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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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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 13 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 13 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 20 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 20 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 27 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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Posted 27 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

4 reasons to connect with your values

It is easy to get so caught up in the busyness of life that we forget to tune into what's really important to us. This can cause us to aimlessly drift through life without a clear direction, leaving us feeling lost and despondent.

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Posted 34 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Ebonie Allard - 'It was so lovely to be recognised and valued for my work'

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

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Posted 34 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

6 signs that you're emotionally intelligent - and why it matters

Emotional intelligence (EQ) refers to the ability to identify and manage your emotions, and the emotions of others. An emotionally intelligent person is highly conscious of their emotional states, both negative and positive, and in recent years, EQ has been seen as skills that can be likewise innate and honed.

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Posted 41 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Georgia Walters - 'I knew this was an investment in myself'

Our Coach in the Spotlight this week is mindfulness coach, Georgia Walters.

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Posted 41 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

3 ways to be a morning person - even in the cold months

Being a morning person is often synonymous with productivity, with many leaders, entrepreneurs, athletes and personal development aficionados attributing their success with rising early. A survey conducted by The Guardian supports this idea, finding that many CEOs of successful companies are awake by 5 am.

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Posted 48 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Mastery Series: Adrian Webb's top tips for businesses and entrepreneurs

The role of a Business Coach is to help business owners to improve their business through guidance, support and encouragement.

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Posted 48 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Elena Resera - 'Look inside yourself first'

Our Coach in the Spotlight this week is Elena Resera, who shares why she left her job as a Manager for a large corporation and hasn't looked back. Now, Elena empowers women, young entrepreneurs and socially responsible businesses, with her coaching skills. We hope you enjoyed her story!

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Posted 54 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Mohinish Khosla - 'It was an honour to be there'

We caught up with our successful and award-winning coach, Mohinish Khosla for a quick Q&A for the Coach in The Spotlight column.

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Posted 55 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

How to master life transitions - by 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.

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Posted 62 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Emma Humphrey - 'My mission is to support people through coaching'

Our coach in the spotlight this week is Emma Humphrey. Emma shares how she discovered coaching during a time in her life when she was feeling stuck and unwell, and how she's now using her coaching skills to help others overcome similar struggles. We hope you enjoy her inspiring story.

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Posted 62 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Autumn reset - getting back on track and back to life

As summer draws to a close, it's not just the younger generation that is embracing the 'back to school' mindset.

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Posted 69 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Daniela Terrile: 'I found coaching during a powerful moment in my life'

Our Coach in the Spotlight this week is Daniela Terrile, who graduate from The Coaching Academy in 2016, and has since become a Professional Certified Coach with ICF.

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Posted 69 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

You're more likeable than you realise - according to science

New research finds that we often underestimate how much we are liked in social interactions, and it's called the 'liking gap.'

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Posted 76 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Millie Coleman: 'My Coaching Journey'

Our Coach in the Spotlight this week, Millie Coleman, writes about discovering coaching when she was ready for a change in her career.

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Posted 76 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

10 Coaching questions to improve your life

The role of a coach is to help others bridge the gap between where they currently are to where they would like to be. One of the ways coaches do this is to ask powerful questions to create breakthroughs and empower their client's thinking.

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Posted 83 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Jo Mason: 'It has been a truly humbling experience!'

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

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Posted 83 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

How to master your thoughts

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 90 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Rebecca Levene - 'If you put your mind to it, you can achieve your dreams!'

This week our coach in the spotlight is Rebecca Levene, shares how coaching has transformed her life and how she's now helping mums do the same. We hope you enjoyed her inspiring story.

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Posted 90 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Mastery Series: Mike Blissett's top tips to be a confident public speaker

We've launched a monthly Mastery Series to offer you top tips from our accomplished team and trainers. In this blog, specialist coach and speaking trainer, Mike Blissett, lends his top tips to become a confident public speaker.

