Coaching explained

8 Benefits of Having a Life Coach

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There is a good chance that you will have heard of life coaching, and might have an idea of what it involves, but are you really familiar with the benefits of having a life coach yourself?In recent years, more and more people are seeing the benefits of working with life…

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What Does a Transformational Coach Do?

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'You could not remove a single grain of sand from its place without thereby … changing something throughout all parts of the immeasurable whole.' Fichte, The Vocation of Man (1800) It is, perhaps, no surprise that many coaches have images of butterflies on their websites. The journey of the humble…

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What Are the Different Coaching Styles?

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At its most basic, coaching is a powerful collaborative process between coach and client that aims to improve the client’s life. Yet within the overall broad umbrella term of ‘coaching’, there are many different coaching styles, each focused on specific audiences or areas of growth. Whilst there are too many…

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Existential Coaching in a Nutshell

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Contents What is existential coaching?Existential coaching emerged from existential therapy, which focuses on the human condition as a whole. The approach is informed by existential thinkers such as Sartre, Kierkegaard, De Beauvoir and Fanon, and is the only form of psychotherapy based in philosophy. Existential work looks at what it…

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how to find a life coach

How to Find a Life Coach

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Finding a life coach that is right for you can be challenging. Once you’ve made a decision that you’d like to work with one, or at least explore the possibility, you then have to go out and actually find one! In a sense, it’s a little bit like dating and…

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Positive Psychology in Times of Crisis and Transformation

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Times of crisis affect us and our clients in various ways. While some see opportunity, others struggle to keep their lives from falling apart. Some seem unaffected emotionally and just “deal with it”, while others despair. Some of us “accept the challenge” and find meaning in the suffering, others crumble…

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Cleaning Up My Coaching: Using Clean Language to Unpick Metaphors

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Imagine you’re travelling through a familiar landscape – one that is similar to so many others you’ve been in. So much so that you don’t pay that much attention. You travel on “auto-pilot”. Same kind of rocks, same kind of trees etc that you’re expecting to see.Then imagine that some…

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Who the #[email protected]% do you think you are to be a life coach?

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We have a problem in coaching.  And even more so in life coaching. It’s the word itself. Coaching! It evokes all sorts of fury and scoffing at the arrogance and hubris of someone who thinks they can coach another person on their life. “Who the #[email protected]% do you think you…

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The Three Ages of Coaching | Sam Chambers

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Times change and thoughts shift. Whatever your profession or career, it is highly unlikely that it will stay in a static state, unchanged forever. The world is perpetually changing, and as it does many aspects of our lives change with it. We adapt our mindsets, our lifestyles, our professions so…

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