Coaching explained

8 Benefits of Having a Life Coach

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There is a good chance that you will have heard of life coaching, and might have an idea of what it involves, but are you really familiar with the benefits of having a life coach yourself? In recent years, more and more people are seeing the benefits of working with…

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Who the #$@% do you think you are to be a life coach?

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We have a problem in coaching.  And even more so in life coaching. It’s the word itself. Coaching! It evokes all sorts of fury and scoffing at the arrogance and hubris of someone who thinks they can coach another person on their life. “Who the #$@% do you think you…

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types of coaching

What Are the Different Coaching Styles?

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At its most basic, coaching is a powerful collaborative process between coach and client that aims to improve the client’s life. Yet within the overall broad umbrella term of ‘coaching’, there are many different coaching styles, each focused on specific audiences or areas of growth. Whilst there are too many…

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how to find a life coach

How to Find a Life Coach

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Finding a life coach that is right for you can be challenging. Once you’ve made a decision that you’d like to work with one, or at least explore the possibility, you then have to go out and actually find one! In a sense, it’s a little bit like dating and…

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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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Defining Coaching: Differing Perspectives and the Infinite Fluidity of Language

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When it comes to defining words such as ‘coach’ or ‘coaching’, many of us are often caught in the trap of attempting to create a fixed meaning around a fluid concept. Whilst definitions are important, and at times we might have a desire to find certainty around a word’s meaning,…

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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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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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Coaching as Transformational Dialogue: Nick Bolton

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In his first public talk on the concept of Transformational Dialogue, Nick Bolton, founder of Animas Centre for Coaching, shares the principles and practices of this emerging field of work that is redefining coaching… Sitting between traditional coaching and classic talking therapies, Transformational Dialogue creates a space for a truly…

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