Since you’re reading this, I imagine you want to make some changes to your life, but
you’re not entirely sure how to go about it. You’re not alone. That’s why there’s been
such a phenomenal growth in life coaching in Britain and many other countries in the
past few years.
The first time I heard the term was in a talk by the inspirational motivational speaker and
author, Anthony Robbins, ten years ago. ‘Some people call me a guru,’ he said, ‘but that’s
not true. I’m not a guru, I’m a coach. I coach people to get the best out of themselves.’...
People talk lots of hokum about life coaching. Life coaching television
programmes, magazines and newspaper columns range in quality from
the powerful and inspirational through to the downright misleading and dangerous.
True life coaching isn’t about some guru telling you how you should
live. Yes, you may be tempted to bask in the comfort of an expert who can
fix your life, your fashion sense, your body flaws and your emotional angst.
But these fixes are too often like an elegant sticking plaster. Changes don’t
last, unless a real change has come from deep within you.
Afew years ago I left my well-paid and prestigious job with a global
corporation to venture into the scary world of self-employment as a life
coach. Many of my colleagues who I’d come to know and love over the years
wished me well and asked exactly what I’d be doing. ‘Well,’ said I, ‘I suppose
what I’m really interested in is inspiring people to find the right balance,
enjoyment, and meaning in their lives.’
Afew years ago I left my well-paid and prestigious job to ven-
ture into the scary world of self-employment as a life coach.
Many of my colleagues who I’d come to know and love over the
years wished me well and asked exactly what I’d be doing. ‘Well,’
said I, ‘I suppose what I’m really interested in is inspiring people to
find the right balance, enjoyment, and meaning in their lives.’
‘Oh,’ they replied, and a faraway look came into their eyes, ‘I could
really do with some of that.’ Then their gaze focused back on their
overflowing desk and the ringing phone.
When I very first heard the term ‘life coach’ I have to say that I thought it was one of the cheesiest inventions which I had ever heard anyone come up with. A Life Coach??? What new concoction is this? What sort of scam have they come up with this time? Additionally I thought to myself, what nerve someone has to think they can coach another person on their own life?! Needless to say I was, at the very least
This book is about mentoring-coaching. It shows how mentoring and coaching
are so inseparably linked that they are best viewed as a single process.
Hence the hyphen.
Research has indicated that there is much for organizations to gain by
building mentoring-coaching into the daily practice of leaders and managers
at all levels and in all kinds of organization. In work undertaken by Hay McBer
and by Daniel Goleman et al.
If you have already studied to become a coach you already know
the answer to this question. If you think you know exactly what
coaching is then you can afford to skip a few pages to Chapter 2
and start thinking about how to develop your coaching skills to the
point at which you can run a successful coaching business. If you
have any doubts whatsoever then read on. Knowing exactly what
we mean by ‘coaching’ is not always as simple as it seems.
I began my journey in the coaching profession in 1989, when I took a course offered by Thomas
Leonard and became certified as a life planner.
Over the next five years, I wrote a book, led workshops, and spoke to groups all over the country.
During that time, Thomas started Coach U (along with being my own personal coach). I was using
my coaching skills at every opportunity, and in 1994 I enrolled in Coach U and became a full-time
coach. At that time, most people had no idea what coaching was or how it worked. With the support
of my coach, I was coaching 80...
Hi, I’m Tommy. I’m your success coach for the next 28 days. Born and reared in Ireland where I live with my wife Sandra, I have worked most of my life in the motor business. In 2009 I studied and qualified as a life coach because I wanted to improve my skills in motivating and coaching staff. I discovered a new profession that actually produces very positive results. In 2011, affected by the economic crisis, I wrapped up my motor business, and free time led me to look at life coaching along with my other skills to help me discover...
This book is the first to look at NLP coaching as an evidence-based discipline. Susie Linder-Pelz describes how NLP coaching works, using examples and case studies to highlight what distinguishes it from other coaching approaches. She briefs readers on the theoretical underpinnings of NLP, and she explains which aspects of NLP can be backed with evidence and which aspects are not yet substantiated. A set of research questions helps coaches understand when and how to use NLP.
