or study for a new qualification.

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Posted 321 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Julia Bauer - 'Coaching across languages'

Our Coach in the Spotlight this week is Julia Bauer, who shares her experience of coaching in another language. Julia, who is originally from Germany, undertook her Diploma with TCA in the UK, and this gave her a unique insight into coaching across languages and cultures.

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Posted 328 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Konstantinos Panagiotous - 'Invest in yourself!'

Our Coach in the Spotlight this week is Konstantinos Panagiotous, who shares more about discovering coaching in his previous job, and how his training shaped his mindset.

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Posted 328 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Mastery Series: Ann Skidmore on vision and passion

We've launched a monthly Mastery Series to offer you top tips from our accomplished team and trainers. In this week's blog, specialist coach and trainer, Ann Skidmore shares the importance of having a passionate vision and how to connect with this.

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Posted 335 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

International Coaching Awards: Meet our Winners

Coaches help transform the lives of so many, and The Coaching Academy believes that the outstanding work achieved by its coaches deserves recognition. The International Coaching Awards was created to celebrate our community and recognised their success over 10 different categories.

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Posted 335 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Nataliya Reed - 'Empower yourself to make a change'

Our coach in the spotlight today is Nataliya Reed, who found coaching after her values and priorities shifted.

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Posted 342 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Mastery Series - Pam Lidford's 10 things to consider about values

Values are what matter to us most; they underpin what's important and what we focus on. Our values exists, whether they are recognised or not. They drive our choices and decisions, encompassing our motivators and fears, ultimately helping us take action (or not take action).

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Posted 342 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Elizabeth Wyn-Davies - 'I felt so privileged to be part of such a fantastic event!'

We caught up with our inspiring and award-winning coach, Elizabeth Wyn-Davies for a quick Q&A for the Coach in The Spotlight column.

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Posted 349 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

4 Happiness habits to cultivate

Happiness is an electrifying and exciting state. It is often defined in a multitude of ways, usually encompassing more than a positive mood and including a sense of living a good life.

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Posted 349 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Tracy Hart - 'Helping people move from good to great'

Our Coach in the Spotlight this week is Tracy Hart. A former executive for an Oil & Gas company, leading an international team, Tracy shares how she fit her Diploma around her busy life and how she is now using her coaching skills. We hope you enjoy her inspiring story.

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Posted 356 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Afua Kudom - 'Coaching has enhanced my career'

Our Coach in the Spotlight today is Afua Kudom, who shares how coaching has enhanced her career and role as a Careers Consultant in the higher education sector.

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Posted 356 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Are ANTs keeping you stuck in negativity?

Automatic negative thoughts, dubbed as ANTs by Dr Daniel Amen, pop into our heads routinely and are overwhelmingly pessimistic. These thoughts can trap us in negativity and unconsciously weigh us down.

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Caroline Hallows - 'I was able to make sense of my own journey'

Our Coach in the Spotlight this week is Caroline Hallowes who shares how training to become a qualified coach helped her realign her purpose.

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Posted 363 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Mastery Series: Mike Blissett - considering coaching as a career? How to Grow your Coaching Business

Public speaking is a great way to market and grow your coaching business. Having the ability to speak to groups of people will position you as a leader, a person of authority in your niche.

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Posted 370 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Claire Brown - Coaching helped me to find myself again

Our Coach in the Spotlight this week is Claire Brown, who after working for 12 years in the not-for-profit sector, made the change to become a professional coach.

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Posted 370 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

4 reasons to connect with your values

It is easy to get so caught up in the busyness of life that we forget to tune into what's really important to us. This can cause us to aimlessly drift through life without a clear direction, leaving us feeling lost and despondent.

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Posted 377 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Ebonie Allard - 'It was so lovely to be recognised and valued for my work'

We caught up with our inspiring and award-winning coach, Ebonie Allard for a quick Q&A for the Coach in The Spotlight column.

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Posted 377 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

6 signs that you're emotionally intelligent - and why it matters

Emotional intelligence (EQ) refers to the ability to identify and manage your emotions, and the emotions of others. An emotionally intelligent person is highly conscious of their emotional states, both negative and positive, and in recent years, EQ has been seen as skills that can be likewise innate and honed.

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Posted 384 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Georgia Walters - 'I knew this was an investment in myself'

Our Coach in the Spotlight this week is mindfulness coach, Georgia Walters.

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Posted 384 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

3 ways to be a morning person - even in the cold months

Being a morning person is often synonymous with productivity, with many leaders, entrepreneurs, athletes and personal development aficionados attributing their success with rising early. A survey conducted by The Guardian supports this idea, finding that many CEOs of successful companies are awake by 5 am.

