Understanding Social Impact: In Conversation With Animas Social Impact Volunteer Orestis Leontaritis

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How we come to define and understand social impact for ourselves, and in wider society, has seen a flurry of conversation in recent years. Social impact can be ever changing and deeply personal to the individual who is looking to enact positive change. I sat down with fellow Animas social…

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What a Spaghetti Western Can Teach Us About Untangling Ourselves

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17th - 23rd May was International Coaching Week, and during this weeklong celebration of all things coaching, we decided to create our own theme for the week: The good, the bad and the (subjectively) ugly in the coaching industry. As part of this we held dedicated discussion spaces for our…

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The Power and Benefits of a Powerful Coaching Community

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I was talking to someone who had recently completed a coaching course, with a different coaching school. They loved the course and had enjoyed working with a few practice clients, but had then reached a bit of a tapering off. They said it was hard finding practice clients, hard to…

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The Journey of a Life Coach: “I Didn’t Plan it This Way!”

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I remember my first coaching session well. The client was a friend of a friend. I was charging her £5 and wishing I wasn’t charging her anything at all. I went to her flat – an idea that seems incomprehensible to me now but at the time, you know, anything…

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A Hat-trick of Accreditation: Animas Training Awarded EMCC Global Quality Award

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Animas has always had great relationships with the accrediting bodies, recognising that in a self-regulating profession, accreditation from the organisations that set out to ensure the gold standard of coach training is incredibly important, not just for us as a coaching school that is committed to delivering training of the…

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Can I actually have a career as a life coach?

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Undertaking a coaching course, particularly one as comprehensive as ours is a big commitment. Financially, emotionally, mentally. So it’s understandable that you may have a lot of questions about whether it’s truly worth it. Perhaps one of the most common questions of all is ‘Can I actually have a career as…

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Creating Space Reflections: In Conversation with the Programme Coaches

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We hope you are enjoying the Spring months as we approach the middle of 2021 and the hope of warmer weather in the U.K! Since Animas Impact’s creation in late 2020 we have been curating and propelling forward the initiative’s philosophy, approach and mission. In the middle of March this…

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Exploring the Development of the Coaching Profession: A Discussion With Cheryl Procter-Rogers, MCC

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In this new episode of Coaching Uncaged, Animas Centre Director Robert Stephenson is joined by MCC coach, public speaker, author and PR consultant Cheryl Procter-Rogers as they delve into the growth and development of the coaching profession, and explore the impact that coaching can have in so many different areas.…

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Opening the 2021 ACTO Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Conference: A Q&A With Centre Director Robert Stephenson

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At Animas, we are always looking to share our perspectives, thoughts and opinions around the topics that are really important, both to the coaching industry, but also the wider world. Centre Director Robert Stephenson is no stranger to thought leadership work, particularly work centred around Diversity and Inclusion, having contributed…

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