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9 Powerful Types of life Coaching Questions

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Powerful questions lie at the heart of every great coaching relationship. The right life coaching questions can help your clients get clear on their goals, break down internal thought barriers, and test long-held and limiting beliefs. Powerful questions also create an awareness and understanding of things that were perhaps unknown…

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How to Find Your Coaching Niche. Get INSPIRED for 2021!

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Over all the years I have been involved in training coaches and helping them build their coaching business, there is one area that seems to be the biggest stumbling block. This one thing can keep coaches stuck for months, even years, in a holding pattern in which they don’t move forward…

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Who’s Talking Anyway? Working With the Inner Voices in Our Client’s Head

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Hands up who hears inner voices in their heads? (Anyone without their hand up right now might be a cyborg!) We all have voices in our heads, chattering and nattering away all the time, sometimes quietly and under the radar, sometimes loudly; sometimes helpfully and often REALLY unhelpfully. These inner…

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Starting With the End in Mind: An Exploration of the Importance and Impact of Endings in Coaching

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This article starts with a disclaimer: it raises way more questions than it answers.In fact, the whole piece is written with you in mind (yes, you!), wondering, ‘How is it for other coaches? Are endings easy for them? Consistent? Challenging? Unpredictable?”This piece is, in fact, something of a provocation. Have you…

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Trust the Process! How to Be in the Flow of Coaching

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There is a coaching lexicon that seeps into the conversation of coaches, often unnoticed. We talk about holding space, use of self, presence; terms that feel rooted in meaning to us but, to the untrained ear, might cause a quizzical eyebrow to be lifted. (“Holding space? What are these people…

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Client Topic Deep Dive: Imposter Syndrome & Hunting for Treasure

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Imposter syndrome has become one of those pseudo-psychological phrases that has seeped into the common consciousness, like ‘control freak’ or ‘acting out’. It’s something that clients tend to turn up to a session with, pre-labelled, self-diagnosed: I have this, I have imposter syndrome, rather like saying, I have diabetes or…

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The Journey of a Life Coach: “I Didn’t Plan it This Way!”

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I remember my first coaching session well. The client was a friend of a friend. I was charging her £5 and wishing I wasn’t charging her anything at all. I went to her flat – an idea that seems incomprehensible to me now but at the time, you know, anything…

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Exploring the Use of Collage & Creative Imagery in Coaching: A Discussion With Andréa Watts

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In this fascinating episode of Coaching Uncaged, Animas Centre Director Robert Stephenson is joined by coach, creative, author and trainer Andréa Watts as they explore the use of collage and creative imagery in the coaching space. Andréa shares her background around this creative approach to coaching, and where her own…

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Coaches Reflect: Coaching Advice to Myself Starting Out

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As coaches, we don’t give advice to others – but that doesn’t stop us from giving advice to ourselves! We chatted to a bunch of experienced coaches and asked them what coaching advice they would give themselves at the start of their coaching careers; what good habits they wish they’d…

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