How to Become a Transformational Coach

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Our belief is that not all forms of coaching are equal. At Animas we’ve chosen to champion transformational coaching, and specialise in it, because we believe it to be the most effective form of coaching for long-term change. Transformational coaching is about facilitating change to achieve sustained success with long-term…

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How to Become a Life Coach: Is Training Really Necessary?

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If you’re wondering how to become a life coach, you may find the options for training confusing -- and perhaps a bit overwhelming. It’s not surprising: if you were to talk with a dozen coaches, you may well find they’d undergone nearly as many different types of training. Some may…

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Selecting a Life Coaching Course

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Attend A Free Virtual Introduction Event Book Your Free Spot Ready To Enrol On The Full Course? Apply For the Course A life coaching course will enable you to confidently pursue life coaching work with a varied range of clients. However, not all coaching courses are the same. ‘Life Coaching’…

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Anxious About Coronavirus? – A Clinical Psychologist’s 5 Tips on Managing Anxiety during the Crisis

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There is a lot of uncertainty, worry and concern presently, and understandably so. The Coronavirus pandemic has turned life as we know it on its head. For many of us, dealing with the anxiety that comes up around the virus and all that it brings; isolation, social distancing, potentially severe…

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Certification: Determining the Credibility of a Life Coach Training Course

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Whilst it’s perfectly possible to set up as a Life Coach without any kind of certification, you may not be surprised to learn that we at Animas feel there are a number of reasons why professional coach training can give you a significant advantage when you get out there to…

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A Space for Reflection: The Invaluable Benefits of Coaching Supervision

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If you were to ask coaches how they found their way to coaching, many of them will tell you that their decision to coach came as a result of being coached themselves. This is testament to just how beneficial and powerful creating a space for dialogic reflection can be. Yet…

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I’m a Psychologist, Psychotherapist or Counsellor. Will I Get Any Benefit 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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Role Models Galore and Our Unknowing Inspiration

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We all have a favourite teacher. Perhaps a favourite family member from our youth. But what made you pick this person in particular? What did they have that eternalised them in your memory? When you are a child, without necessarily searching for this role model, you are amazed, surprised, even…

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