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Posted 1368 Days Ago in: In The Spotlight, Trainer in the Spotlight
We do like shining the spotlight on our trainers at The Coaching Academy and nothing pleases us more than hearing about their success stories. We asked Andrew Jenkins, trainer at The Coaching Academy, successful business owner and author of his new book - You Are More Than You Think, to share a little light on his most recent success.
Posted 1467 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, In The Spotlight
Following my father's death a friend suggested that I speak with her mum who is a life coach. My first reaction was "gosh I must appear unstable" and my second was of excitement and enthusiasm as I have always looked upon life coaching as an LA celebrity's commodity.
Posted 1495 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, In The Spotlight
As the end of another year approaches, so begins my reflection on all of the amazing things that have happened in 2013. Who would have thought that a decision taken on July 6th 2012 to enroll would be a game-changer of a step towards where I am today!
Posted 1501 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, In The Spotlight
Our latest Coach In The Spotlight is drummer Boyd Hayward. His first experience of coaching was when he hired one for himself and loved the experience. After attending our 2 day certificate course he knew that coaching was a career avenue to be explored!
Posted 1530 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, In The Spotlight
Nicky Raby shares her coaching journey with us and discusses exactly how the power of goal setting has helped to keep her on track and in line for success! Read her story here...
Posted 1537 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, In The Spotlight
Our latest Coach In The Spotlight is Anne Lewis, who shares her journey towards living the life she has always wanted. In Anne's own words she had been "hiding away" from life until she embarked on her coaching journey and things started to change for her.
Posted 1544 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, Coaching Articles, In The Spotlight
This is a very touching Coach In The Spotlight from Jennie Lockley. Having been a registered nurse since 1980, she always had a passion for encouraging and building confidence in people. Having joined The Coaching Academy with a master plan to qualify quickly Jennie really did have to face some challenges head on. What a journey, thank you for sharing!
Posted 1642 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, In The Spotlight
We do like shining the spotlight on our coaches here at The Coaching Academy and nothing pleases us more than hearing about all of your success stories and sharing this with our networks. Not just a successful coach but also a trainer for The Coaching Academy, Lorraine Thomas has been making waves in the parent coaching arena and was featured in this month's Prima Baby.
Posted 1684 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, In The Spotlight, Trainer in the Spotlight
Dawn Harvey has been involved in coaching since 2005 when she started her own coaching and training business. She specialises in leadership, communication and commercial awareness and is involved in developing coaching cultures within the NHS. It is time to shine the spotlight on our energetic trainer and mentor.
Posted 1691 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, Coaching Articles, In The Spotlight
I have wanted to become a coach for years, ever since I first heard of life coaching. I am passionate about helping people to live their lives to their full potential. I have a range of people management experience having worked in all sorts of different areas of the NHS. There were several reasons why I decided the time was right for me to follow my dream of becoming a coach and apply for redundancy...
Posted 1712 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, In The Spotlight, Success Stories
As I progressed higher within the organisation for which I previously worked, I realised that I was more interested in people than in businesses and processes. I had not heard of coaching at this stage, but when a colleague mentioned it to me, I realised that I had been coaching people naturally all along.
Posted 1782 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, In The Spotlight
Prior to coaching I worked in sales in the FMCG industry managing Tesco & Sainsburys. Throughout the positions I held, the bit that I loved the most was dealing with people; whether it was line management, customers or colleagues, it simply made me tick.
Posted 1796 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, In The Spotlight
Life is a dynamic dialogue between me and the external world and I have had this animated relationship with 'Change' ever since I entered adulthood. While certain big changes in my earlier life, like moving to live independently in a big city to start my banking career with Citibank. More recently in 2009, I experienced certain unexpected changes which were negative on the outset, however in retrospect triggered the best out of me!
Posted 1803 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, In The Spotlight, Success Stories
My coaching niche is health and well being. I chose it because as a result of my experience at the Coaching Academy’s Certificate in Coaching – 2 day event. I went on to set myself goals around my health and well being and as a result I lost 8 stone and became a personal trainer.
Posted 1810 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, In The Spotlight
Before I started the course, I decided that I wanted to use coaching to set up a separate business alongside my “day job”. Having worked in marketing, I was looking for something to complement this and give me a sense of contribution.
