• 10 Self-Care Tips for Coaches – Part II

    10 Self-Care Tips for Coaches – Part II
    Last week we covered: 10 Self-Care Tips for Coaches – Part 1
    Here are the self-care tips for this week.
    Self-Care Tip 6: Dissociate
    There are different perspectives; one is your own, another is the perspective of another person. When helping or coaching others, it may be tempting to step in their shoes for many coaches and change-workers. You do indeed understand another person’s map of the world better and offer empathy and compassion. However, you do not have to be here the wh
  • ICF Top 5 for May 2021

  • Your Heroic Journey

    Your Heroic Journey
    Where are you in your heroic journey?
    This is not a rhetorical question. Nor should it be answered flippantly. Certainly, it has taken many years (and experiences) to become who you are today. And it hasn’t been easy.
    However, out of our setbacks, and even failures, we have been afforded the opportunity to develop our grit: by encountering difficulty and learning to cope with it. This has made us stronger and more masterful.
    If you take the time to think about it, your journey as a hero be
  • Quollify App, a Tiger by the Tail

    Quollify App, a Tiger by the Tail
    Quollify, a business matching app has been referred to by some, as TikTok, but for business only. It is based on thirty-second videos, whereby the speaker announces their name, exactly what he or she is doing and exactly who they are seeking. Then, through clever algorithms, keywords and many other methods, instantaneous matches will
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  • 10 Self-Care Tips for Coaches & Change Workers – Part I

    10 Self-Care Tips for Coaches & Change Workers – Part I
    Coaches & change workers ask me questions about self-care all the time. They always know “how” to self-care, they just don’t have the available time to do so, and other people become a drain.Are you exhausted at the end of Coach & NLP training coaching day doing and teaching so many life-changing NLP techniques?
    Is stepping into someone else’s shoes during coaching exhaust you?
    How many clients can you per day coach without burning out?
    Marketing, coaching, teachi
  • Coaching and Mental Health: A Reflection on the Boundaries

    Coaching and Mental Health: A Reflection on the Boundaries
    by Maddalena Fumagalli - iCN Journalist (Switzerland) There is little doubt that 2020 has been one chaotic, difficult, draining year for most, if not all of us. This 2021 was already underway and, despite new hopes and opportunities, we still cannot see the end of the tunnel. For this reason, we might expect that
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  • To Be a Great Wellness Coach, Learn How to Change a Client’s Paradigm

    To Be a Great Wellness Coach, Learn How to Change a Client’s Paradigm
    by Keith Merron (USA) A man woke up one day to discover he was trapped in a 10-foot by 10-foot by 10-foot wooden box with no windows and only one door. Inside the box was nothing but the old, beat-up chair upon which he sat, and he felt overwhelmed with despair and emptiness. Outside
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  • Holistic Coaching – The Journey Within

    Holistic Coaching – The Journey Within
    by Boris Pavlov (Canada) I define myself as a holistic coach. That’s what it says on my business card, my website, all the social media I use. When I began my training as a life and executive coach, I thought that it would be enough to get my diploma and fly into the world
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  • What Can Coaching Learn from Anna Grechishkina?

    What Can Coaching Learn from Anna Grechishkina?
    by Malcolm Nicholson – iCN Journalist (UK) ‘I called my trip ‘I have a dream’: the words of Martin Luther King’s famous speech. I believe that all our dreams can come true with enough motivation and persistence. My main initiative and mission from this trip was to help as many people as possible to
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  • Join the 1% Club!

    Join the 1% Club!
    Hi, I'm Ruby McGuire, Head of CPD over at the IAPC&M (International Authority of Professional Coaching & Mentoring). The IAPC&M has a proven track record in providing coaches, mentors and training providers with a 1st class personal service; a wealth of value added business building resources, and outstanding CPD benefits to help you to
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  • Why Celebrating Small Wins is Crucial

    Why Celebrating Small Wins is Crucial
    by Cristina Burca (Romania) In our rushed lifestyles, enhanced by 2020’s radical shift towards home-ing (office, schooling, parenting), understanding and finding inner balance becomes crucial for our health and long-term life vision. What are the steps to identify and focus on “what really matters” to reach inner balance and express it into overall fulfilment
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  • What Lies Behind the Stories we Tell Ourselves

