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Collaborative practices Jess Cox

Mindfulness in Coaching – Collaborative Practices

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When I first came across coaching during my own self-development journey, it occupied a space in my mind that was a long way from mindfulness and meditation. Coaching seemed to me to be about getting somewhere. It was about achieving goals, breaking through obstacles and going about obtaining something tangible…

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Existential Coaching: Working with Values, Imagery and Narratives | Sasha Smith

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An Animas Lecture With Sasha Smith In this video Sasha explores the way in which existential practice can not only help to illuminate our values, but identify the often concealed impact that they have on our choices. An existential coach and academic registrar at the New School of Psychotherapy and…

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From the Bottom of the Barrel by Pete White

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I guess you could say my coaching story started nine years ago. February 1, 2009 at 8am to be exact, the moment I joined the Royal Air Force. I was twenty-one and embarking on what I thought would be a life long career as an engineer in the RAF. Back…

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Transformational Coaching – What is it? Why Choose it?

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At Animas, we specialise in transformational coaching – and with good reason. In our experience, it facilitates growth and change on a more profound, and long lasting level, than other forms of coaching. To us, it draws on the best of all coaching models to create a distinct form of…

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Food for Thought: Reflections on a Symposium with Robin Shohet

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Sometimes it takes just one key question to be asked, to find an answer that was never before apparent to you. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect going into it. It was my first Symposium event and I had no idea how it was going to be. In my…

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Nick Bolton’s 15 Principles of Entrepreneurship

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Nick Bolton, is an Entrepreneur, Master Coach and the founder of Animas Centre for Coaching… In this TWO part dinner Symposium – Nick invited a handful Animas students to the Modern Pantry in London to share his 15 principles in entrepreneurship. Watch the podcast

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Wait. What’s a ‘Life Coach’? by Zainab Mohiuddin

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What’s in a name? Everything, when it comes to first impressions. My own first impression of life coaching was in 2008. I was at a wedding, when the groom announced in his speech that he had recently become a life coach. People smiled and listened, but I could feel shadows…

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What Led Me to Life Coaching by Annette Shaw

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My interest in personal development goes back a long time. It all started after I went through my divorce and life seemed to fall apart around me. It was when I bought a copy of The Big Issue from a homeless girl and in the ad section was an advert…

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April Openings: Blossoming Inside and Out by Mia O’Gorman

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Opening to development and change brings energy and excitement, and sometimes growing pains. Here’s a 5-minute read to share my own recent experience and inspire you to blossom into spring. april openings: blossoming inside and out The name of this month, April, comes from the Latin ‘aprilis’ meaning to open,…

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