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Posted 391 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Mastery Series: Adrian Webb's top tips for businesses and entrepreneurs

The role of a Business Coach is to help business owners to improve their business through guidance, support and encouragement.

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Posted 391 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Elena Resera - 'Look inside yourself first'

Our Coach in the Spotlight this week is Elena Resera, who shares why she left her job as a Manager for a large corporation and hasn't looked back. Now, Elena empowers women, young entrepreneurs and socially responsible businesses, with her coaching skills. We hope you enjoyed her story!

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Posted 397 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Mohinish Khosla - 'It was an honour to be there'

We caught up with our successful and award-winning coach, Mohinish Khosla for a quick Q&A for the Coach in The Spotlight column.

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Posted 398 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

How to master life transitions - by Bev James

Many of us can experience life transitions at various points in our lives, it could be moving to a new city, a redundancy, retirement, becoming a parent, a divorce or simply wanting to create positive changes in your life.

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Posted 405 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Emma Humphrey - 'My mission is to support people through coaching'

Our coach in the spotlight this week is Emma Humphrey. Emma shares how she discovered coaching during a time in her life when she was feeling stuck and unwell, and how she's now using her coaching skills to help others overcome similar struggles. We hope you enjoy her inspiring story.

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Posted 405 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Autumn reset - Getting Back on Track

As summer draws to a close, it's not just the younger generation that is embracing the 'back to school' mindset.

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Posted 412 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Daniela Terrile: 'I found coaching during a powerful moment in my life'

Our Coach in the Spotlight this week is Daniela Terrile, who graduate from The Coaching Academy in 2016, and has since become a Professional Certified Coach with ICF.

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Posted 412 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

You're more likeable than you realise - according to science

New research finds that we often underestimate how much we are liked in social interactions, and it's called the 'liking gap.'

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Posted 419 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Millie Coleman: 'My Coaching Journey'

Our Coach in the Spotlight this week, Millie Coleman, writes about discovering coaching when she was ready for a change in her career.

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Posted 419 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

10 Coaching questions to improve your life

The role of a coach is to help others bridge the gap between where they currently are to where they would like to be. One of the ways coaches do this is to ask powerful questions to create breakthroughs and empower their client's thinking.

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Posted 426 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Jo Mason: 'It has been a truly humbling experience!'

We caught up with our inspiring and award-winning coach and practitioner, Jo Mason for a quick Q&A for the Coach in The Spotlight column.

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Posted 426 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

How to master your thoughts

Our mind is the most powerful tool we have; it can store either inaccurate conclusions about who we believe we are or assist us in turning our dreams into our reality. Depending on our thoughts we can either use our minds to limit our potential or enhance it.

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Posted 433 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Rebecca Levene - 'If you put your mind to it, you can achieve your dreams!'

This week our coach in the spotlight is Rebecca Levene, shares how coaching has transformed her life and how she's now helping mums do the same. We hope you enjoyed her inspiring story.

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Posted 433 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Mastery Series: Mike Blissett's top tips to be a confident public speaker

We've launched a monthly Mastery Series to offer you top tips from our accomplished team and trainers. In this blog, specialist coach and speaking trainer, Mike Blissett, lends his top tips to become a confident public speaker.

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Posted 440 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Coaching and walking - How to align your values to grow your niche by Donna Neseyif

During my training at The Coaching Academy (TCA), I was told many times the importance of 'finding a niche'. I followed this advice, by drawing on my work as a Development worker in Africa, as well as 20 years managing businesses and developing teams, together with successfully running my own holiday cottage business to define my niche; activating individual and business potential.

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Posted 440 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Why storytelling is the key to your happiness

The pursuit of happiness is one that spans across cultures, religions and societies. It's a cultural obsession that has weaved its way into many facets of our lives and is inevitably linked to meaning and purpose. Unsurprisingly, happiness has also been the source of a plethora of studies.

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Posted 447 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

The recipe for success and fulfilment

Success will always look and feel different for different people. For some, it will mean financial freedom and a career they love, while others might find it from a spiritual journey, or through their family and personal relationships - the truly lucky ones will find it in all of these aspects and more! As, regardless of what success looks and feels like for you, for most people it often goes hand in hand with fulfillment.

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Posted 447 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Ros Evans: Your niche finds you

We caught up with our inspiring and award-winning coach, Ros Evan for a quick Q&A for the Coach in The Spotlight column. Ros shared how she discovered coaching and found her niche. She also explores what it means to have her work recognised at the International Coaching Awards.

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Posted 454 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Graham Little: I found myself and my future self.

