I was doing some coaching in my office when I looked out the window and sitting on the garden table was a wet fledgling blue tit. He must have just left the nest and landed on the table. He was calling to his mother and seemed to be in some distress. He was scared and the territory was unfamiliar to him. His mother tried to come to his aid but was nervous of being so close to the building and eventually she flew off. The little fledgling gave up calling and settled down to preening his feathers and practicing flapping his wings. After he had dried out and gained confidence practicing he gathered Read More
June 11, 2014
The question is not ‘Which coach training course is the best?’
What you really want to know is
‘Which coach training course is the best one for me, with my budget, with my experience, with my competencies and with my learning style?’
I have designed a free (No need to give us your details) form http://bit.ly/1quazaC to help you decide which training provider will provide you with in-depth, established, renowned training for you to confidently launch yourself as a successful coach and businessperson. It is based on the briefing matrix which can be found in my seminal book, ‘The Life Coaching Handbook’ and I have spent time adapting it (first adapted 2003) so that it is easy for you to choose a coach training course which closely matches your needs. A good life coach training course will involve a Read More
August 8, 2013
When a painting is framed it is not changed. But, the way the colours and shapes are strengthened or lessened can be dramatically altered and thus affect the interpretation intended by the artist. The frame can make the painting more appealing, more exciting, dull and lacklustre or, simply not worth mentioning. Artists have been known to spend weeks or even years choosing the perfect frame for their work. Framing is so important that they sometimes experiment by putting several different frames around the painting until they find the ideal one. The frame is uniquely suited to the picture and harmoniously enhances every fine quality and potential of the creative work.
So what has all this talk about artists, paintings and frames to do with life coaching? The ability to listen to Read More
July 7, 2011
Goals, success, health, relationships and finances are among the top five areas that many clients want to work on.
Every client presents with a unique set of challenges, circumstances and background and I believe that however long their list of situations, there is a common theme running through them all and it can be summarised in just two words; happiness and contentment.
Each client’s quest for happiness and contentment will be Read More
April 8, 2011
The biggest secret of coaching success is that there are no secrets. Life coaching is about the practical application of proven procedures with commitment. Although there are no trade secrets, there are several tips that established coaches have learned from hard work and experience.
Starting a new practice may seem a daunting prospect and indeed, it is a big step into your future, but the really good news is that you do not have to change or vary your current life style too much. Life coaching is one of the few professions that you can sample with minimum cost or risk before