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Your Coaching Superpower

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‘Most coaches have a coaching superpower however few coaches know what their superpower is.’ (Ross Nichols) Ok I made this quote up yet I do believe it’s true. One of the privileges of mentor-coaching other coaches for their ICF (International Coach Federation) credentials is that I get to see other…

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How Much Can a Life Coach Earn?

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There are many factors that influence a life coach’s salary. If you Google the topic, suggested rates per hourly session vary enormously, between £30 - £2,000, and coaching salaries range from a few thousand pounds to over £500k. So, how much can a life coach really make? Well, we wish…

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To Niche or Not to Niche

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To niche or not to niche, the age-old question for coaches everywhere. For a long time I avoided niching. Never one for being told what to do, I was irritated by shouty coaches filling my social media feeds telling me I had to niche or never make it as a…

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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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A Space for Reflection: The Invaluable Benefits of Coaching Supervision

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If you were to ask coaches how they found their way to coaching, many of them will tell you that their decision to coach came as a result of being coached themselves. This is testament to just how beneficial and powerful creating a space for dialogic reflection can be. Yet…

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Coaching Practice vs Coaching Business

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What is the difference between a coaching practice and a coaching business? For many, there may not seem to be a difference. After all, in both, it’s all about coaching. Surely, it’s just semantics? But I’d argue there is an important distinction and it’s one that needs to be grasped…

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Teresa Wilson – Coaching in Prisons, Authentic Selves and New Creative Pursuits

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In this episode of the Animas Podcast, experienced coach Teresa Wilson talks about her work coaching in prisons, sharing reflections and insights from coaching in this unique environment. She also talks about the importance of authenticity and our 'true selves' in the coaching space, as well as discussing her upcoming…

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Emma Dempsey – Masculinity, Motherhood and Animas Edinburgh

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Emma works with people who want to create change for themselves or others and want to enhance the world somehow. She has a lot of experience working with men around their ideas of masculinity, and is a passionate advocate for raising boys positively in a culture that allows them to…

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Animas Lecture: The Magic of Metaphors and Creative Imagery in Coaching – Bronwyn Nash

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Metaphors are used in every language; often several times a minute, and we are hardwired as humans to use and understand them. When we begin working with our clients' metaphors we can feel like "a kid in a sweet shop" - there's just so much rich material to work with,…

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