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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4th of February

What Can I Do to Change? Part 1


One of the things I’m often asked for, is advice about a deceptively simple question – what can I do to change? It could be a specific change that someone wants to make in their life, such as “I want to stop smoking”, or “I want to save more money”; or it could be something more complex, like “how do I stop feeling anxious a lot of the time?” or “how can I get more organised at home?” It’s amazing how hard it can be to make even simple changes in our lives, or to break habits or ingrained daily “rituals”.


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