    What Lies Behind the Stories we Tell Ourselves
    by Petra Juhászová (United Kingdom) From the beginning of times people told stories to each other. These stories weren’t only for pure entertainment but often carried a moral lesson. Storytelling is a unique human skill. We use it not just in relation to others, but also with ourselves. We tell ourselves stories about what
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  • 6 Benefits of Accountability

    6 Benefits of Accountability
    by Anne Bachrach (USA) Accountability, which is an important element of the workplace, requires both internal control and external support.  In order to achieve peak levels of performance, external accountability is necessary. Being an accountable employee, which is what a business owner wants, demonstrates dedication to the job and higher levels of workplace satisfaction.
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  • Selecting the Right Wellness or Holistic Coach

    Selecting the Right Wellness or Holistic Coach
    by International Regulator of Coaching and Mentoring CIC Now, more than ever in our personal history, everyone needs the support of the right Wellness and/or Holistic Coach. As this pandemic continues, the IRCM CIC hears from coaching and mentoring industry Consumers, through the press and media outlets, and from a number of other channels
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  • Gender Equity at Work

    Gender Equity at Work
    How do you ensure gender equity at work?
    To be sure, making our way through the pandemic has required real focus; for many leaders, keeping the lights on has been priority one. And yet, I’ve noticed that great leaders have managed to reach the light at the end of the tunnel without losing sight of the gender gap. They understand the advantages of inclusivity and gender equity. Unfortunately, they remain the exception, rather than the norm.
    Consider this: prior to the pandemic, the percenta
  • 10 NLP Techniques to Cultivate Self-Compassion

    10 NLP Techniques to Cultivate Self-Compassion
    In NLP training, we often talk about compassion, but what about self-compassion? I love creating NLP techniques, so I set myself a challenge to create 10 of them in 10 minutes. I did get a little help from my NLP training students here in Mexico right now. Below, the results. You can use these techniques on yourself as well as others.
    Ever noticed that sometimes we have an easier time being compassionate towards others than we have compassion towards ourselves.
    This results in complex (self) coa
  • ICF Top 5 for April 2021

  • NLP Training, Coaching & Burn-Out

    NLP Training, Coaching & Burn-Out
    During our NLP training, we frequently get students with a burn-out. Typically, they have been in this space for a while, and after much reflection decide to do an NLP training. Often they after enough rest (and at times therapy), they can come up for air for longer periods of time, but still can dip down. A game of two steps forward, one step back. Or is it the other way around? For the same reason, people may seek you out as a coach to work with them.
    A good therapist is advised to pull someon
  • HR Summit

    HR Summit
    HR Summit 24-25 May, 2021 | InterContinental Sydney | Sydney | Australia The HR Summit is the premium forum bringing elite sellers and buyers together. At the summit, solution providers and chief HR executives will discuss key new drivers shaping corporate priorities and HR strategies. The one-to-one business meetings provide access to senior HR executives across Australasia. A thorough selection
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  • HR Strategy & Innovation Summit

    HR Strategy & Innovation Summit
    HR Strategy & Innovation Summit 24 May - 25 May 2021 | Online Summit The HR Strategy & Innovation Online Summit is an invitation-only, premium Summit bringing leading HR executives and innovative suppliers and solution providers together. The Summit’s content is aligned with key HR challenges and interests, relevant market developments, and practical and
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  • Get Your Career Mojo On!

    Get Your Career Mojo On!
    How is your career mojo?
    Navigating a return to work after a long absence can be daunting, especially if it requires securing a new position. Typically, most people rely on networking as a common strategy. However, with so many managers and leaders furloughed or laid off, the competition can be fierce. Add to that bias about long-term unemployment, and even great mojo can take a hit.
    There remains in our culture a stigma about long-term unemployment. This is especially true for the more mature k
  • NLP & Personality Disorders (Borderline, Narcissistic, Schizoid, etc.)

