Certification: Determining the Credibility of a Life Coach Training Course

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Whilst it’s perfectly possible to set up as a Life Coach without any kind of certification, you may not be surprised to learn that we at Animas feel there are a number of reasons why professional coach training can give you a significant advantage when you get out there to…

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Is Training Necessary to Become an Effective Coach?

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Whilst still at a nascent stage compared to other professions such as Counselling and Psychotherapy, Life Coaching as a career path is growing in popularity. The International Coach Federation (ICF) now estimates that there are 53,300 professional, qualified coaches worldwide. This growth reflects the growing acknowledgment of the huge role…

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How to Select a Life Coaching Course

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A life coaching course will enable you to confidently pursue life coaching work with a varied range of clients. However, not all coaching courses are the same. ‘Life Coaching’ is a broad umbrella term, and as such, it can be difficult to know if you’re getting a suitable qualification, and…

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A Space for Reflection: The Invaluable Benefits of Coaching Supervision

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If you were to ask coaches how they found their way to coaching, many of them will tell you that their decision to coach came as a result of being coached themselves. This is testament to just how beneficial and powerful creating a space for dialogic reflection can be. Yet…

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I’m a Psychologist, Psychotherapist or Counsellor. Will I Get Any Benefit Training as a Coach?

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In recent years, there has been a growing trend of psychologists, psychotherapists and counsellors undertaking coach training. There are a number of reasons for this which we won't go into here but, along with the perceived benefits of adding coaching to their services, there are challenges. One of these challenges…

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Coaching Practice vs Coaching Business

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What is the difference between a coaching practice and a coaching business? For many, there may not seem to be a difference. After all, in both, it’s all about coaching. Surely, it’s just semantics? But I’d argue there is an important distinction and it’s one that needs to be grasped…

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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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How Do I Find the RIGHT Life Coaching School in the UK?

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There is no single pre-determined route to take when training as a life coach. This is good news and bad news for those looking for coaching training and qualifications. The bad news is that you may, inadvertently, take the wrong path and in so doing, waste time, money and effort.…

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Transformational Coaching – What You Need to Know

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Given that life coaching isn’t a regulated profession in the UK, it’s perfectly possible to set up shop with the sign ‘Life Coach’ above the door without any specific training. If you’ve got the confidence to do that – you could. However, that doesn’t mean you should. Transformational Coaching –…

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