Tag Archives for " Coaching "

Oct 16

The Coaching Frame with Jaemin Frazer

By Robert Holmes | podcast

Coaching borrows the best stuff from psychology, social work, facilitation, teaching and neuroscience. But the way coaching packages it up (the coaching frame) is both totally unique and much more empowering. Coaches can be empowered by the way they use the coaching frame in a conversation. It permissions them for confrontation, forward momentum and deep […]

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Jun 18

The Discomfort Zone with Marcia Reynolds

By Robert Holmes | podcast

Every relationship has one. Many conversations careen toward one. The discomfort zone. When things get awkward, and moving forward gets hard. How much of this is coming from inside us, and how much from inside the person we are relating to? How much does environment, topic, culture or stress have to do with it? More importantly… how do we press past it? Marcia Reynolds gives us strategies for busting the discomfort zone in this episode of the podcast.

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Jun 04

It’s all in the Metaphor – James Lawley

By Robert Holmes | podcast

Do you use metaphor in your coaching? Most coaching models of human behaviour attempt to understand what we have in common. Clean language coaching celebrates the ideosyncratic, the individual ways a person has and particularly their metaphor. Core to this is the meaning they make of those metaphors and the story they tell. Clean Language takes away as much content imposition by the coach as possible by providing a set of standard questions and a model to use them in.

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May 21

Coaching in Asia with Barbara Anderson

By Robert Holmes | podcast

Asia is the frontier for growth and development, are you part of the Coaching in Asia game? China’s economy has now outstripped the USA and India is chasing hard. Coaching is rising up in every Asian nation, rich and poor, so who is set to play a significant part in that development?

Barbara Anderson talks to us about her adventures Coaching in Asia and come of the critical lessons she has learned from working in large corporations in Australia. Ironically, we must first do away with our rich nation, first world idealism… thinking we have the answers. It would be much more helpful to have a conversation as peers, learning from one another.

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Nov 20

Coaching Supervision – Tammy Turner, MCC

By Robert Holmes | podcast

Arrested development? Feel like your performance has plateaued? Perhaps peer feedback is just not cutting it anymore… You probably need a supervisor. Tammy Turner, MCC discusses the differences between supervision and mentoring, coaching and psychology and how supervisor can really help boost your game. The game is changing, the industry is becoming a profession and part of the brave new world is coaching supervision.

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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

5 Steps to Doing Less

By Robert Holmes | business

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 […]

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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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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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Jun 19

Grow Your Coaching Business with Chris Taylor

By Robert Holmes | business

Grow your business and maintain your freedom to travel, live where you want and have staff all over the world! All this and more is totally possible. Chris Taylor’s consulting and coaching business is in 8 nations and he says, “With technology, it’s easier to be global than a local coach nowadays.” Find out how in this amazing interview with the founder of Actionable Books, talking to us from a cave in Spain!

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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 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 19

Why I love Being an Entrepreneur

By Robert Holmes | business

People all have different reasons for starting their own business. Some of them do is for lifestyle – they want to get out of the nine to five grind. Some people want control back, they want to go solo and be at large and in charge. Whilst my business gives me great life style benefits, […]

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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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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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