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Why A Career In Life Coaching Can Be So Rewarding

Many people embark on a life coaching career precisely because they believe it to be so rewarding… They aren’t wrong, but what specifically about a life coaching makes it so worthwhile? PASSION, LOVE AND ENTHUSIASM Think about giving career advice to a young person yet to enter the world of work. Time and again we advise them to choose something they love and work out how to get paid for doing it. It’s not easy, and often an elusive dream,...

Men and Wellbeing

I have been thinking a lot about men lately. Or more precisely the shifting roles of being a man and what that means in the world today. Having lost a family member to suicide in the last few years and raising my own little men it’s something that I am exploring more and more. I’m not alone in this, I see it being talked about in our mainstream media. Here in the global west, we see books on display in...

Meet the Animas Trainer – Matteo Trevisan

To kick off a mini-series, within a series – Robert gets up close and personal with the Animas training team…starting with Matteo Trevisan. Many Animites will be familiar with Matteo as he has been involved with the school for a while now in delivering our Introduction to Coaching days in London – Nick Bolton has recently officially welcomed Matteo to the team and announced he will be delivering training from March 2018! SUBSCRIBE to the Animas podcast here: iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-animas-podcast/id1326900151 Download...

Being Present: Animas’ Mindfulness for Coaching Accreditation Weekend – A Review

There is often a degree of confusion around what Mindfulness is, with definitions often glancing towards meditation or absolute stillness. Whilst both of these can be ways to achieve mindfulness, in fact, it is simply the deliberate act of attention, awareness and presence in the moment. It is a practice that enriches our lived experience as we tune in and notice every day activities which most of us typically take for granted. Mindfulness in coaching encourages the client to become...

Life as a Journey | Laila Edy

I recently discovered one of my personal strengths is ‘futuristic’ (CliftonStrengths Assessment). Whilst this sounds like I have some natural affiliation to sci-fi (I admit I am partial to the odd vintage episode of Star Trek) it’s actually about foresight and learning from the past to improve future outcomes… This makes total sense to me, I love thinking about my future life – I have clear ideas about where I want to live and how I will spend my time....

Conflict of Self: Working with the Sub-Personalities in Coaching

I remember the day I met my selves. It was a beautiful summer morning, I was on a retreat with a group of incredible social entrepreneurs and I had just quit my nine-to-five job. Yet instead of excited anticipation, I stood in tears. Thirty-six hours previously, I had acted against my principles, identity and expectations of myself. I found myself overwhelmed by profound regret and shame, desperately seeking self-love and self-forgiveness. In just a day and a half, my regular,...

Libby Davy – Compassionate Coaching & Social Impact

Libby believes coaching can have a major impact on the systemic wellbeing of the world… Her clients range from coaches to charities to head-and-heart philanthropists, working internationally on a sliding scale. Libby’s social impact extends to working in organisational development, facilitation and stakeholder relations. She is also a mother, trustee, volunteer, activist, RSA network leader, founder of a social enterprise and Kindred Coaches.   https://youtu.be/C8OZ4ubwlAY

Why Coaches Find it ‘Hard to Find Love’

During my fantastic training with Animas, I had dozens of conversations with coaches and coaches-in-training about their challenges in the dating department. I also had the privilege of working with an incredible group of Animites who bravely road tested my empowerment programme, 'Your Dating Buddy'. Whilst recently reflecting on what these clients bravely shared during our time together, some recurring themes and challenges started to appear. In an effort to inspire those lovely single coaches looking for love on here,...

Choosing the Right Coach Training for You

The best clients, the ones who fit your style of coaching, as well as your personality, who engage proactively with the work, are going to be interested in exactly who you are as a coach. You can ‘sell’ yourself in all manner of ways, from adverts and word-of-mouth, to your website, but without substance your sales approach will fall on deaf ears. A coach training brings substance to who you are as a coach. Additionally, the very best in coaching...