18th of August

Getting to the Heart of The Matter – Moving Forwards with Values


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In my last blog post I wrote about how a seemingly innocuous coaching exercise had reconnected me to my values, and so had also brought some renewed meaning to my life. I also mentioned how I would look at values and show you how it’s possible to connect with them in order to understand what really matters and so find some direction.


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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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