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Sarah Pollard: I am on my path

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Schoolchildren use the word stress regularly, research suggests

Young people, aged between 8 and 11, regularly use the word 'stress', new research suggests. A survey of 1,000 children in England found that 9 in 10 of the respondents use the word stress often. Furthermore, 90% of children felt that their parents are 'not there' because they are distracted by their phone.

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4 simple NLP techniques for success

Neuro-Linguistic-Programming (NLP) is defined by its co-founder, Richard Bandler as 'an attitude of curiosity that leaves behind a trail of techniques.' It began by studying and modelling the best communicators and outstanding individuals and has roots in behaviour psychology, general semantics, cognitive behavioural therapy, to highlight a few. As a discipline, NLP offers a collection of useful techniques, as well as an empowering way of thinking.

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Katrina Ramsden: My fulfilling coaching journey

This week, our lovely coach, Katrina Ramsden reflected on her inspiring coaching journey as she's searching for life fulfilment and challenge. She shared with us how coaching enhanced her career and enabled her to relish a more positive work-life balance. She also revealed how coaching boosted her self-confidence and empowered her to develop a positive, solution-based mindset to overcome her life obstacles and accomplish more than she believed possible. We hope you enjoy.

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Debra McAndrew: My life-changing journey

This week, our accomplished coach and 2018 Coaching Within Education Award winner, Debra McAndrew shared with us her inspiring coaching journey and how coaching transformed her life and career. Debra also shared her amazing 2018 Awards experience and how this has benefited her launch of a new website targeting a new market within the Early Years and Childcare Sector where she has been working for nearly 30 years.

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3 ways to boost your happiness instantly

Happiness is a sense of joy, contentment and is linked to our overall sense of wellbeing. Often referred to as 'the pursuit of happiness,' the idea of this contentment has become somewhat elusive.

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Barbara Guignard - Coaching truly enhanced my career

This week our accomplished and talented coach, Barbara Guignard who speaks 5 languages fluently, shared with us her inspiring journey and how coaching truly enhanced her career. Within 10 months of studying alongside her busy full-time business consulting job, Barbara completed TCA Personal Performance Diploma and set up her own coaching business within 4 months after qualifying. Coaching has become a big part of her life and remarkably empowered her self-discovery and belief. Barbara believes motivation is the key to success and for her, having a full-time job should not be a barrier to one’s entrepreneurial aspirations.

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4 simple ways to feel more awe in your life

Awe is an emotion that has a powerful impact on you and it is experienced with your entire body. You might, for example, get goose-bumps, tears may flood your eyes and a smile is often transfixed on your face. When we are children, these moments seem to flood our daily lives. However, as we grow up experiencing moments of awe seems to be few and far between.

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Nicky Peachment – No regrets leaving my 20-year full-time job

This week our accomplished coach, Nicky Peachment shared her incredible journey and why she had no regrets leaving her 20-year full-time job to embark on a new journey that has fulfilled her dream. Having completed two Diplomas with distinction, Nicky is now excited to launch her own coaching practice and charity coaching programmes. We hope you enjoy reading Nicky’s brave journey…

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Marta Rodriguez-Karpowicz - A whole new chapter of my life

This week our wonderful coach, Marta Rodriguez-Karpowicz shared with us her inspiring coaching journey and how coaching empowered her to achieve her daring goals. As a busy mum of 3 kids with a full-time job, Marta faced huge challenges on her learning journey. It is through coaching, Marta revealed, she had learned to overcome her challenges, limiting beliefs, fears and finally found her life purpose. She is now excited to enter a whole new chapter of her life. We hope you enjoy reading Marta’s story.

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How to manage and motivate any team - By Dave Pill

I remember, many years ago I was asked to deliver a motivational workshop to a group who were (as their manager said) totally de-motivated. Always ready for a challenge, I of course said YES! (in a motivated manner).

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How to clear your mind clutter and regain your focus

Mental clutter refers to times when our mind has too many thoughts which makes it difficult to process and focus. A cluttered mind is disrupting and it hinders our productivity, balance and even our mental health. You know the feeling: you’re forgetting important dates, you feel as if you’re being pulled in a hundred different directions, and you’re unable to finish a project or task from beginning to end.

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Blanka Molnar – I fulfilled my dream!

