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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 225 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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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 232 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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