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Some Simple Steps to Overcome Regrets – By Bev James

We often hear people claim that they “don’t believe in having regrets”. Yet, whether they care to admit it or not, absolutely everyone has to deal with regrets at various points in their lives. Regrets come in an infinite number of shapes and sizes, from minor ones, like making an error at work, to big, life-changing regrets - such as not taking a job, or moving somewhere new, or ending a relationship.

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How to Master The Art of Discipline – By Bev James

How many times on average does someone attempt a goal before giving up? Would you guess – one, two or three? The real answer is less than one. Many people give up before they even try. “Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.” Lao Tzu

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My Life Changing Coaching Journey – By Stuart Betteridge

It was one day in late 2015, when I had a moment of realisation: even though, through my role as a manager, I had spent lots of time and energy encouraging others to develop themselves, my own development had been static for too long. In essence, I was not acting on my own advice. It was at this point that I decided that I needed to move forward, and that it was finally time to address my own personal development!

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3 Easy Steps To Manage Your Emotional State – From The Coaching Academy

Self-management of your emotional state is the act of taking responsibility for your emotions. It is a fact that your emotions can affect your decision-making process and behaviour. Therefore, the ability to be more aware of your emotions and actually taking responsibility for controlling them can help you to be more effective, productive and successful in keeping your goals in sight.

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My Coaching Journey – By Peter Sleigh

My journey to becoming a qualified coach with The Coaching Academy may be slightly unusual as I am the CEO of an accountancy practice, Sleigh & Story, employing 10 people in the UK and about to double that overseas. I started my business in my back bedroom 12 years ago with no clients. I now have over 400 clients and have an annual turnover of more than half a million pounds with six figure earnings.

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Time Travel Tips for Goal setting – By Bev James

When I am coaching, I like to take my clients backwards and then forwards to their future. I invite them to enter a virtual time machine: my coaching 'Tardis' if you like – and I first invite them to seize the controls and take it back 10 years.

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Coach in The Spotlight – George Scully

So there I was - fed up and frustrated with work and heading towards fifty.

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12 Months That Changed My Life – by Jenny Thomas

This time last year, I was nearly qualified as an NLP Practitioner and had just started my journey to qualifying as a Personal Performance Coach with The Coaching Academy. Today, I have my own coaching business with a rewarding career helping my clients to improve and fulfil their lives. Sometimes, it’s hard to believe that was just 12 months ago, especially when I was then still managing anxiety challenges, didn’t really know what I was doing or how I was going to get there.

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Break Free From Your Comfort Zone - From The Coaching Academy

The comfort zone may feel safe and familiar and as a result it can be easy to get stuck there. However, when you want to make changes in your life there comes a time where you'll need to be brave enough to step out of the comfort zone and into your stretch zone where you can grow.

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Change Your Thoughts For A Better You - by Pam Lidford

Why do some people have more self-belief than others? Why do some people 'get on with it', while others prevaricate? Is self-belief innate within us, or is it a skill that can be learned?

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The Power of DISC Graph Reading – by Dave Pill

Wouldn’t it be great to be able to look at this DISC graph and give your client feedback so accurately that they pause for a moment before they look at you and say, “How could you possibly know that about me from those little dots on a graph?”

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The Wheel of Life – From The Coaching Academy

The lifeblood for so many successful individuals is to have a goal-setting strategy. It’s essential for them to know where they are going in order to know where to start.

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Coach in The Spotlight – Rafael Pompeo

My story with The Coaching Academy started when I went to London in December 2013 and signed up for The Academy’s free 2-day Foundation in Life Coaching Course. I was amazed at how well organised the course was: the teachers, the infrastructure and the materials they gave us. All this care contributed to my first very good impression of the academy. Not to mention the fact that serving as a catalyst for people’s progress - one of the first things Kris Robertson said at that event - totally caught my attention. It was love at first sight!

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Coach in The Spotlight – Debbie Robinson

I first 'stumbled’ upon The Coaching Academy when their 2-Day Foundation in Life Coaching course details popped up on Linked In. I signed up thinking it might be an interesting couple of days. Those 2 days have changed my life!

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Master Your Motivation And Succeed – by Bev James

Do you find yourself setting out to do one task and ending up completing something else? Do you sometimes have so many ideas on the go, but are unsure which to choose first? Or perhaps the passion for the task has faded and you are spending time dreaming up new plans, but are unsure which to run with…

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Build Instant Rapport With Your Clients In 3 Easy Steps - From The Coaching Academy

Rapport is defined by "a close and harmonious relationship, in which the people or groups concerned understand each other’s feelings or ideas and communicate well".

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Marlene Morris

My coaching journey began with The Coaching Academy’s free 2-day event back in 2015. These 2-days truly gave me the confidence to move on and enrol on the Personal Coaching Diploma course as they gave me an insight into what I would be doing and how the things I would be learning could help improve my personal skills and career goals.

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6 Ways to Beat Procrastination – by Bev James

Whether it’s completing a project or everyday chores or finishing off something at work, most people are prone to procrastination – even the most productive among us. To be fair, it’s an easy pit to fall into because at the time, it feels so blissful to postpone undesirable responsibilities in favour of doing something more enjoyable instead. Or does it?

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Crucial Building Blocks of Success – By Bev James

Success, in any event, is made up of a collection of smaller events built on top of one another. Success, is not, like some people think - LUCK! Through research, life experiences, trial and error, I have found six crucial building blocks that when used can lead to success.

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Banishing Limiting Beliefs For A Better Life - From The Coaching Academy

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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7 Success Tips for Coaching – by Carmen MacDougall

Experiencing workplace stress rarely turns out well but Carmen MacDougall says it was the best thing that ever happened to her. Through it, she discovered coaching which has turned out to be a blessing in disguise as it led her to a new business and ultimately, to the development of a very successful coaching niche.

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Coach in The Spotlight - Amanda Green

I have worked in sales and business development for many years and a large part of my role was in building and developing sales teams. I was responsible for training and mentoring sales consultants, many of whom had little or no sales experience. I found the biggest factor that hindered their success was a lack of confidence. The most satisfying part of my role was helping others feel more confident and motivated. I helped them to set goals and fulfill their plans.

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Top Tips to Boost Your Confidence Right Now – By Bev James

Confidence is a key ingredient to success in sport, business and life. There is a big difference between confidence and arrogance. In my opinion arrogance can be a way of compensating for lack of confidence.

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3 Easy Ways To Manage Your State

One of the greatest challenges we all face is managing our own internal emotional state, especially in difficult situations. How do you deal with challenges? Do you like your friends to console you? Do you feel the boil of anger rise followed by a verbal or physical outburst or do you throw yourself head first into activity to stop you from thinking about the demanding situation? If you want to manage your state and perform effectively then read on...

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Coach in The Spotlight – Donna Neseyif

I discovered coaching at a particularly challenging time in my life, which later, during my training with The Coaching Academy on Personal Performance Diploma, I found was not unusual. Like many others, I indulged my new passion by buying a number of coaching books from the internet. They all duly arrived through my letter box and I set about reading them.

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6 Key Steps to Achieving Your Dreams

Talk to most people about the power of manifesting desires and their eyes will just glaze over. It will be apparent they are totally closed to the idea, some may argue, particularly those in western cultures. The mere possibility that your unconscious mind can have the power to deliver real physical things, to them seems absurd. And yet even the science of quantum physics, is now accepting that “reality” is not quite what they originally thought.

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How To Feel Fabulous Everyday Using NLP Tools

Does your environment ever challenge how good you feel? Could you benefit from having a secret weapon in the fight against negativity in the world? How would you like to be able to control your state in any situation? It is possible to manage your thoughts and feelings no matter what is happening in your environment; this is the power of NLP. Here are some simple steps for using NLP in everyday life.

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Coach in The Spotlight - Simon Drury

It’s a big leap of faith and not a little bit scary to decide to step away from the more financially secure world of education to one of uncertainty and volatility that is self-employment. But I did just that in 1989.

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Master your time to Master your Life - Bev James

Everyone has the same 24 hours in a day, so why is it that successful people are able to achieve so much, when many others are left struggling to complete a few tasks. As children, most of us would have learnt to tell the time by the age of nine but we may spend a lifetime trying to master it.

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Unlock Your Potential Through Creating Outcomes with NLP

Can you think of a time when you set yourself a goal, or wanted to achieve something, but for whatever reason, you didn’t succeed? Maybe you have a goal right now - an idea about what you might want to do, to achieve or to be, which you haven’t managed to achieve?

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Coach in The Spotlight - Sarah Jones

Do you know what got me into coaching? It was having the experience of some great coaching for myself. And also - I must say - some bad coaching!

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What Is NLP and How Does It Benefit You?

NLP or Neuro Linguistic Programming is an incredibly powerful approach to communication and personal development. Learning NLP techniques gives you greater control over your ability to be at your best more often. You will be able to effectively manage your thoughts and feelings no matter what is happening in your environment to affect you!

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Coach in the Spotlight - Gabriela Radu

It’s been almost two years since I started my Coaching Journey with The Coaching Academy, and here I stand, transformed.

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TCA Author Series - Part 6 - David Hare Author of The Buddha in Me, The Buddha in You

Coaching was totally instrumental in me starting, continuing and finishing my book 'The Buddha in Me, the Buddha in You’, a handbook for happiness.

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Claire Cahill - From Student to Author

Training with The Coaching Academy was the start of following my passion and finally achieving one of my goals of becoming a published author.

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Using DISC Profiling to Manage Your Manager - Part 4 of 4

A must for Business Coaches to read : Part 4 - Managing the C-Style Manager

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8 Things to Include in a Daily Journal - By Bev James

Keeping a journal is something people have done since ancient times – and for good reasons. Journals serve a variety of purposes, from simply recording our thoughts and feelings, to being a personal outlet when we need one. They also offer a reminder of where we’ve been and what we’ve achieved, and can function as mission statements for where we want to go. While some people associate hard copy journals with troubled teenagers, they couldn’t be more wrong: journals are excellent tools for anyone who’s mindful of themselves, and of their life.

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Ro Gorell - Author of Group Coaching - A Practical Guide to Optimizing Collective Talent in Any Organization

This week, TCA’s Coaching Academy Author Series, Part 4 continues with Ro Gorell’s short article, where the author reveals her journey to writing her own book 'Group Coaching’…

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Using DISC Profiling to Manage Your Manager - Part 3 of 4

A must for Business Coaches to read : Part 3 - Managing the S-Style Manager

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Chris Cooper - Coach in the Spotlight - My Journey into Coaching

I made the decision at the start of 2016 that I wanted to change my career. Specifically, I realised that I no longer wanted to work for somebody else. Having left my previous job as Operations Director for a sports company, I started working for a friend’s company as a project manager on a freelance basis. I soon liked the freedom and creativity that came from my freelance work.

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Make Business Coaching YOUR Business - Webinar with Adrian Webb

We are delighted to invite you to attend a brief webinar introducing our Business Coaching Taster Day!

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Rasheed Ogunlaru - Author of Soul Trader - Putting the Heart Back into Your Business

TCA’s Coaching Academy Author Series, Part 3 this week continues with Rasheed Ogunlaru’s short article, where the author reveals the inspiration for his book 'Soul Trader’...

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Using DISC Profiling to Manage Your Manager - Part 2 of 4

A must for Business Coaches to read : Part 2 - Managing the I-Style Manager

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How To 'Spring Clean' Your Life In Eight Easy Steps - by Samantha Babington

Like many people I know, Spring is my favourite time of year. It’s a time of renewed hope and motivation as the days get longer, the mornings get brighter and the emerging buds signal the beginning of the end of winter.

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Hamid Safaei - Coach in the Spotlight

We recently caught up with Coaching Academy Graduate Hamid Safaei for a Q&A session for this week 's Coach in The Spotlight. We hope you enjoy it...

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Using DISC Profiling to Manage Your Manager - Part 1 of 4

A must for Business Coaches to read : Part 1 - Managing the D-Style Manager

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Personal Growth Through Coaching - Three Levels of Self-discovery by Ro Gorell

The topic of personal growth really resonates with me because as a coach I want to be congruent when coaching others, either individually or in groups. If I am asking my client to step outside their comfort zone, I too want to experience what that is like. The coaching relationship is co-created: your coaching identity grows as your client learns and grows.

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Samantha Babington - Author of Serendipity’s Secret - A novel way to achieve your dreams

This week, TCA’s 'Coaching Academy Author Series' continues with a short article from Samantha Babington, where the author reveals what inspired her to write her book 'Serendipity’s Secret'...

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Coach in the Spotlight - Rachael McNidder

Wednesday 12th January 2016 was a grey, cloudy, cold and damp day. As I entered the Copthorne Hotel in Birmingham, about to embark on The Coaching Academy’s free 2-Day Foundation in Life Coaching event, my heart was pounding with both nerves and excitement. As I approached the building, I reminded myself of all the good reasons why I came to be here, remembering the many times when I had considered becoming a coach, only to talk myself out of it.

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Executive Coach of the Year 2016 - Claire Cahill

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Bev James - Author of DO IT! OR DITCH IT

To begin our 6-Part 'Coaching Academy Author Series’, we asked TCA’s very own CEO Bev James to share a few words about how Coaching influenced her best-selling book DO IT! OR DITCH IT…

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Space, Simplicity and Creativity as a Coach - Rasheed Ogunlaru

The Easter break has always been a great opportunity for me to pause, take stock and look ahead. It’s a time synonymous with spring cleaning and fresh thinking. It’s also a powerful time to connect with three important things: Space, Simplicity and Creativity.

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Miranda Adams - The Coaching Academy NLP Award Winner 2016

When I found out I'd won the award for NLP coach of the year I was overawed and very grateful. It was great recognition for both myself and all the clients I have served so far, as well as testimony to the power of coaching and NLP. 

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4 Ways to Conduct a Life Audit - Bev James

Most people never give themselves the opportunity to step back and see where they are in life. Like an artist stepping back from his easel, it’s a fundamental part of assessing how far you’ve come, and where you want to go.

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Cultivating an Adventurous Spirit - Say Yes! By Bev James

Like every other animal on the planet, humans are creatures of habit. Habit creeps into every aspect of our lives, from eating the same meals every night and going to the same bars every weekend, to jetting off on the same types of holiday every year. We sometimes think we've got the monopoly on what pleases us, and so replicate those experiences again, and again, and again, until they become routine. Consequently, we feel safe and comfortable, and perhaps content, but not necessarily fulfilled.

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Coach in the Spotlight - Shefali Bhutani

My journey into Coaching and raising the bar!