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Posted 97 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Coaching and walking - How to align your values to grow your niche by Donna Neseyif

During my training at The Coaching Academy (TCA), I was told many times the importance of 'finding a niche'. I followed this advice, by drawing on my work as a Development worker in Africa, as well as 20 years managing businesses and developing teams, together with successfully running my own holiday cottage business to define my niche; activating individual and business potential.

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Posted 97 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Why storytelling is the key to your happiness

The pursuit of happiness is one that spans across cultures, religions and societies. It's a cultural obsession that has weaved its way into many facets of our lives and is inevitably linked to meaning and purpose. Unsurprisingly, happiness has also been the source of a plethora of studies.

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Posted 104 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

The recipe for success and fulfilment

Success will always look and feel different for different people. For some, it will mean financial freedom and a career they love, while others might find it from a spiritual journey, or through their family and personal relationships - the truly lucky ones will find it in all of these aspects and more! As, regardless of what success looks and feels like for you, for most people it often goes hand in hand with fulfillment.

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Posted 104 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Ros Evans: Your niche finds you

We caught up with our inspiring and award-winning coach, Ros Evan for a quick Q&A for the Coach in The Spotlight column. Ros shared how she discovered coaching and found her niche. She also explores what it means to have her work recognised at the International Coaching Awards.

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Posted 111 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Graham Little: I found myself and my future self.

In this week's Coach in the Spotlight our accomplished business and personal performance coach, Graham Little shares how a shift in his career - and priorities - led him to a new profession in business and youth coaching. We hope you enjoy his inspiring journey and top tips.

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Posted 111 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

How to achieve even more sales success - By Dave Pill

Selling can be challenging. It's a complex process of human behaviour, that without the right tools, can be impossible to get right. In this blog, I would like to share with you, just a few of the tips and techniques I have learned over more than two decades to help improve your sales performance.

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Posted 124 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Embrace your podium moments - by Bev James

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 118 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Mastery Series: Pam Lidford's top 10 confidence tips

The Coaching Academy is lucky enough to work with award-winning coaches and world-class trainers. With this in mind, we've launched a monthly Mastery Series to offer you top tips from our accomplished team and trainers.

In this blog, specialist Confidence Coach and TCA trainer, Pam Lidford, lends her Top 10 Tips on Confidence.

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Posted 132 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Why people are prescribing nature for burnout - By Dawn Breslin

Nature is instrumental for our wellbeing, and people report feeling significantly happier outdoors than they do indoors. Despite this, we are spending less and less time in nature and it is playing a smaller role in our cultural landscape.

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Posted 139 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Helping young people succeed with DISC - by Dave Pill

So many people use the DISC personality profiling tool nowadays. Some use it as part of their recruitment process, others use it to manage and motivate their teams, and coaches use it to understand their clients. It is used in conflict resolution and, better still, conflict prevention! The list is endless.

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Posted 124 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Donna Smith: An incredible night - I am still in a daze!

We recently caught up with our wonderful and award-winning coach, Donna Smith for a quick Q&A for the Coach in The Spotlight column. Donna shared her remarkable experience of being awarded the Life Coach of The Year 2018 and what this achievement has meant for her coaching business. We hope you enjoy watching Donna's video.

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Posted 139 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Mahjabin Quadir: Live, learn and love what you do!

Reflecting on my 15-year career within a corporate environment and personal experiences, what shone through the most was connecting and working in partnership with individuals, developing them to enabling positive outcomes and being open to learning. I had been a Leadership Consultant who also coached, across various business areas for over 5 years, was completing a Counselling and Clinical Skills Diploma with a drive and passion to broaden my skills.

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Posted 132 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Nicola McDonald: I became the difference I wanted to see!

Following a redundancy back in 2013, IT Manager Nicola bravely stepped forward and embarked on a life-changing career shift into coaching. Looking back, she has no regrets moving from her 30-year field of IT into coaching. We hope you enjoy!

