Currently one third in on my Vision to Action group coaching program with three wonderful solopreneurs, I found myself reflecting on what it is that we coaches actually do. The word ‘coach’ was first used to mean ‘someone who trains of instructs others’ in University slang of the mid-19th century: coaches were private tutors which ‘carried’ a student throughContinue reading “The True Purpose of Coaching People”
Keeping a Gratefulness Journal can help you train your mind to reframe your experiences in a positive way; you will gift yourself some of the structure and routine you need to get through the social distancing isolation during the lockdown. Having committed your thoughts to paper, you will also be able to return to them at a later stage and remind yourself of your strengths, resources and coping strategies during some of your difficult times.
I want to make a bet with you. I bet that you have probably never met a person who thinks that they are a bad person. And if you have met someone who says so, you know they probably don’t mean it. Most people think of themselves as good, ethical and part of the ‘correct’Continue reading “No to Advice, Yes to Feedback”
Most of us, the people who have gone on a learning journey in order to be able to provide a service that improves people’s lives, are faced with the prospect of doing pro bono work at some stage in the early stages of our practice. Whether you are an aspiring therapist, counsellor, mentor or coach,Continue reading “My Journey as a Pro Bono Coach for The Coaching Academy”
One of the challenges I face as a coach, is many people’s limiting beliefs that they are not creative. I often come across such beliefs when I ask my clients to think out of the box and come up with creative solutions to change what needs to be changed in order to start achieving theContinue reading “#Inspiringstories II: Interview with Creative Artist Daniel Neagoe”
One of the main reasons people seek the help of a professional coach, is because they feel they need change in their lives or careers, or feel some dissatisfaction about their lives. Often, they might not know exactly what needs to change. They might not even feel a sense of dissatisfaction per se; they justContinue reading “Why Taking Control of your Life Matters”
Recently, I was involved in a long discussion with a gentleman who claimed that companies only exist to make a profit. His stance was that since any company’s single aim is to make as much profit as possible, they can’t therefore be ethical. In fact, they must be ethics free. This gentleman was wrong. Before we examineContinue reading “Being an Ethical Company”
“Be yourself no matter what they say” Sting, Englishman in New York As a creative individual or aspiring business person, chances are you will have received at some point The Advice. It usually takes the form of: “In order to be successful in your field, you need to do X or Y; if you haven’t been successful, it’s because youContinue reading “The Mouse that Roared*”