I have worked for a decade within the Corporate firms of the Financial, Management Consulting and Accounting verticals. I have enjoyed the sense of accomplishment that comes from solving problems. I strongly believe that for someone to succeed they need to train their body, mind and spirit to achieve success. I consider them as the three pillars of success. The edifice will not stand in my opinion if any one of them are weak...

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David Hare - Life Coach of the Year in the Spotlight

We recently got the chance to catch up with Life Coach of the Year 2016 - David Hare for a quick Q&A for this weeks 'Coach in the Spotlight. We hope you enjoy...

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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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Posted 272 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Coach in the Spotlight - Debra McAndrew

'Oh no! What now?' It was May 2015 and after a year of uncertainty, I could almost hear the fear in my own words! It had taken that long to actually sign on the dotted line. I had a settlement agreement from my employer and would be leaving my post as a Childcare Development and Business Officer after 14 years; the longest period I had ever held in any one job. A totally voluntary decision on my part; they had agreed to 'let me go!'.

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Posted 272 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

5 Ways To Avoid Making Fear Based Decisions - Bev James

Whether it's a fear of failure, fear of being successful or fear of change it may sometimes seem easier to give into our fears and turn AWAY from our goals rather than making a choice which could have the potential to change things for the better. Life can push us into making difficult decisions but if we continuously hand over our power to our fears, it's likely that we'll end up on a path of missed opportunities, regret and disappointment.

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Posted 280 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

How to stop feeling overwhelmed - Jana Smandrova

Have you ever had a vision for yourself perhaps it was about being more confident or courageous, or having a better lifestyle? Maybe it was a vision about finding the work you were born to do. And you found yourself feeling overwhelmed and almost frightened by this vision. Negative thoughts started to flood your mind. It's not for people like me. It's not for people who come from where I do. I'm not good at... How could I make it...? I have no idea, skills...? For whatever reasons, beliefs, convictions, limitations, negative words you abandoned your vision of better tomorrow's.

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Posted 280 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Coach in the Spotlight - Noelia Damata

I was first introduced to coaching when I was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue back in 2003. I managed to conquer my illness and in the process qualified as a Master Practitioner in NLP. I came across The Coaching Academy in Feb 2015, at the time I was an Expat Wife (following my husband to where he was placed with his work), which at that time was Milan, Italy and I wanted a recognised qualification in Coaching that I could do whilst living abroad.

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Posted 287 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Coach in the Spotlight - Michael Young

I am still not sure if I chose coaching or if coaching chose me. It may sound strange coming from someone who now has two diplomas and is actively coaching but I was one of those people who thought coaching was either a flaky fad or bordering on mind control. I hadn't realised that I'd been coaching people already but had not put a label on it. My novice coaching was simply basic good intent to help others find what they wanted to do or work through issues they had at that time.

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Posted 287 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

7 Ways to cultivate a positive mind-set - Bev James

When we're going through a turbulent time, our goals and dreams haven't progressed in the way that we'd hoped or we're simply feeling lost or off balance, it can be easy to get sucked into a vortex of negativity which can make us feel even worse.

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Posted 294 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

How Coaching has helped me - Morgan Nichols

I started Life Coaching because I was confused, confused about how to get out of my dead-end job, confused about my next step to becoming self-employed and financially free and most of all, confused about which of my many interests to focus on. One of the most useful things I learned through being coached was that I didn't have to focus.

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Posted 294 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

NLP - What's in it for me?

Many people believe that there is more and better waiting for them but they may not know how to get it. Sometimes unconscious patterns of emotion, thought and behaviour can get in the way of personal success and this is where NLP comes in. Learn how NLP can transform your life at our introduction to NLP taster day held in London on 27th November 2016.

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Posted 301 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

The Journey To Coaching - Jennifer Bruce

I trained with The Coaching Academy in 2008 when life coaching was little known and people assumed it was something to do with sports coaching. I'd been to a weekend workshop on sticking to your new year's resolutions and hung back after the workshop to find out more about what Life Coaching entailed. I knew that it was a really powerful tool and I left that workshop determined to find out more about coaching.

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Posted 301 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

10 Ways To Overcome Adversity - Bev James

Adversity can come in many different forms, whether our struggles are big or small learning how to overcome them is a life-skill that can move us away from falling into a 'why me' trap and into a space of self-empowerment instead.

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Posted 308 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Life Coach of The Year in the Spotlight - Carolyne Crowe


I was working as an equine veterinary surgeon and although I really enjoyed my clinical work, I knew I had skills that I wasn't using. Having gone into the profession with a primary interest in animals, I had become more and more interested in the people I met and what drove their expectations and behaviours.


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Posted 308 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

7 Simple Steps to Productivity - Brian Cormack Carr

Many books have been written on the subject of productivity, but in my experience the basics always boil down to the following seven points. If you want to learn some simple ways to be more productive read on...

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Posted 315 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

6 Ways Coaches can get the most out of networking

Coaching gives you a chance to get out there and transform the lives of others but if you're really serious about turning your coaching skills into a coaching business, you'll need clients to work with.

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Posted 315 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Coach in the Spotlight - Ali Shaw

I was brought to coaching after having spent the first 20 odd years of my professional life working as a television presenter where I went on to achieve far more than I had ever believed I could as a nineteen year old starting out in the supposedly glitzy world of showbiz! After having pestered literally hundreds of producers I got my first audition, and subsequently my first job, presenting a teenage magazine show where I was given the chance to try my hand at all sorts of things, including presenting a piece to camera with a 20 foot python draped around my neck to playing football with some very cute lion cubs.

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Posted 322 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

What If - Abigale Otchere

Have you ever turned down an opportunity, business venture or even the chance of love because of the fear of the unknown-only at some point to have regretted your decision and sheepishly wonder "What If I had?" In life we can often discard many significant moments, open doors, new connections or relationships because of our reluctance to step out from our comfort zone and explore a new direction!

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Posted 322 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Coach in the Spotlight - Stephen Luck

I would like to start by telling you a short story of a wise old man that lived high in the Himalayan Mountains. Periodically, he ventured down into the local village to entertain the villagers with his special knowledge and talents. One of his skills was to know the answer to ALL questions.

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Posted 329 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

My Coaching Journey - Darren Lawrence

Six months ago, facing some potential changes in my role at The Football Association due to a restructure, the Coaching Academy were recommended to me by my business coach and so I signed up for their 2-day free training course.

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Posted 329 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Growing a Control Mindset - Lisa Robyn Terry

I have heard this statement proclaimed countless times by various people I have worked with in the past 11 years of my career being a leader of teams and now a corporate coach. Only yesterday this was repeated by a person who approached me to share their feelings of disillusionment and unhappiness in their current role.

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Posted 336 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Make a difference in the education sector, we'll show you how.

The education sector is booming with opportunities to utilise your coaching skills and there is currently a huge demand for coaching across the entire sector ranging from young people and parents to teachers and school leaders. The coaching in education diploma is a methodology that has been specifically designed to meet the current demands of the industry to ensure that you can make an impact and thrive.

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Posted 336 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Coach in the Spotlight - Phil Maddock

I was first introduced to coaching when I was working as a primary school teacher. Attending The Coaching Academy's 2-day event was a very positive experience, I went away with a newfound skill and something that I could explore further, in order to help me become the most effective leader that I could.

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Posted 343 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Is it EVER too late to start something NEW? - by Abigale Otchere

I recently celebrated a milestone birthday and I couldn't help but ask myself, "where has the time gone?" I wondered what fate would hold for me in the next decade and beyond. Having dreamt of running my own business for virtually most of my adult life I finally got tired of living on 'Someday Isle' and decided to take the plunge and make the next decade really count by trading in my flip flops, and choosing to go all out in creating an even greater and meaningful life.

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Posted 343 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Coach in the Spotlight - by Judith Quin

I'd occasionally been helping people with their vocal confidence and public speaking skills for a few years and one of my massage clients, who writes training programmes, asked me to take her through how I work to see if I might be able to help her with a new programme.

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Posted 350 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Coach in the Spotlight - Aoife Mollin

I contacted a coach when I had my own health issues and was struggling to balance work and life, Coaching helped me to clarify my values and changed the priorities in my life. After experiencing the benefits of Coaching I knew it was a skill that would be useful to incorporate into my own consulting work and I enjoyed coaching so much that I made the leap to focus on it full-time.

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Posted 350 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

4 Reasons why you should know what's important to you

Many of us can get so caught up in the 'busyness' of life that we may not invest much time or thought into getting crystal clear on what's really important to us. Having a lack of clarity on what matters to us and what we truly want can cause us to aimlessly drift through life without direction, which can trigger a sense of feeling 'lost'.

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Posted 357 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

The Impact Of Coaching - by Sian Rowsell

One of my clients recently gave me permission to share the results of her sessions with me to demonstrate the power of coaching. She’d got in touch after receiving a poor performance review, we talked about her strengths and how by raising her profile with key people, she might make a move within her organisation to a role to which she was better suited and shortly after our discussion we agreed to commence a coaching relationship initially for 6 months and then for a further 6 months.

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Posted 357 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

7 Ways to deal with your fears - by Liana Ferrier

As our life is constantly changing and we set new goals for ourselves, it is inevitable that these changes, willingly or unwillingly, can cause us to feel certain fears. We may want to set a new goal, dream about changes or find solutions to our problems but the feeling of fear holds us back.

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Posted 363 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Small Business Coach of the Year in the Spotlight - Tina Dulieu

In 2007 I was in a position where I had just sold my previous business and was looking for the next stage in my professional and business career. Having always been in the business of 'helping people reach their potential' through my mathematical and business skills, I was interested to find out what coaching might have to offer and where it could take me next.

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Posted 363 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

5 ways to be decisive and get what you want

I've often noticed that the driving force behind indecisiveness usually stems from a fear of being disliked, criticised or failing. Some may find it more comfortable to stay in the 'safety zone' than choose to rock the boat with change.

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Posted 371 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

How your thoughts become your reality

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 371 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Award Winning Coach in the Spotlight - Elizabeth Ryan

What brought you to coaching? My daughter! I had taken voluntary early severance from my previous employer and was looking around at what I might go on to do. She reminded me that I had 'invented' a coaching process for her when she wanted to combat her nerves going into an ice skating competition and she said that it really worked for her. She told me I should do it for a living and so I decided I would look into it.

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Posted 378 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

My Path towards Coaching - Gonul Eronen

For a good part of my life I allowed a strong Ego to emerge. I created my own internal limitations, deep seated fears, illusions and powerlessness as a woman because deep down I didn't have the intention, strength or courage to take responsibility for my own life. I have now come to a point of living which reveals that there is more to life than appears on the surface of what we call our "reality".

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Posted 378 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

6 Tips To Become A More Patient Person - Bev James

Many of us live in a fast paced digitally obsessed world where we may have become accustomed to instantaneously getting what we want or need at the touch of a button. This on-demand lifestyle can cause many of us to rush from one place to another whether it's to and from work, picking up the kids from school or fitting in exercise and social commitments; it can feel like most of us are continuously on the go.

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Posted 385 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Coach in the Spotlight - Youth Coach 2015 Award Winner, Mark Anderson

When I was a Careers Adviser for schools I volunteered to go on a Life Coaching taster course. I'd heard great things about life coaching and how it could benefit the work I was already doing with young people.

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Posted 385 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

5 Steps to turn your goals into results

The motivation to set a goal usually stems from recognising that you would like to make a change in a certain area of your life. Making the decision to set a goal is a great way to break through your barriers but a plan is not an action and it is only by taking action that you can truly get the results you are hoping for.

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Posted 392 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Transition and transformation - Kristina Futoova

Life coaching to me is transition and transformation. Transition because coaching forms a bridge between where we are now and where we want to be. I have recently learned from a very talented intuitive life coach and author from NY that bridges in fact are metaphors for the transitions in our lives. They represent that 'unknown' stage between the past and future, which could result in the feeling of uncertainty for some.

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Posted 392 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

9 ways to be resilient - Bev James

Resilience is the ability to bounce back, recover and grow from life's adversities. Those who are resilient are able to cope with stress more effectively and maintain a positive outlook on their circumstances. Research has shown that whilst some are naturally resilient these behaviours can be developed.

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Posted 398 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Curiosity may save the cat - Anita Cacchioli

Is learning part of your daily life? Are you always in search of the next great idea? Do you refuse to settle for the status quo? Are you inquisitive? Are you curious? Are you fond of asking questions? What kind of questions do you ask? Curiosity is a great virtue - the playwright George Bernard Shaw said, "Some people look at things and ask, "Why?" I look at things and ask, "Why Not?"

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Posted 398 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

How to master life transitions - 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. Going through a life transition can bring up a mixed range of emotions which can cause many of us to feel uncertain, question our identity or revaluate what we truly want.

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Posted 406 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

10 ways to start your day, the energised way - Bev James

How you begin your morning often sets the tone for the rest of your day. When you wake up feeling enthusiastic and energised you're more likely to have a productive and positive day that helps you to perform at 100%. Read our 10 ways to start your day the energised way.

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Posted 406 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Coach in the Spotlight - Mike Lansdown

My journey started in January 2015 and it has been a fascinating one. I've had the chance to meet an amazing array of people from all walks of life and it has been great to exchange stories and share the successes along the way.

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Posted 413 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

5 Ways to make a bad day better

Sometimes we can have a bad day where things may not always go to plan. When we have a 'bad day' it can be unsettling and if we allow ourselves to dwell in these thoughts it can lead to feelings of frustration or sadness. If you want to break out of a bad day and turn things around, below are 5 ways to make a bad day better.

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Posted 413 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Coach in the Spotlight - Anca Rugina

The seed was planted in 2008 when I applied for a trainer position within the company I was working for. At the end of the practical interview, I remember hearing one of the assessors asking me: have you ever thought about coaching? I remember that even if I didn't know exactly what coaching was, I felt curious.

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Posted 420 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

The Power of Mindful Silence to Enhance your Coaching By Susan Grandfield

Pause for a moment. Drop your gaze, release your hands, sit back in your chair and feel your breath. Pause "doing" mode and allow yourself to open up to "being" mode. Simply sitting here breathing. All sorts of shifts have just happened as you followed that simple guidance. Your heart rate will have slowed down, your body will have relaxed, your mind will have settled and your awareness will have opened up.

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Posted 420 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Coach in the Spotlight - Jana Smandrova

I had spent most of my early 20's with a negative lens; I would expect the worst, worry excessively and lacked confidence in myself and others. When I turned 24, I finally started to think about the future, the hope of a better lifestyle, career and happiness, I knew that in order for me to achieve that I needed to work on myself and reconsider my attitude to life.

