Category Archives for "coaching"

Aug 11

Getting of the spectrum

By Robert Holmes | coaching

Getting off the (mental health) spectrum: the power of neuroplasticity This article will explore how: A mental health diagnosis is not a life sentence Pathologising is not the path out (cognitive redefinition is) Choice gives hope, hope can create a chance at freedom Dr Joseph Michaels, when visiting the facility where Hans Asperger was working […]

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Apr 08

The psychology of money

By Robert Holmes | business

In a world chasing fame and fortune, it’s not such a bad thing to revise our plans for money, and perhaps even decide to have less. Most business people (especially stand-alone entrepreneurs – or ‘soloists’) struggle in their relationship with money. Why is that? And how can we get back to a place where money […]

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Mar 04

Thinking with your feet

By Robert Holmes | business coaching

Have you ever got, when you were stuck thinking on your feet in an interaction that really mattered? Have you reached for mindfulness tools, or confidence tools and found they didn’t deliver the solution? It turns out that beyond the standard suite of assistance we turn to in such times, we have a very powerful […]

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Feb 25

The Psychology of Self Esteem

By Robert Holmes | coaching

Perhaps you know someone who is self sabotaging… experiencing a glass ceiling. Maybe you’ve tried a coaching approach and it hasn’t worked… your client appears to be stuck, or depressed and will not budge. You’re probably dealing with self esteem. As their coach, you might need to develop techniques and strategies for assisting them. Self […]

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Feb 18

The Science of Work-life Balance Coaching

By Robert Holmes | business

Work-life balance is important for our clients to achieve because the “life” part of the equation is the support environment for the “work” part. To get better performance at work, our clients need to enhance the environment they are coming from in order to cope with the stress they will face at work.  Getting this […]

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Feb 05

Setting New Health Goals

By Robert Holmes | coaching

In my work, both consulting and coaching, the topic of health comes up frequently. Whether it’s an executive working on work-life balance, a client trying to develop the stamina to stick at their goals, or a friend who has hit upon some new research… health always promises to divide opinions. Reasons, motivations can vary wildly, […]

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Feb 04

Getting on with Yourself

By Robert Holmes | coaching

Have you ever wondered who you are, where you get your sense of self from? The answer is your unconscious self, and it may surprise you to learn that we’re largely unconscious beings. That all runs well most of the time, and is especially helpful when high speed physical responses are needed. But things go […]

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Jan 30

Facilitating State Change at Work

By Robert Holmes | business

Have you ever watched a champion tennis player get in the zone? He might bounce the ball three times, spin the racquet twice, cough and then… slam the ball. That athlete and thousands like him use a physical (somatic) process to build state changes (mental, biochemical and emotional) that cascade back down to a higher […]

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Jan 21

How Brain Gender Affects Coaching

By Robert Holmes | coaching

Have you ever observed that one client appears to be very responsive to your coaching, and another is very reserved? They both get great outcomes, but one of them comes across as kind of resistant. It surprises you when, after the coaching, they say how profound it was – yet you never saw that reflected […]

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Sep 19

When Anxiety Can Be Good

By Sue Hefren | coaching

I woke up one morning and my stomach felt like it had been tied in knots. You know the feeling – the uncomfortable mass that sits there and just won’t go away. Anxiety manifests itself in other ways too… uneasiness, heart palpitations, sweaty outbreaks, sleeplessness, dizziness or nausea. Depending on the day that worrisome feeling […]

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Sep 05

Consider the ripple effect

By Sue Hefren | business coaching

Have you ever sat in a pool till it was perfectly still? Was it really perfectly still? Try as you might, even the slightest muscle twitch sends ripples through the water. Our lives are just like that. We may try to isolate ourselves or convince ourselves that the choices we make and the things we […]

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Jul 29

Expanding Your Heart Space

By Mark Setch | coach training

Your success at building great rapport with clients and moving them to cause depends a great deal on your capacity to connect at heart level.  Recently I had my first coaching session with a new client in a Job Service Agency where I provide life coaching services to the long-term unemployed.  With closed body language […]

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Jul 25

3 Ways to Dispel the Imposter

By Robert Holmes | business

Have you ever had a sense that you don’t deserve the success you have experienced? Perhaps one day you will be found out and then you’ll get kicked out, or laughed at. This feeling only gets worse as we rise or succeed. Suzanne Mercier in an article about the Imposter Syndrome writes, “The syndrome is […]

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Jul 23

Dealing with the Dark Days

By Sue Hefren | coaching

If you are anything like me, some days are tough. In fact, some weeks or even months can be tough. Things don’t work out like you hoped, planned or even strived for. You begin to feel down or, dare I say it, even a little depressed. We all want to be successful, or at the […]