    NLP & Personality Disorders (Borderline, Narcissistic, Schizoid, etc.)
    There is an NLP training out there where the NLP Trainer tells stories about how he used to cure people with schizophrenia. Even though schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are technically not personality disorders, it makes some people believe that NLP can fix that. A personality disorder like borderline, narcissistic personality disorder for which there is no cure. Nor is there for schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. This includes NLP. NLP trainers, however, do like to teach in metaphor, and not
  • Corporate Learning & Talent Development Summit

    Corporate Learning & Talent Development Summit
    Corporate Learning & Talent Development Summit 24 May - 25 May 2021 | Four Seasons Hotel | Chicago, IL | USA The Corporate Learning & Talent Development Summit is an invitation-only, premium Summit bringing leading Learning, HR and talent management executives and innovative suppliers and solution providers together. The Summit’s content is aligned with
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  • Coaching & Personality Disorders (Bipolar, Borderline, Narcissistic, Schizophrenic etc.)

    Coaching & Personality Disorders (Bipolar, Borderline, Narcissistic, Schizophrenic etc.)
    Most of us who are coaching will come across a situation where we need to consider topics related to personality disorders like bipolar, borderline, narcissistic, schizophrenic etc. How do I know that? Not just because I have been coaching and training coaches since before the term “coaching” was invented. It is because 10-13 percent of the world’s population has a personality disorder, which means most individuals either have a disease like this or love someone who does. And i
  • Post-pandemic Work: The Future is Now

    Post-pandemic Work: The Future is Now
    What will work look like in your organization, post-Covid? When the pandemic ends, which new normal adaptations will endure?
    Our common response to massive disruption, such as a pandemic, is to hope for and assume things will return to normal. However, do we really want to return to all the old ways of doing business?
    Planning for an uncertain future is challenging, even for great leaders and managers. They want to avoid old “bad” habits, and incorporate new policies and processes t
  • NLP Technique to Prepare Yourself for the Post-Pandemic World

    NLP Technique to Prepare Yourself for the Post-Pandemic World
    Since I am in Mexico awaiting the NLP training here in April, I have a little more time to observe what people are currently doing. In their private life, their business, their work. And I have noticed people are often in either a relatively passive mode waiting for life to get back to normal or survive the challenges that COVID-19 brings.
    Fair enough, some of us need to survive and take care of the here and now.
    However, March 2021 is very different from March 2020. Right now, vaccines are bein
  • The Power of Cognitive Flexibility and Persuasion

    The Power of Cognitive Flexibility and Persuasion
    “In a turbulent world, success depends not just on cognitive horsepower but also on cognitive flexibility. When leaders lack the wisdom to question their convictions, followers need the courage to persuade them to change their minds.” – Organizational psychologist, Adam Grant, PhDGreat leaders and managers rely on their knowledge, skills, experience, and intuition, and it serves them well. However, they will also be the first to tell you that there have been times when they re
  • Using NLP to Become a Better Listener

    Using NLP to Become a Better Listener
    Is there are an NLP technique to become a better listener? There is now. And one of my NLP Training students designed it!
    Zaid Alfa is one of my former students. He is a highly gifted NLP weight loss coach who understands that weight loss is mostly about managing your mind, emotions, behaviors, and thoughts. He originally trained with me in NLP in Los Angeles live but as he tasks his mastery & craft seriously decided to re-do the NLP training online.
    In my opinion, new coaches and coaches wh
  • 6 Ways to Tell if Someone is an Auditory Learner Using NLP

    6 Ways to Tell if Someone is an Auditory Learner Using NLP
    How do you figure out if someone is an auditory learner or not using NLP?
    In the previous weeks, we covered:6 Ways to Tell if Someone is a Visual Learner Using NLP
    6 Ways to Tell if Someone is a Visual Learner Using NLPWay of Speaking
    An auditory learner often will use their voice as an instrument. Speak in a beautiful tonality, paying attention to speed, volume, etc.
    Eye Movement
    A popular topic for many people during the online NLP Foundation training and the live NLP Practitioner is learning
  • 6 Ways to Tell if Someone is a Kinesthetic Learner Using NLP