Posted 1831 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, In The Spotlight, Personal Success
I qualified with the Coaching Academy in 2011 (Personal Performance Coaching Diploma). I would like to share my journey to encourage you to continue in your own journey and to demonstrate that starting the course is only the beginning.
Posted 1859 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, In The Spotlight, Success Stories
I’ve always known that I wanted my own business, the only problem…..deciding what my product or service should be?
Posted 1887 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, In The Spotlight, Success Stories
I am a continuous learner which I regard as a good thing. I am highly reflective with a tendency for over-thinking – not such a good thing! I can be opinionated and openly share my opinions if I consider them relevant to a discussion! Although I can be highly energetic and pro active, my natural default setting is one of sluggishness and daydreaming. So why’s this relevant?
Posted 1894 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, In The Spotlight, Success Stories
I was signed up for the Personal Performance Diploma with The Coaching Academy (TCA)! So what happened? Well I saw the free 2 day course advertised and I thought it looked really interesting and a lot of fun and I had heard a bit about this ‘magic’ called coaching so I thought I would go along.
Posted 1901 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, In The Spotlight, Personal Success
I booked onto the free 2-day course at the end of February and went along to day 1 slightly uncertain of what I was going to encounter, but very definite in the knowledge that I wanted to learn as much as possible about myself and others. I’m pleased to say that I enjoyed it immensely and found it an inspiring 2 days, and knew I wanted to pursue coaching.
Posted 1907 Days Ago in: In The Spotlight, Personal Success, Tips
I love learning and I was ready for a new challenge so I read the brochure from The Coaching Academy and came along to a one day event – and I was hooked!
Posted 1992 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, In The Spotlight, Life Coaching Articles, Personal Success
I went along to the 2 day Coaching Academy course as I had been offered voluntary redundancy and hoped the course would help me in my personal decision making. In the event it did much more than that. I saw that here was an opportunity to develop my coaching skills and turn my passion into a new career.
Posted 1999 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, In The Spotlight, Personal Success
Posted 2005 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, In The Spotlight, Personal Success
For once I followed my heart. Initially this meant relocating from South Africa to England to set up home with my soon to be husband. However the experience of building a very new and different life, at a time when most people are comfortably settled into a rhythm of life heading towards retirement, soon became a journey that changed more than my marital status. My South African career had been tough but rewarding.
Posted 2013 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, In The Spotlight, Personal Success
I discovered executive and personal coaching as a profession quite by accident. I worked in an investment company in London - in the grey zone with no room for professional development, and felt ready to experience a change. Someone left a Protégé Programme Leaflet in a block of apartments where I lived.
Posted 2054 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, In The Spotlight
My name is Piotr Jankiewicz and I qualified with The Coaching Academy in Corporate and Executive Coaching Diploma. I have always been interested in learning and development. The drive for improvement has been present in a number of areas in my life – as an athlete, a secondary school teacher, an in-company communication trainer, an entrepreneur and a coach. When I was a teenager I was very much into sports and hoped to make it to the Olympics.
Posted 2069 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, In The Spotlight, Success Stories
Posted 2062 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, In The Spotlight, Success Stories
The truth was that I realised I needed coaching as much as I wanted to be a coach, and with hindsight I think that is what my friend meant when she signposted me in this direction. I have always given 100% to my employer so I went into the qualification with gusto, thinking that it was time to do something for myself.
Posted 2034 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, Coaching Articles, In The Spotlight, Personal Success, Success Stories
As far back as the year 2004, my work as a Marketing Manager at the multinational was overcoming me. I was completely overwhelmed even though everyday I was leaving the office late in the evening and working long hours. I never had the time to delegate, I spent the days running from meeting to meeting, and I could seldom be with my children. For my birthday, my wife gave me a very special present: coaching sessions.
Posted 2090 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, In The Spotlight, Success Stories
My academic background is in Psychology and prior to becoming a coach I had always worked in support roles within caring organizations. I decided to do my personal performance coaching diploma in October 2010; at that time I was working two jobs and was also running my own dance fitness business in the evenings and weekends. Doing both was tiring- I knew something was going to have to give but I felt a constant conflict between two arenas which I loved: dance fitness and psychology & support work.