A QA With Animas Head of Social Impact

The Importance of Community: A Q&A With Community & Events Manager Cat Burnett

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Community is something that has always been important to us at Animas. Having recently hired our new Community and Events Manager Cat Burnett, our Head of Content Sam Chambers sat down with Cat to find out more about her background around, how she is enjoying her new role with Animas so…

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How quickly can I train as a life coach?

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One of the most common questions we are asked is ‘how quickly can you train as a life coach?’ Understandably, most people want to know that you can embark on training to become a life coach in a reasonable timeframe, without compromising on the training or experience you need to…

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8 Surprising Benefits to Virtual Coach Training

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Virtual training isn’t a new concept. People have benefitted from virtual learning environments for many years, but with recent global shifts there is no option right now to attend in-person training. If people want to train, upskill, grow, and prevent learning lockdown the only option right now is to choose…

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Trust the Process! How to Be in the Flow of Coaching

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There is a coaching lexicon that seeps into the conversation of coaches, often unnoticed. We talk about holding space, use of self, presence; terms that feel rooted in meaning to us but, to the untrained ear, might cause a quizzical eyebrow to be lifted. (“Holding space? What are these people…

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Client Topic Deep Dive: Imposter Syndrome & Hunting for Treasure

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Imposter syndrome has become one of those pseudo-psychological phrases that has seeped into the common consciousness, like ‘control freak’ or ‘acting out’. It’s something that clients tend to turn up to a session with, pre-labelled, self-diagnosed: I have this, I have imposter syndrome, rather like saying, I have diabetes or…

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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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Considering a Career in Life Coaching?

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Are you considering a career in life coaching? In making your decision, think about what draws you toward the coaching profession: Do you love helping others? Do you like to be part of a community of like-minded professionals? Do you want a flexible income to supplement your main profession, or…

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Exploring the Use of Collage & Creative Imagery in Coaching: A Discussion With Andréa Watts

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In this fascinating episode of Coaching Uncaged, Animas Centre Director Robert Stephenson is joined by coach, creative, author and trainer Andréa Watts as they explore the use of collage and creative imagery in the coaching space. Andréa shares her background around this creative approach to coaching, and where her own…

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Coaches Reflect: Coaching Advice to Myself Starting Out

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As coaches, we don’t give advice to others – but that doesn’t stop us from giving advice to ourselves! We chatted to a bunch of experienced coaches and asked them what coaching advice they would give themselves at the start of their coaching careers; what good habits they wish they’d…

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