Balance & Self-Care: Are We Doing Enough For Our Clients?

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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...

Balance & Self-Care Toolkit: Step by Step Guide on How and When to Use These Tools!

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We live in a society that rewards us for achievement, qualifications, status and success. Many people work themselves extremely hard to get there - 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)?

This article about our Balance & Self-Care Tools and Toolkit was written in answer to a request for more information on how to use our toolkits more effectively. These articles are also helpful if you're looking for a 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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SPIRO - A New (To You) Goal-Setting Model

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People seeking change is a powerful driving force in human nature. When clients seek out a coach they're looking for change, so setting effective goals is a key part of coaching. If your clients COULD do it on their own - they would have. Instead they have sought out your help so we need to make sure the goal is achievable, establish whether it's what they really want, see where they're getting in their own way, set specific actions to move them forwards, hold them accountable etc. And a goal-setting model/acronym is really helpful as a framework to help us Read More...

Celebrate YOUR Achievements! Infographic

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We made this Infographic for you (and for ourselves too!). Take 20 minutes of quiet time to give yourself a pat on the back and reflect over the past year before setting goals and moving into 2015!

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How to Use "The New To-Do List" Task Management System

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Have you noticed that our top priorities - the things that make the biggest difference to us and our businesses - are usually the most challenging tasks? They involve us learning, stretching ourselves outside our comfort zones - and so what happens for many of us is that we avoid or procrastinate over doing them!

So many people want "more time" to grow their businesses but then avoid doing what moves them forwards (myself included here - see my personal revelation about how I procrastinate!). But, if we are willing to get Read More...

How to Look at New Years Resolutions Through a Different Lens | By Guest Author Inga Michaelsen

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The tradition of New Years resolutions goes back over 4000 years. Babylonians made promises & offerings to their gods at the beginning of the New Year, so the gods might bestow their grace upon them. During Caesar's time in ancient Rome, the first month of the year was named after the god Janus, a two faced god who looked backward into the old year and forward into the New Year. Resolutions were usually of a moral flavor – to be good to each other, to think of others etc. – and in one form or another, the tradition of making Read More...

Goal-Setting Toolkit: Step by Step Guide on How and When To Use These Goal-Setting Tools!

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This article about our goal-setting tools and toolkit was written in answer to a request for more information on how to use our toolkits more effectively. But these articles are also helpful if you're looking for a coaching process to follow, want to create a Coaching Program or workshop or perhaps simply want some new coaching tool ideas for your toolkit!

In this article we describe each goal-setting tool in the toolkit, its purpose, how and when to use it, give additional tips AND identify which tools work in coaching sessions, as homework, in workshops or teleseminars and group coaching!

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Do You Secretly Procrastinate? Plus Healthy Procrastination in 5 Easy Steps...

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Procrastination is not the "black or white" issue I had previously thought; it's not that we are either a "procrastinator" or a "doer" - we can be both. You see, I recently discovered (after 10 years of personal development and coaching) that I was a secret procrastinator. I say secret because I HAD NO IDEA I regularly procrastinated.

Instead I considered myself a "do-er", someone who can be relied upon to do what they say they will. In the last 10 years alone I've moved country, changed careers, built a successful business from scratch, moved again to a small island, built a Read More...

12 Types of Difficult Participants in Group and Team Coaching & How to Deal With Them | By Jennifer Britton

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When expanding the coaching conversation beyond our individual coaching engagements to team or group coaching, many new and experienced coaches are concerned with facing difficult participants. For each one of us "difficult" looks a little different.

The idea of working with difficult participants is a perspective. It is important to remember that tricky issues will emerge in a group or team coaching engagement when people do not feel safe, valued or heard. This points to the importance of building trust and connection amongst your group members and spending time early on getting to know them.

Tip: A best Read More...