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Posted 5 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 5 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Beaj Makhecha – I’m living my dream!

And this is my story…

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Posted 12 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 12 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 19 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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Posted 19 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Karen Kissane – My coaching breakthrough

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

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Posted 26 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Lorna Devine – Coaching enriched my life and career

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

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Posted 26 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

4 NLP techniques to feel instantly happier

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

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Posted 33 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

How to rewire your brain for positivity

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

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Posted 33 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Szilvia Radnoti - Just do it!

“The only thing that is constant is change.”

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Posted 40 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Maureen Sydney – Believe in yourself

I have been incredibly lucky and have enjoyed three other significant careers. I was a primary school teacher then a classical singer but missed teaching, so I moved back into education albeit in a different sector. My third career culminated in being promoted to Director of Higher Education in a Further Education college.

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Posted 40 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

5 professionals who make great business coaches

Business coaches provide business owners, CEOs and managers with the insight and support to enhance their sales, improve their skills and run their business better. They act as a great sounding board, ask prompting questions and remind business owners to 'work on their business and not in it.’

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Posted 47 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Sylwia Zuber – I found my inner calling

I needed something more than spending 9 hours in the office every day - I craved more challenges and variety in my life.

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Posted 47 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Infographic: GROW Model – Coaching Questions

The GROW Model is the most well-known and widely used coaching tool. It is used by coaches to help their clients set clear and attainable goals to further their professional or personal development.

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Posted 54 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Cliodhna O'Dea – Believe and succeed

Cliodhna O’Dea, our accomplished coach shares how she was inspired to turn her passion for personal development into a fulfilling coaching career. Cliodhna discovered coaching after meeting an inspiring graduate of The Coaching Academy and has since transformed her life. We hope you enjoy…

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Posted 54 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

7 ways to improve your resilience

Resilience refers to your innate ability to recover and bounce back from life’s challenges. People have strong resilience are better able to deal with stress and pressure. Research shows resilient people are also more positive and are able to maintain a sense of calm in intense and stressful situations.

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Posted 61 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

5 beliefs that could hold you back

When it comes to achieving your goals, your mindset is key. Nothing sabotages success faster than a lack of belief in yourself and your abilities. This is because our beliefs shape our immediate reality and they have the ability to lift us up to achieve our goals or hold us back completely. The difference lies in whether you are moving forward with self-belief or feeling stuck by limiting beliefs.

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Posted 61 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Mirel Duta: How coaching transformed my beliefs

Mirel Duta, our wonderful Personal Performance Diploma graduate explains how his personal development process led him to coaching. Mirel shares his top coaching tips and lends some amazing insights about challenging your limiting beliefs to seize your dream and shoot for success. We hope you enjoy…

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Posted 68 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Debra Carey: It’s never too late to make that change!

Debra Carey, our accomplished NLP practitioner shares her inspiring journey that helped her rediscover her love for coaching and launch her own business after a five year break. Debra lends insightful coaching tips and proves that it’s never too late to make that change and fulfill your dreams.

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Posted 68 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Which DISC style makes the best leader? Part 2 - By Dave Pill

DISC is a popular tool to help enhance communication and better understand people.

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Posted 75 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Stasia Banto - Life is worth living

Our wonderful NLP practitioner, Stasia Banto this week reflected on her life-changing journey and how coaching helped her reconnect with her passion and purpose. Stasia truly believes that people can achieve what they want in life and be happy with themselves.

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Posted 75 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Which DISC style makes the best leader? Part 1 – By Dave Pill

DISC is a powerful profile tool that helps you really understand people and how to communicate with them effectively. As a DISC Master Trainer, I’m often asked “Which style makes the best leader?”, “Which style makes the best manager?” and “how do you motivate people?”

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Posted 82 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Shanta Navaratnam - Coaching boosted my life and career

Shanta Navaratnam came across coaching whilst she was at a crossroad in her life. This is Shanta’s amazing story of how coaching transformed her life and boosted her new career as a Chief Financial Offer.