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Posted 118 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Melanie Coeshott: Empowering mid-lifers to take control

This week, our lovely coach, Melanie shared the opportunities coaching has offered her since she embarked on her coaching journey back in 2017. She has since completed 4 coaching diplomas within 18 months and is now leaving her background in accountancy to start her full-time coaching business. We hope you enjoy reading Melanie's inspiring journey.

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Posted 146 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Why it's important to celebrate your achievement - by Kris Robertson

When was the last time you celebrated your achievement? Whether they're academic, personal or career-based, it's important to acknowledge your success. Marking your achievement has many benefits, including that it fixes your success in your mind and encourages you to continue to go after our goals.

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Posted 153 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Kris Verle: Dare to be different

Since graduating in 2016, our qualified coach Kris Verle has set up a thriving online coaching business. For Kris, technology has allowed him to run his life coaching business entirely online from Bali, while organising retreats internationally and with the freedom to live and work anywhere. We caught up with this TCA alumnus to learn more about his experience of studying with us, and his top tips about coaching.

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Posted 153 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

7 small things you can do to be happier, today!

Often times, it can feel like we have to make big changes to boost our happiness and live with a sense of fulfilment. However, it's the subtle changes that move us closer to living a life underpinned by happiness.

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Posted 160 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Gabriela Blandy: You know what you're meant to do!

After graduation with TCA in 2017, our accomplished Life Coach, NLP Practitioner and writer, Gabriela Brandy left her job and launched her own coaching practice. She has since been able to make a living as a writer and coach, whilst also being able to travel, create, teach, inspire and connect with amazing people all over the world. For Gabriela, coaching isn't simply a set of techniques to learn, but a way of life and that she couldn't have got where she is today without it. As Gabriela points out, 'That's the thing about coaching. It's always there for you - if you're prepared to take a moment and look."

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Posted 160 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

From burnout to breakthrough - by Dawn Breslin

Dawn Breslin is a leading light in the field of coaching and personal transformation. Through her work as Best-selling Hay House author, inspirational keynote speaker, TV & Radio presenter, and media consultant for some of the world's leading brands, she has inspired thousands of individuals to heal, re-energise and transform their lives. Dawn had now taken her passion and years of experience into a new coaching niche - Harmonizing Coaching: we interviewed Dawn about this growing niche and how she turned her burn-out into a breakthrough.

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Posted 146 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Martin Robert Hall: An incredibly rewarding experience

This week, TCA accomplished coach, Martin Robert Hall shared with us how honoured he was to be awarded Business Coach of the Year at TCA's 2018 International Coaching Awards. Martin Robert Hall is an award-winning speaker, author and a leading authority in the field of performance psychology and he has coached and consulted top athletes, organisations and ambitious individuals to perform to their best potential.

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Posted 167 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Nicki Hainey: An opportune time to be a Coach

Having spent the last decade working in banking and finance, I always felt that I wasn't really doing what I was supposed to do in life. I constantly had side interests, such as being a Special Constable with the MET police, then becoming a listening volunteer with the Samaritans. However, it was attending the TCA's Foundation weekend that truly set me on the right path. I signed up there and then to be a Protege Student.

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Posted 167 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

I've finally admitted to my self-help addiction - and I'm not seeking a cure - by Kate Woodward

Go back a decade. Spot me leaving the office bang on time because my job bores me. Follow me as I drive within a mile from home and pull into a layby. Watch as I dig into the bottom of my handbag for the precious book that will help me get through the next twelve hours. I allow myself fifteen minutes with my nose in Susan Jeffers' End the Struggle and Dance with Life and then drive home formulating excuses as to why I'm late.

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Posted 173 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

4 top ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can feel like a difficult balancing act. Some weeks it's easy to eat well and exercise, whilst others you're drawn to junk food and late nights. However, we all deserve to get off the roller coaster of healthy vs unhealthy lifestyle choices and instead maintain our balance.

