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5 powerful ways to boost your confidence today

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

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Posted 9 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

How to use DISC in sales

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

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Posted 9 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Marissa McCallam - Centre Yourself

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

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Posted 15 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Randal Porter - Enjoy the journey

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

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Posted 15 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

The power of understanding yourself with Victoria O'Farrell

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

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Posted 22 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Chasing Illusions

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

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Posted 22 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Helen Jennings - Lean into your values

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

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Posted 29 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Coaching through a changing business environment

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

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Posted 29 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Sarah Curtis - Trust the Process

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

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Posted 37 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

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

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

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Posted 37 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Are you too young to become a coach?

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

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Posted 43 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Belinda van Zyl - The road to brave decisions

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

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Posted 43 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Mindset is key with Natalie Potts

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

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Posted 51 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Helping Children Dissolve Big Feelings and Manage Uncomfortable Emotions

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

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Posted 51 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Olivia Carter- Remember your why

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

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Posted 57 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Natalie Costa - Helping kids develop Power Thoughts

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

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Posted 57 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

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

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

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Posted 65 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Leading Through Crisis

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

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Posted 65 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Lyndsey Clay - Reframing strategic planning with coaching

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

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Posted 71 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Sheleen Johnson - Seizing the day

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

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Posted 72 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Inspiring teams with Jo Emerson

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

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Posted 79 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Pam Lidford - 3 Techniques to Deal with Anxiety

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

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Posted 79 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Stephen Adams - Inspiring resilience

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

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Posted 85 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

The 7 Stages to Success and Breakthroughs

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

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Posted 86 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Emma Wright - Turning your resolutions into achievable goals

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

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Posted 92 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Paul Dorrington - Coaching to make a difference

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

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Posted 93 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

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

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

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Posted 100 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

The DISC Guide To Getting Along

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

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Posted 100 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Laura Jeffs - Empowering you to follow your dreams

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

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Posted 106 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

How To Achieve Happiness Within Isolation

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

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Posted 106 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Diana Moraru - Coaching enhanced my career

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

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Posted 114 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Eight essential elements of a successful coaching business

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

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Posted 114 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Caroline Gavin - Coaching for positive growth

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

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Posted 119 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Gear up and Show Up

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

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Posted 118 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Building a coaching business you love with Karen Kissane

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

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Posted 127 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Prompts to deal with uncertainty

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

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Posted 128 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

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

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

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Posted 134 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

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

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

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Posted 134 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

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

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

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Posted 141 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

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

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

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Posted 141 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Helping parents & grandparents in the health crisis

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

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Posted 149 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

7 Ways that Coaching can help Narcissistic Abuse survivors recover

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

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Posted 149 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Rachael Bushby - Coaching is about hope and opportunity

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

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Posted 156 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

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

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

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Posted 156 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Coaching to heal from Narcissistic Abuse with Ronia Fraser

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

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Posted 163 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Mental Health & Coaching: A Therapist's Perspective

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

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Posted 163 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Anne Anttonen - Why not focus on succeeding?

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

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Posted 169 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

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

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

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Posted 170 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

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

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

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Posted 176 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Unlocking the secret to great teamwork

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

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Posted 177 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Chris Green - Delivering long-lasting change

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

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Posted 183 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

The 5 soft skills you need to succeed as a coach

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

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Posted 183 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

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

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

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Posted 190 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

5 Simple Reframing techniques to use in your everyday challenges

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

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Posted 190 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

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

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

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Posted 198 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

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

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

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Posted 198 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Tania Zayets - Coaching for personal and business invention

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

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Posted 205 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Begin with the end in mind

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

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Posted 205 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

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

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

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Posted 212 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

9 Key Ideas to Build and Change Your Habits

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

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Posted 212 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

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

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

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Posted 219 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

7 Questions to reflect on the end of a year

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

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Posted 219 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Harkiran Bhogal - 'Using coaching skills in the classroom'

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

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Posted 240 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Kate Bishop - 'Discover all you can about yourself'

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

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Posted 240 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

5 Gratitude Prompts for the Holiday Season

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

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Posted 247 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Why it's important to take chances

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

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Posted 247 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Julia Bauer - 'Coaching across languages'

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

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Posted 254 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Konstantinos Panagiotous - 'Invest in yourself!'

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

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Posted 254 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Mastery Series: Ann Skidmore on vision and passion

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

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Posted 261 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

International Coaching Awards: Meet our Winners

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

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Posted 261 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Nataliya Reed - 'Empower yourself to make a change'

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

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Posted 268 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

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

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

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Posted 268 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

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

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

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Posted 275 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

4 Happiness habits to cultivate

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

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Posted 275 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

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

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

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Posted 282 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Afua Kudom - 'Coaching has enhanced my career'

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

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Posted 282 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Are ANTs keeping you stuck in negativity?

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

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Posted 289 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

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

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

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Posted 289 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

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

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

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Posted 296 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Claire Brown - Coaching helped me to find myself again

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

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