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Posted 82 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

6 morning rituals to power up your day

What does your morning routine look like? Is it filled with snoozed alarms until you drag yourself out of bed? Do you rush out the door with a coffee in hand and stress in your mind?

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Posted 89 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Lisa Read – Dared to dream and take the first step

Back in the day when no-one had really heard of coaching, I found myself watching a TV programme with a life coach on it. I thought the coach was amazing! At the time I was a stay at home mum to three small children and while I loved being there for my kids, my days had turned into an endless routine of washing, making food, park visits and reading stories with very little plot!

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Posted 89 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

5 unexpected benefits of journaling

Keeping a daily journal might seem like something for famous thinkers, or even angsty teenagers. However, in an increasingly digital age, taking the time out to put pen to paper and record our experiences, feelings, gratitude and dreams is a powerful tool for personal development.

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Posted 96 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

9 confidence hacks to boost your life - by Annie Ashdown

To feel confident within, you must be your own best friend and honour your commitments to yourself, have down time when you so choose, say what you mean, mean what you say, sleep when you are tired, eat healthily when hungry, play when you want fun, take responsibility for your finances, respect yourself and your choices, appreciate and trust yourself.

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Posted 103 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Lisa Jayne Powell – Breakdown to breakthrough

This week, our wonderful coach, Lisa Lopez sat down and shared with us her amazing coaching journey and how coaching awakened and set her free to a new life. Lisa finally found herself looking at life through a new set of eyes…

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Posted 103 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

3 questions to help you break through your comfort zone

Bravery isn’t only for people we think of as heroes - those who save lives or climb the highest mountain they can find.

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Posted 110 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

3 tips for dealing with resistance to change

You can reclaim your power and get your life back on track when you learn how to stop resisting change. Our resistance to real change makes it so much harder to achieve. After all, if we didn’t resist so much, would it be quite so hard?

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Posted 117 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Infographic: 5 steps to success – By Diane Dutto

Let's talk about what's good and turn the frown into a smile. Put our focus on acting on solutions, not complaints. Acting on what we can control and not complaining about what we cannot control.

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Posted 117 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Berta Maso – I fell in love with my coaching journey

We recently had the opportunity to catch up with our lovely coach and business psychologist, Berta Maso, for a quick Q&A session in this week’s Coach in The Spotlight column. We hope you enjoy…

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Posted 110 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Sarah Jones - Living a full life through coaching

Our brand new series, TCA Coaches’ Getting Clients Top Tips, begins with a quick catch up with our amazing coach, Sarah Jones as she shares some top tips for coaches getting clients.

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Posted 124 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Top 10 tips to fast-track your goals – by Richard Denny

I hope you enjoy this article from my friend and mentor the late Richard Denny. Bev James

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Posted 124 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Tina Dulieu - Just follow your dream and do it!

Our 'Clients’ Success Story Series’ this week continue with a quick Q&A session with TCA Small Business of The Year 2015, Tina Dulieu where she shares her successes making a great living as a professional coach.

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Posted 131 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Louise Hook - How coaching boosted my career

This week, our lovely coach, Louise Hook who is doing her third diploma with us, shares her interesting coaching journey and how coaching empowered her to transform her clients’ lives. Louise recently got promoted at work thanks to her wonderful coaching work and continuous personal development and learning.

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Posted 131 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

5 coaching techniques to break free from limiting beliefs - by Pam Lidford

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

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Posted 138 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

3 ways to wake up motivated - by Brian Cormack Carr

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

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Posted 138 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Philip Maddock - Fulfil life goals through coaching

This week, our 'Clients’ Success Story Series’ continue with a quick Q&A session with our wonderful coach, Phil Maddock where he shares his story of how coaching empowered his client to realise their ultimate dream.

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Posted 145 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

NLP techniques to reach your goals fast

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

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Posted 152 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

7 powerful self image boosters

Lucy has been struggling with a poor self-image for the past six years. She felt unattractive and strongly believed that men didn’t find her sexy. She had a successful career as a management consultant but could not stop feeling bad about herself. Through our sessions, we discovered that Lucy had a younger sister. This younger sister was the pretty one, the one who got all the boys, according to Lucy.

