Posted 7 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles
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…
Posted 28 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles
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.
Posted 35 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles
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.
Posted 308 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles
Coaching is all about asking powerful questions which can help us to create breakthroughs in our careers, relationships and overall well-being. When we ask ourselves the right questions we direct our minds towards seeking answers, considering different perspectives, altering our moods and finding solutions to our challenges.
Posted 483 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles
We often hear people claim that they “don’t believe in having regrets”. Yet, whether they care to admit it or not, absolutely everyone has to deal with regrets at various points in their lives. Regrets come in an infinite number of shapes and sizes, from minor ones, like making an error at work, to big, life-changing regrets - such as not taking a job, or moving somewhere new, or ending a relationship.
Posted 596 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles
The topic of personal growth really resonates with me because as a coach I want to be congruent when coaching others, either individually or in groups. If I am asking my client to step outside their comfort zone, I too want to experience what that is like. The coaching relationship is co-created: your coaching identity grows as your client learns and grows.
Posted 2121 Days Ago in: Coach Spotlight, In The Spotlight
Life is a dynamic dialogue between me and the external world and I have had this animated relationship with 'Change' ever since I entered adulthood. While certain big changes in my earlier life, like moving to live independently in a big city to start my banking career with Citibank. More recently in 2009, I experienced certain unexpected changes which were negative on the outset, however in retrospect triggered the best out of me!
Posted 2205 Days Ago in: Coach Plus Articles, Coaching Articles
There is so much focus on the building social media connections that the power of face-to-face networking has been temporarily overlooked. However, even when working with social media, the relationship needs to get offline and become face to face at some point in order for any meaningful business to be done.
Posted 2268 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles, Corporate Coaching Articles, Executive Coaching Articles, TCA Corporate
Did you know that The Coaching Academy has worked with hundreds of organisations across the globe, in sectors ranging from farming to pharmaceuticals through our corporate solutions division? The growth in demand for corporate coaching has not just been a huge trend isolated to The Coaching Academy team.
Posted 2289 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 2359 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.