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Mastery Series: Pam Lidford's top 10 confidence tips

The Coaching Academy is lucky enough to work with award-winning coaches and world-class trainers. With this in mind, we've launched a monthly Mastery Series to offer you top tips from our accomplished team and trainers.

In this blog, specialist Confidence Coach and TCA trainer, Pam Lidford, lends her Top 10 Tips on Confidence.

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Why people are prescribing nature for burnout - By Dawn Breslin

Nature is instrumental for our wellbeing, and people report feeling significantly happier outdoors than they do indoors. Despite this, we are spending less and less time in nature and it is playing a smaller role in our cultural landscape.

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Helping young people succeed with DISC - by Dave Pill

So many people use the DISC personality profiling tool nowadays. Some use it as part of their recruitment process, others use it to manage and motivate their teams, and coaches use it to understand their clients. It is used in conflict resolution and, better still, conflict prevention! The list is endless.

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Donna Smith: An incredible night - I am still in a daze!

We recently caught up with our wonderful and award-winning coach, Donna Smith for a quick Q&A for the Coach in The Spotlight column. Donna shared her remarkable experience of being awarded the Life Coach of The Year 2018 and what this achievement has meant for her coaching business. We hope you enjoy watching Donna's video.

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Mahjabin Quadir: Live, learn and love what you do!

Reflecting on my 15-year career within a corporate environment and personal experiences, what shone through the most was connecting and working in partnership with individuals, developing them to enabling positive outcomes and being open to learning. I had been a Leadership Consultant who also coached, across various business areas for over 5 years, was completing a Counselling and Clinical Skills Diploma with a drive and passion to broaden my skills.

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Nicola McDonald: I became the difference I wanted to see!

Following a redundancy back in 2013, IT Manager Nicola bravely stepped forward and embarked on a life-changing career shift into coaching. Looking back, she has no regrets moving from her 30-year field of IT into coaching. We hope you enjoy!

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Melanie Coeshott: Empowering mid-lifers to take control

This week, our lovely coach, Melanie shared the opportunities coaching has offered her since she embarked on her coaching journey back in 2017. She has since completed 4 coaching diplomas within 18 months and is now leaving her background in accountancy to start her full-time coaching business. We hope you enjoy reading Melanie's inspiring journey.

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Why it's important to celebrate your achievement - by Kris Robertson

When was the last time you celebrated your achievement? Whether they're academic, personal or career-based, it's important to acknowledge your success. Marking your achievement has many benefits, including that it fixes your success in your mind and encourages you to continue to go after our goals.

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Kris Verle: Dare to be different

Since graduating in 2016, our qualified coach Kris Verle has set up a thriving online coaching business. For Kris, technology has allowed him to run his life coaching business entirely online from Bali, while organising retreats internationally and with the freedom to live and work anywhere. We caught up with this TCA alumnus to learn more about his experience of studying with us, and his top tips about coaching.

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7 small things you can do to be happier, today!

Often times, it can feel like we have to make big changes to boost our happiness and live with a sense of fulfilment. However, it's the subtle changes that move us closer to living a life underpinned by happiness.

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Gabriela Blandy: You know what you're meant to do!

After graduation with TCA in 2017, our accomplished Life Coach, NLP Practitioner and writer, Gabriela Brandy left her job and launched her own coaching practice. She has since been able to make a living as a writer and coach, whilst also being able to travel, create, teach, inspire and connect with amazing people all over the world. For Gabriela, coaching isn't simply a set of techniques to learn, but a way of life and that she couldn't have got where she is today without it. As Gabriela points out, 'That's the thing about coaching. It's always there for you - if you're prepared to take a moment and look."

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From burnout to breakthrough - by Dawn Breslin

Dawn Breslin is a leading light in the field of coaching and personal transformation. Through her work as Best-selling Hay House author, inspirational keynote speaker, TV & Radio presenter, and media consultant for some of the world's leading brands, she has inspired thousands of individuals to heal, re-energise and transform their lives. Dawn had now taken her passion and years of experience into a new coaching niche - Harmonizing Coaching: we interviewed Dawn about this growing niche and how she turned her burn-out into a breakthrough.

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Martin Robert Hall: An incredibly rewarding experience

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.

