31st of July

All Coaches Have a Story


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Covid and the lockdown, having the kids at home, being unable to get to workplaces to do any of my coaching has meant that I’ve had to take stock of what I’m doing. I’ve really had to understand the whys and wherefores of where I’m at, what work means to me and how I want to move forwards. So, I’ve been doing online training and reading about coaching, and co-coaching and having supervision and receiving coaching myself. In one of the webinars I’ve watched, I was asked to do a little exercise: the idea is, that in order to move forwards as a coach, you need to connect with your ‘why’ ie why do I coach? All coaches have a story, so the exercise involves connecting to that story. What you have to do is keep asking yourself why, until you can’t ask any more. I’ve done it a few times before and I’ve always said to myself, ‘it’s because I want to help people’. Well, yes, I do, but WHY?!

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19th of July

Is Life Coaching A Scam?


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So, let’s be clear, I’m a life coach. I feel quite uncomfortable saying this as a statement of fact. The reason for this is that quite simply, I don’t want to be tarred with the same brush as some other life coaches. I know that generally speaking, people think there’s either no point to personal coaching or the coaches involved are charlatans. I mean, you can become a qualified coach in one month. And the coaching ‘profession’ is unregulated.

 


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30th of March

What Can I Do to Change? Part 2


In my last blog, I looked at practical ways to make changes, using the GROW model of coaching from Sir John Whitmore. This practical tool can be a great way of dealing with external issues which may be causing problems, for example the weekly shopping as a stress trigger.


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