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Posted 427 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Coach in the Spotlight - Tansy Dowman

As Life Coaches go, I guess I am fairly new to the Industry. I started my solo career 3 years ago and have been training and coaching one to one since then, but I believe coaching has been in my blood for a lot longer.

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Posted 427 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Discovering more about 'Who I am' as a coach - by Elaine Paul

My first two years as a qualified Solution Focused Motivational NLP coach have been full of learning experiences. My initial diploma training in Coaching and NLP finished at the end of 2014. Since then it has been increasingly clear to me that at the centre of my personal coaching philosophy lies my core belief in the ability of people to realise and exceed their own expectations of themselves ie 'People are amazing!

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Posted 434 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Are negative beliefs holding back your success?

What beliefs do you hold about yourself? The dictionary defines belief as "A principle accepted as a truth or real without proof, an opinion, a conviction".

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Posted 434 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Coach in the Spotlight - Hope Hastings

I had no idea of what coaching entailed until attending The Coaching Academy's initial two day course. The two days changed my career path and the mini coaching sessions made me realise that I had to move on and so I went into work the day after and handed in my notice.

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Posted 441 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

5 Lessons that Muhammad Ali can teach us about life

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Posted 441 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

10 Daily questions that can change your life!

Coaching is all about asking powerful questions which can help us to create breakthroughs in our careers, relationships and overall wellbeing. When we ask ourselves the right questions we direct our minds towards seeking answers, considering different perspectives, altering our moods and finding solutions to our challenges.

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Posted 441 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Coach in the Spotlight - Anne Adeniyi

I was having a discussion with a friend and we started talking about coaching programmes. What initially drew me to the 2-day coaching academy event was the certificate of attendance. Coaching perfectly matched what I was looking for at the time, I'd been in a leadership and management role in the energy industry for several years and my role was becoming mundane, I felt like I needed new knowledge and skills to push myself further in my career.

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Posted 448 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

DISCovering how to be an 'I' in the crowd by Robert Adams

It's a beautifully bright November morning, slightly crisp and chilly. The smell of coffee permeates the room, with an undercurrent of treacle from the tarts, somehow in keeping with the ornate splendour of the wall panelling. A hush descends and Bev James asks with a steely stare "What is your goal?". I'm shaking slightly and worry that the others will notice. But 'No' I'm saying to myself 'don't focus on that. I can do this' and so I start.

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Posted 448 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Coach in the Spotlight - Richard Brown

In September 2013, I started a company, delivering management training in education and business. With that established and going well, a year later we decided to add coaching as an additional strand to the business. I had been involved in professional development of teams and individuals before and the buzz from helping people change and grow made me realize that coaching was not far away.

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Posted 462 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Coach in the Spotlight - Dominika Miernik

International Coach of The Year Award Winner, Dominika Miernik shares her Coaching Journey.

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Posted 455 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Coach in the Spotlight - Rachel Schofield

During teaching for 15 years in the 11 to 18 sector, both in mainstream and the special educational sectors, I became increasing dissatisfied. However, I didn't know what else I could do, listened to those who told it was a 'good job' and was far too exhausted at the end of each working day to consider my skills and options.

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Posted 455 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

How to have the courage to do anything! by Bev James

Courage is a quality that is available to us all. It can help us to grow, push through our fears and doubts and go after the things we want. When we're courageous we can feel more confident in pursuing our skills, passions and purpose which acts as our guiding force to create a life we love!

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Posted 462 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

The Art of Reinvention - Simon Drury

It is a Thursday afternoon in May 1982 and I am sitting with a sixteen year old pupil in the library of a school for children with moderate learning difficulties. We are talking about life beyond school. It is an upbeat conversation about how he is going to get a flat of his own and have a job that brings him all the money he needs. Clearly he has ideas that need a reality check and I am the person who is going to help him plan his exciting future.

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Posted 469 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Coach in the Spotlight - Debora Luzi

A while ago I was going through a very difficult time in my life, a time of changes and insecurities where I felt very lost. A friend suggested I see a life coach as it was really helping her to gain clarity in her life, so I decided to give it a go.

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Posted 469 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

10 Ways to Boost Your Confidence by Bev James

Do you wake up every day feeling accomplished, confident and great about yourself? Or do you find yourself doubting your abilities? If so, you aren't alone, many of us can struggle with low confidence at points of our lives.

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Posted 474 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Coach in the spotlight - Juli Kenworthy

Juli Kenworthy qualified through The Coaching Academy Protege programme and has enthusiastically agreed to share her coaching experience, so we have put her in the Coaching Hot Seat. Here is Juli's story...

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Posted 474 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

7 Ways Life Coaching can help you to become the best version of yourself - Bev James

Having had the pleasure to meet and train many amazing life coaches over the years it has been extremely rewarding to hear the success stories they have had not only in their own lives but also when working with their clients.

Life coaches have had the pleasure to see their clients attain their dream jobs, drastically improve their relationships, build up their confidence to set up their own businesses, win awards, travel the world and live a life full of purpose.

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Posted 483 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Coach in the Spotlight - Sheila Cox Lousada

I was at a real crossroads in my life: I knew I wasn't happy in my job but didn't know what else to do. I stumbled across an ad and the rest is history!

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Posted 483 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

How to find your Coaching niche by Bev James

Last week we hosted an accelerator week for international students and I popped along to say hello. It was lovely to meet with coaches from all over the world and when getting into discussions with some of them I noticed that some coaches were clear on their coaching niche and others wanted some guidance.

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Posted 490 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

My Coaching Story so far - Mandy Baker

As I arrived at the London hotel at the beginning of the two-day free certificate course, I would be lying if I didn't say I was extremely sceptical - the saying "you don't get anything for nothing" was running through my mind.

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Posted 490 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Are you a late bloomer?

In today's fast paced world it can be easy to fall into a trap of thinking success has an expiration date. If we haven't achieved a well-established career or fulfilled our dreams by a pre-determined date we may allow ourselves to believe that we'll never 'do it'.

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Posted 496 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Coach in the Spotlight - Alison Rentoul

I have been interested in personal development and the power of positive thinking since first discovering Shakti Gawain's book "Creative Visualisation" in 1996. Being made redundant caused me to do some serious soul searching about what I wanted to do with my life and, knowing I wanted to be in a 'helping' profession, my online research about teaching,

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Posted 496 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

How to stop looking for motivation and start finding it instead - Brian Cormack Carr

What is motivation? We all know when we have it - and when we don't. In our society, we're often told - explicitly and implicitly - that without motivation, nothing would ever get done. No wonder this mysterious motivation stuff is so sought after!

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Posted 504 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

5 Reasons Why We Make Excuses

Have you ever felt inspired to make a positive change in your life, only for your excitement to soon turn into uncertainty? Uncertainty, self-doubt and fear are natural emotions when contemplating change but for some, these feelings can stop them from getting started at all.

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Posted 511 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Coach in the Spotlight - Fil Biggs

Coaching has always been a dream job for me. One of those 'if I won the lottery' dreams. Even as a teenager, my dream job was to help people through challenges and to achieve great things. Back then coaching didn't have a name and i definitely didn't believe it would be possible to make a living through it. As I got older, it remained a distant dream until I reached my final year of university and decided to go for it.

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Posted 511 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

5 things happy people do

Winter has fallen behind us and the season of new beginnings has arrived! Are you filled with excitement for the next season of your life, or do you have a nagging feeling of sadness which questions whether you'll ever feel happier?

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Posted 517 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

5 Ways to spring clean your life!

Spring has arrived, a time for sunnier days, blooming flowers and new beginnings; it's also a time when many people choose to 'spring clean' their homes.

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Posted 518 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

The benefits of working with a Life Coach

Tiger Woods, Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Warren Buffet, Richard Branson and Arnold Schwarzenegger are just a few examples of successful people that have had coaching and it's no surprise that many of them have raved about its benefits.

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Posted 504 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Coach in the Spotlight - Tania Hummel

I have always considered myself to be a lucky person. By this I mean that good things simply 'turned up' as if fated. Bad things too, mind, but I don't like to dwell on those... Carl Jung once said that "until you make the unconscious, conscious, it will control your life, and you will call it fate".

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Posted 525 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

5 ways you may be keeping yourself stuck

With so many choices now available to us, many of us may feel under pressure to make the most of every single day. Maybe we fear that we'll miss out or we're wasting time by not living our life's purpose and as a result we can be left feeling dissatisfied and unfulfilled.

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Posted 525 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Coach in the Spotlight - Hauwa Abbas

I have always been passionate about the growth and development of individuals and groups as such I have had various positions in the development sector and government relations. I have designed and delivered programs which have demonstrated success in community mobilization, service delivery and raising awareness in the areas of reproductive, maternal, new-born, child and adolescent health in Nigeria.

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Posted 531 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Coach in the Spotlight - Kerri Mansfield

By serendipity if I'm honest. I've spent most of my professional career training people on IT. I trained in applications, in the technicalities of support and also the selling aspect.

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Posted 531 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

6 phrases that hold you back

The language we use to communicate with ourselves has incredible power and it is often the case that the words we use can be a reflection of both our internal and external experiences.

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Posted 539 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

5 simple ways to be more productive - Brian Cormack Carr

We all know urgent when we see it - a ringing phone, a crying child, an angry boss. Urgent issues instantly take up our time and attention, which is fine when these issues are also important to us. Often, though, urgency is a cunning disguise for the unimportant; did you really need to take that call which tied you up for half an hour with no discernible result?

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Posted 539 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Coach in the Spotlight - David Hare

A mid-life crisis in 2005! I had just lost a well-paid, high-status, globe-trotting job as PR director for a multinational logistics company. One minute I was on a private jet to a board meeting and three months later I was scrapping around for bits of freelance work.

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Posted 546 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

7 Habits of a Highly Successful Coach

Most life coaches are driven by a genuine desire to help others to move ahead and get results, but a successful coach is able to turn this passion into a profit.

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Posted 546 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Coach in the Spotlight - Maria Spooner

Like many people, my journey with The Coaching Academy started with an introduction weekend which hit just the right balance between informative and fun. My background in counselling, learning & development and NLP meant that coaching felt very much a natural next step and increasingly in my work I recognised a need for the ability to coach competently.

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Posted 553 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

NLP: what's in it for me?

Many people believe that there is more and better waiting for them but they may not know how to get it. Sometimes unconscious patterns of emotion, thought and behaviour can get in the way of personal success and this is where NLP comes in.

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Posted 553 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Coach in the Spotlight - Barbara Miller

I used to joke about never becoming a coach as I liked telling people what to do too much so my first thoughts were 'what me, a coach'. Luckily my second thought was 'Why not?' and the rest, as they say, is history.

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Posted 560 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

10 Questions to Supercharge Your Motivation

Coaching is all about asking questions. When you ask the right questions, you can create breakthroughs that provide you with a deeper level of clarity so that you can re-ignite your motivation and take steps to move in the right direction.

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Posted 560 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Coach in the Spotlight - Wendy Gore

WOW! Why did I not know about this 20 years ago! It would have been so helpful as I began and strived to become a good teacher.

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Posted 567 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

The benefit of taking 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 567 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Coach In The Spotlight - Claire Cahill

Claire Cahill qualified with The Coaching Academy and has enthusiastically agreed to share her coaching experience, so we have put her in the Coaching Hot Seat. Here is Claire's story.

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Posted 573 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Six ways to be more optimistic

There have been a number of scientific studies which suggest that an optimistic attitude could be the key to a happier lifestyle with positive effects that extend to your immune system, brain and a boost to your life expectancy. There seems to be a large amount of benefits associated with seeing the glass half full.

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Posted 573 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Coach In The Spotlight - Caroline Stagg

I love being a coach because it is a privilege to help people achieve the amazing things that they want to do and because people are fascinating. The bonus is they teach me so much about myself.

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Posted 581 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Coach In The Spotlight - Nishi Mehta

A year ago I was looking for something to add on to and enhance my current work experiences. A Colleague had recently been to the two-day taster coaching workshops and rang me to say 'I have found something that would be perfect for you’. I instantly looked into coaching and found that for my work experience and skills it would be an ideal add on. I too attended the taster training and signed up on the day for the Personal Performance Coaching Diploma, I was left inspired and ready to learn more!

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Posted 581 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

7 Ways to Break Out of Your Comfort Zone

The comfort zone may feel safe and familiar and as a result it can be easy to get stuck there but when you want to make changes in your life there comes a time where you'll need to be brave enough to step out of the comfort zone and into your stretch zone where you can grow.

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Posted 589 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Coach In The Spotlight - Anita Bevan

My story is a simple one. I have lived and worked in several European countries. Mostly in big corporate multinationals managing large departments and function executives. Working for multinationals I was and am fascinated by the different cultures and environments found there. I learned to adapt to those cultures and learned to deal with them, not only in work but also outside it.

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Posted 588 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Coaching Concerns

It's no surprise that in recent years the coaching industry has exploded and according to The International Coaching Federation it has no signs of stopping anytime soon.

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Posted 595 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

How to get off someday isle

Another year has arrived, a chance for a fresh start. Did you review your year with enthusiasm and feel proud of all of the things you achieved or did you feel frustrated that you'd spent your time on Someday isle? Brian Tracy in his book 'no excuses' refers to a place he calls 'someday isle'.

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Posted 595 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

How to stick to your new years resolutions

Another year has flown by and January has arrived. It's a new year and a new start and many of us may excitedly declare our new year's resolutions only for our motivation to be short-lived. A recent study conducted by the University of Scranton's psychology department showed that 71% of those surveyed only followed through on their new year's resolutions for the first two weeks and sadly it's the case for many of us.

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Posted 607 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Your Year in Review

As 2015 draws to a close and we eagerly count down the days until Christmas with only a few doors left on our advent calendars, now is the perfect time to review the year gone by.

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Posted 607 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Merry Christmas From The Coaching Academy

From everyone here at The Coaching Academy we wish you all a very happy festive period and a joyous new year! We've had another great year and want to sincerely thank everyone who has joined us on our journey in some way, shape or form. Here are a few of our highlights from the year...

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Posted 615 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Make 2016 your best year yet with The Personal Success Academy

Start your new year off on the right foot with our online learning platform, The Personal Success Academy. 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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Posted 623 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

The International Coaching Awards 2015 - Meet the winners!

A fantastic evening to celebrate the success and remarkable achievements of our Coaches. Well done to all that were nominated for an award and we're so proud to see you all doing wonderful work amongst the Coaching industry. Without further ado... the winners for The International Coaching Academy Awards 2015 are...

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Posted 623 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

And Life Coach of the Year 2015 is... Carolyne Crowe!