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Nicki Hainey: An opportune time to be a Coach

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.

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I've finally admitted to my self-help addiction - and I'm not seeking a cure - by Kate Woodward

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.

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4 top ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can feel like a difficult balancing act. Some weeks it's easy to eat well and exercise, whilst others you're drawn to junk food and late nights. However, we all deserve to get off the roller coaster of healthy vs unhealthy lifestyle choices and instead maintain our balance.

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Sharon Halliday: Coaching fired up my passion and career

This week our accomplished coach, Sharon Halliday, shared with us her challenging and rewarding coaching journey and how coaching enhanced her career. With a background in both corporate management and consultancy training, Sharon found coaching is another important skill in her toolkit. Sharon has since been using coaching tools and techniques as part of her daily life and enjoys how coaching has profoundly impacted her work/life and her clients' lives.

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Carol Harrison: It's never too late to reach your potential

It was a heart-to-heart chat with a dear friend that inspired me to act; to begin a major shift in the direction of my professional and working life - after spending 15 years in education. I had already trained as a teacher, a counsellor and I now decided to enrol with The Coaching Academy. That was the start of my coaching journey.

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How coaching positively impacts young people

The role of a coach is to bridge the gap between where someone is, and where they would like to be. Oftentimes, coaches do this by helping their clients identify their values, beliefs, conduct a life audit and set clear goals. They ask the right questions to help people unlock their potential and empower them to take control of their lives.

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Coaching and walking - How to align your values to grow your niche by Donna Neseyif

During my training at The Coaching Academy (TCA), I was told many times the importance of 'finding a niche’.

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Peter Reece: How I coached myself to better health and a new start

My name's Pete Reece and I’m a Personal Resilience Coach, helping clients to make an ally of adversity. When I enrolled on the Personal Performance Diploma in 2010, my intention was to help other people achieve their goals and improve their well-being. One thing I didn't know was how crucial coaching was going to be in helping myself back to better health.

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Toby Marchant: Coaching elevated my career

This week, our accomplished coach, Toby Marchant shared with us how coaching profoundly enhanced his life and career. Having been in corporate life for 32 years, which culminated in being the CEO of a global, listed company, Toby embarked on his search for professional development and since, coaching has been the key for his journey of helping business leaders succeed.

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Young people: Motivations, goals and fears - by Matthew Barnes-Smith

With our Coaching within Education Accelerator Week coming soon, we asked accomplished coach, NLP Practitioner and TCA's Coaching in Education programme trainer, Matthews Barnes-Smith to share with us what it's like to work with young people.

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Natalie Potts: I began with the end in mind

I have worked in the retail industry as manager for nearly 16 years. In 2015, I felt something was missing in my life. I had always been highly motivated, driven and focused on being the best at what I put my mind to achieving great grades at school and university. I met a personal trainer, who was a coach and he made me start thinking differently. I was introduced to coaching on leadership programmes within my profession, but had a lack of understanding to the difference it could make to someone's life.

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Teenagers and big decisions in life - by Merete Langler

After 20 plus years working within the education system as a teacher and a trainer before adding coaching to my skills, I am only too aware how driven people within the education field can be by external targets and goals.

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How to make the most of your Easter long-weekend

Long weekends are the perfect opportunity to recharge, refocus and be productive. The key is to be intentional with your time and to focus on balance. In doing so, you can enjoy the right mix of relaxation, and tackling the tasks you've been putting off.

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Federica Biagini: My worthwhile adventure

This week, our wonderful coach, Federica Biagini from Germany recalled her exciting coaching adventure and how she found her calling as an empowerment coach. Federica also shared with us how coaching helped her to overcome her limiting beliefs and life obstacles to reach her goals. Federica is now building her coaching practice while utilising her coaching skills to support her team at work in her new capacity as a Head of Training & Development.

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The power of visualisation and self-image

Self-image is how you think and feel about yourself. It can be constructed from the experiences you've had, the decisions you've made and your values and beliefs. While much of what making up your self-image begins with external influences, your internal filters also play a large part. As, along the way, you can pick up a trend of negative self-talk and this internal dialogue creates patterns deep in our subconscious. Challenging this negative self-image is difficult, however, techniques like visualisation can enable you to build a better self-image.