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Posted 173 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Sharon Halliday: Coaching fired up my passion and career

This week our accomplished coach, Sharon Halliday, shared with us her challenging and rewarding coaching journey and how coaching enhanced her career. With a background in both corporate management and consultancy training, Sharon found coaching is another important skill in her toolkit. Sharon has since been using coaching tools and techniques as part of her daily life and enjoys how coaching has profoundly impacted her work/life and her clients' lives.

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Posted 177 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Carol Harrison: It's never too late to reach your potential

It was a heart-to-heart chat with a dear friend that inspired me to act; to begin a major shift in the direction of my professional and working life - after spending 15 years in education. I had already trained as a teacher, a counsellor and I now decided to enrol with The Coaching Academy. That was the start of my coaching journey.

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Posted 194 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

How coaching positively impacts young people

The role of a coach is to bridge the gap between where someone is, and where they would like to be. Oftentimes, coaches do this by helping their clients identify their values, beliefs, conduct a life audit and set clear goals. They ask the right questions to help people unlock their potential and empower them to take control of their lives.

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Posted 198 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Coaching and walking - How to align your values to grow your niche by Donna Neseyif

During my training at The Coaching Academy (TCA), I was told many times the importance of 'finding a niche’.

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Posted 200 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Peter Reece: How I coached myself to better health and a new start

My name's Pete Reece and I’m a Personal Resilience Coach, helping clients to make an ally of adversity. When I enrolled on the Personal Performance Diploma in 2010, my intention was to help other people achieve their goals and improve their well-being. One thing I didn't know was how crucial coaching was going to be in helping myself back to better health.

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Posted 201 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Toby Marchant: Coaching elevated my career

This week, our accomplished coach, Toby Marchant shared with us how coaching profoundly enhanced his life and career. Having been in corporate life for 32 years, which culminated in being the CEO of a global, listed company, Toby embarked on his search for professional development and since, coaching has been the key for his journey of helping business leaders succeed.

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Posted 201 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Young people: Motivations, goals and fears - by Matthew Barnes-Smith

With our Coaching within Education Accelerator Week coming soon, we asked accomplished coach, NLP Practitioner and TCA's Coaching in Education programme trainer, Matthews Barnes-Smith to share with us what it's like to work with young people.

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Posted 208 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Natalie Potts: I began with the end in mind

I have worked in the retail industry as manager for nearly 16 years. In 2015, I felt something was missing in my life. I had always been highly motivated, driven and focused on being the best at what I put my mind to achieving great grades at school and university. I met a personal trainer, who was a coach and he made me start thinking differently. I was introduced to coaching on leadership programmes within my profession, but had a lack of understanding to the difference it could make to someone's life.

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Posted 208 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Teenagers and big decisions in life - by Merete Langler

After 20 plus years working within the education system as a teacher and a trainer before adding coaching to my skills, I am only too aware how driven people within the education field can be by external targets and goals.

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Posted 215 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

How to make the most of your Easter long-weekend

Long weekends are the perfect opportunity to recharge, refocus and be productive. The key is to be intentional with your time and to focus on balance. In doing so, you can enjoy the right mix of relaxation, and tackling the tasks you've been putting off.

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Posted 219 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Federica Biagini: My worthwhile adventure

This week, our wonderful coach, Federica Biagini from Germany recalled her exciting coaching adventure and how she found her calling as an empowerment coach. Federica also shared with us how coaching helped her to overcome her limiting beliefs and life obstacles to reach her goals. Federica is now building her coaching practice while utilising her coaching skills to support her team at work in her new capacity as a Head of Training & Development.

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Posted 177 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

The power of visualisation and self-image

Self-image is how you think and feel about yourself. It can be constructed from the experiences you've had, the decisions you've made and your values and beliefs. While much of what making up your self-image begins with external influences, your internal filters also play a large part. As, along the way, you can pick up a trend of negative self-talk and this internal dialogue creates patterns deep in our subconscious. Challenging this negative self-image is difficult, however, techniques like visualisation can enable you to build a better self-image.

