FIT FOR PURPOSE: The Mentor

Feel stuck, but not sure what to do about it? A coach might be able to help you, but what type of coach should you look for? koach.net’s FIT FOR PURPOSE blog series explores the main types of coaching out there to help you choose the best coach for your needs.  What...

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Does internet coaching really work?

My family and I recently relocated to a new country. As any expat will tell you this is one of the most difficult exercises you can undertake in your adult life. The financial costs are high, but it is almost impossible to put a price tag on the physical,...

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Why do you work?

For most of us, work takes up a significant part of our lives, exceeded only by sleep. So, why do you do what you do? Apart from the money, what do you get from your job? In this week’s Learn post, Bevan Rees argues that it’s not a luxury to enjoy the work that we do, it’s a necessity, and we should be trying everything we can to tap into work that feeds our passion and values.

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The happiness factor

Subscribe to our podcast and get our articles using your favorite podcast player iTunes l Spotify l TuneIn l Stitcher l Podcast Page My youngest child turned eight yesterday, and the unbridled joy that poured from her on her birthday was infectious. It was an...

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Three things a coach is NOT

Few people look for a coach when everything in their life is working well and feeling good. They seek a coach when they need to change something, even if they’re not sure what that ‘something’ might be. It might be their diet, their career, their work-life balance or their sense of disconnection from their life goals – whatever it is, a coach’s role is to facilitate healthy change that connects an unsatisfactory present with a more gratifying future.

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Train Your Brain For Success

Proverbs have always made me feel a little sad. When I was a boy, my grandmother used to be gratuitously fond of telling me that, ‘the early bird catches the worm,’ or that ‘God helps those who help themselves.’ Those expressions irritated me because they were usually delivered to cheerfully highlight a lesson that I didn’t particularly want to learn at the time. But they also left me feeling a peculiar emptiness.

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How To Use Your Personality Type To Make Better Decisions

I don’t mind admitting that the Disney movie Frozen brought tears to my eyes. As the father of two daughters, it was the self-sacrificing love between sisters that really caught me in the tear ducts. But the film is full of other powerful archetypal themes: hero, obstacle, quest, death and rebirth, and the story of human transformation that connects them all.

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How The Right Work Can Help You Find Your Purpose

A few years ago, my partner and I had the lofty idea of starting our own healthy food business. Like most small startups, we were passion-rich but resource-poor, so I used our growing network of cool customers as a well of intelligence from which I could draw information and advice. In this process, I struck up a regular chat with a customer who was also a fellow small business owner.

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9 Types of Coaches (and how to choose the one you need)

The International Coaching Federation (ICF) recognizes more than 50 000 professional accredited coaches worldwide. This represents tremendous growth for an industry that didn’t exist in the mainstream until the 1980’s, especially as these numbers do not include non-accredited individuals providing coaching services, or managers using coaching skills as part of their work. With so much choice and so many different types of coaches out there, it can be difficult to know where to start in choosing a coach.

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Fear of Change: Your Great Teacher

Change is unavoidable – it is written into the fabric of our existence. So, it seems, is the fear of change, the opposing force that tries to keep the status quo firmly locked the way it is. Because change represents a step into the unknown, a movement away from the safety of the familiar. Even in those circumstances when we actively seek change, fear of transformation arises, often manifesting in subtle and subversive ways that are difficult to spot. Yet, far from something to be beaten back and repelled, this natural resistance needs to be embraced and understood. Within it lies tremendous value to our personal evolution.

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Want to live longer? Build healthy relationships

One doesn’t need to look very far to find an example of society’s obsession with age. It jumps out from every magazine shelf and TV ad break in the form of slogans and products promising a cure for the relentless progress of time. Ageing is viewed as a disease or enemy, and slowing it down, or eliminating it altogether, is a burgeoning industry. Everyone wants to look younger and live longer, but the keys to longevity are not found inside a bottle. They reside in the lifestyles we lead, especially in healthy relationships.

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Why Energy Management Is Key To Successful Leadership

How have you ended your 2017 work year? Did you enter the holiday season feeling grounded, confident and complete, or did you hobble to the finish line, every resource spent on a year’s hard work? For most people, including many leaders, it is the latter. In this age of relentless pressure and increasing expectation to perform, it is easy to push yourself beyond your limits.

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Make Your Brainwaves Count

The mind is a mystical thing. All those thoughts, ideas, images – where do they come from and where do they go? What is happening when we dream, or concentrate, or come up with the solution to an algebra problem? Science might not be able to answer these questions...

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The Art (and Heart) of Setting Goals

Subscribe to our podcast and get our articles using your favorite podcast player iTunes l Spotify l TuneIn l Stitcher l Podcast Page Anyone who has ever sought advice, looked for a mentor or hired a coach has done so because, at least intuitively, they know that...

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Comfort is a Choice

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?”...

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How do you know when you need a coach?

There’s a fine line between ‘I’m not having a good day, I’ll be ok tomorrow’ and ‘I don’t think I can meet my goals without expert guidance’. Knowing at what point to seek professional support through the help of a coach is crucial. Coaching is for those who recognise...

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Why coaching is misunderstood

Coaching is for people who are really struggling. Coaching is the same as therapy. I don’t need coaching; I can just chat to my mates. Coaching is for people who aren’t successful. Coaches aren’t as qualified as proper therapists. I don’t need coaching - I already...

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