Maybe it’s because I have just finished trying to read Friedrich Nietzsche’s work that I got to thinking about whether philosophy informs coaching. Philosophers tend to be deep thinking and, oftentimes, shy individuals who inhabit academic spaces like universities. I didn’t imagine they’d have much to say about high performance or good insight into solving […]
How to overcome limiting beliefs You are in a situation you find frustrating, you feel boxed in and without choices. What can you do? Your options are both internal and external – you can try to change the circumstance (stay/leave), or the people in the circumstance (convince/negotiate)… most of which in coaching we would call […]
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 […]
Time Magazine says there is a revolution taking place right now – a movement that is dedicated to simplifying life and becoming more mindful about our choices. It is called Essentialism. Essentialists are committed to the idea that less is more and in my last blog I talked about four great things you get from […]
It is very easy to make assumptions about why people do the things they do and it is just as easy to be wrong in the assumptions we make. I was thinking about this the other day when I was reflecting on the journeys of my clients with eating disorders. I know many people who […]
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 […]
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 […]
Cheryl Mason graduated from the Frazer Holmes coach training program three years ago. Since that time, Cheryl has been working as a coach with us, transforming the lives of long term unemployed clients of Job Services Australia (JSA) providers. She is currently delivering our HOPE & Power progams in JSAs on the central coast of […]
Build yourself a shark net! Choosing a coach training provider can be fraught with danger. The waters are full of sharks: dodgy suppliers and non-accredited coach trainers. This is a big investment of time, energy and finances so getting it right is really important. What can you do to carefully select the right provider? We’ve […]
Your brain can learn and go on learning, change, adapt and grow. Neuroplasticity can be a friend or foe, but breaking bad habits and upgrading takes some work – especially coaching.
Listen to leading neurologist Jeff Schwartz and Master Coach Josie Thomson discuss this valuable subject with Robert Holmes.
The Body Brain I was listening to a podcast from Shrink Wrap Radio yesterday. It’s a program dedicated to interviewing psychologists, researchers, movie makers and authors about current trends and learning. The interview was with Dr. David Van Nuys and his book “Mindsight” about our body brain.
It’s important to stay flexible. Plans change, business is in flux, scheduled meetings move, flights get delayed, your web site crashes. Go with the flow, otherwise your blood pressure can rise to dangerous levels. This was reinforced to me over the weekend again and again. For example, I had a 3 o’clock meeting with David, […]
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, […]
Why becoming a certified coach will change your business and set you apart. President of the International Coach Federation (ICF) in Australasia, Tracy Tresidder speaks to the coaching industry about the importance of becoming accredited.