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 […]
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.
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.
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.
Want a fit brain that is resilient, flexible and strong? Learn all about building the capacity of a brain wise leader who knows how to communicate effectively, balance safety and novelty, maintain your own distinctives and be more creative with Dr. Connie Henson.
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.
It’s time to acknowledge the large elephant in the workplace. People suffer from physical and mental illness. According to Mary Jo Fisher, past parliamentarian and ambassador for BeyondBlue, “45% of Australians will suffer mental illness in their lifetime… one in five of us will suffer mental illness in the next year.” (ProPrint, July 2014) A […]
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 […]
How do you coach 365 clients at a time, or publish 11 books in a year? Do you want to do all that and work 2 months for every month you take off? Dale Beaumont has and does and shares the how with us on this podcast! Part of his success orients around moving away from one to one coaching.
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 […]
How does a pizza delivery guy solve a $36M problem for a giant multinational? Learn how Microsoft uses Action Learning Coaching to address their biggest issues. Executive coach and mentor Dr. Garry Luxmoore, president of the World Institute of Action Learning, Australasia tells us all about it in this podcast.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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, […]
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.
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 […]
Vilfredo Pareto was an Italian economist. He looked around his society, and got really upset by something he observed. Walking around Florence he noticed that a lot of stuff was owned by a few people. So he stopped into his local council to check out the files, and to his astonishment he discovered that 80% […]
Make the jump into success hyperspace! Entrepreneur Siimon Reynolds has done it again and again, and in this interview he shares the way up. Developing the millionaire mindset is all about daily and weekly habits, rituals and practices for success.
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 […]
What’s your unique style? How can you maximise your use of that in social media and marketing online? Make a better CV. Robert Holmes latest article published in CoachLink Australasia April edition http://bit.ly/1dRSfq6. Read the entire issue at http://bit.ly/1fD2InM #ICFaustralasia
Goals don’t care who has them, and they live a secret life of changing and morphing. Listen to Paul Lawrence, head of the Centre for Systemic Change and head researcher for WhyteCo. Research is giving us evidence to base our coaching claims on.
Break boundary conditions with a blockbuster technique: symbolic modelling and metaphors with Kay Lindley. Kay is an advanced trainer and practitioner in NLP, EFT and hypnosis therapy and a proponent of using clean language and coaching content free.
Are you sick and tired of trying harder and still getting the same results? In this episode, peak performance coach Jaemin Frazer shares his insights on harnessing the power of state and internal beliefs for creating powerful, effective and lasting change.
Are you happy with your life, or are there elements that just really suck?
Go from crappy to happy with coach Michelle DeAngelis, as we review her best seller “How to Get a Life that Doesn’t Suck” and the coaching principles that go with it in this latest podcast with Robert Holmes.
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.
Get great tools for lasting change and breakthrough!
Listen to Alison Cameron, overcoming immunity to change expert and coach who learned from Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey (Harvard) as she shares insights for living and building better teams.
Attaining peak performance is no longer just for athletes and pilots.
Ian Snape takes peak performance to trauma victims, emergency response units, SWAT teams, doctors and Tae Kwan Do competitors. What’s his secret? Learn by listening to the interview on Coach Mentor Podcast.
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.
How do you add value to your client… or even know what it is they value most? Dr. Roy Barton is Australia’s foremost expert on values management and managing values propositions. Robert interviews Roy about the importance of discovering values in your clients, and adding value to them on the way through.
People can be really head smart, but not so good on relationships. Enter – emotional intelligence! Belinda MacInnes is one of Australia’s few Master Coaches (MCC). Robert discusses Emotional Intelligence, and the use of her coaching models with private and business clients.
Understand your competitive environment and finding your edge! Babette Bensoussan is Australia’s most published business book author, and our most senior competitive intelligence expert. In this interview we discuss the concept of competition, and the importance of information.