My father wasn’t a happy man. The stress of his constant anger is
probably what killed him at age fifty-two. As did his lack of exercise,
lack of self-discipline, deplorable diet, and aversion to doctors. Toward
the end of his life he was drawn to gambling—it represented a way out
of his cul-de-sac existence. Hitting it big and winning the trifecta represented
hope in what was otherwise a sea of hopelessness.
I look back at my father now and my heart aches. His life and early
death were such wastes. If only I could have shared with him what I
know now. If only I could have helped...
WANT TO INVITE YOU to join me in a personal journey of selfexploration
and discovery. This is a book about coaching people to
develop their emotional intelligence. You cannot approach this topic
as a coach without taking a close look at yourself and the life experiences,
beliefs, attitudes, assumptions, and personal abilities that have
shaped the development of your own emotional intelligence.
There is an underlying assumption present in all coaching: that
the coach has developed deeper mastery of the knowledge and skills
of a topic than the person receiving the coaching.
Success in interviewing requires a two-pronged approach. You must
address the mechanics and mindset—the visible and invisible elements—
of interviewing. Many job seekers focus only on the mechanics of
interviewing—what’s the “right” answer to this or that question, how
do I follow up after the interview, how do I negotiate salary, and so on.
Although these “mechanical” elements are important, they are only half of
what you need. It’s like trying to walk on one leg—a distinct disadvantage.
If you’re not growing, you’re dying.
It’s a basic rule of life here on earth and in the business world
today. It’s what drives most of us to be better at what we do and who
we are. It’s the desire to “be more.” Because of this desire, the term
“coaching” has caught the attention of both the personal-growth
and business worlds, creating a multibillion-dollar-a-year industry
and a situation in which everyone wants a coach.
Welcome to the second edition of Co-Active Coaching. It is an extraordinary
experience to look back and see how much the world of coaching
has changed in just a few short years. Back in 1998 when the first edition
was published, if you told people you were a coach, their automatic
response would likely have been, “Oh? What sport?” Today, the
profession of coaching as we know it is widespread, familiar to most,
and growing continuously. In our view, it is the demand and desire for
coaching that is pulling the profession ever more deeply into the world.
The way you think about events in your life profoundly influences the way you feel about them; change the way you
think and this will, in turn, change the way you feel. This is the essence of a widely practised and research-based
counselling approach called cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT). Understanding your view of events provides the insight
into why you feel and act in the ways that you do (e.g. you are anxious about public speaking and avoid it because you
fear that your performance will be less than perfect).
The goal of The Daily Trading Coach is to teach you as much as possible
about coaching, so that you can mentor yourself to success in the
financial markets. The key word in the title is “Daily.” This book is designed
to be a resource that you can use every day to build upon strengths
and overcome weaknesses.
After writing two books—The Psychology of Trading and Enhancing
Trader Performance—and penning more than 1,800 posts for the Trader-
Feed blog (www.traderfeed.blogspot.com/), I thought I had pretty well covered
the terrain of trading psychology.
The principles we set out in this book work. For several years
now we have been working as WealthCoaches helping people to
arrange their money to live a better life. We have applied the
principles set out here to many people’s finances over that time,
proving that they work in many different situations. Using this
book, you too can understand the principles of wealth creation
and apply them to your own circumstances.
Everyone is different. We all have unique circumstances—no
two people, or families, have the same financial situation.
In the past five years, over two thousand coaches have completed the
Coach Training Program at Coach University. As the president of Coach
University and an experienced coach of ten years, I have had the privilege
to work with many of them. In the process, I have found that the
most successful coaches have a few key qualities.
The most successful coaches are demonstrably caring. Coaching is a
people-development profession, not just an information-based one.
In my professional life I have been asked many times the simple
question: What is transpersonal psychology, counselling or psychotherapy?
The answer is straightforward: it is a broad transcultural theory of
human nature that posits that human beings are more than physical and
psychological beings, with some form of spirituality being a reasonable
bet. Oh, and by the way, it is also a discrete field of study that could be
conceived as having had about 40 years of academic recognition.