In this week's Coach in the Spotlight our accomplished business and personal performance coach, Graham Little shares how a shift in his career - and priorities - led him to a new profession in business and youth coaching. We hope you enjoy his inspiring journey and top tips.

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Posted 454 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

How to achieve even more sales success - By Dave Pill

Selling can be challenging. It's a complex process of human behaviour, that without the right tools, can be impossible to get right. In this blog, I would like to share with you, just a few of the tips and techniques I have learned over more than two decades to help improve your sales performance.

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Posted 467 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Embrace your podium moments - by Bev James

Sharing someone's moment of success, when their hard work, sacrifice, commitment and single-mindedness have brought them the ultimate reward is, for me, quite emotional. When I witness an athlete's podium moment I feel humble, and inspired to be the best I can be - in whatever I do.

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Posted 461 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Mastery Series: Pam Lidford's top 10 confidence tips

The Coaching Academy is lucky enough to work with award-winning coaches and world-class trainers. With this in mind, we've launched a monthly Mastery Series to offer you top tips from our accomplished team and trainers.

In this blog, specialist Confidence Coach and TCA trainer, Pam Lidford, lends her Top 10 Tips on Confidence.

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Posted 475 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Why people are prescribing nature for burnout - By Dawn Breslin

Nature is instrumental for our wellbeing, and people report feeling significantly happier outdoors than they do indoors. Despite this, we are spending less and less time in nature and it is playing a smaller role in our cultural landscape.

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Posted 482 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Helping young people succeed with DISC - by Dave Pill

So many people use the DISC personality profiling tool nowadays. Some use it as part of their recruitment process, others use it to manage and motivate their teams, and coaches use it to understand their clients. It is used in conflict resolution and, better still, conflict prevention! The list is endless.

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Posted 467 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Donna Smith: An incredible night - I am still in a daze!

We recently caught up with our wonderful and award-winning coach, Donna Smith for a quick Q&A for the Coach in The Spotlight column. Donna shared her remarkable experience of being awarded the Life Coach of The Year 2018 and what this achievement has meant for her coaching business. We hope you enjoy watching Donna's video.

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Posted 482 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Mahjabin Quadir: Live, learn and love what you do!

Reflecting on my 15-year career within a corporate environment and personal experiences, what shone through the most was connecting and working in partnership with individuals, developing them to enabling positive outcomes and being open to learning. I had been a Leadership Consultant who also coached, across various business areas for over 5 years, was completing a Counselling and Clinical Skills Diploma with a drive and passion to broaden my skills.

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Posted 475 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Nicola McDonald: I became the difference I wanted to see!

Following a redundancy back in 2013, IT Manager Nicola bravely stepped forward and embarked on a life-changing career shift into coaching. Looking back, she has no regrets moving from her 30-year field of IT into coaching. We hope you enjoy!

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Posted 461 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Melanie Coeshott: Empowering mid-lifers to take control

This week, our lovely coach, Melanie shared the opportunities coaching has offered her since she embarked on her coaching journey back in 2017. She has since completed 4 coaching diplomas within 18 months and is now leaving her background in accountancy to start her full-time coaching business. We hope you enjoy reading Melanie's inspiring journey.

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Posted 489 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Why it's important to celebrate your achievement - by Kris Robertson

When was the last time you celebrated your achievement? Whether they're academic, personal or career-based, it's important to acknowledge your success. Marking your achievement has many benefits, including that it fixes your success in your mind and encourages you to continue to go after our goals.

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Posted 496 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Kris Verle: Dare to be different

Since graduating in 2016, our qualified coach Kris Verle has set up a thriving online coaching business. For Kris, technology has allowed him to run his life coaching business entirely online from Bali, while organising retreats internationally and with the freedom to live and work anywhere. We caught up with this TCA alumnus to learn more about his experience of studying with us, and his top tips about coaching.

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Posted 496 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

7 small things you can do to be happier, today!

Often times, it can feel like we have to make big changes to boost our happiness and live with a sense of fulfilment. However, it's the subtle changes that move us closer to living a life underpinned by happiness.

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Posted 503 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Gabriela Blandy: You know what you're meant to do!

After graduation with TCA in 2017, our accomplished Life Coach, NLP Practitioner and writer, Gabriela Brandy left her job and launched her own coaching practice. She has since been able to make a living as a writer and coach, whilst also being able to travel, create, teach, inspire and connect with amazing people all over the world. For Gabriela, coaching isn't simply a set of techniques to learn, but a way of life and that she couldn't have got where she is today without it. As Gabriela points out, 'That's the thing about coaching. It's always there for you - if you're prepared to take a moment and look."

