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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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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 8 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 8 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 15 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 21 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 21 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 15 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 29 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 29 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Beaj Makhecha – I’m living my dream!

And this is my story…

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Posted 36 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 36 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 43 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 43 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 50 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 50 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 57 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 57 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Szilvia Radnoti - Just do it!

“The only thing that is constant is change.”

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Posted 64 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 64 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 71 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 71 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 78 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 78 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 85 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 85 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 92 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 92 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 99 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 99 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 106 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 106 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 113 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 113 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 120 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 127 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 127 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 134 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 141 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 141 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 134 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 148 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 148 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 155 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 155 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 162 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 162 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 169 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 176 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 176 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 183 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 183 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 190 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 190 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 197 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 197 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 204 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 204 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 211 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 211 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 218 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 218 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 225 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 225 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 232 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 232 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 239 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 239 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 246 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 246 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 253 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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