Working as a coach

Keeping the Vision Alive

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What motivates you? What keeps you pushing forward when it gets tough? What’s your coaching vision? These are questions that you may, or may not, have answers to in the present moment, but I’d like you to keep them in mind as you read this article. I have been thinking…

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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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Practice, Presence and Trusting the Process – My Key Takeaways from an ICF Core Competencies Hot Seat Coaching Event

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I take part in a lot of coaching events, and always leave with some key takeaways. Whether around myself, the way that I coach, personal growth, or things that might improve Animas and the impact that we have as a coaching school, there are always things that I leave with.…

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Executive Coaching in a Nutshell: What You Need to Know to Decide if it’s for You

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The popularity of coaching as an approach to personal and professional development and change continues to grow, and this comes as little surprise to us. As a transformational coaching school we know the power of coaching as a means for transformation, and it would seem we are not the only…

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Top Tips for Building a Successful Life Coaching Business

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Just like building any kind of business, creating and sustaining a successful life coaching business can be an idea that is filled with excitement and big ambitions, but that can prove to be a challenging endeavour in practice. It’s certainly doable but it takes persistence, patience, tenacity and perhaps most…

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Three Tools That Transformed My Coaching Practice

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This morning, an interesting question came up for me: “What do I love to do the most in my coaching?” I know, I know. This is almost like asking which one of your children is your favourite. But there are 3 “tools” that I use (I loosely call them tools,…

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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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