The Undermind: Why Thinking Less Makes You Smarter

‘Modern Western culture has so neglected the intelligent unconscious—the undermind, I shall sometimes call it—that we no longer know that we have it, do not remember what it is for, and so cannot find it when we need it.’ Guy Claxton, Hare Brain Tortoise Mind   I’m wondering how the statement above might’ve landed for you. Curiousity or perhaps a …

How do I choose a great Life Coach training program?

  A key problem all professional coaches face is that, unlike therapists or counsellors, use of the word coach isn’t regulated which means anyone can hang out a shingle calling themselves one without any formal training whatsoever. Even more worrying is the fact that even many life coach training programs have been set up by folk with little to no …

What does a Life Coach actually do?

“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.“ —George Bernard Shaw   Having been in the coaching game for about fifteen years now and over a decade of that spent designing and heading professional coach training programs, the term life coach seems to get quite a range of reactions. Some immediately get it …

What’s the difference between Coach Certification, Accreditation and Credentialing?

  Let’s look at what terms like Accredited Life Coach Certification, Leadership Coach, Executive Coach Certification or Life Coach Credentialing and Accreditation actually means. There are certainly many different terms used around coach training, qualification and the coaching industry in general all of which can understandably seem more than a little confusing. No less the fact that even when we …