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Posted 152 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Sharon Lawton - Coaching gave me the tools to build a thriving business

To begin our brand new 'My Clients' Success Story Series’, we asked TCA’s Coach and Parent Coach of The Year 2015, Sharon Lawton to share her story of how coaching has changed her clients’ lives. We hope you enjoy it…

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Posted 159 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Coaching Truly Transformed My Life – By Sayyida Bano

'It has been a truly transformative journey’ - as our wonderful coach and mother of 5 children, Sayyida Bano shares with us this week her inspiring coaching journey and how coach helped her overcome her challenges and limiting beliefs and empowered her to transform other people’s lives. For Sayyida, investing in one’s own personal development is priceless, and she is so glad that she did.

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Posted 159 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Transform Your Emotional State Instantly With 3 Powerful NLP Techniques - From The Coaching Academy

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

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Posted 166 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

How Coaching Enriched My Life and Career – By Donna Smith

Donna Smith recently sat down and shared with us her successful story and how Coaching enhanced her life and career. Donna also qualified with us on the NLP Practitioner Programme and has successfully been running her own Coaching Business since graduation over a year ago.

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Posted 166 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

7 Simple Ways to Stay Calm and Focused - From The Coaching Academy

States affect our ability to perform to our best, when under stress our performance can drop by 20-30%. Learning how to manage your state will leave you feeling more in control of the external influences that impact on our general well-being and capability to perform, experiencing both the highs and lows, whilst knowing that you have a choice of how you react to any given experience.

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Posted 173 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

4 Powerful NLP Techniques to Enrich Your Life – From The Coaching Academy

NLP or Neuro Linguistic Programming is an incredibly powerful approach to communication and personal development. To quote Richard Bandler, one of the co-founders of NLP - “NLP is a discovery, not an invention”.

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Posted 173 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Claire Buck: My Coaching Journey After Quitting My 30-Year Entrepreneurial Business

This week, our amazing coach, Clair Buck, shares with us her remarkable coaching journey since leaving her 30-year hard work entrepreneurial business. Claire has had a great first year of her Coaching business and is working on her plan to launch her online group coaching for Business Owners and Professionals around the world.

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Posted 180 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

When Success is Your Only Option - By The Coaching Academy

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

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Posted 180 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Lynn Degele – Coaching Empowered Me To Succeed With A Learning Difficulty

This week, our wonderful coach, Lynn Degele shares with us her inspiring journey where Coaching empowered her to overcome her learning difficulty and go on to do remarkable things that she would never have thought of. Lynn has begun giving public talks on 'Ways to Succeed with a Learning Difficulty’ at local libraries to share her story.

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Posted 187 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Infographic: Spring Clean Your Life in 5 Easy Steps – From The Coaching Academy

Spring is here - a time for sunnier days, blooming flowers and new beginnings. It’s also a time when many people choose to 'spring clean’ their homes.

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Posted 187 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Stella Maher - Coaching Rebuilt My Self-Esteem

This week, our passionate coach, Stella Maher, shares with us her inspiring story of how Coaching rebooted her life helping her to regain her self-esteem and beliefs. Stella is living her dream of helping other people overcome their own limiting beliefs and fulfill their potential.

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Posted 194 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Conquer Your Fears in 7 Steps - by Liana Ferrier

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

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Posted 194 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Dariusz Zurek - Coaching Has Opened A Door For Me!

This week, our passionate coach, Dariusz Zurek, shares his remarkable coaching journey and how Coaching opened a door for him to a happy and fulfilling career and far beyond.

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Posted 201 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Lisa Ashworth - I Found My Unique Coaching Niche!

I’ve always loved helping people. Even when I was younger, I preferred talking to my friends about their problems rather than tackling my own!

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Posted 201 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Sharon Lawton - The Sky Is The Limit in the Education Sector!