    6 Ways to Tell if Someone is a Kinesthetic Learner Using NLP
    This week we are moving into the kinesthetic system.
    We covered visual system: 6 Ways to Tell if Someone is a Visual Learner Using NLP
    Kinesthetic is a different animal because we must distinguish:
    1. Tactile: touch2. Emotion3. Proprioceptive: movement, location in space, body awareness.
    And when you are kinesthetic, it doesn’t mean that all or even two are highly developed.
    Speed of Speaking
    Some, most certainly not all, kinesthetic people speak slower. This doesn’t have to be painf
  • Manage Burnout for Peak Performance

    Manage Burnout for Peak Performance
    Peak performance is not what it used to be, according to leaders, managers, and employees who report teetering on the brink of burnout. And it’s not just individuals: entire organizations are at risk.
    Within the first seven weeks of 2021, Harvard Business Review published six articles on the topic, including how the pandemic contributes to burnout, how to recognize burnout, and how to fight burnout. But instead, what if we could avoid burnout and maintain peak performance?
    Although burnout
  • A Wacky and Unique Tool to Use With Clients

    A Wacky and Unique Tool to Use With Clients
    by Ruby McGuire (UK) I don’t know about you, but it can sometimes be uncomfortable sharing things that you believe in when you think others might judge you. For example, you might share your political views or your spiritual views, and then you worry what might people might think. This article is a case
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  • The Coaching Session Model

    The Coaching Session Model
    by Gary Gasaway (USA) As a Professional Life Coach specialising in conflict, the coaching session is one the most important functions of my business. Without an applicable model, identifying and resolving my clients’ conflict is very limited and not nearly as effective. When I developed this model and my session prep questions over eight
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  • Create Learning Tasks to Invite Active Client Engagement

    Create Learning Tasks to Invite Active Client Engagement
    by Keith Merron (USA) The world of medicine offers a powerful metaphor for the journey of transformation. In medicine, there are two primary forms of care: allopathic and holistic. Allopathic care, the dominant form in Western medicine, focuses on the relief of symptoms. In Western medicine, almost all illnesses are treated through allopathic means,
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  • A Musical Leadership Quadrant

    A Musical Leadership Quadrant
    by Rosen Rashkov – iCN Journalist (Bulgaria) ‘Chaos! Chaos begins to affect and rule me. I create drama with myself because I start looking inside of me for a guilt, not for solutions. My real goal is to manage the chaos. ‘- This is part of the request for a coaching conversation with Alex,
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  • IAPC&M Weekly Bulletin – While you were Busy Coaching

    IAPC&M Weekly Bulletin – While you were Busy Coaching
    Struggling to set up your business properly, then this special offer is for you! Another initiative from the IAPC&M for their accredited members. Our solution partner Pocket PA is offering our members a 30 day free trial for this new impressive 'one stop shop' business app for your laptop. Here is a super fast
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  • Does your Client Need an Upgrade?

    Does your Client Need an Upgrade?
    by Richard Boston (UK) Most coaching clients are facing increasing amounts of change, complexity, uncertainty and ambiguity. What if there was a simple but highly effective way to help us all – clients and coaches alike – to ‘upgrade’ our capacity to deal with all that complexity? Have you ever had a sense that
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  • The Power of Tapping Our Fears Away

    The Power of Tapping Our Fears Away
    by Sarah Haté (France) ‘The cause of ALL negative emotions is a disruption in the body’s energy system’ Gary Craig Imagine that you are coaching a client and each time you start talking about her limiting beliefs or the things that are holding her back, she begins talking about her fears, related to some
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  • Making your Coaching Work Accessible, Interactive and Memorable

    Making your Coaching Work Accessible, Interactive and Memorable
    by Barbara Mutedzi (Zimbabwe) Use what resonates with you: I was introduced to the word intersectionality in my graduate classes in Medical Anthropology. The word allowed me to go beyond an understanding that as human beings, we are all different through the many and unique experiences we have in the way we have been
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  • How to Become a Master in your Expertise?

