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Posted 6 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Begin with the end in mind

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

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Posted 6 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

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

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

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Posted 13 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

9 Key Ideas to Build and Change Your Habits

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

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Posted 13 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

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

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

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Posted 20 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

7 Questions to reflect on the end of a year

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

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Posted 20 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Harkiran Bhogal - 'Using coaching skills in the classroom'

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

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Posted 41 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Kate Bishop - 'Discover all you can about yourself'

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

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Posted 41 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

5 Gratitude Prompts for the Holiday Season

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

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Posted 48 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Why it's important to take chances

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

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Posted 48 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Julia Bauer - 'Coaching across languages'

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

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Posted 55 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Konstantinos Panagiotous - 'Invest in yourself!'

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

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Posted 55 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Mastery Series: Ann Skidmore on vision and passion

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

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Posted 62 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

International Coaching Awards: Meet our Winners

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

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Posted 62 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Nataliya Reed - 'Empower yourself to make a change'

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

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Posted 69 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

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

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

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Posted 69 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

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

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

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Posted 76 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

4 Happiness habits to cultivate

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

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Posted 76 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

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

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

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Posted 83 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Afua Kudom - 'Coaching has enhanced my career'

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

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Posted 83 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Are ANTs keeping you stuck in negativity?

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

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Posted 90 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

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

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

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Posted 90 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

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

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

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Posted 97 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Claire Brown - Coaching helped me to find myself again

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

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Posted 97 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

4 reasons to connect with your values

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

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Posted 104 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

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

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

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Posted 104 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

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

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

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Posted 111 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

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

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

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Posted 111 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

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

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

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Posted 118 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

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

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

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Posted 118 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Elena Resera - 'Look inside yourself first'

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

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Posted 124 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

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

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

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Posted 125 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

How to master life transitions - by Bev James

Many of us can experience life transitions at various points in our lives, it could be moving to a new city, a redundancy, retirement, becoming a parent, a divorce or simply wanting to create positive changes in your life.

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Posted 132 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

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

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

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Posted 132 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Autumn reset - getting back on track and back to life

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

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Posted 139 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

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

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

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Posted 139 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

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

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

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Posted 146 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Millie Coleman: 'My Coaching Journey'

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

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Posted 146 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

10 Coaching questions to improve your life

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

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Posted 153 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

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

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

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Posted 153 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

How to master your thoughts

Our mind is the most powerful tool we have; it can store either inaccurate conclusions about who we believe we are or assist us in turning our dreams into our reality. Depending on our thoughts we can either use our minds to limit our potential or enhance it.

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Posted 160 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

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

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

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Posted 160 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

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

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

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Posted 167 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

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

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

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Posted 167 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Why storytelling is the key to your happiness

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

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Posted 174 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

The recipe for success and fulfilment

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

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Posted 174 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Ros Evans: Your niche finds you

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

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Posted 181 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Graham Little: I found myself and my future self.

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

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Posted 181 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

How to achieve even more sales success - By Dave Pill

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

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Posted 194 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 188 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Mastery Series: Pam Lidford's top 10 confidence tips

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

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

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Posted 202 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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