Graduate stories

Designed to Connect: How to Find Love That Lasts

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Having the best relationship of your life is one of the biggest goals you can have, as we are designed to connect and build intimate relationships. It seems like an integral part of our happiness. So much so that songs, stories and films around love are woven into every culture…

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Novel Niching and Erotic Empowerment

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“I’m a sex coach”. No, it’s about so much more than sex... “I’m a conscious eroticism coach”. What does that even mean to most people? “I’m a life coach specialising in erotic empowerment”. Yes, that’s better. Maybe “I’m a life coach specialising in sex” when I need some attention-grabbing shock-factor,…

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Finding Your True Passion

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Have you ever heard the phrase – “find your true passion, and when you do, you’ll be happy”? Well… When I embarked on my self-development journey over 10 years ago, I would come across this principle in every single book I’d read, yet I wouldn’t be any closer to the…

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Feeling Invisible? How to Be Taken Seriously as a Coach

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A fellow coach told me this week that in her darker moments she wonders if she made the right decision to leave her corporate role to become a self-employed coach. She was overwhelmed with the targets she’d set herself for January, annoyed with potential clients cancelling meetings, and most of…

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Identity: Is It Truly a Healthy And Realistic Concept?

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So what is identity? I didn’t want to look it up in a dictionary but rather think of what came up for me as my own definition. So, let me share with you what I think identity is. It is formed from our internal perception of ourselves, combined with how…

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Shape-shifting

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Identity is like shape-shifting. It is a fluent, changeable thing. Identity is something that we either identify ‘with’ or ‘as’. It is portrayed internally and expressed externally, but will always be received differently depending on the observer. Identity is not just your name, sex and date of birth, unless we…

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Who We Are

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John came to me early on in my coaching career. He wanted to explore what it meant for him to be a man at this time in his life in the twenty- first century. He had recently changed careers and was exposed to conversations and learning that he hadn’t been…

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WHEN EVERYTHING BELONGS – From Inner War to a Friendly Universe

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I vividly remember the day my self-identity fell apart. It was a sunny Monday morning in August, and I was hunched at my computer, eyeing the approaching juggernaut of another writing deadline, feeling about as healthy as roadkill. My basic resource, until that day more or less intact, was willpower.…

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How to Identify ‘Identity’ in Coaching

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How do I see my own identity? Well I am Fawzia. I am a woman with a mixed heritage, having ancestral history from India, Arabia, France and Mauritius. I see myself as a human being with a sense of belonging to the ones that I hold dear. I went to…

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