Posted 3 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles
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.
Posted 59 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles
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.
Posted 160 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles
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.
Posted 223 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles
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?
Posted 272 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles
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?
Posted 279 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles
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.
Posted 286 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles
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.
Posted 321 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles
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 335 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles
Can you think of a time when you set yourself a goal, or wanted to achieve something, but for whatever reason, you didn't succeed? Maybe you have a goal right now - an idea about what you might want to do, to achieve or to be, which you haven't managed to achieve?
Posted 342 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles
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, we 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 356 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles
Donna Smith recently sat down and shared with us her successful story and how Coaching enhanced her life and career. Donna also qualified with us on the NLP Practitioner Programme and has successfully been running her own Coaching Business since graduation over a year ago.