Coach Training as the Gateway to a Profession: What Aspiring Coaches Need to Know

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Abstract If you’re looking to embark on a journey to become a coach, we believe it is vital to understand what’s expected of you and what it means to be joining the coaching profession. Where once it was enough to complete a coaching course, now to be a coach is…

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The Importance of Contracting in Coaching

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Many things have changed over the course of the years around how I coach. I’m hoping that the rabbit-caught-in-headlights look of the early days of client work has dissipated! Similarly, the clumsy advice-as-question ruse has faded away over time. I reach less and less for a model or tool to…

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How to Find Your Coaching Niche. Get INSPIRED!

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Over all the years I have been involved in training coaches and helping them build their coaching business, there is one area that seems to be the biggest stumbling block. This one thing can keep coaches stuck for months, even years, in a holding pattern in which they don’t move forward…

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You’re a Psychologist, Psychotherapist or Counsellor. Will You Get Any Benefit from Training as a Coach?

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In recent years, there has been a growing trend of psychologists, psychotherapists and counsellors undertaking coach training. There are a number of reasons for this which we won't go into here but, along with the perceived benefits of adding coaching to their services, there are challenges. One of these challenges…

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Coaching Practice vs Coaching Business

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What is the difference between a coaching practice and a coaching business? For many, there may not seem to be a difference. After all, in both, it’s all about coaching. Surely, it’s just semantics? But I’d argue there is an important distinction and it’s one that needs to be grasped…

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Are Psychotherapy and Counselling Really More Regulated Than Coaching? The Truth That Might Surprise You

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We’re often asked about the regulation of coaching and whether it’s likely to be regulated in the future. Around this question, we often also hear the assumption that psychotherapy and counselling are regulated and that this seems to make coaching less credible... So, here’s a surprising truth: Neither psychotherapy nor…

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Time to drop niche and think context instead?

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To niche or not to niche? That is the question! And it’s a question you’ll hear a lot in the coaching world. It’s discussed endlessly in books, blogs and forums about how to create a coaching practice. It’s a topic worth talking about, of course, but I’d like to look…

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wake up and smell the coffee: mindfulness in coaching

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Have you had a coffee today? Do you remember it? For many people, the first thing that comes to mind when they think of mindfulness is meditation, stillness and quietness. But is this accurate? And how could this be useful in coaching which is a conversation based approach to change?…

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Omnipotence

have we been seduced by the myth of omnipotence?

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“If you can dream it, you can do it!” runs the famous Walt Disney quote. But is this really true? Is it helpful? And what is it doing to your coaching? I have several concerns about the myths being created within the personal development world, and I have often used…

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