Graduate stories

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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Your Vocation Chooses You

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I'm sitting here today about to share something that has been floating in my mind for quite some time. Thoughts fade in and out, and it's time to weave it together and make it whole. I've had resistance, this is my first publicly shared writing piece. When I told myself…

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From Breakdown to Breakthrough: How to Own Your Success

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I was born in Moscow to an average, low income family. My parents divorced when I was seven years old, my brother just one. I grew up early because I felt responsible for my mother and younger brother. I always considered myself an ordinary girl without any evident talents. At…

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Finding Yourself Found | Dizzy Maggs

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I am content to be an instrument and am led by an integrity of purpose. I offer sophisticated insight and my intention as an ‘Existential Coach to Creative Men’ is to encourage more artful-being and deliver exponential value. An attitude of willingness, an inclination for possibility and total honesty is…

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Life as a Journey | Laila Edy

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I recently discovered one of my personal strengths is ‘futuristic’ (CliftonStrengths Assessment). Whilst this sounds like I have some natural affiliation to sci-fi (I admit I am partial to the odd vintage episode of Star Trek) it’s actually about foresight and learning from the past to improve future outcomes… This…

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Shifting Perspectives and Unexpected Journeys – Julia Macintosh

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I have never liked the word ‘coach.’ It brings with it too many associations of school gym classes, where I flailed about in non-athletic misery. For me, coaches offered only an exasperated and pitying judgment upon my inadequacies as a competitor, and corroborated in my exclusion from the other kids…

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The Twists Of The Path by Rachel Roberts

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“Sh*t! Where’s your mic?!!” “Oh…Hang on a sec!” The AV guy runs off then returns, out of breath, with the headset. “There you go… got it?” The audience of fifteen hundred are roaring with laughter; Andy’s on stage working his magic, his talent for creating rapport inextinguishable but my heart…

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Getting “Out There” With Self Love

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The experience I want to talk about is not directly related to the coaching process, but I know this is something which a lot of coaches will consider doing. I am talking about PUBLIC SPEAKING. And the reason why I think it’s worth sharing my experience with fellow coaches is…

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