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From Head to Heart, Six Steps to finding your true Purpose in life - Samantha Babington

Recently, I've noticed there is a word that keeps coming up in the world of personal development. That word is 'Purpose'. But what does this word really mean and if we do know what it means, how do we find it? As a coach, these are two of the questions I most frequently get asked.

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4 Steps to Manage Change From Within - Claire Cahill

When I started my coaching journey with The Coaching Academy 5 years ago, little did I know just how much my life would change let alone those lives around me. In the words of Michael Jackson: "I'm starting with the man in the mirror, I'm asking him to change his ways and no message could have been any clearer, if you want to make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and make that change".

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Coaching Within The Education Sector - Sharon Lawton

With our Coaching Within Education accelerator week coming soon, we asked Coaching Academy graduate Sharon Lawton to share with us what it's like to work in this booming sector.

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International Women's Day - 5 Fabulous Women - Bev James

As today is International Women’s Day, I feel this is a great time to reflect and honour some of the greatest female figures in modern history who have changed the world and fought against all odds to achieve amazing feats.

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Coaching Within Education - The Lessons I Have Learned - Merete Langler

There are many thoughts and ideas around how and where coaching can and does fit into education and those involved. Many wonder whether there is a need and/or whether it 'pays'. Here is what I have done with it, this is an area I am passionate about; it is a huge privilege to work with these inspiring people (and I have been financially rewarded too!).

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5 Tips for Turning Stumbling Blocks Into Stepping Stones

Everyone makes mistakes and the busier you are, the more mistakes you can make. The only question is "How well and how effectively do you deal with the inevitable ups and downs of life?". In this article you learn the difference between a positive and negative worldview. You learn how to benefit from your mistakes and how to remain positive in the face of adversity.

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My Success Story - Lara Statham

How it all began? A casual conversation over coffee with a friend first got me thinking about learning to be a coach. My friend thought I would be good but advised me to get a 'proper' coaching qualification.

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Achieving Without Striving : The Paradox of Mindful Coaching - Susan Grandfield

I am a coach... I am also a mindfulness practitioner... Whilst those two elements to my life compliment each other beautifully, there is an inherent conflict that I found myself learning to manage over the years.

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Award Winning Coach In The Spotlight - Rita Chowdhry

At the International Coaching Awards 2016, multi-award winner, Rita Chowdhry was crowned Small Business Coach of the Year following her accolade of Best Newcomer in 2015. What a 2 years it has been for this talented coach who continues to go from strength to strength!

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9 Ways to Keep Calm And Carry On

When times get tough and you are faced with any of life's complicated problems it can be hard to stay motivated... How do you stay motivated and keep your cool when things are going badly around you?

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Award Winning Coach In The Spotlight - Meg Batch

Meet our Coaching For A Cause Winner from the 2016 International Coaching Awards, Meg Batch! Meg works for an organisation called Active Plus, who utilise the skills and abilities of wounded, injured and sick (WIS) military veterans to help people in need in the community.

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7 Habits of a Change-Maker - Bev James

As someone who is committed to making a positive and lasting difference myself, the topic of making a change and leaving your mark is one close to my heart. Being a change maker isn't limited to a special handful of people; we can all go out and make a difference in our own special way. Having had the pleasure of working alongside so many fantastic Coaches and Trainers over the years I've noticed some common behaviours that have assisted them in leaving their dent in the universe.

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The One Question To Ask When Your Client Has Exhausted All Avenues - Dan Crompton

I love surprises. Some people prefer predictability and consistency, but I thrive on not knowing what's going to happen next. In coaching, the best surprise comes when you ask questions with genuine interest and no hidden agenda, to see what will happen. Both you and the client can be surprised by what comes out as the answer, and it can take the coaching session - and the client's life - in a totally new direction.

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International Coach of the Year in the Spotlight - Christelle Maignan

Last year, on 10th December 2016, The Coaching Academy hosted its annual Awards Ceremony to celebrate coaching success and some of the formidable coaches working in our industry! Christelle Maignan was the well-deserved winner of International Coach of the Year. Christelle has been spreading the coaching message amongst the translation industry with her work specialising in coaching freelance translators and interpreters. Here's her winner's Q&A.

