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To Become a Highly Successful Coach
Posted 959 Days Ago in: Bev James, Personal Success
Imagine you wake up tomorrow morning and something feels different. You feel alert, energised and your mind is sharp and focused. You feel you can achieve anything you set your heart on.
Posted 1001 Days Ago in: Personal Success, Coaching Articles
Sallee is passionate about sharing her knowledge and experiences to benefit, develop and 'evolve' others. A Business Advisor, Troubleshooter and Mentor.
Posted 1204 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles, Personal Success
Get yourself in the successful mind-set by thinking about the winning sequence: BE! DO! HAVE!
Posted 1239 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles, Personal Success
There is no fun in thinking small; that doesn't get the juices flowing and that certainly won't get you moving forward at an accelerated rate. The best goals are those that really fire you up so ask yourself - are my goals exciting enough?
Posted 1330 Days Ago in: Coaching Academy Info, Coaching Articles, Personal Success
No matter what is happening in your life, good or not so good; you have the power to turn that around and learn how to succeed.
Posted 1337 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles, Personal Success, Life Coaching Articles
Everyone has it in them to develop themselves and reach their full potential. We all have the ability to do a little more each day than we think we can possibly do.
Posted 1344 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles, Life Coaching Articles, Personal Success
Ask yourself the question - How is my thinking helping me? We all have reoccurring thought processes and beliefs and the more aware you are of them, the more likely you'll be able to switch the negatives into positives. Is your current thinking actually beneficial to your life?
Posted 1400 Days Ago in: Approvals & Endorsements, Life Coaching Articles, Personal Success, Tips
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.
Posted 1435 Days Ago in: Life Coaching Articles, Personal Success, Tips
Everyone has the skills to develop themselves so they are able to reach their full potential. Whether that be with work, family, fitness or relationships, there are certain qualities, mind-sets and behaviours that will massively help you with maximising your self-development.
Posted 1442 Days Ago in: Continuous Professional Development, Personal Success, Tips
A Coach helps their client to realise that they truly can, be, do or have anything. Coaching is a progressive process where stumbling blocks are converted into stepping stones and where each step brings the client closer to the fulfillment of their desires and potential. Imagine how much more successful you could be if you awakened your inner coach?
Posted 1442 Days Ago in: Personal Success, Tips
Being able to get more done means you are ahead of yourself and probably have more time to retain that elusive work / life balance. Would you like to do more in less time? We suspect most people will answer with a resounding yes. If this is you then read on for our top tips on how to be more productive.
Posted 1456 Days Ago in: Personal Success, Tips
Assertiveness is a behaviour that can be learned and developed. It's a communication process that is a key quality for productive relationships. It can help you move you away from feeling passive to feeling more active and listened to on more occasions. It usually involves stepping outside of your comfort zone if you are not naturally assertive but in doing so, working on being more assertive can certainly help improve your confidence and self esteem.
Posted 1491 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles, Life Coaching Articles, Personal Success, Tips
We all know people who are confident. They seem to face challenges head on and with a level of calm. Confidence is not something we are born with, it is shaped by experiences from childhood to adulthood. No one can build your confidence for you but the good news is that it is a constantly evolving state of being that you can build up over time.
Posted 1038 Days Ago in: Bev James, Coaching Articles, Personal Success
Where do you want to be in 12 months' time? Living a fulfilled life or just another year older saying to yourself - "where did that year go? What have I achieved?" To achieve the upgraded version of you, you need to make some adjustments. You can't just flick a switch and expect to have changed overnight.
Posted 1526 Days Ago in: Coaching Academy News, Personal Success
Launched just 2 weeks ago, The Personal Success Academy has had an overwhelming number of people enrol for membership. The very first person to enrol was Isabel Harward and she has been rewarded for being an action orientated individual by Bev James. Thank you Isabel!
Posted 1533 Days Ago in: Bev James, Coaching Academy News, Personal Success
It's been just under a week since we officially launched the Personal Success Academy and I wanted to write a quick blog post to thank each and every one of you who have already enrolled. The response has been overwhelming with hundred's of action orientated people signing up within hours of the launch!
Posted 1538 Days Ago in: Coaching Academy News, Continuous Professional Development, CPD for Coaches, Life Coaching Articles, Personal Success, Tips
So here's an exclusive announcement especially for you, our PS Online subscribers!
Posted 1547 Days Ago in: Life Coaching Articles, Personal Success, Tips
Bravery isn't only for people we think of as heroes. It's also needed for everyday life, for those times when we stretch to express a strength and a courage we didn't know we had. It's a resource we draw on whenever we stand up to stop an injustice, deal with a crisis or take action to better our lives.
Posted 838 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles, Personal Success, Tips
The ability to set goals makes an enormous contribution to the success of an individual. Most successful people are goal-orientated. They take time to identify what it is that they want and they build up a really clear and detailed picture of what achieving the goal will look and feel like. They then take regular action to move towards their goal. Sounds simple enough right?
Posted 1582 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles, Personal Success
Often "being successful" can appear to be a double-edged sword. On one side, you crave success and you put a tremendous amount of effort into achieving success. On the other side there is the hidden inner fear which is being afraid of hitting success big time.
Posted 1596 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles, Life Coaching Articles, Personal Success
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.
Posted 908 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles, Personal Success, Tips
Our needs include: winning, pride, ego, curiosity, personal power, love, recognition, creativity, success, self-esteem, accomplishment, peer approval, emotional security, belonging, and freedom. Just the knowledge of those needs can help us to identify our own drivers or motivation.
Posted 1652 Days Ago in: Bev James, Do It or Ditch It, Personal Success
Last year, I launched a competition which saw hundreds of you sharing your DO IT! OR DITCH IT stories with me. A heart-felt thanks to each and every one of you who submitted an entry. I was really touched reading all of your tales of DO IT! or DITCH IT situations.
