Graduate stories

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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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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The Only Constant in Life is Change | Serenella Ferraro

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Where would we be without self development? The first image that comes to my mind when asking this question is human beings wearing blinkers, heads down going through life like it's just a succession of things to do, without stopping to think, reflect, analyse. Without any awareness. Pretty sad isn't…

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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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Your Vocation Chooses You

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I'm sitting here today about to share something that has been floating in my mind for quite some time. Thoughts fade in and out, and it's time to weave it together and make it whole. I've had resistance, this is my first publicly shared writing piece. When I told myself…

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From Breakdown to Breakthrough: How to Own Your Success

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I was born in Moscow to an average, low income family. My parents divorced when I was seven years old, my brother just one. I grew up early because I felt responsible for my mother and younger brother. I always considered myself an ordinary girl without any evident talents. At…

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Finding Yourself Found | Dizzy Maggs

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I am content to be an instrument and am led by an integrity of purpose. I offer sophisticated insight and my intention as an ‘Existential Coach to Creative Men’ is to encourage more artful-being and deliver exponential value. An attitude of willingness, an inclination for possibility and total honesty is…

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The Twists Of The Path by Rachel Roberts

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“Sh*t! Where’s your mic?!!” “Oh…Hang on a sec!” The AV guy runs off then returns, out of breath, with the headset. “There you go… got it?” The audience of fifteen hundred are roaring with laughter; Andy’s on stage working his magic, his talent for creating rapport inextinguishable but my heart…

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Getting “Out There” With Self Love

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The experience I want to talk about is not directly related to the coaching process, but I know this is something which a lot of coaches will consider doing. I am talking about PUBLIC SPEAKING. And the reason why I think it’s worth sharing my experience with fellow coaches is…

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