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To Become a Highly Successful Coach
Posted 1414 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, Coaching Academy News, Success Stories
This is a Coach In The Spotlight Special as we are very excited to be welcoming a new member of our Qualifications Team to The Coaching Academy. Meet Nikki Streatfield who joined us last month as a Coach Assessor. Read on to find out more and if you're lucky enough you'll get to speak to Nikki soon on your next practical assessment.
Posted 1512 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, Coaching Articles, Success Stories
I came to coaching at a time of major change in my life. I worked in social housing for over 20 years... In March 2011, I suffered a stroke which left me without feeling on my entire left side and it took me three months to learn to walk unaided again.
Posted 1575 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, Success Stories
It's time to shine our spotlight on another coach success story! Nothing pleases us more than when our coaches get in touch to share their news. So, when graduate from 2002, Annie Ashdown contacted us to let us know about her 2nd book, we were keen to find out what else she's been up to for the past decade...
Posted 1582 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, Success Stories
It seems a little odd to be writing something about success when I feel like I'm only at the beginning of my coaching life - but perhaps there's something in there about celebrating the small steps forward towards our dreams... hmmm, those sound like coaching words to me!
Posted 1659 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, Success Stories
We are delighted to feature not just one coach in the spotlight but two highly experienced coaches, Karen Jones and Joanne Spencer. Together they run two highly successful businesses, work as a job share and still manage to find time to create a great work-life balance. To find out how they do it, read their Spotlight feature here...
Posted 1664 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, Success Stories, Trainer in the Spotlight
Merete will hopefully be a familiar face and voice to a lot of you. She's done an incredible amount for us here at The Coaching Academy and has worn many hats during her years with us. As a qualified Coach and NLP Practitioner with her own business she works with small business owners and young people who are making major life choices. Find out more about Merete here.
Posted 1673 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, Success Stories
Paul Knee is our latest Coach in the Spotlight with a very interesting story. Paul says, "for me the most interesting development since becoming a coach was how much 'un-learning' I had to do and then how much re-learning i had to do around self-awareness". Read his story here...
Posted 1715 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 1736 Days Ago in: Success Stories, Trainer in the Spotlight
It's time to shine the light on another one of our fantastic trainers. Hand-picked from the cream of the UK's finest coaches and all with a wealth of experience and qualifications, we are incredibly proud of our team. We grabbed some time with Jacky Leonard for your reading pleasure.
Posted 1743 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, Coaching Articles, Success Stories
After taking maternity leave from the police I went back to my old role in 2008 but was less than inspired so had some coaching to help me work out what I wanted to do. I was on a conference for women in policing when I first realised that it was possible to re-train to do something much more inspirational. An ex-police officer was working as a coach at the conference and that was when I knew coaching was for me!
Posted 1750 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, Coaching Articles, Success Stories
I've had a successful career delivering projects in organisations where I've been fortunate to manage and lead teams and deliver training. Choosing a new career direction, I decided to deepen my knowledge of people. I'm proud to say that I've always used a coaching style - it just took the fabulous and free Coaching Academy weekend for me to know it was right for me to take coaching further as a vocation.
Posted 1806 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 1827 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles, Corporate Coaching Articles, Success Stories, Tips
Absolutely not (I’m shouting that at high volume!). Americans have embraced and embedded coaching – in all of its forms, which they are to be credited for. Without a second thought or justification required, coaching is part of the US culture of personal development, going for gold, gutsy drive and determination made worthwhile by the results delivered.
Posted 1862 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 1890 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 1897 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 1904 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles, Success Stories, Tips
To achieve your goals you need to write, review and act on them and have a plan. It’s critical that once you decide what you want, you look at what the obvious steps would be to get there.
Posted 1169 Days Ago in: Coach Plus Articles, Coaching Articles, NLP Articles, Success Stories
States affect our capabilities. There are no unresourceful people, just unresourceful states. How well you perform depends on which state you are in. Whatever task you have to perform, whatever you want as an outcome, ask yourself “what state do I want to be in to make this easy?”
Posted 2057 Days Ago in: Bev James, Success Stories, TCA Corporate
Huge congratulations go out to our MD, Bev James, for being appointed Director of Mentoring on the new Government initiative "StartUp Loans". £82.5m will be distributed on behalf of the government to help 18 - 24 year olds kick start their businesses and contribute to the growing success of small firms in the UK. Appointed by Chairman of the Board, James Caan, who Bev has worked with for several years on their joint venture for entrepreneurs and business owners
Posted 2072 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, In The Spotlight, Success Stories
Posted 2065 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 2086 Days Ago in: Coaching Academy Info, Coaching Academy News, Success Stories
Have you been on the members area recently? If the answer is yes, I am sure you can’t fail to notice the facility has received a significant face lift!
Posted 2051 Days Ago in: Personal Performance Coaching, Success Stories, Tips
Our state, the way in which we show in our interactions and movements, has an extraordinary influence on the course of our lives. Whether in work, politics or any other field, your state of mind has a very strong influence on your results and general feeling of happiness.
Posted 2037 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 2093 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.
Posted 1827 Days Ago in: Success Stories, Tips
Kris Robertson, UK's leading Coach Mentor/Supervisor and Operations Director of The Coaching Academy shares his top 5 Coaching Questions
Posted 1876 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles, Success Stories
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.