Here are 7 Reasons You Might Want to Get Your Own Coach! | By Guest Author Kerryn Griffiths

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Arguably one of the best coaching tools of all is simply to have your own coach. Kerryn Griffiths, champion of peer and mentor coaching explains why she believes coaching is so essential for coaching in this week’s article. Read on!

When I’m looking for a coach, it’s essential to me that my coach has a coach of their own. Coaching is not about ‘fixing’ something that’s broken – it’s about being the best you can be – and if I’m taking on a coach to help me be at my best, I want to be sure that they Read More…

12 Leadership Qualities, Using Coaching to Develop Leadership, Tools to Help You!

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I’ve noticed an increase in the requests for Leadership Tools over the last 18 months or so. With a challenging economy for so many businesses, more transparency via social media and the internet (disgruntled customers and employees make their thoughts and experiences public!), and more and more reports that prove leadership qualities are good for the bottom line – organizations want leaders!

But what’s interesting is that when I ask what leadership tools people are looking for, or what they want help with – I’m getting a big fat zero. Businesses want leaders, leaders want coaches, and coaches want tools Read More…

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 Read More…

Dive Back Into Work and School With These 5 Key Goal-Setting Elements! | By Guest Author Jennifer Britton

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As the summer draws to a close for those of us in the northern hemisphere, people are gearing up for back to school and work. It’s a great time to be working with our clients on goals – and whether you are an individual, team or group coach, goal-setting is a foundational piece of our work with coaching clients. This article explores five key elements of goal-setting.

1. Which Goal-Setting Framework?

Many of us work with our clients around setting SMART Goals, goals which are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant or Resonant and Time-bound. SMART goals allow clients to articulate goals 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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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…

The Most Powerful Word You and Your Clients Need to Relearn if You Want to Succeed!

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We’ve been taught that it’s good to say “Yes”, to juggle a million things, to do and achieve as much as we can in as short a timeframe as possible! And as a result, stress and overwhelm are endemic in modern culture.

But the difference between people who succeed and those who don’t, between people who enjoy life and people who feel stressed and overwhelmed is not people who say “Yes”, but those who are willing to say “No”!

“No” is the most powerful word in the dictionary. And it’s nothing new for you. When you were very small, you Read More…

The Effects of Stress And Warning Signs - Infographic of the Month!

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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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De-Stress Series: 10 Easy Ways to Help Your Clients (and You!) Find The Calm You Need

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Daily stress and overwhelm is a problem for many people. Stress impacts both our physical and mental health, reduces our ability to think clearly, impacts our relationships and much more. Having many different approaches to reduce and minimise stress gives us options no matter what the situation.

So, here are 10 Easy Ways to Help Your Clients (and You!) Find The Calm You Need:

Share these in a workshop, coaching session or as homework ideas.

Plan to get to all your appointments and commitments 15 minutes early: If you get caught in traffic or held-up you’ll still be on-time. And Read More…

Don't Wear Out, Create Some 'You' Time Every Week!

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Do you or your clients have a problem with saying “Yes” (or trouble saying “No”) so you end up feeling totally overwhelmed? Well, until recently I did. I said “Yes” to far too many things (granted, these were things I wanted to do – but there were just so many of them). I squeezed in the time to do them all BUT felt overwhelmed, struggled to relax and found it hard to get to sleep!

Have you heard the saying, “The bow kept forever taut will break”? In Christian tradition, God rested on the 7th day, universities have a Read More…