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Posted 5 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 13 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 20 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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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 20 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 13 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 27 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 34 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 34 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 41 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 41 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 27 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 48 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 48 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 54 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 54 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 58 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 75 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 79 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 81 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 82 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 82 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 89 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 89 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 96 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 100 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 58 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 107 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 107 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 114 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 114 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 121 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 121 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 128 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 128 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 135 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 135 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 152 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 152 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 159 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 166 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 166 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 159 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 173 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 173 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 180 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 187 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 180 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 187 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 194 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 194 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 213 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 215 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 215 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 222 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 222 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 229 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 229 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 236 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 242 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 242 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 236 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 250 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 250 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Beaj Makhecha – I’m living my dream!

And this is my story…

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Posted 257 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 257 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 264 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 264 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 271 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 271 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 278 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 278 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Szilvia Radnoti - Just do it!

“The only thing that is constant is change.”

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Posted 285 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 285 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 292 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 292 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 299 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 299 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 306 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 306 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 313 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 313 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 320 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 320 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 327 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 327 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 334 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 334 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 341 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 348 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 348 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 355 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 362 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 362 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 355 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 369 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 369 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 376 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 376 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 383 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 383 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 390 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 397 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 397 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 404 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 404 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 411 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 411 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 418 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 418 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 425 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 425 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 432 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 432 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 439 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 439 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 446 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 446 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 453 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 453 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 460 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 460 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 467 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 467 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 474 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 474 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 481 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 481 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 488 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 488 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 495 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 495 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 502 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 502 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 509 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 509 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 516 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 516 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 523 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 523 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 530 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 530 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 537 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 537 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 544 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 544 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 551 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 551 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 558 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 558 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 579 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 586 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 586 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 593 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 600 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 593 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 600 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 607 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 607 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 614 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 614 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 621 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 621 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 628 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 628 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 635 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 635 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 642 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 642 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 649 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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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 656 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 663 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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Why it’s great to be a Business Coach - by Adrian Webb

Business coaching is an incredibly rewarding lifestyle business.

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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 670 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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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 677 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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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 684 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 684 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 691 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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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 698 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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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 705 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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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 712 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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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 719 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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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 726 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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Coach in The Spotlight – George Scully

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

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12 Months That Changed My Life – by Jenny Thomas

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

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Break Free From Your Comfort Zone - From The Coaching Academy

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

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Posted 740 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Change Your Thoughts For A Better You - by Pam Lidford

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

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The Power of DISC Graph Reading – by Dave Pill

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

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The Wheel of Life – From The Coaching Academy

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

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Coach in The Spotlight – Rafael Pompeo

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

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Coach in The Spotlight – Debbie Robinson

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

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Posted 747 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Master Your Motivation And Succeed – by Bev James

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

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Posted 747 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

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

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

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Posted 754 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Marlene Morris

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

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6 Ways to Beat Procrastination – by Bev James

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

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Crucial Building Blocks of Success – By Bev James

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

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Posted 761 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

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

The power of our beliefs system is immense. If we all developed an understanding of the thoughts and ideas that we automatically have, those that we no longer question when they appear at the forefront of our minds; then we could all be leading a better life through banishing the negative chatter.

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7 Success Tips for Coaching – by Carmen MacDougall

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

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Coach in The Spotlight - Amanda Green

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

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Posted 768 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

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

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

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Posted 768 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

3 Easy Ways To Manage Your State

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

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