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Sarah Keeley - My light bulb moment

It was early 2015 when I was working as a graduate intern at the University of Cumbria in Student Services, a role I sort of fell into. One of my mentors, a careers adviser herself, recommended the Free 2-Day event that The Coaching Academy runs. I knew nothing about coaching, but I thought it sounded interesting. I booked myself on and within a couple of hours on the first day - it hit me; it was a light bulb moment. This is what I want to do...

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How your personality affects your time management

Have you ever wondered why some people always seem to have enough time? Whereas other people are always busy and rushing to finish tasks at the last minute? More often than not, it comes down to time management.

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Wioleta Wydrych: I was re-born and connected!

This week, our lovely fulfillment coach, Wioleta Wydrych shared with us her remarkable self-discovery journey and how coaching empowered her to re-design her life and started doing what she loved. From feeling like dying to being born again, Wioleta has found her life purpose and started her own coaching practice where she passionately helps people to follow their heart, find fulfillment and live their dream. We hope you enjoy reading Wioleta's inspiring story!

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Infographic: 5 ways to improve yourself in 10 minutes

When people consider improving themselves, they often think of the big picture goals - changing careers, losing weight, learning a language, and so on. However, as any coach will tell you, there are many little steps on the journey to self-improvement and breaking down these grandeur goals can make all the difference in the long run.

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Sarah Pollard: I am on my path

Coaching has been a very useful element of my toolkit as part of leadership development and project management for many years. It was, however, the return to work following the birth of my second child, seven years ago, that made me appreciate the true power of coaching. I was lucky enough to receive coaching, as part of an executive development programme, prior to my return from maternity leave.

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Schoolchildren use the word stress regularly, research suggests

Young people, aged between 8 and 11, regularly use the word 'stress', new research suggests. A survey of 1,000 children in England found that 9 in 10 of the respondents use the word stress often. Furthermore, 90% of children felt that their parents are 'not there' because they are distracted by their phone.

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4 simple NLP techniques for success

Neuro-Linguistic-Programming (NLP) is defined by its co-founder, Richard Bandler as 'an attitude of curiosity that leaves behind a trail of techniques.' It began by studying and modelling the best communicators and outstanding individuals and has roots in behaviour psychology, general semantics, cognitive behavioural therapy, to highlight a few. As a discipline, NLP offers a collection of useful techniques, as well as an empowering way of thinking.

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Katrina Ramsden: My fulfilling coaching journey

This week, our lovely coach, Katrina Ramsden reflected on her inspiring coaching journey as she's searching for life fulfilment and challenge. She shared with us how coaching enhanced her career and enabled her to relish a more positive work-life balance. She also revealed how coaching boosted her self-confidence and empowered her to develop a positive, solution-based mindset to overcome her life obstacles and accomplish more than she believed possible. We hope you enjoy.

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Debra McAndrew: My life-changing journey

This week, our accomplished coach and 2018 Coaching Within Education Award winner, Debra McAndrew shared with us her inspiring coaching journey and how coaching transformed her life and career. Debra also shared her amazing 2018 Awards experience and how this has benefited her launch of a new website targeting a new market within the Early Years and Childcare Sector where she has been working for nearly 30 years.

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3 ways to boost your happiness instantly

Happiness is a sense of joy, contentment and is linked to our overall sense of wellbeing. Often referred to as 'the pursuit of happiness,' the idea of this contentment has become somewhat elusive.

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Barbara Guignard - Coaching truly enhanced my career

This week our accomplished and talented coach, Barbara Guignard who speaks 5 languages fluently, shared with us her inspiring journey and how coaching truly enhanced her career. Within 10 months of studying alongside her busy full-time business consulting job, Barbara completed TCA Personal Performance Diploma and set up her own coaching business within 4 months after qualifying. Coaching has become a big part of her life and remarkably empowered her self-discovery and belief. Barbara believes motivation is the key to success and for her, having a full-time job should not be a barrier to one’s entrepreneurial aspirations.

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4 simple ways to feel more awe in your life

Awe is an emotion that has a powerful impact on you and it is experienced with your entire body. You might, for example, get goose-bumps, tears may flood your eyes and a smile is often transfixed on your face. When we are children, these moments seem to flood our daily lives. However, as we grow up experiencing moments of awe seems to be few and far between.