The night we had all been waiting for finally arrived and the first ever International Coaching Academy Awards Ceremony 2015 has now drawn to a close. On Saturday 5th December 2015 the red carpet was rolled out at Latimer Place as Coaches, Trainers, Bev James CEO of The Coaching Academy, The Coaching Academy team, Judges, and Representatives from The Dames Kelly Holmes Trust all gathered to celebrate the success of the top Coaches in the industry.

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Posted 630 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Bev's Mindful Reflections

Sometimes we need to know when to put our foot on the accelerator and when to slow down or stop for a while to recharge and re focus!

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Posted 665 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Could Mindfulness Be The Key To Success?

As an entrepreneur our days can be filled with endless to-do's, meetings and the constant pinging of emails, texts and social network updates from our electrical devices, it's therefore no surprise that a need for pressing the pause button in the form of 'mindfulness' has become the latest craze.

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Posted 665 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Coach In The Spotlight - Tony Snow

I was looking to bring something else into my life and for some unknown reason, I just typed the word coaching into Google. And up popped The Coaching Academy!

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Posted 707 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Feeling Worthless - By Dominique Ventura

Many people in our ever increasingly material world focus their stability solely on a healthy bank balance... but what about our emotional well-being?

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Posted 707 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Coach In The Spotlight - Amanda Crow

My background is in nursing; I have been a qualified nurse since 1980. I still work as a nurse in out patients however it is only for one clinic a week.

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Posted 714 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Coach In The Spotlight - Sarah Jones

I came away and thought - I can do this, I really can. I found the presentations inspiring and engaging. I knew I wanted to take the opportunity, I wanted to be the person presenting one day - and every journey starts with a first step.

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Posted 721 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Coach In The Spotlight - Merete Langler

I was a teacher for 20+ years a Deputy Head in the last few. I had taken my Headship qualification and spent a term as an Acting Head for a school that was waiting for their new Head Teacher to start.

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Posted 728 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Coach in the Spotlight - Jackie Leonard

I was group training manager for a leisure company, after attending the Coaching Academy's two days I thought wow I want more, I enrolled for a diploma, qualified and I'm now a wellbeing and performance coach.

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Posted 735 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

What is Mindfulness?

"It is not that mindfulness is the "answer" to all life's problems. Rather, it is that all life's problems can be seen more clearly through the lens of a clear mind" - Jon Kabat-Zinn. Over the past few years, mindfulness has become a hot topic for personal development and well-being. Adopted from Buddhism, the aim of mindfulness is to alleviate stress and develop a habit of being more aware and alert of the 'here and now'.

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Posted 742 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Coach In The Spotlight - Beth Fox

I was so excited after attending the 2 day taster that I made an application for a place and I was really hoping that I would be accepted onto the courses I wanted to do. I got accepted and loved being in the training room and meeting all the fabulous people who I trained with.

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Posted 749 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Taking Calculated Risks - Anita Cacchioli

Despite differences of detail, all definitions agree that risk has two characteristics: It is related to uncertainty, and it has consequences. If you want the freedom and financial success that entrepreneurship brings, you have to take the risk of losing money in a business start-up.

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Posted 749 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Distance Learning - Rafael Pompeo

As a language teacher in Brazil, namely English and German, I have always been interested in my students' personal development. One trait that made me stand out from other teachers was that I maintained my students knew what was best for them to learn. Working as a bridge to where they deemed important to get to. This methodology happened to be quite similar to coaching.

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Posted 756 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Are Limiting Beliefs Preventing You From Becoming The Person You Want To Be?

Have you found yourself subconsciously repeating a particular phrase about why you can't do something? Why you aren't good enough for a promotion, a new job or change of career?

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Posted 756 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Sian Rowsell - Finding Fulfillment & Becoming A Qualified Coach

Early last year I received (group) coaching aimed at figuring out 'what next?' After 16 years in a corporate role, I knew I wanted to do something different career-wise, but I wasn't sure what.

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Posted 763 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Coach In The Spotlight - Louise Cox

Louise Cox shares with us her story of becoming a Relationship Coach

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Posted 777 Days Ago in: Bev James, Coaching Articles

The Fundamental Skills and Training to Ensure Success - Bev James explains why she created The Personal Success Academy

Looking back at my own journey and the investment I've made in my professional development and personal growth, I can see this really has made a hugely positive impact on both my career and life in general. First and foremost, I believe the key to success is confidence.

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Posted 783 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

5 Ways Coaching Motivates Employees

Adopting a coaching culture within the workplace recognises the value of employees and encourages personal learning, growth and responsibility. Developing these skills can create more harmonious relationships, increased trust and stronger loyalty between employees and employer.

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Posted 788 Days Ago in: Bev James, Coaching Articles

5 Simple Ways For Teenage Girls To Boost Their Self-Esteem

Self-esteem is a make-up of the thoughts, feelings and opinions we hold about ourselves, over time these habits of negative thinking can create beliefs about how we see ourselves and dent our self-worth. These beliefs however aren’t fixed and can change, depending on the way we think.

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Posted 784 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

7 Steps To Staying Cool, Calm and Collected - By John Dyer, Life Coach

In today's world, more people are finding it harder to cope with day to day stress. Regardless of occupation, seniority, or salary, we're spending more of our days feeling drained and out of control, instead of focused and calm.

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Posted 784 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Finding Fulfilment & Purpose as a Youth Coach in South Africa - By Sam McDonald

I'm Sam McDonald a British national currently living in South Africa. I've been coaching informally for many years, never being able to pass by an opportunity to fulfil my passion of assisting someone to get the best out of their life.

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Posted 791 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

What Are You Doing On Purpose? - Anita Cacchioli, Corporate and Executive Coach discusses the benefits of a sense of purpose for individuals, teams and organisations

I'm a firm believer in the power of knowing ones 'purpose' - as an individual and as an organisation. From experience I know that purpose can serve as a powerful motivator and a yardstick for making the hard choices necessary to be successful, but only if it is accompanied by a clear understanding of how you're going to fulfil it and most importantly it is put to practical use in everyday decisions and actions i.e. it is authentic and credible.

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Posted 791 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Embracing Change - By Hazel Hyslop, Performance and Wellness Coach

Early Childhood experiences can affect the way in which change is viewed and experienced in our lives. As a child, for example, the structure of my close knit extended family changed quite rapidly within a period of 1-2 years.

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Posted 802 Days Ago in: Bev James, Coaching Articles

Are you due an upgrade?

In a world full of upgrades we’re constantly asked if we’d like to update, renew or update different aspects of our lives. Everywhere we go we’re invited to sign up for added benefits, replace good with better and discard the old with the new.

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Posted 805 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Are you out of your mind? - By Abby Hussein

The question, 'Do you oppress yourself?' has been floating about in my head for a while and I want to share my thoughts with you. If I asked you that question, I bet you'd say 'no', I mean who would do that, oppress themselves?

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Posted 798 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

How To Connect and Deliver - Alexandra Loewe trained vocal coach

'Connect and deliver' could sound like a tagline for a supermarket home service, but it's actually the core trigger message to engage body, breath and focus before any sort of public speaking. We all know about knees knocking, dry mouth and blank mind as effects of the onrush of adrenaline when faced with a crowd listening to.... just us!

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Posted 798 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Stop Thinking and Start Doing - Faye Low Equestrian and Performance Coach

I was fortunate to be able to have the opportunity of studying for my performance diploma and NLP practitioner through The Coaching Academy. I found both courses together gave me a complete understanding of how we allow our thoughts to control what we are doing. How the simplest of sentences could tear a life apart and change your direction.

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Posted 805 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

It's Tough At The Top! - By Gail Butt

When someone uses the word brave the images that immediately come to my mind are soldiers fighting on the front line or people battling illness. So when I recount the story of the last year of my life and people use the word brave to describe it, it never used to ring true.

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Posted 812 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

6 Tips To Handle Difficult Conversations - By Caroline Stagg

Our inner voice is great at letting us know when we need to have a difficult conversation with someone. We know that, if we could have that conversation, we would feel much lighter, and a situation would be improved, maybe for ourselves and maybe for others too.

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Posted 812 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Be Fabulous at Finance for Coaches! - By Andi Lonnen

You've trained hard, you've passed or are close to passing your coaching qualification and you can't wait to help lots of people who can really benefit from your coaching skills. Fantastic! It might not be the sexiest subject to bring up at this exciting moment but in order to help lots of current and potential coaching clients, you need to stay in business and understand the very basics of finance to do this. Andi Lonnen shares her expert advice.

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Posted 823 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

The Do it! Guide to Goal Setting

Setting goals allows us to determine our priorities, make big decisions and start taking steps towards realising our dreams, it takes more than just writing down what we want to achieve.

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Posted 826 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Podium Moments

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 826 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

The benefits of becoming a coach

This week is International Coaching Week 2015, so we thought it a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the benefits of being a coach.

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Posted 819 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

But Why? - A childish whine becomes a mantra for success

One of the exercises that I use with clients is the "but why?" challenge. Whether you have children or not, you are bound to remember this phase either from using it yourself or hearing it on repeat by someone else's child.

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Posted 819 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Community in the spotlight - City of London

Thanks to community leader Nelia Koroleva for sharing the key information about the group that she runs in London.

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Posted 833 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

A Winning Edge

You've probably witnessed it. A clash of sporting titans, seemingly equally matched in terms of physical prowess, technical expertise and preparation. Yet, one comes out on top and the other ends up being the also ran. So, what is the difference?

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Posted 833 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

A deaf coach: a contradiction in terms?

Yes. That's correct. A deaf coach. And no, not a joke. But - I 'hear' you say - coaching is all about listening. Right. But listening is not the same as hearing.

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Posted 847 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Creating a coaching culture in schools

Our School's Journey in Seven Steps. Having worked with a personal coach for three years and, as a result experiencing greater successes and fulfilment in the Leadership of my school, I asked myself the question - 'Could coaching help school leaders (or leadership teams) secure achievement with school improvement priorities?'

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Posted 840 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Nutritional therapy and Coaching

People often wonder why I don't coach even though I trained as coach with The Coaching Academy and have worked as their Course Manager at Latimer Place for nearly 10 years.

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Posted 840 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Burn Baby Burn

It is not very often you meet someone who changes your life, completely. If you had told me 2 years ago that I would be walking over fire with 8000 other people and standing listening to a man talk for 50 hours I would have said you were crazy.

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Posted 854 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Coach in the Spotlight - Brian Eddies

Thanks to Brian for sharing his story with us and of course the wonderful Duchess shown in the photo.

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Posted 854 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Love Assumptions

"If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence" - Lao Tzu

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Posted 861 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

7 Habits of Happiness

Aristotle once said that when you reach happiness, there's nothing else you'll want but to be happy. He explains that once this state is achieved, the feeling allows you to focus on living as your true self and express yourself without regard as to how others may perceive you.

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Posted 847 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Your brain wants to get creative!

Want to increase your creativity by 15%?... Take your shoes off!

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Posted 861 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Should sports coaches have more access to personal performance coaching?

About a year ago I pitched my services of mental training and personal performance in sports to a local, well-performing tennis club, aiming at their adult players. I received an immediate positive response from their programmes manager and went to our meeting excitedly, thinking that I would be able to sign on some new clients.

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Posted 868 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

The death of policing - how coaching could be the 999 life-saver for our police service

As a leader in the police service there has never been a more important time to be able to lead a team of confident, capable and engaged people to achieve a massive task.

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Posted 875 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Are you inspiring?

When leaders are told to be more inspiring, my experience as a coach is that most of time they are confused about what to do. Should they give more "high 5s"? Be perkier around the office? Stand up and give motivational speeches to employees?

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Posted 882 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight

Coaching community in the spotlight - Sheffield

Thanks to community leader Lisa Read for sharing the key information about the Sheffield Coaching Exchange group that she runs.

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Posted 868 Days Ago in: Ask Bev

The Three Minute Confidence Boost

Confidence is a key ingredient to success in sport, business and life. There is a big difference between confidence and arrogance. In my opinion arrogance can be a way of compensating for lack of confidence.

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Posted 875 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Quiet the Mind

'Quiet the mind and the soul will speak.' - Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati. Today we are challenged more than ever from the noisy environment around us. When you stop and listen to your life, you'll notice that you are surrounded by noise all the time.

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Posted 882 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Motivation - Six Key Elements and How to Keep Them

"The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty." - Zig Ziglar We act out of motivation, and we are motivated by our acts. When this cycle is in momentum things can get done. We can grow, move and change.

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Posted 917 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Making DISC your business

As coaches, we are driven by the desire to help people achieve their goals, explore new opportunities, ideas or possibilities and in some cases help build the foundations for a better life - what a great way to make a living, making a positive and lasting difference to others.

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Posted 889 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight

Coaching community in the spotlight - Derbyshire

Many thanks to Claire Cahill for sharing the key information about the Derbyshire coaching group and what it is that makes them unique.

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Posted 896 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, Coaching Articles

Coaching community in the spotlight - Middlesex and Hertfordshire

Thanks to community leader Deepti Goyal for sharing the key information about the group that she runs.

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Posted 903 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Making it happen through having a passionate vision

Ann Skidmore writes with passion about making it happen through having a passionate vision.

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Posted 910 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Why wait for time to run out?

Why do we wait for time to run out before we act? We must accept that "Time waits for no man".

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Posted 889 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Innovation - Join In!

Innovation is the buzzword everywhere in the media, in daily conversations and at work it is repeated so often that it has lost its ability to excite.

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Posted 931 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Failing in your New Years Resolutions?

"Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything." - Napoleon Hill

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Posted 896 Days Ago in: Niche Spotlight

Coaching and combat, surprisingly good bedfellows.

Coach Tara Shaul has very kindly shared with us her take on finding your coaching niche.

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Posted 903 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight

Coach in the Spotlight - Chris Grady

Chris Grady shares with us his story of the highs and lows of becoming a professional coach.

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Posted 924 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Kindness

The fantastic thing is that not only the object of your kindness feels good - but you do too!

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Posted 910 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, Coaching Articles

A journey to being a Strengths Coach

Strengthening your Awareness, Engagement and Performance. Jasper Walshe shares with us his niche of being a strengths coach and some areas where this can be applied.

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Posted 945 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Coaching in the Small Business World

Merete is a fully qualified Master Coach and NLP Practitioner with her own business. In her work with Small Business owners she helps them develop their plans, ideas and strategies , from time management through to handling staff issues and major business choices.

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Posted 924 Days Ago in: Niche Spotlight

Niche in the spotlight - Coaching Misfit Freelancers, Business owners and Entrepreneurs.

We love to celebrate the success of our coaches many of whom are doing great work within fascinating niches. Today Ebonie Allard shares with us how she coaches the 'misfits'.

