Category Archives for "Life 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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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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May 14

Overstepping Empathy

By Robert Holmes | emotions

Everyone needs to learn to express more empathy. It’s good for business. When clients feel understood they come back, it improves their experience. It builds better relationships and if you’re in the coaching business – it is absolutely central to your survival. The ability to establish rapport with a client very often rests on your […]

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Apr 09

The Importance of Play

By Robert Holmes | Life Coaching

People talk about finding the child within, as though some part of us got trapped in time, stuck in an inner capsule inside us. The truth of it is though, our unconscious does not know about time and space. For the unconscious self, all time is now. Anything from our past is in some respects […]

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Nov 21

It’s a Shame Not to Deal with Shame

By Sue Hefren | emotions

Andrew tossed and turned, he couldn’t sleep. He felt like he had given it his best shot but lost the contract. It plagued him and kept playing on his mind. What had he done wrong? Was he really too bold, even arrogant? How could he have handled it differently? To make things worse, the lead […]

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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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Aug 22

Do Less, Get More

By Robert Holmes | business

4 tips for improving the quality of life by doing less The Japanese have an enchanting and beautiful way of arranging flowers, an art form they call Ikebana. One of the key principles of Ikebana says: “it is the space between things that matters.” Placing a flower or an object, considering its colour and effect […]

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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 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 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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Jun 12

Inner Narrative the Key to Destiny

By Robert Holmes | emotions

I’ve been reading a number of books on crime, psychology and forensics recently. Pat Brown wrote an excellent introduction to Criminal Profiling (not for the faint hearted). Maria Konnikova wrote an engaging dissertation on How to think like Sherlock. Jon Ronson wrote an absolutely hilarious book about the Psychopath test (developed by Bob Hare)… and […]

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Jun 06

Relationship Coaching: men and women are different – Robert Holmes

By Robert Holmes | emotions

Why do men and women seem to go through life, experiences, communication and even arguments differently? Part of the answer lies in the way our brains are constructed. Relationship and Celebrity Coach, Patrick Wanis plays guest host for this week’s interview as he and I discuss the implications for brain research indicating that male and female brains are in some ways quite different. He also asks me about the recent Relationship Retreat we had with 13 couples.

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May 28

The New Science of Neurocoaching

By Robert Holmes | business coaching

Four years ago executives around the world were asked by Sherpa Coaching about what sort of background they thought would be helpful for a coach. Psychology and counselling came in as least desirable on the list. However this year’s Executive Survey (2014) by the same firm found that neuroscience has topped the field of desirable […]

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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 12

Three years on…

By michellefreebody | coach mentoring

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 […]

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May 09

How Much are Coaches Making?

By Robert Holmes | business

Just exactly how much are coaches making? How long does it usually take to reach your target income as a coach? Are all categories the same? How much do your competitors charge for their services? Benchmark yourself against the 2014 income, fees and session numbers in this fabulous and easy to understand infographic.

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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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Apr 16

Staying Strong Through Relational Meltdown

By Robert Holmes | Life Coaching

Going through a tough time in a key relationship? Watch this 30 minute video on staying strong through a melt down http://youtu.be/oFmQYem2MqA. Covers how to strengthen you up, how to communicate more effectively and how to stay sane through the tough times. Seminar sponsored by LifeLine, Frazer Holmes Coaching and CK Image consulting. Download the […]

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