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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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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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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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What Does a Transformational Coach Do? | Animas Coaching

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Before we embark on an attempt to develop ourselves it is natural to do some research and understand why a particular method will suit you. If you’re considering seeking the services of a transformational coach, or perhaps even considering it as a career, you might be asking yourself what does…

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