    How to Become a Master in your Expertise?
    by Valentino Virsescu (Romania) Over the years, as the technological leap and the fast-paced evolution of our society has been putting more pressure on our daily lives and profession, more people than ever turn to self-development and coaching. Due to the challenging times of this year, people have been shaken from the usual status-quo,
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  • The ARC of Coaching: Authentic, Responsible, Courageous

    The ARC of Coaching: Authentic, Responsible, Courageous
    by Richard Boston (UK) What if three seemingly-simple words could open new doors in your coaching – not just for your clients, but for you as a coach? ARC has come full circle for me. It started as three words that summed up my own coaching approach. Then I realised those same three words
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  • The Art of Challenging Creative Minds

    The Art of Challenging Creative Minds
    With the aim of uplifting and encouraging creative minds, Indian Art and culture and supporting women and child development and empowerment along with an environmental cause- ‘Save the Planet’, an online creative talent hunt cum art competition was organized and curated by Miss Neeti Bisht (An International artist, multitalented personality-Neetii Bisht Aartz) on Dec
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  • Calm, Cool, and Collected: Communication in Conflict

    Calm, Cool, and Collected: Communication in Conflict
    How is your communication in conflict situations? How do you remain calm, cool, and collected?
    We’ve all been there: encountering someone in a fit of road rage; a neighbor upset about another neighbor’s transgression; dealing with a beloved toddler in the middle of a melt-down. Typically, we ignore such bad behavior, waiting for it to resolve itself. But, these may be prime opportunities to practice de-escalation techniques and communication skills.
    Generally speaking, we trust that
  • How to Become More Assertive Using NLP

    How to Become More Assertive Using NLP
    If we want to become more assertive, it would be helpful to know what that even is.
    Assertiveness is your ability and tendency to put your thoughts, emotions, and beliefs into the world even if this invites opposition.
    Interestingly, very rarely do I hear one of my NLP coaching clients or students express a need to become more assertive and set this as a goal. For many, the lack of assertiveness is the root cause to many of their personal and professional problems.
    I think that when we think of
  • The Matter of Business Ethics

    The Matter of Business Ethics
    We are making great strides in corporate social responsibility. Many reflect changes in business policies and practices. But when it comes to business ethics, are we really improving?
    Consider this: almost 120 years ago, German socialist, economist, and politician Max Weber published his book, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, emphasizing that personal integrity and reputation matters: they form the basis of good business relationships. A person’s words are their bond and
  • A Better Manager for 2021

    A Better Manager for 2021
    How are you preparing to be a better manager in 2021?
    Employees look to their managers and leaders to help them make sense of complexities within their own organization, as well as the external world. They seek reassurance that their own experiences and perspective is accurate, and that there exists an adequate framework to create and maintain stability and move forward.
    More than ever before, employees need to be able to trust their managers and leaders.
    According to a recent article published
  • ICF: Empowering the World through Coaching.

  • 6 Ways to Tell if Someone is a Visual Learner Using NLP

    6 Ways to Tell if Someone is a Visual Learner Using NLP
    How can you tell if someone is a visual learner? This is relatively easy, actually, and during the NLP Practitioner, we teach different ways to detect “how” someone learns. It should be mandatory information for any teacher, but sadly most teachers never learned this (so teachers, pay attention.)
    Speed of Speaking
    The easiest tool to notice that doesn’t require much practice is to pay attention to how fast someone speaks. If someone speaks fast, they are likely visual. Why? Bec
  • 3 NLP Inspired Goals for 2021

    3 NLP Inspired Goals for 2021
    I am sure some of you need to snap-out of 2020, and no matter what is going on I did not want my goal related post at this time of year to pass us by. I look at 2021 as an opportunity to experience things slowly getting better.
    Improving Your Ability to Ask Questions
    The Goal: being able to ask questions like an expert interviewer. Who can make the unconscious conscious? And get everything on the table (clearly) without resulting in medieval torture. Bonus!It helps if you turn this exercise into
  • The Next Wave in Leadership Development: Habits

    The Next Wave in Leadership Development: Habits
    As a leader, what role do you take in your own leadership development?
    If 2020 taught us anything, it was the importance of seeing the big picture without losing sight of the small details. This requires a tremendous skill in balancing priorities, energy, and focus. And while most great leaders can take pride in their ability to multi-task under stress, this year has really tested their abilities.
    Leaders are called on again and again to shift their attention from one priority to another. They m

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