The Education Sector is booming with opportunities to utilise your coaching skills and there is currently a huge demand for coaching across the entire sector ranging from young people and parents to teachers and school leaders.

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Posted 208 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

5 Steps To Achieving Your Goals – From The Coaching Academy

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

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Posted 208 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Coaching Empowered My Life – By Melanie Coeshott

This is my story. I can’t believe I’ve only been coaching a year, but it feels so natural now. I feel like I’ve been doing it much longer…

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Posted 215 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

How Coaching Helped Me Overcome My Fears – By Joanna Marszal

This week, our coach, Joanna Marszal sat down and shared with us her inspiring Coaching journey and how Coaching has empowered her to overcome her fears and limiting beliefs to become the life-changing coach she is today. We hope you enjoy…

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Posted 215 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

4 Simple Steps To Break Through Limiting Beliefs – From The Coaching Academy

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 222 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

INFOGRAPHIC: 5 Top Tips For A Healthy Work-Life Balance – From The Coaching Academy

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

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Posted 222 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

No Regrets Looking Back – By Darren Lawrence

In early 2016, I was facing an uncertain future in my role at The Football Association, following a restructure when my role was put 'at risk’. I had been at the organisation for 11 years and whilst I had loved working there, in football (my thing) with some great people, I didn’t feel that I was fulfilling my potential or able to use the skills I have in the best way.

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Posted 229 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

How I Fell In Love With Coaching – By Emily Merrell

This week, our PPD coach, Emily Merrell who is also completing her second Diploma - Executive & Corporate Programme, sat down and shared with us her exciting coaching journey and the golden opportunities coaching has brought her since quitting her job. We hope you enjoy...

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Posted 229 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Business Success Through Psychological Contract – By Sruti Kanabar

It's mid-March 2018 and I find myself reflecting on the past 7 months with TCA since I started the Diploma in Small Business Coaching alongside the personal experiences that I have had which have inspired me to write this article.

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Posted 236 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

7 Visualisation Techniques That Really Work - by John Aspden

Visualisation is the practice of affecting the outside world by changing your thoughts and using imagination to experience new behaviours and new events. By creating detailed schemas of what you want, over and over again and by using all senses to recreate these, new patterns for a change in behaviours are laid down in the brain as templates.

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Posted 236 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

I Feel Like A Fairy Godmother – By Cathy Garner, The Artist Coach

What if the only thing that’s really worth doing is the vision that comes from your heart? How do you find that vision? How do you express it? And how do you make it so compelling that you are suddenly able to overcome all the things that may have been stopping you from doing it and transform your life? As coaches, helping our clients do this is a challenge.

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Posted 243 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

I Have All The Answers – By Pauline Grant

This week, we caught up with TCA coach, Pauline Grant - a family Restorative Coach, currently in the process of setting up her coaching business, for a quick Q&A session in this week’s Coaching Weekly. We hope you enjoy...

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Posted 243 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

5 Ways To Feel Instantly Happier – From The Coaching Academy

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

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Posted 250 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

A Career Change That Transformed My Life – By Reshma Jobanputra

I’d been stuck at a job that just wasn’t for me for 13 long years. It was in 2015 that I finally realised, just how much of a toll it was taking on me both, physically and mentally. I just had to leave.

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Posted 250 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

How To Stay Motivated Every Day – By The Coaching Academy

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

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Posted 257 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

10 Limiting Beliefs That Hold You Back – By The Coaching Academy

Our thoughts are powerful. Along with words, mind-chatter and the things you say to yourself are often the number one support tool you have to guide you towards your goals. When we don't believe we can, we won't. Is your mind chatter helping you or holding you back?

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Posted 257 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

The Power of Coaching – By Ros Evans

I had been a self-employed Learning and Development Consultant for 20 years and had come to the end of a long-term contract with a major global organisation. This coincided with my son of 19 having to withdrawn from university due to severe anxiety issues.