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Posted 938 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Why don't vision boards work?

This was a question which floored me at the end of my Create your Vision Board Workshop held in London City Library.

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Posted 931 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Coaching community in the spotlight - Reading & Berkshire

Thanks to community leader Nikki Wild for sharing the key information about the Reading and Berkshire group that she runs. Nikki mentioned in her submission that she took this opportunity to survey the group members so that she could include their views about the group and the value it provides. A wonderful addition I am sure you will agree.

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Posted 952 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Making Progress

The Coaching Academy trainer Jacky Leonard specialises in working with companies in the active leisure and learning sector, offering learning and development consultancy, coaching and training services. She is passionate about helping her clients achieve success through a commitment to continuous improvement and a customer centric approach. Read her thoughts on making progress by taking risks.

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Posted 917 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight

Coach in the Spotlight - Marcus Barber

Marcus Barber shares with us his story of discovering coaching and then becoming a professional coach.

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Posted 959 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

It's all about you! Finding your inner balance.

Susan Granfield, trainer with The Coaching Academy has kindly written this very topical article all about finding your inner balance.

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Posted 938 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Coaching community in the spotlight - South East London

Thanks to community leader Evadne Bygrave for sharing the key information about the group that she runs in South East London.

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Posted 945 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Coaching Community in the Spotlight - Edgbaston

Thanks to community leader Jayne Sharples for sharing the key information about the group that she runs in Edgbaston in Birmingham.

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Posted 952 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Coaching community in the spotlight - Ashford

Thanks to community leader Caroline King for sharing the key information about the group that she runs in Ashford in Kent.

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Posted 959 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight

Coaching community in the spotlight - Bristol

Thanks to community leader David Wise for sharing the key information about the group that he runs in Bristol.

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Posted 980 Days Ago in: Bev James

Give someone the gift of Do It! Or Ditch It!

Decide to succeed and make every decision count. In eight simple steps, Bev James, the 'Millionaires' Mentor' teaches you how to focus on the ideas that work and how to ditch those that steal time and distract from the bigger picture.

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Posted 980 Days Ago in: Coaching Academy Info, Coaching Academy News

Celebrating Your Success!

One of the important roles of a coach is to ensure your clients are celebrating their successes. The first tenet in Ken Blanchard's seminal work 'The One Minute Manager' is Catch People Doing Things Right - And Tell Them! This promotes that positive, can-do attitude extolled by Positive Psychologists - boosting motivation, highlighting goal achievement and increasing the likelihood that you clients will do more of the same.

I wanted to take the opportunity to celebrate The Coaching Academy's successes from 2014 so that you are aware of the hard work that the fantastic team here have put in to continually improve the quality of training and materials, products and services - all of which are designed to help you be the best coach that you can be.

Click the button below to read more!

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Posted 987 Days Ago in: Bev James, Personal Success

A Life Without Limits

Imagine you wake up tomorrow morning and something feels different. You feel alert, energised and your mind is sharp and focused. You feel you can achieve anything you set your heart on.

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Posted 994 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

You create reality through intentions

I have been fascinated by the power of intentions. Intentions are highly focused thoughts, that directly influence external reality.

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Posted 1001 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Refresh, Reinspire, Reignite

When was the last time you thought about the quality of your coaching? When was the last time you did something to add value to the work that you are doing with your clients? When was the last time you invested in yourself and your continual professional development (CPD) as a coach?

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Posted 987 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight

Coach in the Spotlight - Claire Griffin

Claire Griffin shares with us her story of becoming a professional coach.

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Posted 1008 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Building Resilience

Julie Hickton, Success Coach and Emotional Intelligence Practitioner shares her thoughts on why support is so important to resilient growth.

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Posted 994 Days Ago in: Niche Spotlight

Niche in the Spotlight - Coaching Expats

We love to celebrate the success of our coaches many of whom are doing great work within fascinating niches. Today we are looking at working with coaching expats with Dominika Miernik.

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Posted 1022 Days Ago in: Bev James, Coaching Articles, Do It or Ditch It

Top 10 things to Do and Ditch when using social media

Its not a question of 'if' you should use social media in your business its more a case of why, how, when and to whom.

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Posted 1001 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight

Coach in the Spotlight - Maria Kelly

I came to coaching at a time when I was very disillusioned with my career. Read how coaching helped Maria Kelly and now how she is helping others.

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Posted 1029 Days Ago in: Personal Success, Coaching Articles

Let go of the negatives; Let the good times roll

Sallee is passionate about sharing her knowledge and experiences to benefit, develop and 'evolve' others. A Business Advisor, Troubleshooter and Mentor.

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Posted 1036 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Research found Managers destroying relationships

Beverly Sherratt writes about her passion for improving organisations and shares some of her findings from a research project exploring the impact of organisation culture on well-being and mental health.

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Posted 1043 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

7 steps to Gaining Confidence and Self-Belief

Milly Pocock is a confidence coach who walks her talk. Through her own experiences and coaching knowledge Milly shares with us her 7 steps to gain more confidence and self-belief.

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Posted 1050 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles, Tips

Presenting with Confidence - by Sarah Urquhart

I was not a natural presenter; my natural relaxed outgoing nature completely deserted me when I stood up in front of a group of my colleagues to practice presenting a topic I knew all about!

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Posted 1008 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight

Coach in the Spotlight - Tina O'Brien

I have been a Managing Director for a Medical Company for 9 years and it became very apparent that management styles were changing.

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Posted 1057 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Why Coaches Aren't More Successful

Kris share with you his thoughts as to why coaches aren't more successful.

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Posted 1015 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight

Coach in the Spotlight - Matthew Phelps

Matthew has kindly shared his story of how he discovered coaching and his journey to qualifying.

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Posted 1064 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Natural Expression Coaching by Rick Nunn

"Former Wimbledon champion Andy Murray confirms Amelie Mauresmo as his full-time coach!" screamed the headline in The Guardian. It got me thinking about the type of relationship they're likely to have: a mother-child, a brother-sister or a husband-wife? Discovering their 9 Energy Expressions gave me the answer - but more on that later.

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Posted 1071 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Coaching: Fact or Fiction Part 2

Kris Robertson's continues his top 10 Coaching Fallacies - PART 2. (Check out http://www.the-coaching-academy.com/blog/index.asp if you missed last week's PART 1).

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Posted 1078 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Coaching: Fact or Fiction Part 1

'Life' or Personal Coaching is everywhere! You can't open a magazine or turn on the telly without seeing reference to 'Coaching' in all its guises. Be it which celeb is seeing a 'Life Coach' to help them with their addiction, or on the latest sitcom in which the protagonist visits a 'Life Coach', often resulting in a hilarious parody of the stereotypical American-style, crystal-healing, chakra-realigning, saccharine-sweet, larger-than-life personality (in a recent programme, the voluptuous 'Life Coach' sat on the leading character's face so that she could experience rebirth).

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Posted 1085 Days Ago in: Coaching Academy News

The Coaching Academy Pin Badge

"Badges? We ain't got no badges! We don't need no badges! I don't have to show you any stinking badges!" - 'Gold Hat' in The Treasure of the Sierra Madre.

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Posted 1022 Days Ago in: Niche Spotlight

Niche Coaching those battling with eating disorders

We love to celebrate the success of our coaches many of whom are doing great work within fascinating niches. Today we are looking at helping those with eating disorders with Michelle Parsons.

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Posted 1029 Days Ago in: Niche Spotlight

Niche in the Spotlight - Coaching Lawyer Mums

We love to celebrate the success of our coaches many of whom are doing great work within fascinating niches. Today we are looking at working with Lawyer Mums and women in technology with Sherry Bevan.

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Posted 1036 Days Ago in: Niche Spotlight

Niche coaching using home as a metaphorical language for health within the NHS.

We love to celebrate the success of our coaches many of whom are doing great work within fascinating niches. Today we are looking at Coaching using home as a metaphorical language for health within the NHS with Jean Hammond.

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Posted 1043 Days Ago in: Niche Spotlight

Niche in the Spotlight - Coaching Clergy and Church Leaders

We love to celebrate the success of our coaches many of whom are doing great work within fascinating niches. Today we are looking at Coaching Clergy and Church Leaders with Steve Tash.

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Posted 1050 Days Ago in: Niche Spotlight

Niche in the Spotlight - Coaching High Performing and Engaged Teams

We love to celebrate the success of our coaches many of whom are doing great work within fascinating niches. Today we are looking at the coaching niche, helping managers to produce high performing and engaged teams with John Driscoll.

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Posted 1057 Days Ago in: Niche Spotlight

Niche in the spotlight - Parent and Family Coaching

We love to celebrate the success of our coaches many of whom are doing great work within fascinating niches. Today we are looking at Parent and Family Coaching with Sharon Lawton.

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Posted 1064 Days Ago in: Niche Spotlight

Niche in the spotlight - Supporting business owners on stress management

We love to celebrate the success of our coaches many of whom are doing great work within fascinating niches. Today we are looking at Supporting business owners on stress management with Liz Makin.

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Posted 1071 Days Ago in: Niche Spotlight

Niche in the Spotlight - Coaching Athletes and Sports Coaches

We love to celebrate the success of our coaches many of whom are doing great work within fascinating niches. Today we are looking at working with athletes and sports coaches with Silke Endacott.

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Posted 1092 Days Ago in: Book Reviews

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill Book Review

We recommend many books to our students here at The Coaching Academy. Thanks to Roger Dennison for taking the time to share his thoughts on one of these books.

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Posted 1078 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight

Coach in the Spotlight - Isabel Knight

We love to share the success stories of our coaches and the journey they have taken. Isabel has taken time out of her business diary to share her story: My Path to the Future - How I Created My Coaching Business.

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Posted 1092 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight

Coach in the Spotlight - Victoria Hockley

We do like shining the spotlight on our coaches here at The Coaching Academy and nothing pleases us more than hearing about all of your success stories and sharing this with our networks. Victoria Hockley has taken time out of her busy schedule to share her story with us.

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Posted 1099 Days Ago in: Bev James, Book Reviews, Do It or Ditch It

Do it or Ditch It Book reviewed by Claire Cahill

For me a sign of a good book is if I pick it up and continue to read chapter after chapter without putting the book down... This is exactly what happened when I started reading "Do it or Ditch it" by Bev James, MD of The Coaching Academy and Founder of The Entrepreneurs Business Academy with James Caan.

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Posted 1120 Days Ago in: Do It or Ditch It

Click or Clash!

How to Solve the People Puzzle - Dave Pill, trainer at The Coaching Academy, Master Trainer for DISC Personality Profiling has for many years used an established personality profiling system known as 'DISC' as an integral part of his work. The DISC methodology was founded on years of research by American psychologist, Dr William M. Marston (1893 - 1947) and others. It is a remarkable tool that enables people to increase self-awareness and understand and appreciate different personalities.

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Posted 1120 Days Ago in: Life Coaching Articles, Coaching Articles

EQ central to self-mastery

I believe that every person has the ability to learn, change and adapt. We are not static personalities, reactive to our environment and the challenges we might face. We are dynamic beings with multiple intelligences, able to fulfil our unique potential.

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Posted 1127 Days Ago in: Bev James, Do It or Ditch It

What have you done? What have you ditched?

Have you taken positive action as a result of reading Do it! or Ditch it?

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Posted 1134 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight

Introducing Maria Spooner - Honourary Fellow of The Coaching Academy

Ever wondered how long it takes to complete every single one of The Coaching Academy's training programmes? That's over 40 days of live training, over 70 coaching sessions, 6 Practical Assessments, 5 Final Assessment Papers, and an NLP Viva.

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Posted 1155 Days Ago in: Bev James, Coaching Articles

Bev James: Do Coaches Need Coaches?

When our delegates train to become qualified and skilled coaches, they develop a deep understanding of the different coaching techniques and skills to make a difference to the lives of their clients. But Can a Qualified Coach Be Their Own Coach?

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Posted 1155 Days Ago in: Youth Coaching Articles, Youth Impact Coaching, Niche Spotlight

Niche in the Spotlight: Youth Coaching

We are inspired by Keshav Bhatt, Qualified Protege Coach of The Coaching Academy, who is making waves in the youth coaching industry. We interviewed Keshav about his fantastic work helping young people. You can see his TED Talk at the end of his interview.

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Posted 1161 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Does Mindfulness Matter?

With such a surge in the importance of mindfulness, we were interested to understand how the practice might help coaching clients- or whether it is really worth the hype- and how it can help us in coaching.

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Posted 1106 Days Ago in: Niche Spotlight

Niche in the Spotlight: Dyslexia Coaching

Today we interviewed Jennie Lockley, to discuss her coaching niche as a Dyslexia Coach.

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Posted 1134 Days Ago in: Niche Spotlight

Niche in the Spotlight: Coaching Bulimia Sufferers

We love to celebrate the success of our coaches here at The Coaching Academy, many of whom are doing great work within particular niches. Today we talked to Julie Kerr to discuss her coaching niche, helping women who suffer from Bulimia to be empowered in their recovery and in their future goals.

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Posted 1113 Days Ago in: Niche Spotlight

Niche in the Spotlight: The Mompreneurs Coach

This week's niche in the spotlight: helping "Mompreneurs", or entrepreneurial mothers to build their own business, with Sandra Heim.

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Posted 1176 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Are you looking for coaching clients?

If you are a coach, and you'd like an easy way of introducing yourself to potential clients, why not list yourself on our new Coaching Directory?

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Posted 1141 Days Ago in: Niche Spotlight

Niche in the Spotlight: Publishing Books for Small Business Owners

Today we talked to Alison Jones, to discuss her coaching niche helping small business owners to self-publish their books.

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Posted 1127 Days Ago in: Niche Spotlight

Niche in the Spotlight: Accountants in the NHS

Today we talked to Chris Brown, to discuss his coaching niche helping finance professionals within the NHS. He talks about his passion for giving back to the industry, and how having credibility in his niche has helped him build a successful coaching business.

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Posted 1148 Days Ago in: Niche Spotlight

Niche in the Spotlight: Confidence for Horse Riders

This week's niche in the spotlight: helping adult horse riders to gain confidence and reconnect with their passion for riding, with Faye Low.

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Posted 1162 Days Ago in: Niche Spotlight

Niche in the Spotlight: The Gay Confidence Coach

We're talking to The Coaching Academy's coaches about their uniquely inspiring niches! Today we talked to Paul Bailey, to discuss his coaching niche as a Gay Confidence Coach- as seen on TV!

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Posted 1085 Days Ago in: Niche Spotlight

Niche in the Spotlight: Coaching Counselling Clients

We're talking to The Coaching Academy's coaches about their uniquely inspiring niches! Today we talked to Carole MacDonald to discuss her coaching niche, helping patients confidently plan a way forward after finishing with a counsellor.

