Soulful Coaching Questions For You: Happy Valentines Day! | By Guest Author Ben Dooley

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In the movie, in "Don Juan DeMarco" (1994), Johnny Depp as Don Juan says, "There are only four questions of value in life, Don Octavio. What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for, and what is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same - only love."

In truth, this is one sexy movie, full of romance and sweetness. And the quote says it all.

Imagine for a moment that you're really clear on what is important to you. I mean, so important that it's not only worth dying for, but worth Read More...

Make 2015 Your Best Year Ever! Graphic for You to Enjoy & Share

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We made this Infographic for you (and for ourselves too!). It follows on from our Celebrate YOUR Achievements! Infographic which looked back over last year - and now we're asking you to look to the year ahead.

Take 30 minutes of quiet time and ask yourself what a full, rich year ahead would look like!

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How To Use The Cartesian Questions, Plus *New* Tool!

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This month we're looking at back-to-school, goals and getting refocused. Now, I have loved "The Cartesian Questions" ever since I first came across them on my NLP Training. What prompted me to write about the Cartesian Questions was a powerful coaching experience I had with them last week...

First, What Are "The Cartesian Questions"? (and why you should care!)

In coaching, the Cartesian Questions Tool is a set of 4 questions that help your clients get new perspectives and understanding of what inspires and blocks them in making a decision - or seeking a particular goal. Use this tool to find Read More...

Want to take the Summer off? Who Do You Want To Be In September Anyway?

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One of my goals this year was to share more of my "self" and tell more of my story. I long to, as cherished and recently departed Maya Angelou put it, "... write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart."

Stories help us connect with others - and they help us learn. We learn from other people's successes and mistakes. And when someone stands up and shows who they are, we recognize ourselves and also recognize what we are NOT, so stories help people understand who they are too.

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When Was The Last Time You Danced? Sang? Shamanic Wisdom To Give You A Boost | By Guest Author Steve Mitten

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This week's article by Master Coach Steve Mitten CPCC, MCC looks at 4 uncommon questions you might get asked if you went to see a shaman when you're feeling lost, uninspired or perhaps just not at your best. We'd love to know what you think about asking your clients these questions - and what other questions YOU might ask. Let us know by commenting on this article below.

"Dancing faces you towards Heaven, whichever direction you turn." Terri Guillemets

What Would The Shaman Tell You?

If sometime over the last 50,000 years, you were to live in one Read More...

Are you Listening to Your Own Inner Wisdom? Here are 7 Questions to help you!

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How are you going to know what's most important to you unless you make time to listen to yourself?

As coaches, we spend a lot of time listening to others. We focus all our attention - some call it "Level 3 Listening" - observing body language if we're in person, listening for tone, 'energy', what is NOT being said as well as listening to the actual words and what may lay underneath. Not only that but we listen to the silences too - is this a thoughtful, fearful or embarrassed silence? And while doing all this we listen to Read More...

Summer: the Perfect Coaching Tool! Here are 5 Seasonal Coaching Ideas for You & Your Clients

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The seasons (cycles of the earth, moon and sun) are deeply rooted in our lives. In summer nature is growing, flowing and blossoming - the fruits are sweet, fat and deliciously juicy. Vegetable gardens are ripe for picking and vacations come, not a day too soon!

In the Northern hemisphere, summer is a time when we spend more time outdoors, in nature and/or near water. Flowers bloom, birds, butterflies and all forms of nature abound everywhere. Summer gives us many opportunities to be outdoors in nature, to relax and enjoy leisure time, to stop and notice the beauty around us. Read More...

10 Awesome Ways to Use the Fool Archetype to Increase Your Success!

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I don't know about you but I LOVE archetypes and mythology. I reached a point in my spiritual seeking and growth where I lacked context. Where do I fit in? Where am I on life's path? What's the point to all this? And then I discovered mythology - and archetypes, symbols and stories.

So, do you embrace YOUR inner Fool? Do your clients? Because modern society can be more than a little stiff - full of rules, expectations and limitations. Not only that, but modern life can be stressful and wearing. Well, the Fool Archetype can help you break through Read More...

How to Create Your Own Daily Success Habits - and 7 Questions to Help You!

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If I was to ask you, "When employing someone, which is most important: their Knowledge, Attitude, Skills or Habits?", what would you answer? Because I remember being asked this on a management development training course (a long time ago now!), and feeling really smug as I thought to myself, well everyone here is 'old school' and probably thinks it will be knowledge or skills, but I think it's attitude. As a relative youngster, I felt that hiring decisions were made largely based on knowledge and skills - which can easily be acquired, whereas the right attitude can make anyone a Read More...

Here are 10 Spring Themed Coaching Questions to Help Review and Freshen up our Lives!

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While on a walk in the woods this morning, I saw winter's accumulated garbage and litter everywhere. It looks strangely depressing next to the beautiful purple and orange crocuses and yellow narcissi. Everywhere I look, things are budding and coming into leaf - and the garbage glares accusingly at me.

Garbage and clutter: They're almost the same thing. In fact, did you know that the word "clutter" is derived from a 15th Century English word - clotter - a variant of clot? The word clot has described collections of dead bodies, cats (presumably stray ones), narrow, crooked, dark and dirty Read More...