Creative Curiosity and the Uncertainty of the Blank Page

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I was speaking to a friend recently about my new business, The Unstoppable Artist, that offers people creative support and inspiration. She said, “That sounds really interesting, but I’m not at all creative.” I was taken by her reply because she’s a serial entrepreneur, on her third successful business, and…

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What to Consider with a Career in Life Coaching

Considering a Career in Life Coaching?

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Are you considering a career in life coaching? In making your decision, think about what draws you toward the coaching profession: Do you love helping others? Do you like to be part of a community of like-minded professionals? Do you want a flexible income to supplement your main profession, or…

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A Guide To Transformational Coaching

The Animas Guide to Transformational Coaching

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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 deeper and longer lasting level than other forms of coaching. It draws on the best of various coaching models to create a distinct form of coaching suitable for…

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Nourishment: A Different Way to Look at Balance in Life

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‘Balance’ is such a buzz-word at the moment, but what does it really mean? More time at home? More time outside? More time practicing self-care? All of the above? I’m sure for many of you some of those ring true, but in my opinion, balance can only truly be achieved…

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Pork Pies and Apple Pies

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Looking for coach training can be a daunting process. We find that some of the most common questions revolve around whether being trained by a particular coaching school means you have to follow that school's particular approach after qualification. This article gives our take on these questions in the form…

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The Three Ages of Coaching | Sam Chambers

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Times change and thoughts shift. Whatever your profession or career, it is highly unlikely that it will stay in a static state, unchanged forever. The world is perpetually changing, and as it does many aspects of our lives change with it. We adapt our mindsets, our lifestyles, our professions so…

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From Bud to Blossom: Creating the Life You Love

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‘And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.’ - Anais Nin ‘What the hell am I doing?’ I asked myself midway through my coaching diploma. I had left a well-paid job to throw myself fully…

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My Journey to PCC Credentialing – Ross Nichols

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In response to requests for tips on credentialing, here is my account of how I earned the PCC (Professional Certified Coach) credential from the ICF (International Coach Federation) in under 4 years. My first experience of coaching was in 2011. For my back story, check out my reflective essay (‘This…

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Career Transitions, Identity Shifts and Uncertainty: The Surprising Challenges of Starting My Own Coaching Business

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I'm sitting in a drab, utilitarian office chair that had its glory days in the 90s. It’s supposed to be a meeting to discuss coaching at this organisation. The man in front of me gives me a long, critical look from behind his thick glasses and says: "I don't get…

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