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Want to work as a coach in the corporate world?

Do you have a desire to work in the corporate world? Perhaps as an executive, leadership or performance coach? To make a difference in a world that is perhaps often in a fearful, protective or an ineffective state, or alternatively, perhaps ready for positive change, more growth and expansion.
 
Establishing yourself as a coach in the corporate world means being able to share how you do or can create value through your work in organisations.

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Using Metaphors to Enable the Unconscious to Become Conscious

The saying “Words Create Worlds” illustrates the importance of language choice in representing an individual’s opportunities or challenges they may be experiencing, whether it be at the conscious or subconscious level. And our role as a coach is to support clients to create greater conscious awareness of their current reality and open up new perspectives, and therefore more and new choices to move forward.

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Empowering Coaching Clients With Challenging Questions

Do you find your coaching conversations are too comfortable for your client?
Are you getting a sense you’re not stretching your clients to create meaningful breakthroughs?
Do you notice you hold yourself back from asking challenging questions?


Our role as coaches is to stretch our clients to move out of their comfort zone in relation to their goals. Clients will often come to a coach because they don’t know how to reach a goal, or they know how to achieve the goal, but something is stopping them from accomplishing it.

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Living Life Purposefully With Courage

What does vulnerability mean to you?

Do you associate it with fear, imperfection, criticism, loss or betrayal? Often those are those thoughts, emotions, habits come up when we allow ourself to vulnerable: to say something, do something or be someone visible to the world.


For far too long society has taught us vulnerability is weakness and something to be hidden from others. And as a consequence, too many of us erect barriers around us, afraid to take chances, to put ourselves out there for the world to see.

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Life Rewards Action!

Do you over-plan your life and dreams?
Do you worry about failing even before you begin?
Do you lose so much time waiting for the perfect opportunity that you don’t really get started?


The truth is that in order to achieve your dreams you must step out of your comfort zone and take action. In the end, it is results that matter. As Dr. Phil McGraw said, “Life rewards action. Until your knowledge, awareness, insights and understandings are translated into action, they are of no value”.

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Why Letting Go Of Perfectionism Is Key To Fulfillment

Many people view perfectionism as a strength. We are often conditioned to think we need to get things right without failure or errors - and then we will be worthy or appreciated or accepted by others for the value we create and deliver in the world. 

But in reality, the pursuit of perfectionism could hold us back and get in the way of achieving what we truly want. Below are a number of reasons to support letting go of doing things 'perfectly.'

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Balance Between Structure and Flow In a Coaching Conversation

As a new coach - or an even more seasoned coach - are you focusing on adhering closely to the structure of the coaching conversation? And by doing this, do you find you lose spontaneity or opportunities required for a powerful coaching conversation? 

Or do you notice you are going 'off course' and perhaps not serving the client as powerfully as you could?


When we as coaches, or leaders who coach, focus on following the models we've been taught, we often lose out on being in the moment with our clients.

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Coaching Principles for Living a Wholehearted Life

As coaches our work revolves around supporting our clients to live their best lives. And the tools and processes we use to do this can be just as easily applied to ourselves.

Coaching teaches us how to communicate with others and ourselves: how to create rapport, how to develop a mindset of non-judgmental curiosity, and how to challenge with courage and respect.

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Supporting clients to come out of story into transformational learning!

As a coach do you find yourself and your client getting caught up in the details of their stories? Does this prevent you from achieving the breakthrough or transformation the client is seeking? Are you unsure - perhaps fearful - about how to stop your client when they are in the details of their story?

Allowing clients space to share and process what they are experiencing can be an important part of a coaching session if the client is sharing it for the first time.

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Power of Coaching Supervision

Do you seek alternative ways to strengthen your skillset and who you are being as coach?
Have you ever experienced the power and benefits of coaching supervision?
Are you aware coaching supervision also provides certified coaches with CEU's (Continuing Education Units)?

Coaching supervision is gaining momentum in the industry and reported to be one of the best ways to support ourselves as coaches, our practice and our clients.

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Creating New Personal Awareness

Have you ever noticed how your clients bring topics to coaching sessions which may be similar to what you are dealing with now or have dealt with in the past?

Great coaches create powerful partnerships with the people who choose to work with them. The masterful coach gets very present with their client to support them with their opportunities for empowering change.

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Using Coaching Questions to Deepen Everyday Conversations

Are you aware how coaching can be used to enhance and enrich everyday conversations with your family, friends and co-workers?
 
Coaching questions can positively impact communication, enabling more powerful connections and interactions with people in our lives: family, friends, colleagues and so forth.

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Allowing Space for Deep Listening

Have you ever thought as a coach about the truly deep power of silence and effective listening?

Listening deeply can be one of the most powerful skills we can demonstrate as a coach and a fellow human being. It can open the doors to self-reflection and discovery for the client or person we are with, enabling them to capture their thoughts, which the client or person we are in communication with may otherwise not have experienced.

