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The Coaching Business Builders

Having a coaching business is a people sport. Working as a coach supporting people every day can bring great meaning to our working lives. The pros are that it’s your business and this business can be built to enact your personal purpose. You can be in ...

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Making the Most of your Talent

I recently began watching a programme on the BBC called “Make It To Market”. Essentially the show is about talented people who have a hobby that they would like to turn into a business and generate an income for themselves. They are given a mentor ...

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What’s it like at the top these days?

There you are, right at the top, leading a company. You’ve made it. May I ask: What’s it like for you? I used to have a handle on that, working as I do with executives, but things have changed so much in the last 36 months that I’m no longer s...

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Clean coaching & how writing things down can turn them around

Putting things in writing has a remarkable effect on what we think and how we feel about it. It's one way of getting things out of our head and out there in the real world, where we can actually step back and notice what it looks like 'over ...

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New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions Don’t Work – or perhaps they can

New Year’s Resolutions Don’t Work – or perhaps they can Although the New Year is an arbitrary date, we human beings are programmed to symbolic beginnings and endings and invest heavily in the power of renewal and the new start. And so, many of us b...

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How to challenge what I believe about myself

By Roy Childs PhD. This blog is describing a powerful way to help people learn about themselves through feedback. We know that feedback from others is one of the main ways that we learn about ourselves. It is like a mirror that can help to dispel s...

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Do coaches help change behaviour or personality?

By Roy Childs PhD. Most coaches subscribe to the received wisdom that ‘coaches help change behaviour, NOT personality’. But this is based on certain assumptions that may not be entirely valid – one is practical and the other is ethical: The ...

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Navigating the continuum of mental health in a coaching session

Before you read on, I have a question for you. What is mental health? Does it relate to our cognitive function? Is it our emotional regulation? Is it the way our brain transmits and receives signals from the body moment to moment? Is it the way we c...

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Are We Truly Listening?

We hear the word 'listening' in various walks of life. Businesses say "we are listening to our customers"; politicians say "we are listening to the people"; parents say "we are listening to our children". The question I would put to you is: Are we l...

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ACDC – How to Maximise the Impact of Psychometric Feedback

You may like to consider what people find useful about any feedback, but this blog, written by Roy Childs PhD. is specifically about psychometric profile feedback. What I hear people say is: Me:        ‘How useful was the psychometric feedb...

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