This week we caught up with our wonderful coach, Blanka Molnar as she shared how coaching transformed her life and helped her on her self-discovery journey. Blanka finally found her calling and achieved what she had always dreamed about. We hope you enjoy reading Blanka’s inspiring journey and find her coaching top tips useful.

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Are you ready to invest in yourself?

Investing in yourself is the most important thing you can spend your time and money on. It is one of the best returns on investment you can have because developing yourself both personally and professionally is the surest way to achieve your goals and future success.

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How to use self-reflection for your personal growth

If you want to achieve any goal, improve yourself or advance your skills, you need to understand 3 things clearly: what you want to achieve, where you are now and how you can bridge the gap between them.

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Lisa Zevi - Why I became a coach

Before agreeing to attend The Coaching Academy’s 2-Day event with a friend who really wanted to go, I had no idea what coaching was. I definitely came into it with an ignorant and cynical view about 'fluffy’ life coaches, determined not to be 'taken in’ by any of it.

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Katie Stoddart – Coaching kicked start my new life

Meet our 2018 Best Newcomer winner, Katie Stoddart as she shares how coaching radically transformed her life and empowered her, just 4 months after she discovered coaching, to kick start a fresh and truly rewarding career from her several-year engineer role. We hope you enjoy reading Katie’s inspiring journey…

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5 sure-fire beliefs to blitz procrastination

Procrastination is the avoidance of doing a task that needs to be accomplished. Whether it’s putting off a work project, avoiding daily chores or even postponing your long-held goals, procrastination is an easy pitfall that even the most productive people can fall into. In fact, around 95% of us will procrastinate at one point or another, according to research by psychologist Dr Pier Steels.

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4 ways to stay motivated to reach your goals

As the clock counts down from one year to the next, amid the cheers of 'Happy New Year,’ many people vow to pursue their dreams. This is because the new year brings a fresh start, and a starting point for people to go after their long-held goals. This surge of purpose goes hand in hand with the idea of setting new year resolutions, a practice that stirs up a dichotomy of emotions in people.

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Julie Nowak – The power of coaching

This week, Julie Nowak, our passionate coach, shares her long-held dream and how coaching has empowered her to become a coaching specialist in her role. Truly inspired by the power of coaching, Julie has been continually developing her coaching skills ever since and her qualification has been opening doors for her as she begins a new phase in her life. We hope you find Julie’s coaching top tips useful.

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Setting resolutions that stick

January is right around the corner, bringing with it new opportunities to grow and thrive in our personal and professional lives. The tradition of setting new year’s resolutions is a great way to kick start the year because they provide a chance to reflect on our goals and dreams. Ultimately, new year resolutions are just goals that are prompted by the fresh start of the year.

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How to beat the winter blues

The winter blues, also known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD), is a common form of depression that is associated with winter time. In the UK alone, one in three people suffer from SAD and the disorder can affect anyone, at any age. Research has linked SAD to the long periods of darkness that we experience during this time of year. SAD can affect your mood and energy levels, leaving you feeling lethargic, irritable and a little blue. Thankfully, there are a number of tried and tested strategies to boost your spirits.

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Reg Goslin - My light bulb moment

I had a fabulous career with one of the biggest businesses in the UK. My role was a sales contributor and later on sales leader. Although I enjoyed my role, I always found that I preferred the softer side of leadership, through working with people's development more than the operational side of driving the business.

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Dealing with difficult people at Christmas

As one famous Christmas song would have us believe - “it’s the most wonderful time of the year” And for many people it is……. ’Tis the season to be jolly, where families come together and celebrate in the spirit of togetherness and joy but for some, family time together can be awkward, challenging and almost intolerable!

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Rachael McGarrie – I'm living my passion & purpose

At 16, I was the deer in headlights, walking out of the school gates in a surreal slow motion, surrounded by a thickening fog thinking, “What happens next!”. After studying Media Production at college and then taking a year out, I then signed up to University for a Business Management Degree so at least I was heading in some kind of direction. I then fell into a call centre, then into another sales role, working in companies where I just felt I didn’t belong. This then led me into the Personal Development world where I started to learn and grow in knowledge and understanding. I instantly felt 'at home’ here.