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Nicky Peachment – No regrets leaving my 20-year full-time job

This week our accomplished coach, Nicky Peachment shared her incredible journey and why she had no regrets leaving her 20-year full-time job to embark on a new journey that has fulfilled her dream. Having completed two Diplomas with distinction, Nicky is now excited to launch her own coaching practice and charity coaching programmes. We hope you enjoy reading Nicky’s brave journey…

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Marta Rodriguez-Karpowicz - A whole new chapter of my life

This week our wonderful coach, Marta Rodriguez-Karpowicz shared with us her inspiring coaching journey and how coaching empowered her to achieve her daring goals. As a busy mum of 3 kids with a full-time job, Marta faced huge challenges on her learning journey. It is through coaching, Marta revealed, she had learned to overcome her challenges, limiting beliefs, fears and finally found her life purpose. She is now excited to enter a whole new chapter of her life. We hope you enjoy reading Marta’s story.

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How to manage and motivate any team - By Dave Pill

I remember, many years ago I was asked to deliver a motivational workshop to a group who were (as their manager said) totally de-motivated. Always ready for a challenge, I of course said YES! (in a motivated manner).

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How to clear your mind clutter and regain your focus

Mental clutter refers to times when our mind has too many thoughts which makes it difficult to process and focus. A cluttered mind is disrupting and it hinders our productivity, balance and even our mental health. You know the feeling: you’re forgetting important dates, you feel as if you’re being pulled in a hundred different directions, and you’re unable to finish a project or task from beginning to end.

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Blanka Molnar – I fulfilled my dream!

This week we caught up with our wonderful coach, Blanka Molnar as she shared how coaching transformed her life and helped her on her self-discovery journey. Blanka finally found her calling and achieved what she had always dreamed about. We hope you enjoy reading Blanka’s inspiring journey and find her coaching top tips useful.

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Are you ready to invest in yourself?

Investing in yourself is the most important thing you can spend your time and money on. It is one of the best returns on investment you can have because developing yourself both personally and professionally is the surest way to achieve your goals and future success.

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How to use self-reflection for your personal growth

If you want to achieve any goal, improve yourself or advance your skills, you need to understand 3 things clearly: what you want to achieve, where you are now and how you can bridge the gap between them.

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Lisa Zevi - Why I became a coach

Before agreeing to attend The Coaching Academy’s 2-Day event with a friend who really wanted to go, I had no idea what coaching was. I definitely came into it with an ignorant and cynical view about 'fluffy’ life coaches, determined not to be 'taken in’ by any of it.

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Katie Stoddart – Coaching kicked start my new life

Meet our 2018 Best Newcomer winner, Katie Stoddart as she shares how coaching radically transformed her life and empowered her, just 4 months after she discovered coaching, to kick start a fresh and truly rewarding career from her several-year engineer role. We hope you enjoy reading Katie’s inspiring journey…

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5 sure-fire beliefs to blitz procrastination

Procrastination is the avoidance of doing a task that needs to be accomplished. Whether it’s putting off a work project, avoiding daily chores or even postponing your long-held goals, procrastination is an easy pitfall that even the most productive people can fall into. In fact, around 95% of us will procrastinate at one point or another, according to research by psychologist Dr Pier Steels.

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4 ways to stay motivated to reach your goals

As the clock counts down from one year to the next, amid the cheers of 'Happy New Year,’ many people vow to pursue their dreams. This is because the new year brings a fresh start, and a starting point for people to go after their long-held goals. This surge of purpose goes hand in hand with the idea of setting new year resolutions, a practice that stirs up a dichotomy of emotions in people.

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Julie Nowak – The power of coaching

This week, Julie Nowak, our passionate coach, shares her long-held dream and how coaching has empowered her to become a coaching specialist in her role. Truly inspired by the power of coaching, Julie has been continually developing her coaching skills ever since and her qualification has been opening doors for her as she begins a new phase in her life. We hope you find Julie’s coaching top tips useful.

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Setting resolutions that stick

January is right around the corner, bringing with it new opportunities to grow and thrive in our personal and professional lives. The tradition of setting new year’s resolutions is a great way to kick start the year because they provide a chance to reflect on our goals and dreams. Ultimately, new year resolutions are just goals that are prompted by the fresh start of the year.