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Journey to Becoming a Qualified Coach - Jenny Thomas

As many of these stories start, I wasn't in a great place and knew I needed to make a change... but what was the change to be? I held a senior marketing position in a global company and had a successful marketing career of 20 years but couldn't see a clear way out. All I knew was that I needed to get off the treadmill, take back control of my life and start living the life that I wanted - helping people.​

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Coach in the Spotlight - Penny Whitelock

I began coaching as a student of The Coaching Academy in 2014. I knew from the 2 day programme that this was for me - I wanted to be the best coach I could be.

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5 Ways Coaches Can Stand Out Online

Business has dramatically changed from what it once was 20 years ago and in today's digital age it has never been more important for a Coach and their coaching business to have an online presence.

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Coach in the Spotlight - Sue MacGillivray

My name's Sue and I'm a Glasgow based Life and Business Coach at Life Coaching Solutions. My story is a real one and I hope that not only do you enjoy reading it but also come away perhaps with a sense of everything that's possible if you follow your heart, put people at the centre of what you do and see coaching as an inspiring and exciting way forward.

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Coach in the Spotlight - Oriel Camp

I just love coaching. The positive results are so exciting and fulfilling. But how did I get here? I worked in the public and private sectors for 16 years on strategy & policy, performance, research, regulation and organisational development. I couldn't climb the promotion ladder fast enough.

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Surround Yourself With The Right People - Eliminate The Crabs!

A top tip for success in 2017 is to surround yourself with the right people. You've probably heard this before but are you putting it into practise? In the same way that nutrients and diet affect your wellbeing, spending time with positive people can have a huge impact on your success and happiness.

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6 Ways to Break Free From Someday Isle - Bev James

How is 2017 going so far? Did you review 2016 with enthusiasm and feel proud of all of the things you achieved? Or did you feel frustrated that you'd spent most of your time stuck on Someday Isle?

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5 Ways To Turn Your Resolutions into Results

As 2017 rolled in, it brought a blank page of opportunity and a chance for us to create a fresh, new chapter in our lives. Now the New Year is well under way, how are your resolutions going? Are you still buzzing with excitement as you work towards the goals you want to achieve and are you taking the actions required to move you closer towards reaching your goals?

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Reflecting on 2016 - Bev James

In 2016 we saw 16 days of competition in the 2016 Olympics with team GB winning an impressive 67 medals, endured a 'Brexit' and witnessed Donald Trump winning the election as the next US president. If 2016 has proved anything it's that a lot can happen in the space of a year.


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The Gift of Compassion - Rasheed Ogunlaru

One of the greatest gifts that you can give to yourself - and everyone else - is compassion. During my life journey probably the most magical discovery or re-discovery has been compassion. It has been enriching to me and has helped me to appreciate, respect and help others. If you often find that you are afraid or numbed by life, compassion is likely to be the tonic that you need.

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The International Coaching Awards 2016 - Meet the winners!

The International Coaching Awards 2016 was a fantastic evening to celebrate the success and remarkable achievements of The Coaching Academy Coaches. Well done to all the amazing Coaches who were nominated for an award. We're so proud to see that so many of you are doing wonderful work and are a real credit to The Coaching industry.

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Life Coach of the Year 2016 - David Hare

On Saturday 10th December 2016 the red carpet was rolled out once again as Coaches, Trainers, Bev James CEO of The Coaching Academy, The entire Coaching Academy team and loved ones gathered together at Latimer Place to celebrate Coaching success.

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Coach in the Spotlight - Ros Durrant

I attended the Coaching Academy's two-day free foundation in coaching course in September 2014 at a time of transition in my life. My children had left home and I was looking for a new challenge. With a background in Nursing and Careers Guidance, I was looking for something that would enable me to use all the skills, qualifications and experience that I had gathered over the years. I knew by the end of the 2 days training that Coaching was the way forward.

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Make 2017 your best year yet with The Personal Success Academy

The Personal Success Academy is packed with over 20 modules of tools, techniques and tips from world class experts in their field. Have your own personal coach at the touch of a button with hours of video content and techniques that are designed to accelerate your success.

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Coach in the Spotlight - Nicola Thomas

I can't quite believe it was less than a year ago that I was sitting in the 2 day Introduction to Coaching event wondering whether coaching was for me. I had heard of it but frankly I couldn't see how I could make money from it. How could this be a full time job? How could people see ME as a coach?

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5 Ways To Be More Confident - Abigale Otchere

Granting yourself permission to go for that senior position, trying online dating or perhaps attending a high profile networking event can require far more confidence than some may care to admit. If you would like to cultivate more confidence and build up the courage to go after what you want, below are some tools and techniques that you can apply to help your self-confidence to soar.

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