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Posted 264 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

6 Secrets to Success – From The Coaching Academy

How do successful people think? What drives them? If you truly understand their belief systems, levels of commitment and positive attitudes toward life and integrate these ways of thinking into your own belief system – you should be able to succeed at anything you put your mind to.

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Posted 264 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Coaching Has Fulfilled My Life - By Andreia Trigo

We recently had the opportunity to catch up with NLP Practitioner of The Year 2017, Andreia Trigo, for a Q&A session for this week’s Coach in The Spotlight column. We hope you enjoy…

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Posted 271 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

A Worthwhile Investment – By Liz Wyn-Davies

I first discovered coaching in 2002, when I enrolled with the Academy and qualified in the Personal Performance Diploma. At the time, alongside my husband, we ran a design and manufacturing business with over 100 employees. I felt coaching would offer me the tools I needed to help me work with our employees to grow and develop them. After qualifying in 2003, I coached staff as well as others, and it was always a pleasure to see people’s delight when they achieved the goals they had set themselves.

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Posted 271 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Top Tips for Successful Networking - By Mary Jane (MJ) Paris

Just as 'location, location, location’ is the key element in real estate, networking is the key ingredient in any business development plan. Whether your business is large or small, a start-up or one with a long-history, for-profit or not-for-profit, 'networking, networking, networking’ is the key to business development.

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Posted 278 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

I Achieved My Goal after First Month of Graduation – By Nieves Rodriguez

I had been searching for a career to bring out all the things that I felt that I stood for in life, an honest, trustworthy, understanding person and leader who always liked to help people to develop and achieve their dreams.

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Posted 278 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

What Teenagers Want – By Pam Lidford

Research by The Coaching Academy’s Coaching within Education Programme Trainer, Pam Lidford has revealed the answer to the question that has puzzled teachers and parents for generations: what do teenagers really want? Be prepared for a surprise...

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Posted 285 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Coaching Got My Business Off The Ground - By Debra McAndrew

This week, TCA Coaches’ 'Getting Clients’ series continues with a quick Q&A session with our coach, Debra McAndrew, where she recalled how coaching helped accelerate her business success and shared some top tips for coaches getting clients. We hope you enjoy…

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Posted 285 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

10 Powerful Questions That Can Change Your Life – From The Coaching Academy

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

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Posted 292 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Why More Businesses Are Hiring a Coach – By Merete Langler

Coaching is often likened to the fitness world, and this is especially true at this time of year. As the end of January approaches ('Dry’ or otherwise), a number of Small Business owners and managers are once again realising that many of their New Year resolutions are unlikely to carry as far as February. Like the folk who have set those 'Get fit/lose weight’ etc goals, Small Business owners are planning for an improved year now that the old one has finished.

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Posted 292 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Coaching Truly Transformed My Life – By Debora Luzi

TCA coach, Debora Luzi, recently sat down with us for a quick Q&A session for the Coaches’ 'Getting Clients’ Top Tips series this week. We hope you enjoy…

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Posted 299 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

TCA Top Coaches’ 'Getting Clients’ Tips – By Claire Cahill

We recently caught up with Claire Cahill, TCA Executive Coach of The Year 2016 to ask her some quick questions for Top Coaches’ 'Getting Clients’ Tips series this week. We hope you enjoy…

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Posted 299 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Enrich Your Emotional Intelligence - By Nelia Koroleva

If you knew something influenced virtually everything you did or said, would you want to learn more about it? Would you want to develop it? Let’s face it - many of us are stuck sometimes with fear, boredom, sadness, annoyance or anger. Many of us cannot adapt to changing situations. Many of us struggle to connect and maintain personal and professional relationships.

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Posted 306 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Dreams Infographic - From The Coaching Academy

The new year is finally here and we’re into the full swing of 2018. Many of us have been contemplating our dreams to achieve throughout the following year and beyond. However, Robert Herjavec once said, “A goal without a deadline is just a dream”. The key this year is to transform our dreams into goals, and then realise them.