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How to beat the winter blues

The winter blues, also known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD), is a common form of depression that is associated with winter time. In the UK alone, one in three people suffer from SAD and the disorder can affect anyone, at any age. Research has linked SAD to the long periods of darkness that we experience during this time of year. SAD can affect your mood and energy levels, leaving you feeling lethargic, irritable and a little blue. Thankfully, there are a number of tried and tested strategies to boost your spirits.

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Reg Goslin - My light bulb moment

I had a fabulous career with one of the biggest businesses in the UK. My role was a sales contributor and later on sales leader. Although I enjoyed my role, I always found that I preferred the softer side of leadership, through working with people's development more than the operational side of driving the business.

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Dealing with difficult people at Christmas

As one famous Christmas song would have us believe - “it’s the most wonderful time of the year” And for many people it is……. ’Tis the season to be jolly, where families come together and celebrate in the spirit of togetherness and joy but for some, family time together can be awkward, challenging and almost intolerable!

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Rachael McGarrie – I'm living my passion & purpose

At 16, I was the deer in headlights, walking out of the school gates in a surreal slow motion, surrounded by a thickening fog thinking, “What happens next!”. After studying Media Production at college and then taking a year out, I then signed up to University for a Business Management Degree so at least I was heading in some kind of direction. I then fell into a call centre, then into another sales role, working in companies where I just felt I didn’t belong. This then led me into the Personal Development world where I started to learn and grow in knowledge and understanding. I instantly felt 'at home’ here.

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Stevie Worsell – Coaching transformed my mindset

We caught up with our wonderful coach, Stevie Worsell for a Q&A session in the Coach in The Spotlight column as he shares how coaching shifted his perspectives and empowered him to help others to grow and fulfil their dreams. Stevie also lends some great coaching top tips, which we hope you find useful…

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3 ways to break the cycle of self-sabotage

Have you ever had thought to yourself, 'I don’t have time to tidy the whole kitchen before work so I won’t do any of the dishes,’ – only arrive home exhausted and further stressed out by the prospect of cooking dinner and clearing up from the morning? Or have you ever self-generated stress by starting more projects than you’ve finished? Or do you complain about other people’s gossiping when you need to make the same change in your own life?

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Joanna Britton – Make the difference through coaching

Our wonderful coach, Joanna Britton shares her exciting coaching journey and top tips for setting up a coaching business and qualifying as a coach. Joanna uses her background in marketing to drive her coaching business forward and uses coaching techniques in the field of marketing and branding. 

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Posted 245 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Celebrating success and inspiring greatness

The role of a coach is to help others bridge the gap between where they currently are to where they would like to be. Coaches help transform the lives of so many, and The Coaching Academy firmly believes that the outstanding work achieved by its coaches deserves recognition. Therefore, the International Coaching Awards was created to celebrate our community and recognised their success over nine different categories.

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Marcela Soler – Trust yourself and the process

Coaching came to my life as it comes into many of others: at the right time. It appeared in the form of healing tool when I was in crossroads in my life, but turned soon into a passion.

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Infographic: The Wheel of Life

The Wheel of Life is an effective tool used in coaching and personal development that allows people to 'check-in’ on their life and their current goals. It is used as a simple yet powerful diagnostic and assessment device that provides clarity and allows you to evaluate the different areas of your life.

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Why kindness matters to your well-being

Kindness is defined as a behaviour marked by ethical characteristics, a warm and pleasing disposition, and a genuine concern for others. It is often considered a virtue, however, it also has an unfair association with negativity and weakness. On the contrary, kindness requires a strength of character and a strong sense of oneself. Furthermore, practising kindness daily can have incredible benefits on your well-being and happiness. In fact, research by John Gottman found that kindness is one of the most important predictors of satisfaction and stability in a marriage. Moreover, kind people enjoy increased energy, happiness and serotonin levels, as well as lower levels of stress, anxiety and blood pressure, according to a survey conducted by Random Act of Kindness.

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Beaj Makhecha – I’m living my dream!

And this is my story…

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Adrian Wales - It was so worth it!