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Stevie Worsell – Coaching transformed my mindset

We caught up with our wonderful coach, Stevie Worsell for a Q&A session in the Coach in The Spotlight column as he shares how coaching shifted his perspectives and empowered him to help others to grow and fulfil their dreams. Stevie also lends some great coaching top tips, which we hope you find useful…

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3 ways to break the cycle of self-sabotage

Have you ever had thought to yourself, 'I don’t have time to tidy the whole kitchen before work so I won’t do any of the dishes,’ – only arrive home exhausted and further stressed out by the prospect of cooking dinner and clearing up from the morning? Or have you ever self-generated stress by starting more projects than you’ve finished? Or do you complain about other people’s gossiping when you need to make the same change in your own life?

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Joanna Britton – Make the difference through coaching

Our wonderful coach, Joanna Britton shares her exciting coaching journey and top tips for setting up a coaching business and qualifying as a coach. Joanna uses her background in marketing to drive her coaching business forward and uses coaching techniques in the field of marketing and branding. 

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Celebrating success and inspiring greatness

The role of a coach is to help others bridge the gap between where they currently are to where they would like to be. Coaches help transform the lives of so many, and The Coaching Academy firmly believes that the outstanding work achieved by its coaches deserves recognition. Therefore, the International Coaching Awards was created to celebrate our community and recognised their success over nine different categories.

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Marcela Soler – Trust yourself and the process

Coaching came to my life as it comes into many of others: at the right time. It appeared in the form of healing tool when I was in crossroads in my life, but turned soon into a passion.

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Infographic: The Wheel of Life

The Wheel of Life is an effective tool used in coaching and personal development that allows people to 'check-in’ on their life and their current goals. It is used as a simple yet powerful diagnostic and assessment device that provides clarity and allows you to evaluate the different areas of your life.

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Why kindness matters to your well-being

Kindness is defined as a behaviour marked by ethical characteristics, a warm and pleasing disposition, and a genuine concern for others. It is often considered a virtue, however, it also has an unfair association with negativity and weakness. On the contrary, kindness requires a strength of character and a strong sense of oneself. Furthermore, practising kindness daily can have incredible benefits on your well-being and happiness. In fact, research by John Gottman found that kindness is one of the most important predictors of satisfaction and stability in a marriage. Moreover, kind people enjoy increased energy, happiness and serotonin levels, as well as lower levels of stress, anxiety and blood pressure, according to a survey conducted by Random Act of Kindness.

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Beaj Makhecha – I’m living my dream!

And this is my story…

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Adrian Wales - It was so worth it!

Special thanks to our passionate coach, Adrian Wales for sharing his remarkable coaching journey this week. 3 years down the road and it was so worth it for Adrian – qualified with Distinctions in both Personal Performance Coaching and Small Business Diplomas and has done around 400 coaching sessions with his clients. It is the wonder of coaching that Adrian found and truly loved - for him, coaching was the journey, rather than the destination and he still learns every day and continues to invest in his own personal development.

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10 powerful affirmations to boost your self-image

Self-image is the mental picture we have of ourselves, simply put it’s our own opinion and view of who we are. This internal image is often a combination of our physical attributes, such as our height, weight, hair colour, etc., as well as the parts of our identity that we have learned. These learnt factors can consist of attributes that have discovered ourselves through personal experiences or by internalising the judgments of others.

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How to connect with your true self

Truly understanding yourself is one of the most important attributes a person can possess - as Aristotle famously mused, 'Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.’ When you know yourself, you know what path is right for you and instead of looking to others for permission, you are able to make decisions with more certainty. When you are your true self you are empowered to march to the beat of your own drum.

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Karen Kissane – My coaching breakthrough

My journey into coaching was more of a transition and evolution of my career. It was much less about finding myself and more about 'creating myself’ - as in the words of George Bernard Shaw.

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Lorna Devine – Coaching enriched my life and career

We caught up with our passionate coach and therapist, Lorna Devine for a quick Q&A session in this week’s Coach in The Spotlight column, where she shared how coaching enhanced her career and her life. We hope you enjoy and find her coaching top tips helpful…

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4 NLP techniques to feel instantly happier

Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) is a powerful approach to communication and personal development that empowers people to have greater control over their emotional state. NLP fundamental skills and tools give you the ability to be at your best more often by effectively managing your thoughts and feelings.

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How to rewire your brain for positivity

A positive attitude is the key to living a successful and happy life. So why does it feel like our brains are so good at focusing on negative situations?

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Szilvia Radnoti - Just do it!

“The only thing that is constant is change.”

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