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Posted 306 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Coaching Awakened My Passion and Purpose – By Sue Clarke

Going back to early 2015, as a consequence of reassessing life I decided to quit my full-time job, which I had been doing for almost 15 years. The main driver behind my decision was that I wanted to be around for my 92-year-old mum, who lived with us and also look after our granddaughter 2 days a week when her mum returned to work. So, April 2015 began a new season, as I reflect it was quite a challenge caring for a 92-year-old and a 9-month-old. One, increasing in independence and curiosity of the world around them and the other, with a degree of reluctance, was becoming more dependent.

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Posted 313 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Make Your New Year's Resolutions Last! – The Coaching Academy

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

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Posted 313 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Coaching Reignited My Passion – By Julia Williams

About 5 years ago, I was in a career rut and was questioning everything about what I was doing. I had been a Primary School teacher for nearly 20 years, had taken a break to raise my daughter and was really struggling to get back in to it because everything had moved on apace. But I didn’t think there was anything else I could do. Eventually I contacted a Life Coach, called David Jessop. I began working with him and, as well as coaching me to move forward, that led to him working with me in school with the children. He inspired me so much I decided I wanted to do what he did.

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Posted 334 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Success is on the other side of that fear – By Phillipa Horlock

I stumbled into Coaching not knowing what I really wanted, but thinking that I wanted something different to what I already had.

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Posted 341 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

I Found My Calling – by Monika Czuj

At first, it was my personal situation that motivated me to enrol with TCA. When I became a young woman, I found myself in a challenging position.

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Posted 341 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Are You Holding Yourself Back? – The Coaching Academy

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

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Posted 348 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Coaching Has Empowered Me – By Abigale Otchere

We recently caught up with The Coaching Academy Graduate, Abigale Otchere, for a Q&A session for this week 's Coach in The Spotlight. Abigale is currently hosting the Motivational Monday Podcast, where she interviews an array of inspirational experts from around the world. We hope you enjoy it...

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Posted 355 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

The Coaching Academy Award Winners 2017 - It all began with our 2-day FREE event!

What do all these award winners have in common? They all began their coaching journey by attending our FREE 2-day Foundation in Life Coaching event.

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Posted 348 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Unlock Your Potential and Succeed – From The Coaching Academy

Absolutely everyone has it in them to develop themselves and reach their full potential. We all could do a little more each day than we think we can possibly do. This could be in work, relationships, family, sports, fitness or pretty much any situation that requires you to focus your mind-set and behaviours.

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Posted 355 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

I found what I’d been searching for – By Michelle Ross

I had been searching for a career to bring out all the things that I felt that I stood for in life, an honest, trustworthy, understanding caring person who listened intently with family friends and colleagues. I feel that I have a very natural warmth and easy-going manner when it comes to understanding people’s emotions and reactions.

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Posted 362 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Ditch Procrastination Infographic – From The Coaching Academy

As human beings, it’s safe to say many of us can often spend far too much time overthinking our problems within our lives. It is a huge challenge and across the board, we’re forced to stop and ponder over various key points; whether it be work, home, relationship or personally related. In fact, around 95% of us fall into this trap to some degree, according to considerable research by Dr Piers Steel, a Psychologist at the University of Calgary and the world’s foremost authority on procrastination.

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Posted 362 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Coaching Became My Lifeline – By Eva Mantzourani

I have had a long academic career. Until recently, I have been largely known as a musicologist, lecturer and published author. I have lived and worked in Greece and England, and have faced and overcome some formidable, life-changing hurdles that led me to my present life and Coaching career path.

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Posted 369 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Relishing Success Through Coaching – By Debbie Robinson

This week, 'My Client’s Success Story Series’ continue with TCA’s Protégé Graduate - Debbie Robinson’s inspiring story of how coaching has changed the life of one of her clients. We hope you enjoy it…

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Posted 369 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

5 Ingredients of Success - by Bev James

If you consider what you want your future to look like, what does your ultimate success story hold for you? What does it look and feel like? Can you picture yourself punching the air or raising a glass or two in acknowledgement of your achievement? It's a great feeling, isn't it? What would happen if you got offered this opportunity tomorrow? Would you be ready for success?