Special thanks to our passionate coach, Adrian Wales for sharing his remarkable coaching journey this week. 3 years down the road and it was so worth it for Adrian – qualified with Distinctions in both Personal Performance Coaching and Small Business Diplomas and has done around 400 coaching sessions with his clients. It is the wonder of coaching that Adrian found and truly loved - for him, coaching was the journey, rather than the destination and he still learns every day and continues to invest in his own personal development.

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10 powerful affirmations to boost your self-image

Self-image is the mental picture we have of ourselves, simply put it’s our own opinion and view of who we are. This internal image is often a combination of our physical attributes, such as our height, weight, hair colour, etc., as well as the parts of our identity that we have learned. These learnt factors can consist of attributes that have discovered ourselves through personal experiences or by internalising the judgments of others.

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How to connect with your true self

Truly understanding yourself is one of the most important attributes a person can possess - as Aristotle famously mused, 'Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.’ When you know yourself, you know what path is right for you and instead of looking to others for permission, you are able to make decisions with more certainty. When you are your true self you are empowered to march to the beat of your own drum.

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Karen Kissane – My coaching breakthrough

My journey into coaching was more of a transition and evolution of my career. It was much less about finding myself and more about 'creating myself’ - as in the words of George Bernard Shaw.

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Lorna Devine – Coaching enriched my life and career

We caught up with our passionate coach and therapist, Lorna Devine for a quick Q&A session in this week’s Coach in The Spotlight column, where she shared how coaching enhanced her career and her life. We hope you enjoy and find her coaching top tips helpful…

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4 NLP techniques to feel instantly happier

Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) is a powerful approach to communication and personal development that empowers people to have greater control over their emotional state. NLP fundamental skills and tools give you the ability to be at your best more often by effectively managing your thoughts and feelings.

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How to rewire your brain for positivity

A positive attitude is the key to living a successful and happy life. So why does it feel like our brains are so good at focusing on negative situations?

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Szilvia Radnoti - Just do it!

“The only thing that is constant is change.”

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Maureen Sydney – Believe in yourself

I have been incredibly lucky and have enjoyed three other significant careers. I was a primary school teacher then a classical singer but missed teaching, so I moved back into education albeit in a different sector. My third career culminated in being promoted to Director of Higher Education in a Further Education college.

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5 professionals who make great business coaches

Business coaches provide business owners, CEOs and managers with the insight and support to enhance their sales, improve their skills and run their business better. They act as a great sounding board, ask prompting questions and remind business owners to 'work on their business and not in it.’

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Sylwia Zuber – I found my inner calling

I needed something more than spending 9 hours in the office every day - I craved more challenges and variety in my life.

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Infographic: GROW Model – Coaching Questions

The GROW Model is the most well-known and widely used coaching tool. It is used by coaches to help their clients set clear and attainable goals to further their professional or personal development.

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Cliodhna O'Dea – Believe and succeed

Cliodhna O’Dea, our accomplished coach shares how she was inspired to turn her passion for personal development into a fulfilling coaching career. Cliodhna discovered coaching after meeting an inspiring graduate of The Coaching Academy and has since transformed her life. We hope you enjoy…

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Posted 302 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

7 ways to improve your resilience

Resilience refers to your innate ability to recover and bounce back from life’s challenges. People have strong resilience are better able to deal with stress and pressure. Research shows resilient people are also more positive and are able to maintain a sense of calm in intense and stressful situations.

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Posted 309 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

5 beliefs that could hold you back

When it comes to achieving your goals, your mindset is key. Nothing sabotages success faster than a lack of belief in yourself and your abilities. This is because our beliefs shape our immediate reality and they have the ability to lift us up to achieve our goals or hold us back completely. The difference lies in whether you are moving forward with self-belief or feeling stuck by limiting beliefs.

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Posted 309 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Mirel Duta: How coaching transformed my beliefs

Mirel Duta, our wonderful Personal Performance Diploma graduate explains how his personal development process led him to coaching. Mirel shares his top coaching tips and lends some amazing insights about challenging your limiting beliefs to seize your dream and shoot for success. We hope you enjoy…

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Posted 316 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Debra Carey: It’s never too late to make that change!

Debra Carey, our accomplished NLP practitioner shares her inspiring journey that helped her rediscover her love for coaching and launch her own business after a five year break. Debra lends insightful coaching tips and proves that it’s never too late to make that change and fulfill your dreams.

