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This week, TCA accomplished coach, Martin Robert Hall shared with us how honoured he was to be awarded Business Coach of the Year at TCA's 2018 International Coaching Awards. Martin Robert Hall is an award-winning speaker, author and a leading authority in the field of performance psychology and he has coached and consulted top athletes, organisations and ambitious individuals to perform to their best potential.
This remarkable Award, as Martin proudly recalled, was the perfect way for him to celebrate his 10 years as a Professional Coach. We hope you enjoy reading Martin’s inspiring journey.
What inspired you to enrol with The Coaching Academy?
I attended one of the free weekends run by The Coaching Academy and I was so impressed by the trainers and coaches that I decided there and then that I was going to do everything it took to become a coach.
I immediately signed up to the Protege Programme knowing that if I invested that amount of money and time in myself, I would do everything it took to succeed. I turned out to be true because with every difficult moment I faced, I reminded myself of the commitment I had already made and to never give up.
Tell us about your 2018 Awards experience - How did you feel to be recognised for your outstanding work?
Winning Small Business Coach of the Year at the 2018 Awards was an incredible experience for me personally. I was recognised 10 years on from when I initially trained with The Coaching Academy, which was a wonderful way to celebrate 10 years as a Professional coach.
It is always nice to be recognised for your work, especially when you know of all the hard work and sacrifices it has taken you along the way.
How has winning potentially benefitted your coaching business?
I think it reassures new clients that they are working with a true professional. It adds gravitas to my profile and recognition of my skills as a Coach. I certainly received a lot of positive press following my award and that helps to build my brand and reputation within my industry. Award winning Coach has a ring to it, don’t you think!
What was the most rewarding part of your journey?
The journey was rewarding for me in two distinct ways. Firstly, the personal development journey you go on whilst training to be a coach is hugely rewarding. You meet some incredible people who all want to improve and are very supportive of your development. You cannot fail to develop as a person whilst training to be a coach.
Secondly, the skills you learn equip you to help others in very powerful ways. As a coach, your client’s success is your own and when you really add value to others’ lives, it’s an incredibly rewarding experience.
What is your coaching niche and why did you choose it?
There are two areas I operate in. The first is within elite sport, working with professional athletes on their goals, mindset and leadership skills. I chose to specialise in this area as I studied Sports Psychology and always wanted to work with professional athletes.
The second area I work with is small businesses. Being a business owner myself I know of the challenges you face, and I really love helping business owners to grow, develop and achieve their goals.
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Posted 395 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles
Having spent the last decade working in banking and finance, I always felt that I wasn't really doing what I was supposed to do in life. I constantly had side interests, such as being a Special Constable with the MET police, then becoming a listening volunteer with the Samaritans. However, it was attending the TCA's Foundation weekend that truly set me on the right path. I signed up there and then to be a Protege Student.
Posted 395 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles
Go back a decade. Spot me leaving the office bang on time because my job bores me. Follow me as I drive within a mile from home and pull into a layby. Watch as I dig into the bottom of my handbag for the precious book that will help me get through the next twelve hours. I allow myself fifteen minutes with my nose in Susan Jeffers' End the Struggle and Dance with Life and then drive home formulating excuses as to why I'm late.