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Posted 376 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

5 Goal Setting Pitfalls to avoid - by Anthony D. Carter

When setting goals, it is important to avoid making mistakes that can cause you to fail before you ever get to the action phase.

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Posted 376 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Hollywood Director’s Coaching Breakthrough - By David Hare

This week, David Hare sat down with The Coaching Academy to tell us about a powerful success story that changed the life of one of his clients - Jeremy, an award winning, young Hollywood director. We hope you enjoy it…

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Posted 383 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

My Client’s Success Story – by Judith Quin

To begin our 'My Client’s Success Story Series’, we asked TCA’s Coach, Judith Quin, to share her story of how Coaching has influenced her clients’ lives. We hope you enjoy it…

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Posted 383 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Need a Confidence Boost? Here’s how… From The Coaching Academy

Most people at some point in their life could benefit from an improvement in their self-confidence. Often, just talking about it isn’t enough. In order to make lasting change to this life challenge, you have to take action and believe you can change.

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Posted 390 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Coaching Has Transformed My Life – by Irina Sanchez de Lozada

We recently caught up with The Coaching Academy Graduate, Irina Sanchez de Lozada for a Q&A session for this week 's Coach in The Spotlight. Irina has recently set up her own Coaching business and is passionate to help other women become happy and fulfilled. We hope you enjoy it...

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Posted 390 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Coaching Clients? Personality Counts - by Dave Pill

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

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Posted 397 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

My Coaching Journey – By Sruti Kanabar

My journey with The Coaching Academy started back in July 2015 when I came across an advert for TCA’s free 2-day Coaching event on the Facebook app on my phone whilst being on my train back home.

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Posted 397 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

How Different Personalities Deal With Conflict – By Dave Pill

The more I work with DISC, the more I love it….. and when you consider I’ve been working with it since 1992 you have to realise, there’s a whole lotta love!

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Posted 404 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

I Have Found My Passion And Purpose – by James Lewis

My journey to become a professional coach started in October 2015.

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Rock 'n Roll Your Emotional State – by Simone Vincenzi

Anthony Robbins said: “There are no un-resourceful people, just un-resourceful states”. What does it mean?

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Posted 411 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Coach in The Spotlight – Oriel Camp

'Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony.’ - Mahatma Gandhi

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Posted 411 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Boosting Self-Esteem for Teens - By Bev James

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

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Posted 418 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

GROW Model Infographic – From The Coaching Academy

The GROW (Goal, Reality, Options, Will/Way forward) model is the most common and widely used coaching tool. It enables the coach to structure a coaching conversation and deliver a meaningful result logically and effectively. GROW needs to be practised but once mastered is incredibly adaptable to many different coaching styles and scenarios.

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Posted 418 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Why it’s great to be a Business Coach - by Adrian Webb

Business coaching is an incredibly rewarding lifestyle business.

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Posted 418 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

My Journey into Coaching - by Sarah Howarth

I have worked in the education sector for most of my professional life, initially teaching and latterly as a senior manager for over 18 years. My first interest in coaching was through a short training course at work and I found that coaching approaches fit with my desire to always help all people to achieve the best they can for themselves.

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Posted 425 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

I Have Now Found My Calling In Life – by Miriam Cuddihy

What an amazing journey The Coaching Academy has taken me on! My initial interest was in taking the NLP Practitioner course and with an abundance of NLP providers in the market place. I was delighted to come across a Free 2-day Foundation in Life Coaching Course with The Coaching Academy which I attended in February 2016.

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Posted 425 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Seven Wonders of Achievement – by David Finney

Was there a time when you once said, 'one day I am going to ….…’ and then didn’t get round to do whatever it was you said you were going to? Maybe that day has now come; when we set ourselves goals we face an interesting dilemma: do we make the goal small that it can be easily achieved or do we make it so large that it feels too big to conquer? When facing a career or lifestyle crossroads, there are numerous things to consider.