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Posted 1169 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles, Tips

3 Steps to Build Rapport with Your Clients

People are different, but predictably different. Rapport is defined by "a close and harmonious relationship, in which the people or groups concerned understand each others' feelings or ideas and communicate well". It is clear in that case that rapport can be of huge benefit to both yours and your client's motives.

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Posted 1176 Days Ago in: Niche Spotlight

NEW SERIES: Niche in the Spotlight!

Many of our coaches are doing fantastic work in very unique, surprising and inspiring niches. We are delighted that our coaches will be sharing their niche with us in our new series of articles: Niche in the Spotlight! Here's why finding your coaching niche can be so beneficial... and how to find your own!

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Posted 1176 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Bev James: Preview Your Future Success Through Visualisation

"Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can" Have you ever tried to use visualisation to achieve a goal? The power of coaching may help you to get the most out of visualisation. Here is why...

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Posted 1183 Days Ago in: Bev James, Coaching Articles

Bev James: The Courage to Succeed

Bev James talks about how to have the courage to succeed. You know you are progressing if you feel scared, a little out of your depth... here's how to have the confidence to keep moving towards success.

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Posted 1099 Days Ago in: Niche Spotlight

Niche in the Spotlight: Weddings and Wellbeing

Today we talked to Matthew Phelps, to discuss his coaching niche helping brides, grooms and others to navigate the stresses building up to their wedding.

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Posted 1169 Days Ago in: Niche Spotlight

NEW: Niche in the Spotlight: The Vet Coach

We're talking to The Coaching Academy's coaches about their uniquely inspiring niches! Today we talked to Carolyne Crowe, to discuss her coaching niche in the veterinary profession.

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Posted 1190 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Does having a plan B stop you from succeeding?

Richard Branson and J K Rowling didn't have a plan B- for them, achieving their goal was the only option. How much is having your plan B stopping you from succeeding? It may be time to banish it!

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Posted 1203 Days Ago in: Coaching Academy News

Are You Looking For A Coach?

The Coaching Directory has now officially launched to provide you with a host of professional, well-trained coaches who want to help you get from WHERE YOU ARE to WHERE YOU WANT TO BE.

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Posted 1203 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

If you want to get ahead, get a coach!

Coaching is more popular now than ever before. from small business owners to CEOs of large corporations, from individuals looking for a new career path to parents looking to create harmony in the home... So how does coaching help so many... how could it help you?

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Posted 1183 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight

Coach in the Spotlight - Christopher Catt

We love to celebrate the success of our qualified coaches here at The Coaching Academy and share your stories with our networks. Today we are celebrating the success of Christopher Catt, who is making a real difference in his niche by combining his expertise and experience and coaching practices in his coaching business!

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Posted 1148 Days Ago in: NLP Articles

3 Ways NLP Could Help You in Life

You may have heard of NLP before- do you know how understanding NLP and using NLP techniques can transform your life? Do you want to know the practical secrets of how to use NLP techniques to benefit your life and accelerate your personal success? It is now possible to book a place on the Coaching Academy's New Introduction to NLP event with Sarah Urquhart. How are 3 ways that NLP could help you!

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Posted 1211 Days Ago in: Coaching Academy News

The Coaching Directory - Powered By The Coaching Academy

Advertise your coaching services as part of The Coaching Academy Website.

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Posted 1211 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Is Your Body Language Affecting Your Confidence?

Do you think that you are a confident person? Social psychologist Amy Ruddy argues that "faking" feeling confident can actually make you more confident. Here are our top tips for you to use to change your body language, to see if it can help you!

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Posted 1197 Days Ago in: NLP Articles

Could Creating Outcomes with NLP Help You to Unlock Your Potential?

Can you think of a time when you set yourself a goal, or wanted to achieve something, but for whatever reason, you didn't succeed? Maybe you have a goal right now- an idea about what you might want to do, to achieve or to be, which you haven't managed to achieve?

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Posted 1190 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight

Coach in the Spotlight Special - Julie Hickton

We do like shining the spotlight on our coaches here at The Coaching Academy and nothing pleases us more than hearing about all of your success stories and sharing this with our networks. Not just a successful executive coach, Julie Hickton is director of her own limited company, and has successfully published her first book "The Tree of Resilience".

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Posted 1211 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight

Coach in the Spotlight - Katy Coulson

Katy Coulson shares her success story, where she is now and her top tips for fellow Coaching Academy students and qualified coaches moving forward.

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Posted 1217 Days Ago in: In The Spotlight, Trainer in the Spotlight

Trainer in the Spotlight Special - Andrew Jenkins

We do like shining the spotlight on our trainers at The Coaching Academy and nothing pleases us more than hearing about their success stories. We asked Andrew Jenkins, trainer at The Coaching Academy, successful business owner and author of his new book - You Are More Than You Think, to share a little light on his most recent success.

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Posted 1232 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles, Personal Success

Do You Have the Winning Mind-set to Achieve Your Goal?

Get yourself in the successful mind-set by thinking about the winning sequence: BE! DO! HAVE!

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Posted 1225 Days Ago in: Book Reviews

Crucial Conversations: Tools for talking when the stakes are high

This is a book that can literally change your life and the lives of those around you... seems like hype?

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Posted 1217 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight

Coach In The Spotlight - Tasmin Sabar

Deciding to go ahead with the programme was a big decision both in terms of the money and also pushing myself outside of my comfort zone but at the same time, I wasn't happy with my situation and I knew I wanted to make big changes. So, I relied on my instinct and the gut feeling that it was the right thing to do.

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Posted 1225 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight

Coach In The Spotlight - Danielle Anderson

In late 2012, I decide to take a break from my previous career but wasn't quite sure where I wanted to end up. After a few months of just enjoying freedom from the 9 - 5 (or the 7:30 - 6 in my case) I needed to make some decisions.

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Posted 1232 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight

Coach In The Spotlight - Caroline Molloy

2013 was my year of jubilee I celebrated by becoming a personal performance coach and NLP practitioner, doing a zip wire over the river Wear, scuba diving, starting a new business and speaking at an international conference in Delhi. I have enjoyed every minute of my 50th year and I have gone from redundancy to abundance with the help of The Coaching Academy and my fellow coaches.

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Posted 1239 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Coach In The Spotlight - Sally Humphries

I was introduced to coaching by a close friend of mine who was convinced that I'd be good at it. I came to The Coaching Academy's two-day event based on her recommendation alone and not really knowing what to expect. Needless to say I enjoyed it immensely and found the 'it' I'd been looking for forever.

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Posted 1239 Days Ago in: Book Reviews

Book Review - Who Moved My Cheese?

Who moved my Cheese? is a short, easy to read story about change and how to make change easier and more enjoyable.

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Posted 1239 Days Ago in: Ask Bev

Ask Bev - What Kind of Coach Are You?

Welcome back to Ask Bev - but today is slightly different. I have a question to ask you: What kind of coach are you?

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Posted 1246 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles, Coaching Academy News

Take Your Coaching Skills To The Next Level

As the coaching industry continues to develop; to provide excellence in coaching means that you need to be able to present cutting edge thinking and strategies. Here at The Coaching Academy we have been working really hard to bring you something very exciting.

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Posted 1253 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight

Coach In The Spotlight - Ann Carver

Ann Carver is a Wealth and Personal Success Coach with a story well worth reading. Ann came to coaching and found her niche following an accumilation of debt, family loss and emotional spending. Read her story here...

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Posted 1253 Days Ago in: Ask Bev

Ask Bev - How do you know if you have found the right coaching niche?

Welcome back to another Ask Bev! This week Bev answers the question, "How Do You Know If You’ve Found The Right Coaching Niche? " Read on and watch the video to discover whether you have found the right niche for your coaching business.

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Posted 1260 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, Coaching Academy News, Success Stories

Coach In The Spotlight Special - Nikki Streatfield

This is a Coach In The Spotlight Special as we are very excited to be welcoming a new member of our Qualifications Team to The Coaching Academy. Meet Nikki Streatfield who joined us last month as a Coach Assessor. Read on to find out more and if you're lucky enough you'll get to speak to Nikki soon on your next practical assessment.

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Posted 1260 Days Ago in: Book Reviews

Book Review - Living Your Best Life

"I love the use of metaphors so the comparison of coaching to archaeology was a joy to hold in my mind as I read Laura Bergman Fortgang's book". Thank you to Graham Dawson for reviewing this book for us. Read on to discover what he thought of this coaching resource.

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Posted 1267 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles, Personal Success

Make Your Goals Exciting!

There is no fun in thinking small; that doesn't get the juices flowing and that certainly won't get you moving forward at an accelerated rate. The best goals are those that really fire you up so ask yourself - are my goals exciting enough?

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Posted 1274 Days Ago in: Ask Bev, Bev James

Ask Bev - Should I charge my coaching sessions by the hour or should I promote them in blocks?

"Should I charge my coaching sessions by the hour or should I promote them in blocks?" There is no right or wrong answer here but my advice would be - don't sell coaching sessions by the hour. Read on and watch the video to find out more.

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Posted 1274 Days Ago in: Book Reviews

Book Review - The Inner Game of Work

Tina O'Brien has reviewed Timothy Gallwey's The Inner Game of Work for us. "I would really recommend this book as it opens a new way of looking at ourselves".

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Posted 1274 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles, Tips

Top Tips For Those Studying To Become A Coach

Calling all Coaching Academy students! If you've ever asked yourself, "what is the most effective way of getting through my qualification?" then Deepti Goyal has been there, done that and has put together some top tips for you.

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Posted 1281 Days Ago in: Ask Bev

Ask Bev - How do you find the perfect name for your business?

Welcome back to another Ask Bev! This week Bev answers the question, "How do you find the perfect name for your business?" Read on and watch the video to discover the dos and don'ts of naming your business.

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Posted 1288 Days Ago in: Ask Bev, Bev James, Coaching Client Acquisition Articles

Ask Bev James - How do you get your very first paying client?

"How do you get your very first paying client?" has proved a very popular question in the Ask Bev series. Read on and watch the video in the blog post to find out Bev's response to this business building question.

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Posted 1288 Days Ago in: Book Reviews

Book Review - The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (15th Anniversary Edition)

I put off reading Stephen Covey's book as I assumed (wrongly it turns out) that it would be another boring MBA textbook for those in the corporate world. Having read it, I now understand why it is so widely recommended and quoted.

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Posted 1295 Days Ago in: Ask Bev, Bev James, Coaching Articles

Ask Bev - How do you take the step from being full time employed to becoming a full time coach?

It's time for another great question and answer in the Ask Bev series. Bev is working her way through your business building questions and this week she answers - "How do you take the step from being full time employed to becoming a full time coach?". Read on and watch the video for the full response.

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Posted 1295 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

What Is Coaching?

If you are yet to join us on one of our free coaching courses then you may still be wondering - what is coaching? Here's our definition to help you understand the fundamentals and why coaching is becoming a growing area of interest for companies and individuals alike.

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Posted 1302 Days Ago in: Ask Bev, Coaching Articles

Ask Bev James - How does one win the confidence of your first client given that you have no experience?

Here's another great question and answer in the Ask Bev series. Each week Bev will be answering your business building questions and this week's is - "How does one win the confidence of the very first client given that you have no experience?". Read on and watch the video to find out Bev's response.

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Posted 1309 Days Ago in: Book Reviews

Book Review - Co-Active Coaching

I would recommend this book as it follows The Coaching Academy philosophy and provides additional information you can add to your coaching learning experiences. Fantastic tools and information to add to the existing toolkit.

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Posted 1309 Days Ago in: CPD for Coaches

Neuroscience and Coaching

We're really delighted to launch a brand new CPD Day - Neuroscience and Coaching with Sarah and Gordon Urquhart. On 9th February at Latimer Place, The Coaching Academy will be running the CPD Day - Neuroscience and Coaching.

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Posted 1309 Days Ago in: Ask Bev, Bev James, Coaching Articles

Ask Bev James - Should I be thinking about my coaching niche while still in training?

Last week I offered you the opportunity to ask me your questions around setting up a coaching business. The response has been amazing! As promised, I will be aiming to answer as many of your questions as possible over the coming weeks. Here's the first installment, answering the question - "Should I be thinking about my coaching niche while still in training?"

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Posted 1316 Days Ago in: Ask Bev, Bev James, Coaching Articles

Setting Up A Coaching Business? - Ask Bev James!

As my role as Managing Director of The Coaching Academy and Director of Mentoring for Start Up Loans, I often get asked questions on how to run and build a business. I know first-hand, what it is like to train as a Coach and set up a coaching business from scratch and i want to share my knowledge with you.

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Posted 763 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

How Good Are Your Listening Skills?

The quality of your interpersonal relationships can seriously improve the quality of your life. As well as improving the relationships you have with others, whether that be at home or in work, working on your inter-personal skills can also positively impact the relationship you have with yourself.

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Posted 1316 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, In The Spotlight

Coach In The Spotlight - Alex Shann

Following my father's death a friend suggested that I speak with her mum who is a life coach. My first reaction was "gosh I must appear unstable" and my second was of excitement and enthusiasm as I have always looked upon life coaching as an LA celebrity's commodity.

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Posted 626 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

New Year, New Start

Could have, should have, would have are some of the phrases many people find themselves saying. The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking spaces but the good news is that the New Year a great opportunity to start afresh!

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Posted 1344 Days Ago in: Coaching Academy News

Happy Christmas From The Coaching Academy!

We've had a great year and hope you have too? We just wanted to wish you all a very happy festive period and let you know about our Christmas office hours.

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Posted 1344 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, In The Spotlight

Coach In The Spotlight - Simon Ong

As the end of another year approaches, so begins my reflection on all of the amazing things that have happened in 2013. Who would have thought that a decision taken on July 6th 2012 to enroll would be a game-changer of a step towards where I am today!

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Posted 1350 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, In The Spotlight

Coach In The Spotlight - Boyd Hayward

Our latest Coach In The Spotlight is drummer Boyd Hayward. His first experience of coaching was when he hired one for himself and loved the experience. After attending our 2 day certificate course he knew that coaching was a career avenue to be explored!

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Posted 1358 Days Ago in: Coaching Academy Info, Coaching Articles, Personal Success

Now Even Easier To Reach Your Maximum Potential!

No matter what is happening in your life, good or not so good; you have the power to turn that around and learn how to succeed.

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Posted 1358 Days Ago in: Coaching Academy News, PR

Thank You Movember Supporters!

That is it, Movember is officially done and we would just like to say a very big thank you to all you lovely, generous people who got involved!