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Posted 503 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

From burnout to breakthrough - by Dawn Breslin

Dawn Breslin is a leading light in the field of coaching and personal transformation. Through her work as Best-selling Hay House author, inspirational keynote speaker, TV & Radio presenter, and media consultant for some of the world's leading brands, she has inspired thousands of individuals to heal, re-energise and transform their lives. Dawn had now taken her passion and years of experience into a new coaching niche - Harmonizing Coaching: we interviewed Dawn about this growing niche and how she turned her burn-out into a breakthrough.

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Posted 489 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Martin Robert Hall: An incredibly rewarding experience

This week, TCA accomplished coach, Martin Robert Hall shared with us how honoured he was to be awarded Business Coach of the Year at TCA's 2018 International Coaching Awards. Martin Robert Hall is an award-winning speaker, author and a leading authority in the field of performance psychology and he has coached and consulted top athletes, organisations and ambitious individuals to perform to their best potential.

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Posted 510 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Nicki Hainey: An opportune time to be a Coach

Having spent the last decade working in banking and finance, I always felt that I wasn't really doing what I was supposed to do in life. I constantly had side interests, such as being a Special Constable with the MET police, then becoming a listening volunteer with the Samaritans. However, it was attending the TCA's Foundation weekend that truly set me on the right path. I signed up there and then to be a Protege Student.

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Posted 510 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

I've finally admitted to my self-help addiction - and I'm not seeking a cure - by Kate Woodward

Go back a decade. Spot me leaving the office bang on time because my job bores me. Follow me as I drive within a mile from home and pull into a layby. Watch as I dig into the bottom of my handbag for the precious book that will help me get through the next twelve hours. I allow myself fifteen minutes with my nose in Susan Jeffers' End the Struggle and Dance with Life and then drive home formulating excuses as to why I'm late.

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Posted 516 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

4 top ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can feel like a difficult balancing act. Some weeks it's easy to eat well and exercise, whilst others you're drawn to junk food and late nights. However, we all deserve to get off the roller coaster of healthy vs unhealthy lifestyle choices and instead maintain our balance.

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Posted 516 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Sharon Halliday: Coaching fired up my passion and career

This week our accomplished coach, Sharon Halliday, shared with us her challenging and rewarding coaching journey and how coaching enhanced her career. With a background in both corporate management and consultancy training, Sharon found coaching is another important skill in her toolkit. Sharon has since been using coaching tools and techniques as part of her daily life and enjoys how coaching has profoundly impacted her work/life and her clients' lives.

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Posted 520 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Carol Harrison: It's never too late to reach your potential

It was a heart-to-heart chat with a dear friend that inspired me to act; to begin a major shift in the direction of my professional and working life - after spending 15 years in education. I had already trained as a teacher, a counsellor and I now decided to enrol with The Coaching Academy. That was the start of my coaching journey.

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Posted 537 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

How coaching positively impacts young people

The role of a coach is to bridge the gap between where someone is, and where they would like to be. Oftentimes, coaches do this by helping their clients identify their values, beliefs, conduct a life audit and set clear goals. They ask the right questions to help people unlock their potential and empower them to take control of their lives.

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Posted 541 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Coaching and walking - How to align your values to grow your niche by Donna Neseyif

During my training at The Coaching Academy (TCA), I was told many times the importance of 'finding a niche’.

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Posted 543 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Peter Reece: How I coached myself to better health and a new start

My name's Pete Reece and I’m a Personal Resilience Coach, helping clients to make an ally of adversity. When I enrolled on the Personal Performance Diploma in 2010, my intention was to help other people achieve their goals and improve their well-being. One thing I didn't know was how crucial coaching was going to be in helping myself back to better health.

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Posted 544 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Toby Marchant: Coaching elevated my career

This week, our accomplished coach, Toby Marchant shared with us how coaching profoundly enhanced his life and career. Having been in corporate life for 32 years, which culminated in being the CEO of a global, listed company, Toby embarked on his search for professional development and since, coaching has been the key for his journey of helping business leaders succeed.

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Posted 544 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Young people: Motivations, goals and fears - by Matthew Barnes-Smith

With our Coaching within Education training week coming soon, we asked accomplished coach, NLP Practitioner and TCA's Coaching in Education programme trainer, Matthew Barnes-Smith to share with us what it's like to work with young people.

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Posted 551 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Natalie Potts: I began with the end in mind

I have worked in the retail industry as manager for nearly 16 years. In 2015, I felt something was missing in my life. I had always been highly motivated, driven and focused on being the best at what I put my mind to achieving great grades at school and university. I met a personal trainer, who was a coach and he made me start thinking differently. I was introduced to coaching on leadership programmes within my profession, but had a lack of understanding to the difference it could make to someone's life.

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