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Posted 226 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Sarah Keeley - My light bulb moment

It was early 2015 when I was working as a graduate intern at the University of Cumbria in Student Services, a role I sort of fell into. One of my mentors, a careers adviser herself, recommended the Free 2-Day event that The Coaching Academy runs. I knew nothing about coaching, but I thought it sounded interesting. I booked myself on and within a couple of hours on the first day - it hit me; it was a light bulb moment. This is what I want to do...

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Posted 226 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

How your personality affects your time management

Have you ever wondered why some people always seem to have enough time? Whereas other people are always busy and rushing to finish tasks at the last minute? More often than not, it comes down to time management.

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Posted 233 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Wioleta Wydrych: I was re-born and connected!

This week, our lovely fulfillment coach, Wioleta Wydrych shared with us her remarkable self-discovery journey and how coaching empowered her to re-design her life and started doing what she loved. From feeling like dying to being born again, Wioleta has found her life purpose and started her own coaching practice where she passionately helps people to follow their heart, find fulfillment and live their dream. We hope you enjoy reading Wioleta's inspiring story!

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Posted 233 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Infographic: 5 ways to improve yourself in 10 minutes

When people consider improving themselves, they often think of the big picture goals - changing careers, losing weight, learning a language, and so on. However, as any coach will tell you, there are many little steps on the journey to self-improvement and breaking down these grandeur goals can make all the difference in the long run.

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Posted 240 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Sarah Pollard: I am on my path

Coaching has been a very useful element of my toolkit as part of leadership development and project management for many years. It was, however, the return to work following the birth of my second child, seven years ago, that made me appreciate the true power of coaching. I was lucky enough to receive coaching, as part of an executive development programme, prior to my return from maternity leave.

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Posted 240 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Schoolchildren use the word stress regularly, research suggests

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

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Posted 247 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

4 simple NLP techniques for success

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

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Posted 247 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Katrina Ramsden: My fulfilling coaching journey

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

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Posted 254 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Debra McAndrew: My life-changing journey

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

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Posted 254 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

3 ways to boost your happiness instantly

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

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Posted 271 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Barbara Guignard - Coaching truly enhanced my career

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

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Posted 271 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

4 simple ways to feel more awe in your life

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

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Posted 278 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

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

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

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Posted 285 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

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

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

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Posted 285 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

How to manage and motivate any team - By Dave Pill

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

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Posted 278 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

How to clear your mind clutter and regain your focus

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

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Posted 292 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Blanka Molnar – I fulfilled my dream!

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

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Posted 292 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Are you ready to invest in yourself?

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

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Posted 299 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

How to use self-reflection for your personal growth

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

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Posted 306 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Lisa Zevi - Why I became a coach

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

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Posted 299 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Katie Stoddart – Coaching kicked start my new life

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

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Posted 306 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

5 sure-fire beliefs to blitz procrastination

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

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Posted 313 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

4 ways to stay motivated to reach your goals

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

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Posted 313 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Julie Nowak – The power of coaching

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

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Posted 332 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Setting resolutions that stick

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

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Posted 334 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

How to beat the winter blues

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

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Posted 334 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Reg Goslin - My light bulb moment

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

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Posted 341 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Dealing with difficult people at Christmas

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

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Posted 341 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Rachael McGarrie – I'm living my passion & purpose

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

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Posted 348 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Stevie Worsell – Coaching transformed my mindset

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

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Posted 348 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

3 ways to break the cycle of self-sabotage

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

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Posted 355 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Joanna Britton – Make the difference through coaching

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

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Posted 361 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Celebrating success and inspiring greatness

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

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Posted 361 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Marcela Soler – Trust yourself and the process

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

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Posted 355 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Infographic: The Wheel of Life

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

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Posted 369 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Why kindness matters to your well-being

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

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Posted 369 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Beaj Makhecha – I’m living my dream!

And this is my story…

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Posted 376 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Adrian Wales - It was so worth it!

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

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Posted 376 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

10 powerful affirmations to boost your self-image

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

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Posted 383 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

How to connect with your true self

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

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