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Setting Goals for Success

Do you set goals for yourself and then find it hard to achieve them?
Are the goals you set attainable? 
Or perhaps you have stopped setting goals effectively?

To grow and achieve what we want in life, we need a purpose and direction. Goals can give us both: a sense of motivation, and a path to follow to create success. In addition, a goal also provides us with a benchmark which supports us to determine if we are actually achieving what we want.

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The Power of Investing in Yourself

Have you taken the step to invest in yourself? Investing in ourselves is one of the most valuable gifts we can give our selves as we are so powerful – and yet many of us often under utilize our potential.

Devoting time, effort and resources in our personal development can be the most profitable and fulfilling investment we will ever make.

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Follow the Breadcrumbs of Your Life

Have you ever met someone who has always known what they wanted to do in life? The type of person that declared boldly at an early age, “I want to be a doctor.” Or “I want to be a firefighter.” Or maybe, “I want to become a singer!” And then you find them twenty, thirty or forty years down the road, as pediatricians in a private practice, or as a firefighter saving lives, or you see them performing, singing passionately on the stage.

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Learning to Embrace Your Inner Critic and Let Your Light Shine

Have you ever had those negative thoughts pop up that stopped you in your tracks?

Have you held yourself back because you listened to that voice of fear or doubt?

We all have limiting beliefs and thoughts. The key is learning how to manage the way in which we listen to them.

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Believing in Yourself and Following Where Your Passion Leads

Do you sometimes find it difficult to believe in yourself?

Do you ever doubt that you have something to give in your world or your life?

Have you ever felt unsure of which direction to go in life?

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Understanding the Evidence of Success

Have you wondered how you can support or move someone to a place of experiencing fulfilment - supporting them to experience it often and consistently, as well as holding on to it during those times of challenge?

Being able to create awareness about what success is when we achieve it is the key to effective and powerful change.

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The Importance of Establishing Ways of Working in Relationships

Have you ever had an important relationship turn sour because of a break-down in communication?

Have you ever lost the trust of someone simply because of a cultural misstep or because of unaligned expectations?

 

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How to Manage Uncomfortable Feedback

Have you ever had a coaching session where you ask your client as the session ends, “did you get what you wanted out of our session today?” and the answer that comes back to you is not as you hoped?

Have you ever been in a leadership role where someone expressed disappointment and confusion with you?

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Business Success Correlates with Authenticity and Action

Do you ever feel like your quest for business success continues to fall short?

Are you wondering what others are doing or what formula they must be using to create their success?

Do you sometimes feel daunted and wonder where to start? 

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Stepping into The Spotlight of Your Target Audience

Are you a coach who is hesitant to put yourself out there?

Do you promise yourself that you are going to get started taking clients just as soon as some crucial piece falls into place or you complete some particular training or earn a certain degree?

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Dive into Your Dark Side

Have the words that are coming out of your mouth ever completely surprised you?

Have you ever been caught off guard by thoughts or ideas that seem darker than what you normally allow yourself to think?

If you have, then you have encountered your dark side, and it might be time to let it out a little!

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How tapping into physiology can support you to go deeper in a coaching session?

Have you ever experienced a knot in your stomach when you’re worried or maybe nervously excited?

Or have you had a headache due to stress or a heady feeling of giddy anticipation?

Or have you noticed how your body changes when you’re experiencing a strong emotion: either a wonderful or not so great sensation?

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Goal Setting for Coaching Success!

Do you sometimes find yourself struggling with goal setting during a coaching session with a client?

Have you noticed occasionally there might be a disconnect between what the client said was their goal was for the session, and how the session evolves?

Would you like to know how to work with your client to set effective goals?

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Presence and Trust: Key Foundations to Coaching Success

As a coach, do you worry about staying focused and present with your client?

Are you in your head, under pressure to come up with the next perfect question?

Do you feel drained at the end of your session?

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Just Breathe!

Have you ever found yourself reacting to stress impulsively, with anger, frustration or other less-than-healthy emotions?

Or have you found yourself freezing up, unable to cope when faced with a difficult situation?

Or perhaps you have reacted to stress by removing yourself from the situation, leaving the issue unresolved?

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Effective Leadership: Empowering People to Be the Best They Can Be

Are you a manager looking to lead your team more effectively?

Do you want more employee engagement from your team?

Would you like to be the kind of leader that inspires people, rather than order them?

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Taking Responsibility

Do you find yourself blaming others when things don’t go your way?

Do you feel there are circumstances in your life that are beyond your control, and this contributes to a less-than-perfect life?

Are you letting things happen to you instead of taking charge of the way your life unfolds?

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When You Spot It, You’ve Got It

Do you find yourself judging other people for displaying behavior and/or emotions you don’t like? Or do you admire and maybe even envy greatness in some and wish you could emulate them?

