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Posted 1204 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles, Tips
I was not a natural presenter; my natural relaxed outgoing nature completely deserted me when I stood up in front of a group of my colleagues to practice presenting a topic I knew all about!
Posted 1323 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles, Tips
People are different, but predictably different. Rapport is defined by "a close and harmonious relationship, in which the people or groups concerned understand each others' feelings or ideas and communicate well". It is clear in that case that rapport can be of huge benefit to both yours and your client's motives.
Posted 1428 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles, Tips
Calling all Coaching Academy students! If you've ever asked yourself, "what is the most effective way of getting through my qualification?" then Deepti Goyal has been there, done that and has put together some top tips for you.
Posted 1540 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles, Corporate Coaching Articles, Tips
Have you ever been in a situation where you needed to coach a project manager and you wish you had some great tools you could use to help them move forward more effectively? If so, Susanne Madsen offer her top tips.
Posted 1582 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 1617 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 1624 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 1624 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 1631 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles, Tips
Coaching skills are a powerful set of tools that anyone can use and apply to create instant and sustainable life and work changes. If you are a Coach or training to be a Coach then you are helping your clients realise their potential, move closer to their goals and desires and achieve real results. It's a wonderful and hugely positive thing you are doing but are you doing it well?
Posted 1638 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 1638 Days Ago in: Bev James, Tips
Just over 12 months ago, the whole nation was gripped by the drama unfolding in a formerly neglected and rundown corner of East London. It says a lot about the incredible pace of the world that we now all live and work in that the glorious celebration that was last summer's Olympic Games feels like a very distant memory despite the great anniversary games that took place over the weekend.
Posted 1652 Days Ago in: Ask Bev, Bev James, Tips
I know first-hand what it's like to train as a coach and set up your own business from scratch. I can still remember how excited I was when I got my first paying client too. You may be an amazing coach with huge potential to make a real difference to every client you see but if people don't know about you this obviously won't happen.
Posted 1673 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 1680 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles, Tips
If you enjoy our Coach in the Spotlight articles then you are probably already aware of the great top tips that our coaches provide to those considering coaching, those going through the coach qualification journey and those coaches who are already qualified. Here are some additional nuggets to help you achieve success as a coach.
Posted 1720 Days Ago in: Coaching Academy News, Continuous Professional Development, CPD for Coaches, Life Coaching Articles, Personal Success, Tips
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Posted 1721 Days Ago in: NLP Articles, Tips
NLP or Neuro Linguistic Programming is an incredibly powerful approach to communication and personal development. Learning NLP techniques gives you greater control over your ability to be at your best more often. You will be able to effectively manage your thoughts and feelings no matter what is happening in your environment to affect you!
Posted 1721 Days Ago in: NLP Articles, Tips
Does your environment ever challenge how good you feel? Could you benefit from having a secret weapon in the fight against negativity in the world? How would you like to be able to control your state in any situation? It is possible to manage your thoughts and feelings no matter what is happening in your environment; this is the power of NLP. Here are some simple steps for using NLP in everyday life.
Posted 1729 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 1743 Days Ago in: Approvals & Endorsements, Coaching Articles, Life Coaching Articles, Tips
Most people at some point in their life could benefit from an improvement in their self-confidence. Often, just talking about it isn't enough. In order to make lasting change to this life challenge you have to take action and believe you can change. If you find yourself wanting to work through confidence issues then we have some top tips for you to work through.
Posted 1020 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 1771 Days Ago in: Coaching Academy Info, Coaching Articles, Continuous Professional Development, Tips
Coaching Communities have been part of The Coaching Academy support programme for students and qualified coaches since our inception in 1999. A Coaching Community is a local group of people with an interest in all things coaching, meeting up generally on a monthly basis. We've revamped our coaching communities website to make it even easier for you reap the benefits of getting involved.
Posted 1778 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles, Tips
Coaching comes in many different forms helping people from all different walks of life. We try and let as many people as possible know all about the power of coaching through our free 2 day coaching course but if you'd like to hear it from someone else then read on to discover electrical wholesale entrepreneur, Andy Smith's experiences.
Posted 1785 Days Ago in: Coach Plus Articles, Tips
Anthony Robbins said: “There are no un-resourceful people, just un-resourceful states”. What does it mean? It means that you have always, at all times, the resources within you to face every situation in the best way you can.
Posted 1792 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles, Tips
Effective thinking does take a bit of work. It takes a bit of creativity, the ability to generate ideas, identify opportunities and most importantly ways to action them!
Posted 1799 Days Ago in: Bev James, Do It or Ditch It, Tips
Do you make decisions that work for you? Or are you more likely to procrastinate, to a point where the decision is made for you? The fine line between success and failure depends upon the decisions we make, those we choose not to make - and how quickly and effectively we make them – every moment of every day.
Posted 1806 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles, Life Coaching Articles, Tips
We thought that you might be interested to hear some top tips from coaches that have been there and done that with their coaching qualification. Read on to see what words of wisdom students past and present have for you, knowing what they know now!
Posted 1820 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles, NLP Articles, Tips
The power of our beliefs system is immense. If we all developed an understanding of the thoughts and ideas that we automatically have, those that we no longer question when they appear at the forefront of our minds; then we could all be leading a better life through banishing the negative chatter.