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Posted 1358 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, Coaching Articles, Success Stories

Coach In The Spotlight - Nigel Pacey

I came to coaching at a time of major change in my life. I worked in social housing for over 20 years... In March 2011, I suffered a stroke which left me without feeling on my entire left side and it took me three months to learn to walk unaided again.

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Posted 1358 Days Ago in: Book Reviews

Book Review - Eat That Frog by Brian Tracy

Eat that frog, small in pages but huge in content, offers a cure for the curse of modern day living- procrastination. Even though the medicine sounds painful, (bush tucker trial kind of stuff) - it isn't. It is the encouragement to attack the biggest and most important task of the day - first thing.

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Posted 1365 Days Ago in: Coaching Academy News

A Huge Thank You!

As we approach the end of November this will be our last Movember update. We want to say a massive, heart felt thank you to all of you lovely, kind people who have already donated to the Mo-Ching Academy!

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Posted 1365 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles, Personal Success, Life Coaching Articles

What Is Potential & How Do You Unleash It?

Everyone has it in them to develop themselves and reach their full potential. We all have the ability to do a little more each day than we think we can possibly do.

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Posted 1372 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles, Life Coaching Articles, Personal Success

Is Your Thinking Helping You?

Ask yourself the question - How is my thinking helping me? We all have reoccurring thought processes and beliefs and the more aware you are of them, the more likely you'll be able to switch the negatives into positives. Is your current thinking actually beneficial to your life?

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Posted 1372 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight

Coach In The Spotlight - Andrea Chapman

From a medical background as a therapy radiographer to the buzz and busyness of working through her coaching diplomas; Andrea Chapman shares her journey to becoming a coach and has a very interesting niche! As a single mum of twin boys, here's how Andrea handled the experience.

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Posted 1379 Days Ago in: Coaching Academy News, PR

Movember Update - Get Involved!

Just a quick update from Team Mo-ching Academy as we are already half way through Movember!

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Posted 1379 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, In The Spotlight

Coach In The Spotlight - Nicky Raby

Nicky Raby shares her coaching journey with us and discusses exactly how the power of goal setting has helped to keep her on track and in line for success! Read her story here...

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Posted 1386 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles, Corporate Coaching Articles, Tips

Top Tips For Coaching Project Managers - Susanne Madsen

Have you ever been in a situation where you needed to coach a project manager and you wish you had some great tools you could use to help them move forward more effectively? If so, Susanne Madsen offer her top tips.

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Posted 1386 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, In The Spotlight

Coach In The Spotlight - Anne Lewis

Our latest Coach In The Spotlight is Anne Lewis, who shares her journey towards living the life she has always wanted. In Anne's own words she had been "hiding away" from life until she embarked on her coaching journey and things started to change for her.

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Posted 1393 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, Coaching Articles, In The Spotlight

Coach In The Spotlight - Jennie Lockley

This is a very touching Coach In The Spotlight from Jennie Lockley. Having been a registered nurse since 1980, she always had a passion for encouraging and building confidence in people. Having joined The Coaching Academy with a master plan to qualify quickly Jennie really did have to face some challenges head on. What a journey, thank you for sharing!

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Posted 1393 Days Ago in: Coaching Academy News

We're in for a hairy November and need your support!

It's almost November which can mean only 1 thing… that annual moustache growing phenomenon of Movember will soon begin! Prompted by the very pro-active Coach in Training Matthew Phelps, but not really needing his arm twisted in any way at all, our very own Kris Robertson was more than happy to get involved.

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Posted 1405 Days Ago in: Book Reviews

DO IT! OR DITCH IT - The reviews are in from our coaches

DO IT! OR DITCH IT – 8 Steps to Business Success, written by Bev James, is already receiving rave reviews just one week after publication. We love to share positive news here on the blog so do read on to find out what all the fuss is about.

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Posted 1405 Days Ago in: Book Reviews

Book Review - The Coaching Manual by Julie Starr

The Coaching Manual – The Definitive Guide to the Process, Principles and Skills of Personal Coaching

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Posted 1405 Days Ago in: Book Reviews

Book Review - Coaching for Performance

Kris Robertson, Operations Director of The Coaching Academy, shares his review of the book Coaching for Performance by John Whitmore.

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Posted 835 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Coach In The Spotlight - Marli Netterberg

"I first came across coaching back when I was still working as a specialist in Orthopaedic rehabilitation in South Africa. I came across The Coaching Academy's free 2-day course and knew this was a chance I could not pass up on. I told my husband I really wanted to look into coaching. I even convinced him to join me!"

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Posted 1421 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, Success Stories

Coach In The Spotlight Special - Annie Ashdown

It's time to shine our spotlight on another coach success story! Nothing pleases us more than when our coaches get in touch to share their news. So, when graduate from 2002, Annie Ashdown contacted us to let us know about her 2nd book, we were keen to find out what else she's been up to for the past decade...

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Posted 1428 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, Success Stories

Coach In The Spotlight - Helen Watts

It seems a little odd to be writing something about success when I feel like I'm only at the beginning of my coaching life - but perhaps there's something in there about celebrating the small steps forward towards our dreams... hmmm, those sound like coaching words to me!

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Posted 1428 Days Ago in: Approvals & Endorsements, Life Coaching Articles, Personal Success, Tips

Steps to Successful Self-Management of your Emotional State

Self-management of your emotional state is the act of taking responsibility for your emotions. It is a fact that your emotions can affect your decision making process and behaviour. Therefore the ability to be more aware of your emotions and actually taking responsibility for controlling them can help you to be more effective, productive and successful in keeping your goals in sight.

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Posted 1435 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles, Life Coaching Articles

The Difference Between Coaching and Mentoring

What exactly is the difference between coaching and mentoring? At a glance, it isn't necessarily easy to identify the difference. They do after all have quite a few things in common. Both are a means of aiding an individual to grow, develop and achieve their goals but the main difference is in the approach.

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Posted 1435 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles, Coaching Survey Results

The Top 5 Ingredients Of A Life You Love

What do you consider the single most important ingredient of a life you love? If you didn't participated in the Flash Research Project I recently ran on this question, take 30 seconds to think about what your key ingredient is. Then read on and find out what the 158 respondents to my informal poll have said...

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Posted 1435 Days Ago in: Coaching Academy News, Continuous Professional Development, CPD for Coaches

We're hosting a webinar with the fabulous Julie Starr!

For the majority of our coaches reading this, Julie Starr will need no introduction! Julie is author of "The Coaching Manual" and "Brilliant Coaching" and her models and principles have influenced the development of coaching practice globally! We're absolutely delighted to be able to welcome Julie as our guest for what promises to be a very exciting webinar!

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Posted 1442 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight

Coach In The Spotlight - Simone Vincenzi

Hi, my name is Simone Vincenzi and I can finally say that I am a qualified Coach with The Coaching Academy. I received my diploma in Personal Performance Coaching a couple of weeks ago. What a relief and in particular... What a journey!! Here's my story...

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Posted 1246 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

A Mindful Approach To Coaching

Coaching Academy Trainer and Advanced Coach Practitioner Tutor, Susan Grandfield, has been practicing Mindful Coaching for several years. Being a Mindful Coach is key to advancing your coaching skills, read on to find out more about Susan's experience with Mindful Coaching.

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Posted 1449 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight

Coach In The Spotlight - Christene Burgess

What brings our coaches to the world of coaching and what becomes of them after they've officially graduated and become a professional qualified coach? These are some of the questions answered in our regular Coach In The Spotlight story and here's Christene Burgess for you.

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Posted 1449 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles, Corporate Coaching Articles

Corporate Coaching & What CEOs Really Want

It is no surprise to us that companies continue to embrace coaching as a development tool. The ILM recently reported 80% of the 250 large organisations that they surveyed had or were using coaching with another 9% planning too. Very encouraging statistics!

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Posted 1455 Days Ago in: Coaching Academy Info, Coaching Academy News, Corporate Coaching Articles, TCA Corporate

The Coaching Academy - Proud National Supporter of The Dame Kelly Holmes Legacy Trust

For many years now, our very own Managing Director, Bev James has been working closely with Dame Kelly Holmes and her team offering coaching, mentoring and training to retired world class athletes. We are now really proud to be National Supporters of The Dame Kelly Holmes Legacy Trust!

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Posted 1455 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, Coaching Articles

Story Of A Coach In Training

If you've ever wondered what it is like to be a student of The Coaching Academy, training to be a Professional Coach, then this blog post is for you! We do love a trainee coach with gusto so when student Claudia Brown, Coach in Training, proposed an article providing a first-hand account for what it's like to be a Coach in training we jumped at the chance.

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Posted 1463 Days Ago in: Book Reviews

Book Review - Coaching With NLP

If you are done with reading the latest summer beach blockbuster and are ready for something that will help you on your coaching journey then Francoise Orlov has kindly reviewed Joseph O'Connor and Andrea Lages's book Coaching With NLP.

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Posted 1463 Days Ago in: Life Coaching Articles, Personal Success, Tips

Are You Reaching Your Full Potential?

Everyone has the skills to develop themselves so they are able to reach their full potential. Whether that be with work, family, fitness or relationships, there are certain qualities, mind-sets and behaviours that will massively help you with maximising your self-development.

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Posted 1470 Days Ago in: Continuous Professional Development, Personal Success, Tips

Awaken Your Inner Coach - Free Webinar

A Coach helps their client to realise that they truly can, be, do or have anything. Coaching is a progressive process where stumbling blocks are converted into stepping stones and where each step brings the client closer to the fulfillment of their desires and potential. Imagine how much more successful you could be if you awakened your inner coach?

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Posted 1470 Days Ago in: Personal Success, Tips

Top Tips For Being More Productive

Being able to get more done means you are ahead of yourself and probably have more time to retain that elusive work / life balance. Would you like to do more in less time? We suspect most people will answer with a resounding yes. If this is you then read on for our top tips on how to be more productive.

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Posted 1477 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles, Tips

Top Tips For Coaching Success

Coaching skills are a powerful set of tools that anyone can use and apply to create instant and sustainable life and work changes. If you are a Coach or training to be a Coach then you are helping your clients realise their potential, move closer to their goals and desires and achieve real results. It's a wonderful and hugely positive thing you are doing but are you doing it well?

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Posted 1477 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles, Life Coaching Articles

Someday Isle - The Worst Holiday Destination Ever!

Holiday season is in full swing and we do hope you have had or are planning a great get-away to refresh and re-focus! As we are in high-holiday season, it's a good time to reveal one particular destination that you should definitely try to avoid - Someday Isle.

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Posted 1484 Days Ago in: Personal Success, Tips

Top Tips For Being More Assertive

Assertiveness is a behaviour that can be learned and developed. It's a communication process that is a key quality for productive relationships. It can help you move you away from feeling passive to feeling more active and listened to on more occasions. It usually involves stepping outside of your comfort zone if you are not naturally assertive but in doing so, working on being more assertive can certainly help improve your confidence and self esteem.

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Posted 1484 Days Ago in: Bev James, Tips

Winning Ways & Olympic Lessons

Just over 12 months ago, the whole nation was gripped by the drama unfolding in a formerly neglected and rundown corner of East London. It says a lot about the incredible pace of the world that we now all live and work in that the glorious celebration that was last summer's Olympic Games feels like a very distant memory despite the great anniversary games that took place over the weekend.

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Posted 1126 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

What Is Effective Communication?

Improving your communication skills is essential in this day and age of information overload where messages, meanings and tone of voice can get lost in texts, emails, tweets and smiley faces. It may seem like an old school concept but effective communication is much more than just sharing information, it's about understanding people and improving relationships all round.

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Posted 1491 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, In The Spotlight

Trainer In The Spotlight Special - Lorraine Thomas

We do like shining the spotlight on our coaches here at The Coaching Academy and nothing pleases us more than hearing about all of your success stories and sharing this with our networks. Not just a successful coach but also a trainer for The Coaching Academy, Lorraine Thomas has been making waves in the parent coaching arena and was featured in this month's Prima Baby.

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Posted 1498 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight

Coach In The Spotlight - Marina Kogan

Recently back from Russia having provided some corporate and individual coaching in Novosibirsk, we caught up with Marina Kogan to find out a bit more about her life as a Coach and feature her as our next Coach in the Spotlight. To find out more, read on...

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Posted 1498 Days Ago in: Ask Bev, Bev James, Tips

Should Coaches Offer An Introductory Meeting To Clients Free Of Charge?

I know first-hand what it's like to train as a coach and set up your own business from scratch. I can still remember how excited I was when I got my first paying client too. You may be an amazing coach with huge potential to make a real difference to every client you see but if people don't know about you this obviously won't happen.

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Posted 1505 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, Success Stories

Coaches In The Spotlight - Karen Jones and Joanne Spencer

We are delighted to feature not just one coach in the spotlight but two highly experienced coaches, Karen Jones and Joanne Spencer. Together they run two highly successful businesses, work as a job share and still manage to find time to create a great work-life balance. To find out how they do it, read their Spotlight feature here...

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Posted 1505 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles, Life Coaching Articles

Coaching - The Facts and Fiction

Life or Personal Performance Coaching is everywhere! Yes, this is perhaps often a hilarious parody of the stereotypical American-style, crystal-healing, angel-realigning, larger-than-life personality but open up the latest women's glossy magazine or turn on your television and you will see numerous references to coaching in the "real" world.

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Posted 1510 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, Success Stories, Trainer in the Spotlight

Trainer In The Spotlight - Merete Langler

Merete will hopefully be a familiar face and voice to a lot of you. She's done an incredible amount for us here at The Coaching Academy and has worn many hats during her years with us. As a qualified Coach and NLP Practitioner with her own business she works with small business owners and young people who are making major life choices. Find out more about Merete here.

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Posted 770 Days Ago in: Bev James, Coaching Articles

What Can We Learn From Wimbledon? - By Bev James

Even if you are not interested tennis there's still a lot we could all learn from top tennis athletes for increasing your chances of success and creating a winning mind-set. As we look back on Wimbledon 2015 we've seen some incredible action with more twists and turns than a fairground ride, but it can mean so much more to us than just a spectator sport.

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Posted 1519 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, Success Stories

Coach In The Spotlight - Paul Knee

Paul Knee is our latest Coach in the Spotlight with a very interesting story. Paul says, "for me the most interesting development since becoming a coach was how much 'un-learning' I had to do and then how much re-learning i had to do around self-awareness". Read his story here...

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Posted 1519 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles, Life Coaching Articles, Personal Success, Tips

Boost Your Confidence - Top Tips!

