What Younger You Would Like About Present You

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Most of us know our failures personally, on a deep level. But what about if your life has turned out to be bigger, brighter, sparklier than you ever could have imagined? What would make 13-year-old you delighted, if not disbelieving? Maybe you have the job you never thought attainable, you prima ballerina/doctor/patisserie owner/rocket designer you. Maybe you have the greatest partner in the world, or five cats, or a late-discovered but amazing faculty for acquiring new languages. Escribe, por favor.

Celebration time again!

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icflogoclCelebrating completion of another wonderful Coach Approach workshop. This time in St-Tropez, next year – Dubrovnik … stay tuned. Bookings for 2014 now possible!

Miracle Questions

Business coaching/Training, Life coaching

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Have you ever noticed how some of the simplest questions can actually provide some of the most transformative answers? Here’s one of our favourite questions which we use with great results: “Suppose tonight, while you slept, a miracle occurred. When you awake tomorrow, what would be some of the things you would notice that would tell you life had suddenly gotten better?”

Helping clients to imagine that the miracle has already happened has powerful implications about the clients’ need to do something different. As their reflections begin flowing, they frequently describe improvements in detailed, behavioural terms – and they recognize their own involvement in implementing solutions!

We like to follow up with other questions such as: ” What would be the first thing you would do?”; What would you have to do so that it would happen more often?”; “What else would you be doing differently?”.

What are some of the questions you could use to jump-start positive changes in your life and work?

Why Coaching Works

Business coaching/Training, Life coaching

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Purpose, vision and goals

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Imagine that someone asked you today: “What is your purpose, what is your vision and what are your goals?” Would you be able to answer those questions? For many people, more time is spent planning what to eat for dinner than planning for life.  But without a vision, we continue to live the life we have always known; and if our vision isn’t anchored in our purpose then we can easily get lost.

Think of a pyramid of building blocks. At the bottom are our goals which support our vision that is driven by a higher purpose.  Simply put, the vision represents what we want to create with our life.  The goal represents the various aspects of how we are doing it, and the purpose answers the question “why?”.

So try taking the time today to clarify your own answers to these questions: “What really matters to me?  What’s my purpose?  What’s the vision?  What would I create with my life a year from now if it’s grounded and driven by my purpose and then what steps might I take?”

enter the YES zone

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The Coach Approach is to say “YES” to life: “yes” to all of it!

Don’t you just love that?

Say “yes” right now, this very second.

Shout it out “Yes, yes, yes, and again yes!”

How does that feel? Energized?

Now try this, “No.” “No, no, no, and again no!”

Feel any difference? If you’re like me, “Yes!” has a lightness, a  zesty energy and “No!” has a heaviness, shutting down of energy.

Open up to ALL of life. The ups, the downs, the opportunities to let your soul shine.

Embrace it – shout out “Yes!”

Wailing Mosques and Swooping Swallows

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The 4 quadrants of the CA project management:

1) INSPIRATION ~ “Let’s do a 2-day workshop on cool coaching tools!”

2) IMPLEMENTATION ~ “Let’s use our e-book as a basis to create dynamic content.”

3) INTEGRATION ~ “Let’s share the knowledge with engaged participants.”

4) ILLUMINATION ~ “Let’s go celebrate in Istanbul.”

DONE!!

Selamünaleyküm

~ V & A

A bit chuffed…

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…it’s our 1st debut together on Amazon, check out the link to our latest book, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006EO9S2C  priced at only $8.03, it’s a real wealth of information, collected over many years of coaching. An amazing offer you simply have to see to understand and experience it’s value!

THE ULTIMATE SELF-MASTERY BOOK: How To Figure Out WHAT You Want, GET It, and KEEP It!

An introduction to self-coaching based on the insights
from science, psychology and NLP (neuro-linguistic programming). It
demystifies elements of both the art and the science of professional
coaching in an accessible manner.

Using a four-quadrant model, the book
provides hands-on tools for creating Inspiration, Implementation,
Integration and Celebration. Topics such as goal-setting, working with
objections, using values as a compass, asking powerful questions, utilizing
the power of language to motivate and keeping alive the sense of new
possibilities are all covered in the book.
The book is intended as a user-friendly manual which can be used
both as an introduction to coaching concepts and practices AND as a handbook
for those wishing to explore these issues more deeply. It includes practical
exercises applicable to many contexts, pictures, diagrams, charts, quotes
and web links for a comprehensive overview of the subject.

coaching workshops

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An exclusive 4-day Coaching Retreat for Discerning Professionals who want more from Life

IS IT FOR ME?

HH2FF The kick-off and kick-back strategy for well-heeled mid-life professionals who want to lighten up and liven things up!

Get out of your comfort zone. No one is keeping you there. Go beyond yourself. Your habits. Your standards. Challenge your limiting beliefs. Challenge your personal status quo. Find a way to do more today than you did yesterday, with less stress and more joy.

Numbers limited to only 10 participants to allow personal one-to-one attention from Valerie & Anna, your  2 qualified professional coaches who are both International Coach Federation accredited.

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WHAT IS THE PROGRAM?

Day 1: Inspiration

09:15-10:45       Coaching principles and what coaching is versus what it is not.

11:00-12:30       The mini brain lecture and the 5-step method to reaching goals using the outcome frame.

Siesta/Me time/Powerful relaxation time

15:45-17:15       Figure out what you really want and how to get it

17:30-19:00       Harness your power and translate ideas into action

Day 2: Implementation

09:15-10:45       The magic formula for implementing change

11:00-12:30       Tap into your inner resourcefulness: ‘The mentor’s table’

Siesta/Me time/Powerful relaxation time

15:45-17:15       Stride out and embrace ‘The mastery walk’

17:30-19:00       Gain multiple perspectives with Cartesian coordinates

Day 3: Integration

09:15-10:45       Handy hints for the aspiring hell bureaucrat

11:00-12.30       Core-outcome exploration

Siesta/Me time/Powerful relaxation time

15:45-17:15       The 4 big Gremlin conversations

17:30-19:00       The power of language to motivate

Day 4: Celebration

09:15-10:45       How will you know you’ve got it?

11:00-12:30       Keep alive the sense of new possibilities

Slip back on those high-heels while feeling fully alive – or create your own new style in footwear to stride back into your world on your own terms!