We live in societies that place great value on results - achievement, qualifications, status and success - often at great personal expense. Many people work themselves extremely hard - ignoring what their bodies and minds are telling them. But what's the point of success, a great career - if you're always stressed, overwhelmed, don't see your family and friends (or are grumpy/tired when you do see them)?
What I find interesting is that whilst balance and self-care are central to many life coaches' practices, it seems that in the corporate world these words are tiptoed around (even though we Read More...
We made our first infographic!
And it fits beautifully with our theme this month - which is all about fun - it's hard to have fun if you're stressed!
In order to avoid stress, we need to be able to recognize our warning signs - it's this awareness that allows us to take action and do something about it.
ENJOY! Warmly, Emma-Louise
Source: This infographic was created and updated with a TOTALLY new style from our FREE Effects of STRESS & Warning Signs Mini-Poster (available as a brandable Microsoft Word document)
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We found this infographic - and loved it so much we made it our infographic of the month!
Do you do any of the 5 weird habits? Because they seem like "Coaching Habits" to me - they're exactly the kind of questions and reframes that we coaches like to challenge our clients with.
And this infographic fits beautifully with our article this week: How to Create your own "Daily Success Habits".
ENJOY! Warmly, Emma-Louise
Source: This infographic is from a site called OpenForum.com
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I first remember learning about Tuckman's Team & Group Development Model while a management trainee at a large company. I found it fascinating - because I instantly saw that this model applies to ANY groups. It helps with understanding the stages of development a team goes through at work, but it also applies to groups of friends, networking groups, volunteering organizations - in fact it applies anywhere you interact regularly with others in a group setting.
Learning about this model can help you at work AND at home, and it can also help you help your clients - whatever kind Read More...
I am often asked what is a SWOT Analysis? Well, I've been doing them for decades and it's one of my favourite tools! When I started The Coaching Tools Company, the Personal SWOT (for career planning and coaching) was one of the very first tools available on the website. It's a powerful tool to have in your toolkit - read on to get the lowdown...
So, what is a SWOT analysis?
SWOT stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats, and the something being evaluated could be a business, a person, place, product, process or even an industry. Also Read More...