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Jul 08

12 Simple Ways to Change Your State

By Robert Holmes | coaching

“We are not offering a treatment plan or a therapy. We are offering options, choice and the possibility of planning a different future” Dr. Ian Snape, on the Nature of Coaching In today’s wellness focused environment we see more working together between medical doctors, psychologists and life coaches. And that’s great. I have a client, […]

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Jul 04

Weight! Watch Your Mouth

By michellefreebody | coaching

When I tell you that your mouth and your weight are directly linked I bet you probably think I am stating the obvious. In fact, you may even feel a little offended. Either way, my guess is that you have assumed that I am referring to the impact of the food you are eating. While […]

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Jul 01

The Fault in Our Stars – Patrick Wanis

By Robert Holmes | coaching

The Top 5 Issues of Being a Celebrity Guest Blog By Patrick Wanis PhD Celebrity Life Coach and Human Behavior Expert Have you ever dreamed about being rich and famous – about being a celebrity? Imagine the glamorous parties, the red carpet, flying in your own private jet to exclusive islands, being showered with gifts, […]

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Jun 30

Brain Gender and Relationship Coaching

By Sue Hefren | coaching

If you follow our blog you may have seen a recent Coach Mentor Podcast episode where the host, Robert Holmes was guest interviewed by Relationship and Celebrity Coach, Patrick Wanis about the neurological differences between men’s and women’s brains. These differences have significant implications for relationships because it affects the way men and women experience […]

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Jun 23

7 Steps to Becoming an Expert

By Robert Holmes | business

We need to carve out our area of expertise for a number of reasons. Primary among them are to pitch our unique angle or take on things to media. Everyone is an expert in something, and we all have a story to tell. Becoming perceived by the industry as an expert has beautiful side effects […]

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Jun 20

NLP: A new perspective

By Sue Hefren | coach mentoring

I have to admit that I have been a bit of a skeptic about some of the more abstract coaching technologies like Neuro Linguistic Programing (NLP). In my early days of coaching the majority of NLP ideas and concepts I encountered made little sense to me – in fact, it all looked a lot like […]

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May 22

From Youth Worker to Life Coach!

By michellefreebody | business coaching

Matt Waldron has been a personal leadership coach for over 15 years. He has worked in a variety of executive leadership, program management and frontline case worker roles within the community service, whilst simultaneously building his private coaching business, SHIFT Life Coaching. Matt’s passion is to inspire, empower and equip people to unlock their potential […]

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May 15

Making a difference…

By michellefreebody | coach mentoring

In 2012, Life and Leadership coach Kylie Cullinan extended her coaching skills by taking further training with Frazer Holmes Coaching. Since then she has contracted with us to provide coaching in employment agencies at Bega and Merimbula, and is thrilled to be able to be making a difference in lives of people who have faced […]

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Apr 28

The Art of Being Disagreeable

By Robert Holmes | business

Disagreeableness is an important psychometric, and forms part of one’s personality. People who are highly agreeable are basically people-pleasers – the typical second born bridge builder – the peace maker. People who are highly disagreeable basically don’t give a tinker’s cuss what other people think of them or their actions. I’m sure with a bit […]

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Nov 13

Cognitive Load with John Sweller

By Robert Holmes | business coaching

Your working memory can only handle 3 or 4 pieces of information at a time. This single idea has wide reaching implications for coaching, training, education and preparation of powerpoints.

Listen to Professor John Sweller, author of Cognitive Load Theory discuss how memory works and how to improve it in this interview with Robert Holmes.

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Sep 18

Hero’s Journey

By Robert Holmes | coaching

A Hero’s Journey I recently hosted a webinar presentation on Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey. The Hero’s Journey is one of the most powerful coaching tools I have come across, which results in great questions, often well timed in my client’s lives.

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Jul 08

Archetypes And The Hero’s Journey

By Robert Holmes | coach mentoring

The Hero’s Journey Psychologist Carl Jung believed that behind the scene of human life there lay archetypes, “Constantly repeating characters which occur in the dreams of all people and the myths of all cultures”. Jung suspected that these archetypes are a reflection of the story we all share in common. Later an author, mythologist and […]

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Jun 19

Be Do Have

By Robert Holmes | business coaching

To download this exercise to do it for yourself, click here. Recently our team have been discussing the need to ‘be’ instead of being so caught up in ‘doing’. We all know people who are trying to get a different outcome for themselves, and they are ìtrying everything they knowî to get change. The problem however, […]

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