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Posted 432 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

My Studies Have Changed My Life – by Penny Barker

My self-development journey has taken me full circle through a career as a veterinary surgeon, programme manager and management consultant and back again. My first experience of coaching was on the Leadership Programme for one of the Big 4 consultancy companies. I was writing my business case for promotion and through the coaching process, I realised that whilst it was a great job that paid well, it didn’t fit in with my personal values. I wasn’t desperately unhappy, but something just wasn’t right. I ended up writing my business case to leave the firm and return to vetting, taking a considerable salary cut but doing something I loved.

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Posted 432 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

The Perfect Dance of Rapport - by Debbie Robinson

Have you ever noticed how conversation just seems to flow when two people are in rapport? Their bodies as well as their words match each other. Just watch a couple in a restaurant or friends meeting in a pub, they dance the dance of rapport! Picking up their glasses in unison, matching each other’s body language and speaking styles - is all part of the dance!

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Posted 439 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Coach in The Spotlight – Nazma Kabir

We recently caught up with The Coaching Academy Graduate Nazma Kabir, who had the privilege to work with Mother Theresa at the age of 17, for a Q&A session for this week 's Coach in The Spotlight. We hope you enjoy it...

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Posted 439 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Blitz Procrastination And Change Your Life - From The Coaching Academy

Your procrastination habits may seem to be very deep rooted and, indeed, they probably are. But that doesn’t mean they can’t be changed. Forget everything you have ever been told about laziness, tardiness, lack of application and short attention span; procrastination is about how we think. More specifically, it is about how we allow certain thoughts to morph into beliefs. If we are serial procrastinators then we will have some underlying beliefs that are getting in the way of action.

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Posted 446 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

I Never Looked Back! My Coaching Journey – by James Banfield

My story began on a train journey a few years ago. I had been studying self-help and development all of my adult life, and because of my friendly curious nature, people tended to open up to me and would like to talk through their problems and concerns. This evening was no different, a friend of mine was having a difficult time at work and was considering handing in his notice. We talked through all of the angles and I reassured him that whatever he decided, it would all work out in the end. Then something unexpected happened - Just as he was getting up to leave he turned and said, "You would be a great life coach." It was like a bolt of lightning had just hit me! I didn't even know exactly what a life coach was, but something told me that this conversation was meant to happen and I had to do something about it.

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Posted 446 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

How To Create An Environment For Success – By Bev James

Do you ever feel that you are not fulfilling your true potential? Are there things about your lifestyle, choices or experience that may be holding you back? Our environment is made up of surroundings and influences that are familiar to us. It is the place where we can be ourselves without really trying. It is also made up of our thoughts and behaviours – the habits of daily life.

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Posted 453 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Making Your Soul Sing – By Bev James

Whenever someone asks how you are, how do you reply? “I’m great!”, “I’m fab, thanks!” or something else equally as positive and enthusiastic? Or is it more often the case that you reply with “I’m ok”, “I’m getting there”, or “Not bad”? If we’re being honest with ourselves, many of us tend towards the latter. Why? Because we’re settling for lives that are less happy than they could be.

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Posted 453 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

My Coaching Journey – Siany Evans

My journey started about a year ago when I stumbled across a free 2-Day sample about coaching on Facebook. I signed up and it was at that taster session that I knew it-was-for-me.

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Posted 460 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Coach in The Spotlight - Sarah Bramall

I sensed the excitement as I walked into the room of the TCA’s free 2-Day event in March 2016. I sat down next to a lovely lady who introduced herself and we immediately formed a friendship, which endured as we supported each other through our coaching qualification.

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Posted 460 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Some Simple Steps to Overcome Regrets – By Bev James

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

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Posted 467 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

How to Master The Art of Discipline – By Bev James

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

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Posted 467 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

My Life Changing Coaching Journey – By Stuart Betteridge

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

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Posted 474 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

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

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

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Posted 474 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

My Coaching Journey – By Peter Sleigh

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

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Posted 481 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Time Travel Tips for Goal setting – By Bev James

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

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