What is Embodiment in Coaching?

Embodiment is a way to heal the mind-body divide we experience within ourselves and, more systemically, within Western cultures. To do so we need to understand the self as a body. Our body and our personhood are so intimately connected that they can never be separated. We are not just a mind, or brain, carried around by a meat-puppet of …

How To Renew Your ICF Credential

As the global leader in coaching credentialing and program accreditation, the ICF (International Coach Federation) requires that its coaches renew their credentials every three years and there are a number of important things to bear in mind when doing so. Here we’ll give you all the info and links you’ll need in order to be able to renew your ICF …

Coaching As A Whole Life Skill

I just really pay attention to what people say and through that I can then reflect back thoughts they’ve told me about themselves that they don’t know about themselves. And allow them to unlock those doors to get to the places they want to go artistically. —Rick Rubin   If you’re not aware of who Rick Rubin is (that’s his …

Rites of Passage in Developmental Coaching—A White Paper

Every positive change — every jump to a higher level of energy and awareness — involves a rite of passage. Each time to ascend to a higher rung on the ladder of personal evolution, we must go through a period of discomfort, of initiation. — Dan Millman A Rite of Passage describes any ceremony or event marking an important transitional …

How Do I Become a Great Coach?

Power comes in many forms, one of which is mastery. As we become expert—in creation or discovery, in helping or healing, in communicating or leading—we gain power. That power is revealed in flow, and in joy. —Heather E. Heying, Evolutionary biologist The first response from me regarding this question of how to become a great coach is that great coaches …

Multiplicity: Working with Parts and Selves in Coaching

We must accept our multiplicity, the fact that we can show up quite differently in our athletic, intellectual, sexual, spiritual or many other states. A heterogeneous collection of states is completely normal in us humans. The key to well-being is collaboration across states, not some rigidly homogeneous unity. The notion that we can have a single, totally consistent way of …

How do I choose my coaching niche?

Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. — Albert Einstein If you’re not familiar with the term “coaching niche” it means the particular specialty area or client base a coach works with. This could be domains as diverse as a Life or Health and Nutrition coach right through to Leadership and Executive coaching and of …

Can I really make a good living as a coach?

For anyone considering a career in coaching, the answer to this very important question is perhaps frustratingly not a simple yes or no, but very much “It depends”. And what does it depend on? Well, there are several factors that have to be considered and I’d love to explore a few of the key ones here for you. Firstly, it …