Posted 1652 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 1659 Days Ago in: Bev James, Life Coaching Articles, Personal Success
For many people January is a time for reflection. Another year has passed: we have lived for 365 days since we last made a resolution – but what exactly have we done with the time we’ve been given? On New Year’s Eve did you find yourself saying, “Gosh – where did that year go?
Posted 1722 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 996 Days Ago in: Personal Performance Coaching, Personal Success
The GROW (Goal, Reality, Options, Will) model is the most common and widely used coaching tool. It empowers the coach to structure a coaching conversation and deliver a meaningful result. The GROW acronym suggests that a coach using the GROW model is likely to start by asking the client to set goals, both for what they want to get out of the coaching sessions as a whole and for each individual session.
Posted 1728 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 1750 Days Ago in: Coach Plus Articles, Coaching Academy News, Coaching Articles, CPD for Coaches, Personal Success
If you’re subscribed to our weekly email – Personal Success Online, then you’re likely to be well aware of the exciting world of coaching. Wherever you are in your coaching journey, it’s always a good idea to revisit the fundamentals of coaching.
Posted 1785 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles, Personal Success
It is important to recognise, clarify and understand your core values. Values can easily be overlooked. They can be elusive, because much of the time they operate ‘in the background’, out of conscious awareness. Once values have been revealed, they can be used to guide actions and behaviours.
Posted 1813 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 1820 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, In The Spotlight, Personal Success
Posted 1826 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 1834 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 1834 Days Ago in: Coach Plus Articles, Coaching Articles, Personal Success, Tips
Life as a coach or NLP practitioner can be remarkably rewarding. The pleasure of helping people make huge leaps in their lives and overcoming major blocks is a joy and a privilege. But the path to finding yourself personally and establishing yourself as a professional coach can be a challenge. Every year I meet many professionals who’ve done their training and are talented and lovely people but who struggle to find their way, place and style. Many fail find to develop a practice that’s satisfying personally and that pays the bills financially.
Posted 1841 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles, Corporate Coaching Articles, Personal Success, Tips
Dee Harding asks - what has heart-centred emotional intelligence got to do with leadership? “Emotional Intelligence is more important than IQ in almost every role and many times more important in leadership roles” - Steve Covey Our ever changing world requires a new kind of thinking about what it takes to be an inspiring leader. The attributes traditionally considered necessary to be an effective leader are no longer enough.
Posted 1084 Days Ago in: Bev James, Coaching Articles, Do It or Ditch It, Personal Performance Coaching, Personal Success, Tips
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, you are unsure which to do 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.
Posted 1111 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles, Life Coaching Articles, Personal Success, Tips
No one can see the future, yet we all must plan to be best prepared for the future. The decisions that we make aren't based on seeing the future, but on our knowledge and past experiences. Here's how you can get better at thinking ahead.
Posted 1848 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles, Corporate Coaching Articles, Life Coaching Articles, Personal Success, Tips
Are you finding that you are becoming too busy? Delegation is and extremely effective agreement that works amazingly when done properly. Here are our five ways to delegate so it’s done properly:
Posted 1855 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles, Life Coaching Articles, Personal Success, Tips
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?
Posted 1883 Days Ago in: Personal Performance Coaching, Personal Success, Tips
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, I discovered that Lucy had a younger sister. This younger sister was the pretty one, the one who got all the boys, according to Lucy.
Posted 1898 Days Ago in: Personal Performance Coaching, Personal Success, Tips
One of the core skills most coaches deal with is goal setting. It seems relatively straight forward, yet most of us and our clients find it hard to achieve the goals we’ve set, so let’s take a good look at why that is and what we can do about it. The most common model for goal-setting is represented by the acronym SMART – specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time based. The other element that is usually stressed is that the goal should be positive; for instance, instead of saying “I will lose 20 pounds,” one might say, “I will have a stable, healthy weight of 12 stone.
Posted 1855 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 1274 Days Ago in: Tips, Personal Success
If you've ever found yourself saying "there's just not enough hours in the day" or "I wish I had the time to ..." then this article is for you. Ann Skidmore shares some practical tips to save you more time and energy.
Posted 1386 Days Ago in: Personal Success, Tips
Ann Skidmore was on the very first Coaching Academy training programme when she was a Corporate Head of Human Resources. We are delighted to have Ann as one of our lead trainers and today she shares her top tips for managing pressure. Something she knows a great deal about having coached and mentored over 14,000 people in various industries.
Posted 2330 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles, Executive Coaching Articles, Personal Success, TCA Corporate, Trainer in the Spotlight
As a change to our regular "Coach In The Spotlight" feature, we have this week put Ann Skidmore in the hot seat and asked some quick fire questions:-
Posted 1393 Days Ago in: Bev James, Coaching Articles, Personal Success
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?
Posted 1386 Days Ago in: Personal Success, Tips
Other people are our greatest resource. From dry-cleaning to a promotion, to that convertible you've been coveting to that great partnership you've been searching for; it takes (more than) two to tango. This is why the benefits of creating and maintaining rapport with others are enormous, so, unless you're a natural, it's an essential skill worth learning.
Posted 1295 Days Ago in: Personal Success, Coaching Articles
Goals come in all shapes and sizes and no doubt at the start of this year you set some new goals or reviewed some goals under the guise of new year resolutions. Here are the top 2 things to consider when planning to stay on track with your goals.
Posted 1652 Days Ago in: Personal Success, Tips
Talk to most people about the power of manifesting desires and their eyes will just glaze over. It will be apparent they are totally closed to the idea, particularly those in western cultures. The mere possibility that your unconscious mind can have the power to deliver real physical things to them seems absurd.