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Transformational Camping: A Q&A with Wilderness Foundation CEO Jo Roberts

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At the end of July, a handful of Animas coaches, a few members of the Animas team and Natural Flow founder and Animas graduate Kevin Mascarenhas grabbed their roll mats, filled their vehicles with everything to keep them safe from the elements (suncream predominantly) and ventured to the Wilderness Foundation's…

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Mia O’Gorman – Coaching In Organisations

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Mia is the co-authored of 'Coaching with Emotional Intelligence'. She has a Post Graduate Certificate in Business & Executive Coaching, trained with Animas as a coaching supervisor and particularly enjoys working with clients at transitions and turning points in their work, as well as life beyond work. Mia’s coaching and…

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Meet the Animas Trainer – Matteo Trevisan

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To kick off a mini-series, within a series – Robert gets up close and personal with the Animas training team…starting with Matteo Trevisan. Many Animites will be familiar with Matteo as he has been involved with the school for a while now in delivering our Introduction to Coaching days in…

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Being Present: Animas’ Mindfulness for Coaching Accreditation Weekend – A Review

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There is often a degree of confusion around what Mindfulness is, with definitions often glancing towards meditation or absolute stillness. Whilst both of these can be ways to achieve mindfulness, in fact, it is simply the deliberate act of attention, awareness and presence in the moment. It is a practice…

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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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Conflict of Self: Working with the Sub-Personalities in Coaching

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I remember the day I met my selves. It was a beautiful summer morning, I was on a retreat with a group of incredible social entrepreneurs and I had just quit my nine-to-five job. Yet instead of excited anticipation, I stood in tears. Thirty-six hours previously, I had acted against…

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Why Coaches Find it ‘Hard to Find Love’

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During my fantastic training with Animas, I had dozens of conversations with coaches and coaches-in-training about their challenges in the dating department. I also had the privilege of working with an incredible group of Animites who bravely road tested my empowerment programme, 'Your Dating Buddy'. Whilst recently reflecting on what…

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Poems for the Coaching Journey by Ross Nichols

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I had been musing for a while on my use of poetry in my coaching practice. For most of my life, poetry largely passed me by. I had childhood favourites and I still recall some poems I enjoyed while studying English at school, however these were more about rhyme or…

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Sarah Speziali – Combining Therapy with Creative Coaching

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Sarah believes in the power that working as a coach at a ‘micro’ level in supporting youth and adults to cultivate wellbeing and find meaning in life, has on a ‘macro’ level in today’s society. The ripple effect that one person’s empowerment can have on his or her environment is…

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