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wake up and smell the coffee mindfulness in coaching

wake up and smell the coffee: mindfulness in coaching

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Have you had a coffee today? Do you remember it? For many people, the first thing that comes to mind when they think of mindfulness is meditation, stillness and quietness. But is this accurate? And how could this be useful in coaching which is a conversation based approach to change?…

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Luke

coaching stories: luke hancock on leaving the corporate world to start coaching in laos

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In the Animas Student Stories series, we ask people who qualified on our Diploma in Transformative Coaching what they’re doing now. These accounts provide some insight into the life of coaches, and the variety of potential coaching careers. You can listen to the full interview using the player, read the…

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Omnipotence

have we been seduced by the myth of omnipotence?

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“If you can dream it, you can do it!” runs the famous Walt Disney quote. But is this really true? Is it helpful? And what is it doing to your coaching? I have several concerns about the myths being created within the personal development world, and I have often used…

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Emma

coaching stories: a coach’s experience of a coaching retreat

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In the Animas Student Stories series, we ask people who qualified on our Diploma in Transformative Coaching what they’re doing now. These accounts provide some insight into the life of coaches, and the variety of potential coaching careers. You can listen to the full interview using the player, read the…

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Choices

animas trainer, yannick jacob, on the life of a coach today

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Claudia interviewed Yannick Jacob on what it’s like to be a coach today, and asking the right questions. Yannick trains our Existential and Positive Psychology Coaching Short Courses, and has a varied life as a coach, trainer, and teacher. You can listen to the full interview using the player, read…

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Nami

student stories: nami haghighi on business coaching from the beach

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In the Animas Student Stories series, we ask people who completed our Diploma in Transformative Coaching what they’re doing now. These accounts provide some insight into the life of a coach, and the variety of potential coaching careers. You can listen to the full interview using the player, read the…

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Nine qualities

nine qualities of the coaching conversation

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“But all you do is listen and ask questions? What’s so special about that?” In one guise or another, this is a question (or challenge) often posed to me and, no doubt, other coaches. What’s missing from this common caricature of coaching, though, is the quality of the listening and…

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superman

is coaching supervision really so super?

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OK, I have to admit a vested interest here. I’m a coaching supervisor, so it’s pretty obvious what I’m going to conclude! But bear with me. As a supervisor, I find the work I do with coaches fascinating, rewarding and enjoyable. And I believe that it’s immensely valuable, important and…

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Useful question

is this the most important coaching question you can ever ask?

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What do you think the most important coaching question is? Indeed, is there one? Surely there are so many that there can’t be just one. There are so many factors that come into play that there can’t be just one question: “One Question to rule them all”, as Coach Frodo…

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