Posted 1090 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 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 1869 Days Ago in: NLP Articles, Tips
Albert Ellis, a giant of modern psychology and one of the pioneers of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy observed that our beliefs are often absolute and rigid. As a result, the demands we make of the world are littered with words like ‘should’, ‘must’ and ‘have to’
Posted 1869 Days Ago in: Executive Coaching Articles, Tips
The amount of paperwork created on a daily basis can sometimes be overwhelming. It is said time spent on paperwork is the single biggest time waster in today's workplaces. It has also been estimated that each piece of paper on our desks will distract us 5 times throughout the day.
Posted 1294 Days Ago in: NLP Articles, TCA Corporate, Tips
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?
Posted 1897 Days Ago in: NLP Articles, Tips
You are continually creating your own reality. At this crucial time in the world it is more important than ever to consciously choose to create a better reality – for yourself and for the world.
Posted 1905 Days Ago in: Personal Performance Coaching, Tips
Limiting beliefs are those things you believe about yourself that place limitations on your abilities. Limiting beliefs are simply assumptions about reality that are not true. In order for our actions to have the greatest positive effect, we need to have beliefs that are as close to reality as possible - deceiving ourselves will take us further from the goal.
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 1910 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles, Tips
How do successful people think? What drives them? If you truly understand their belief systems, levels of commitment and positive attitudes toward life and integrate these ways of thinking into your own belief system – you should be able to succeed at anything you put your mind to.
Posted 1910 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 1195 Days Ago in: Bev James, Coach Plus Articles, Coaching Articles, Do It or Ditch It, Tips
Everyone has the same 24 hours in a day, so why is it that successful people are able to achieve so much, when many others are left struggling to complete a few tasks.
Posted 1918 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles, Tips
The temptation when setting up in business is to try to appeal to as wide an audience as possible. Experienced coaches and marketing specialists warn however this is not the path to success but a fast route to frustration and ultimate failure. Defining your niche and speciality is crucial to your financial success as a coach.
Posted 1932 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles, Corporate Coaching Articles, TCA Corporate, Tips, Trainer in the Spotlight
How do you butter your toast? How do you pack your case before going on holiday? How do you relax at the weekend? How do you deal with stressful situations? How do you respond to people who cut you up on the motorway? Your answer to each of these questions tells you something about your patterns of behaviour or habits.
Posted 1939 Days Ago in: Life Coaching Articles, Tips
Problems arise when an obstacle prevents us reaching a goal. An objective is something we have decided we need to achieve; an obstacle is anything that prevents us achieving an objective.
Posted 1960 Days Ago in: Ask Bev, Bev James, Coaching Articles, Questions & Answers, Tips
As a professional coach, have you ever heard people say: “I would love to be a coach but I don’t think I would have the right questions to ask a client”. It seems that it’s a shame that such a limiting belief can potentially hold great coaches back so… Armed with this knowledge and determined to help those who have a desire to help others, here are a set of top 10 coaching questions:
Posted 1988 Days Ago in: Bev James, Coaching Articles, Tips
Posted 2016 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 2023 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 1266 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 1293 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 2030 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 2037 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 2065 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 2072 Days Ago in: Approvals & Endorsements, NLP Articles, Tips
Wish you could recreate feelings as and when you want to? Ever wished you could keep a positive feeling for longer? Just follow these simple steps using Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Walking along the seafront with my partner Sara one recent Saturday morning was wonderful: the warmth of the sun on my face, the salty sea air smell, the smiles on other people’s faces, the shouts and laughter of excited children – my senses were almost overwhelmed. The time I had spent on the sea front acted as an ‘anchor’ for the wonderful experience which immediately followed it.
Posted 2080 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 2044 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles, Personal Performance Coaching, Tips
Have you ever wondered why as a child you had all the will in the world to be a superhero or just somebody absolutely fantastic and now as a grown up you seem to have lost the will to live? We’ve lost our motivation and don’t know how to get it back.
Posted 2080 Days Ago in: Coaching Academy Info, Tips
Posted 1172 Days Ago in: Tips, Trainer in the Spotlight
Establishing and developing effective communication is vital. In order to be heard and change your environment according to your own thoughts you not only need to be heard, but more importantly, understood.
Posted 2099 Days Ago in: Bev James, Coaching Articles, Do It or Ditch It, Life Coaching Articles, Tips
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 1442 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles, Life Coaching Articles, Tips
Many people have different ways of reacting to stress and it's important to remember that what may be stressful to one person could in fact be motivating to another. Whether you thrive under pressure, don't subscribe to the notion of stress or feel nauseous even reading the word, here are our Top 10 Stress Relief Tips.
Posted 1456 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 1561 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles, Tips
Having carried out over 2000 observed coaching sessions, Jan Lonnen, our Qualifications Manager here at The Coaching Academy has noticed a pattern occurring. Here she shares her top tips with you to help you prepare for and carry out your observed coaching sessions successfully.
Posted 1554 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles, Tips
You will not find these secrets in any textbook or coaching manual. They're from experienced and highly successful coaches who were asked to describe the most important lessons they'd learnt coaching executives through the toughest situations imaginable.
Posted 1568 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 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 1554 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles, Life Coaching Articles, Tips
While some stress is a normal part of the life (which is why resilience is such a great skill to have), high levels of stress can reduce your productivity and have a negative effect on your physical and emotional health. There is another way to think about stress and handle it.
Posted 1568 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 1504 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles, Tips
A lack of self-confidence can negatively affect one area or a number areas of your life. The affect can be debilitating and it is a common issue that is often brought to coaching sessions. Here are 7 sure-fire ways to boost your self esteem.
Posted 1834 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.