We all know people who are confident. They seem to face challenges head on and with a level of calm. Confidence is not something we are born with, it is shaped by experiences from childhood to adulthood. No one can build your confidence for you but the good news is that it is a constantly evolving state of being that you can build up over time.

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Posted 1526 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight

Coach In The Spotlight - Jose Garcia

My first contact with coaching goes back to 2002 during my first working experience in UK. At the time I was too young and I was advised to gain further life experience to get the most of the training and this is what I did for the next 10 years.

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Posted 1526 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles, Tips

Top Tips for Achieving Success as a Coach

If you enjoy our Coach in the Spotlight articles then you are probably already aware of the great top tips that our coaches provide to those considering coaching, those going through the coach qualification journey and those coaches who are already qualified. Here are some additional nuggets to help you achieve success as a coach.

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Posted 1533 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, In The Spotlight, Trainer in the Spotlight

Trainer In The Spotlight - Dawn Harvey

Dawn Harvey has been involved in coaching since 2005 when she started her own coaching and training business. She specialises in leadership, communication and commercial awareness and is involved in developing coaching cultures within the NHS. It is time to shine the spotlight on our energetic trainer and mentor.

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Posted 954 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Top Tips to Stop Procrastinating!

Do you ever find yourself drifting away from the task in-hand? There’s no secret formula for ending your procrastination altogether, but there are a number of ways you can manage your habits more effectively.

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Posted 1540 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, Coaching Articles, In The Spotlight

Coach In The Spotlight - Caroline Love

I have wanted to become a coach for years, ever since I first heard of life coaching. I am passionate about helping people to live their lives to their full potential. I have a range of people management experience having worked in all sorts of different areas of the NHS. There were several reasons why I decided the time was right for me to follow my dream of becoming a coach and apply for redundancy...

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Posted 1540 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles, Life Coaching Articles, NLP Articles

Managing Your State - An NLP Top Tip!

One of the greatest challenges we all face is managing our own internal emotional state, especially in difficult situations. How do you deal with challenges? Do you like your friends to console you? Do you feel the boil of anger rise followed by a verbal or physical outburst? If you want to manage your state and perform effectively then read on...

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Posted 1196 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Get Into The Decision Making Habit

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried. Are you a perpetual procrastinator or do you make decisions that work for you, quite quickly? As you would have seen from last week's newsletter featuring Isabel Harward, our very first person to enrol on to the Personal Success Academy, we like to promote healthy decision making habits here and reward action!

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Posted 1547 Days Ago in: Bev James, Coaching Academy News

Our Recent Student Survey - A HUGE Thank You!

As part of our continuous improvement programme we seek feedback from our students to gain a deeper understanding of the impacts the coaching Diplomas are having. We wanted to write a quick message to say a huge and heart-felt thank you to all those that took the time to evaluate their experience with us as a student of The Coaching Academy.

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Posted 1066 Days Ago in: Bev James, Coaching Articles, Personal Success

Are You Due A Personal Upgrade?

Where do you want to be in 12 months' time? Living a fulfilled life or just another year older saying to yourself - "where did that year go? What have I achieved?" To achieve the upgraded version of you, you need to make some adjustments. You can't just flick a switch and expect to have changed overnight.

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Posted 1554 Days Ago in: Coaching Academy News, Personal Success

A Personal Success WINNER!

Launched just 2 weeks ago, The Personal Success Academy has had an overwhelming number of people enrol for membership. The very first person to enrol was Isabel Harward and she has been rewarded for being an action orientated individual by Bev James. Thank you Isabel!

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Posted 1561 Days Ago in: Bev James, Coaching Academy News, Personal Success

Personal Success Academy - A Huge Thank You!

It's been just under a week since we officially launched the Personal Success Academy and I wanted to write a quick blog post to thank each and every one of you who have already enrolled. The response has been overwhelming with hundred's of action orientated people signing up within hours of the launch!

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Posted 1561 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, In The Spotlight, Success Stories

Meet Coach In The Spotlight - Andrew Miller

As I progressed higher within the organisation for which I previously worked, I realised that I was more interested in people than in businesses and processes. I had not heard of coaching at this stage, but when a colleague mentioned it to me, I realised that I had been coaching people naturally all along.

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Posted 1566 Days Ago in: Coaching Academy News, Continuous Professional Development, CPD for Coaches, Life Coaching Articles, Personal Success, Tips

Here it is! Proudly Presenting The Personal Success Academy!

So here's an exclusive announcement especially for you, our PS Online subscribers!

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Posted 1567 Days Ago in: NLP Articles, Tips

What Is NLP & How Does It Benefit You?

NLP or Neuro Linguistic Programming is an incredibly powerful approach to communication and personal development. Learning NLP techniques gives you greater control over your ability to be at your best more often. You will be able to effectively manage your thoughts and feelings no matter what is happening in your environment to affect you!

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Posted 1567 Days Ago in: NLP Articles, Tips

Using NLP Tools To Feel Fabulous

Does your environment ever challenge how good you feel? Could you benefit from having a secret weapon in the fight against negativity in the world? How would you like to be able to control your state in any situation? It is possible to manage your thoughts and feelings no matter what is happening in your environment; this is the power of NLP. Here are some simple steps for using NLP in everyday life.

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Posted 1575 Days Ago in: Trainer in the Spotlight

Trainer In The Spotlight - Duncan Gee

It's time to meet our 3rd Trainer in the Spotlight for this year. Carefully selected from the finest pool of UK coaches, this week we bring you Duncan Gee. Duncan is a Coaching Academy trainer on our Youth Impact Coaching Diploma. Read his Spotlight feature here.

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Posted 1575 Days Ago in: Life Coaching Articles, Personal Success, Tips

Being Brave and Facing New Situations Head On

Bravery isn't only for people we think of as heroes. It's also needed for everyday life, for those times when we stretch to express a strength and a courage we didn't know we had. It's a resource we draw on whenever we stand up to stop an injustice, deal with a crisis or take action to better our lives.

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Posted 1582 Days Ago in: Corporate Coaching Articles, Executive Coaching Articles

Why Employees Demand Coaching

There was a time when people were unfamiliar with the notion of corporate coaching. It used to be seen as remedial and a "nice to have" but now it is safe to say that many businesses and high profile business executives understand the benefits that coaching can bring.

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Posted 1582 Days Ago in: Success Stories, Trainer in the Spotlight

Trainer In The Spotlight - Jacky Leonard

It's time to shine the light on another one of our fantastic trainers. Hand-picked from the cream of the UK's finest coaches and all with a wealth of experience and qualifications, we are incredibly proud of our team. We grabbed some time with Jacky Leonard for your reading pleasure.

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Posted 1589 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, Coaching Articles, Success Stories

Meet Coach In The Spotlight - Julie Hutchison

After taking maternity leave from the police I went back to my old role in 2008 but was less than inspired so had some coaching to help me work out what I wanted to do. I was on a conference for women in policing when I first realised that it was possible to re-train to do something much more inspirational. An ex-police officer was working as a coach at the conference and that was when I knew coaching was for me!

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Posted 1589 Days Ago in: Approvals & Endorsements, Coaching Articles, Life Coaching Articles, Tips

Top Tips For Boosting Your Confidence

Most people at some point in their life could benefit from an improvement in their self-confidence. Often, just talking about it isn't enough. In order to make lasting change to this life challenge you have to take action and believe you can change. If you find yourself wanting to work through confidence issues then we have some top tips for you to work through.

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Posted 866 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles, Personal Success, Tips

The Importance Of Goal Setting

The ability to set goals makes an enormous contribution to the success of an individual. Most successful people are goal-orientated. They take time to identify what it is that they want and they build up a really clear and detailed picture of what achieving the goal will look and feel like. They then take regular action to move towards their goal. Sounds simple enough right?

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Posted 1596 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, Coaching Articles, Success Stories

Coach In The Spotlight - Michele Cohen

I've had a successful career delivering projects in organisations where I've been fortunate to manage and lead teams and deliver training. Choosing a new career direction, I decided to deepen my knowledge of people. I'm proud to say that I've always used a coaching style - it just took the fabulous and free Coaching Academy weekend for me to know it was right for me to take coaching further as a vocation.

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Posted 1603 Days Ago in: Trainer in the Spotlight

Trainer In The Spotlight - Susan Grandfield

It goes without saying that we are incredibly proud of our team of trainers here at The Coaching Academy! They are hand-picked from the cream of the UK's finest coaches and all have a wealth of experience, knowledge and qualifications. To find out more about our trainers, we'll be sharing their stories with you, so to start here's Susan Grandfield.

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Posted 1055 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

7 Ways To Create An Environment For Success by Bev James

Do you ever feel that you are not fulfilling your true potential? Are there things about your lifestyle, choices or experience that may be holding you back? Our environment is made up of surroundings and influences that are familiar to us. Sometimes, if we are in a familiar environment, we get too comfortable and we stop challenging ourselves.

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Posted 1610 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles, Personal Success

Can The Fear Of Success Have An Impact On Your Self-Confidence?

Often "being successful" can appear to be a double-edged sword. On one side, you crave success and you put a tremendous amount of effort into achieving success. On the other side there is the hidden inner fear which is being afraid of hitting success big time.

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Posted 1106 Days Ago in: Executive Coaching Articles, TCA Corporate

Coaching in the Executive Arena and the Impact of Leadership

Leading an organisation or team is a unique challenge. It is often said that people join an organisation but leave their managers. To create and sustain an environment of highly engaged, high performing employees, leaders and executives must be held accountable and rewarded for how they accomplish results as well as the results themselves.

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Posted 1617 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, Coaching Articles

Coach In The Spotlight - Nkem Mpamah

I'm a life-long student of personal development and have read great books on how to create high performance accomplishments. When I found the opportunity to attend The Coaching Academy's 2 day event in London, I seized it without question. What's really fascinating to me is recognising and tapping into the enormous power which every human has, focus.

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Posted 1617 Days Ago in: Coaching Academy Info, Coaching Articles, Continuous Professional Development, Tips

Immerse Yourself In The Coaching Community

Coaching Communities have been part of The Coaching Academy support programme for students and qualified coaches since our inception in 1999. A Coaching Community is a local group of people with an interest in all things coaching, meeting up generally on a monthly basis. We've revamped our coaching communities website to make it even easier for you reap the benefits of getting involved.

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Posted 1624 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles, Tips

The Power Of Coaching As Told By Entrepreneur Andy Smith

Coaching comes in many different forms helping people from all different walks of life. We try and let as many people as possible know all about the power of coaching through our free 2 day coaching course but if you'd like to hear it from someone else then read on to discover electrical wholesale entrepreneur, Andy Smith's experiences.

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Posted 1624 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles, Life Coaching Articles, Personal Success

Top Tips For Achieving A Better Work-Life Balance

Ever feel like your life is running you instead of the other way round? The pressures of work can become quite a demand when you are trying to juggle career alongside family, friends, social life and general well-being. There is no magic solution to achieving a better work / life balance, like most processes that will have a positive impact in your life, it is something to be practiced but here are some top tips that should help you along the way.

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Posted 1631 Days Ago in: Coach Plus Articles, Tips

How To Triger a Rock and Roll State

Anthony Robbins said: “There are no un-resourceful people, just un-resourceful states”. What does it mean? It means that you have always, at all times, the resources within you to face every situation in the best way you can.

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Posted 1631 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, In The Spotlight

Coach In the Spotlight - Elaine Mayhew

Prior to coaching I worked in sales in the FMCG industry managing Tesco & Sainsburys. Throughout the positions I held, the bit that I loved the most was dealing with people; whether it was line management, customers or colleagues, it simply made me tick.

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Posted 1638 Days Ago in: Bev James, Book Reviews

Book Review: Brian Tracys - Goals - How to Get Everything You Want Faster Than You Ever Thought Possible

I think most people underestimate the value of goals, however, the ability to set and achieve goals will determine the success we achieve. In this book, Brian Tracy helps you to set goals and achieve them in record time by following a step by step process.

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Posted 1638 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles, Tips

Harnessing Productive Thinking

Effective thinking does take a bit of work. It takes a bit of creativity, the ability to generate ideas, identify opportunities and most importantly ways to action them!

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Posted 1645 Days Ago in: Bev James, Do It or Ditch It, Tips

5 Steps To A Mind-Set For Success

Do you make decisions that work for you? Or are you more likely to procrastinate, to a point where the decision is made for you? The fine line between success and failure depends upon the decisions we make, those we choose not to make - and how quickly and effectively we make them – every moment of every day.

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Posted 1645 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, In The Spotlight

Coach In the Spotlight - Punam Sharma

Life is a dynamic dialogue between me and the external world and I have had this animated relationship with 'Change' ever since I entered adulthood. While certain big changes in my earlier life, like moving to live independently in a big city to start my banking career with Citibank. More recently in 2009, I experienced certain unexpected changes which were negative on the outset, however in retrospect triggered the best out of me!

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Posted 1652 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles, Life Coaching Articles, Tips

Top Tips For Completing Your Diploma

We thought that you might be interested to hear some top tips from coaches that have been there and done that with their coaching qualification. Read on to see what words of wisdom students past and present have for you, knowing what they know now!

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Posted 1652 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, In The Spotlight, Success Stories

Coach In The Spotlight - Zahra Shah

My coaching niche is health and well being. I chose it because as a result of my experience at the Coaching Academy’s Certificate in Coaching – 2 day event. I went on to set myself goals around my health and well being and as a result I lost 8 stone and became a personal trainer.

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Posted 1659 Days Ago in: Bev James, Coaching Articles

Setting Your Business Goals As A Coach - Bev James

Having a clear vision for your business, supported by a well-researched business plan makes the difference between building a business and building a profitable business – provided the strategy is sound.

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Posted 1659 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, In The Spotlight

Coach In The Spotlight - Victoria Mason

Before I started the course, I decided that I wanted to use coaching to set up a separate business alongside my “day job”. Having worked in marketing, I was looking for something to complement this and give me a sense of contribution.

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Posted 1666 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles, NLP Articles, Tips

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 936 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles, Personal Success, Tips

Going For Goals - Richard Denny

Our needs include: winning, pride, ego, curiosity, personal power, love, recognition, creativity, success, self-esteem, accomplishment, peer approval, emotional security, belonging, and freedom. Just the knowledge of those needs can help us to identify our own drivers or motivation.

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Posted 1673 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles, Corporate Coaching Articles, Success Stories, Tips

Coaching - Just Hippy, American Nonsense?

Absolutely not (I’m shouting that at high volume!). Americans have embraced and embedded coaching – in all of its forms, which they are to be credited for. Without a second thought or justification required, coaching is part of the US culture of personal development, going for gold, gutsy drive and determination made worthwhile by the results delivered.

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