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Posted 316 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Which DISC style makes the best leader? Part 2 - By Dave Pill

DISC is a popular tool to help enhance communication and better understand people.

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Posted 323 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Stasia Banto - Life is worth living

Our wonderful NLP practitioner, Stasia Banto this week reflected on her life-changing journey and how coaching helped her reconnect with her passion and purpose. Stasia truly believes that people can achieve what they want in life and be happy with themselves.

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Posted 323 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Which DISC style makes the best leader? Part 1 – By Dave Pill

DISC is a powerful profile tool that helps you really understand people and how to communicate with them effectively. As a DISC Master Trainer, I’m often asked “Which style makes the best leader?”, “Which style makes the best manager?” and “how do you motivate people?”

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Posted 330 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Shanta Navaratnam - Coaching boosted my life and career

Shanta Navaratnam came across coaching whilst she was at a crossroad in her life. This is Shanta’s amazing story of how coaching transformed her life and boosted her new career as a Chief Financial Offer.

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Posted 330 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

6 morning rituals to power up your day

What does your morning routine look like? Is it filled with snoozed alarms until you drag yourself out of bed? Do you rush out the door with a coffee in hand and stress in your mind?

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Posted 337 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Lisa Read – Dared to dream and take the first step

Back in the day when no-one had really heard of coaching, I found myself watching a TV programme with a life coach on it. I thought the coach was amazing! At the time I was a stay at home mum to three small children and while I loved being there for my kids, my days had turned into an endless routine of washing, making food, park visits and reading stories with very little plot!

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Posted 337 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

5 unexpected benefits of journaling

Keeping a daily journal might seem like something for famous thinkers, or even angsty teenagers. However, in an increasingly digital age, taking the time out to put pen to paper and record our experiences, feelings, gratitude and dreams is a powerful tool for personal development.

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Posted 344 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

9 confidence hacks to boost your life - by Annie Ashdown

To feel confident within, you must be your own best friend and honour your commitments to yourself, have down time when you so choose, say what you mean, mean what you say, sleep when you are tired, eat healthily when hungry, play when you want fun, take responsibility for your finances, respect yourself and your choices, appreciate and trust yourself.

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Posted 351 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Lisa Jayne Powell – Breakdown to breakthrough

This week, our wonderful coach, Lisa Lopez sat down and shared with us her amazing coaching journey and how coaching awakened and set her free to a new life. Lisa finally found herself looking at life through a new set of eyes…

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Posted 351 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

3 questions to help you break through your comfort zone

Bravery isn’t only for people we think of as heroes - those who save lives or climb the highest mountain they can find.

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Posted 358 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

3 tips for dealing with resistance to change

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?

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Posted 365 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Infographic: 5 steps to success – By Diane Dutto

Let's talk about what's good and turn the frown into a smile. Put our focus on acting on solutions, not complaints. Acting on what we can control and not complaining about what we cannot control.

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Posted 365 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Berta Maso – I fell in love with my coaching journey

We recently had the opportunity to catch up with our lovely coach and business psychologist, Berta Maso, for a quick Q&A session in this week’s Coach in The Spotlight column. We hope you enjoy…

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Posted 358 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Sarah Jones - Living a full life through coaching

Our brand new series, TCA Coaches’ Getting Clients Top Tips, begins with a quick catch up with our amazing coach, Sarah Jones as she shares some top tips for coaches getting clients.

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Posted 372 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Top 10 tips to fast-track your goals – by Richard Denny

I hope you enjoy this article from my friend and mentor the late Richard Denny. Bev James

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Posted 372 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Tina Dulieu - Just follow your dream and do it!

Our 'Clients’ Success Story Series’ this week continue with a quick Q&A session with TCA Small Business of The Year 2015, Tina Dulieu where she shares her successes making a great living as a professional coach.

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Posted 379 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

Louise Hook - How coaching boosted my career

This week, our lovely coach, Louise Hook who is doing her third diploma with us, shares her interesting coaching journey and how coaching empowered her to transform her clients’ lives. Louise recently got promoted at work thanks to her wonderful coaching work and continuous personal development and learning.

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Posted 379 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles

5 coaching techniques to break free from limiting beliefs - by Pam Lidford

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?

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