Now, what if you knew the very traits we see in others are the ones we possess ourselves? And if we recognise this, how then can we harness this understanding to help us live our best life?

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Creating an Abundant Mindset

Are you a coach or helping professional who is struggling with sales in your business?

Do you lack confidence when charging your clients?

Do you find yourself ‘staying small’ with rates or giving away some of your services for free - even though you really want to charge?

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Accepting What is - Enabling You to Feel Empowered

Do you find you struggle accepting some of the challenges or situations you are facing in your life?

Do you find yourself blaming others for what has happened?

Do you feel resentful, angry, frustrated or alone in your challenge?

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The Power of Physiology

Do you wonder how you can be more impactful and increase your confidence as a coach?

Would you like to support your clients to understand themselves better, take charge and increase their own levels of confidence?

And would you like to improve your own and your client's level of communication in all life areas?

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Powerful Goal Setting to Support Transformational Change

Setting goals at the end of a coaching session is a key component of the coaching conversation to support clients to make the transformational changes they desire.

We say at Empower World, it is one thing to be more aware and know information (creating conscious awareness is 95% of the journey of change according to the experts), but it is another thing to actually take action as a result of new awareness to create desired change.

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3 Strategies To Utilise When Facing Difficult Challenges

Have you and or your clients experienced challenges in your life that sometimes feel incredibly overwhelming?

Do you find you or your clients freeze with fear when unexpected circumstances appear? Or maybe go into rage, blaming others or outside circumstances for your not so great experiences?

Or do you or your clients find yourself spiraling into negative emotions and play the victim, sinking into negativity?

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6 Ways to Turn Judgment into Compassion

Do you find yourself moving into judgment quickly and easily when working with your clients or team, which can have an adverse impact on your results?

Do you sometimes think they are off the track with their decisions and actions and find you want to give them advice?

Do you find some time you are judging yourself: stopping you from being the best coach you can be?

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The Invaluable Value of Living our Top Authentic Values

Are you feeling conflicted about making certain decisions, finding yourself being pulled in different directions?

Or do you feel lost, unhappy or frustrated with the way your life or your work or your relationships are working out?

Or do you find you are unable to make decisions easily with confidence?

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The Purpose of Purpose: Why We Do What We Do

Do you sometimes feel you are drifting along the winds and tides of life going nowhere? 

Do you find it difficult to make decisions – pulled in different directions?

Do you think something is missing in your life, or do you know what is missing but don’t know how to ascertain it?

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5 Tips to Embracing and Loving Your Imperfectly Perfect Life!

Do you struggle with perfectionism?

Whether it be the attempts you make to be precise or expecting others to be perfect in every way?

Are there people in your life, who can’t live up to your expectations, who are driving you mad?

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An Incredible Coaching Success Story Built on Diversity

Do you find your struggles in life often come from judging yourself and/or others?

As a coach, do you find your clients struggling with comparing themselves to others, or perhaps struggling to fit in?

Or maybe your clients feeling their identity is threatened by perceived differences of others.

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Trusting Your Client No Matter How Tough the Challenge Is

When your client is facing challenges in their life and expressing their discomfort or pain, as their coach do you feel yourself wanting to rescue them out of their pain? Find yourselves searching for solutions so that they move quickly out of their challenge? Find yourself letting go of your coaching skills, and instead giving advice or leading them towards your solution?

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Become an Irresistible Magnet for your Clients

Are you struggling to attract new business and wondering how you can become a magnet to new clients?

Do you want to scale up your coaching business to support more people but don’t know how?

And when the business grows, do you want balance in your life?

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Building A High Performance Organisational Coaching Culture

Do you as a coach or a leader who coaches want to bring a coaching culture into your organisation? Do you want to support people at all levels to grow professionally so they can have a powerful impact on their teams and the organisation? 

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Michelle Arscott Reveals Her Typical Day as A Professional Coach

Empower World Associate and Professional Coach, Michelle Arscott, reveals what a typical day as a professional coach looks like (and why it’s amazing), the best part of being a coach and gives advice on the importance of being confident.

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6 Simple Steps To Finding Your Niche

Are you wondering as a coach – or as anyone who wants to provide a service – how do I find my own niche or area of specialism? How do I stand out from the crowd? And how can I coach within the work and field I love?

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Reflecting to Learn and Grow

Happy New Year everyone! May 2017 be filled with love joy and fulfillment for everyone of us. Thank you to all of you for connecting with us during 2016, whether it be by listening to the Coaching and Leadership podcast, attending our trainings, taking our coaching programmes or otherwise. And thank you for making the difference you do in whatever shape or form you do.

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Imperfection is Perfection

Do you have incredibly high standards for yourself and do they stop you from creating the life, work and relationships you truly want?

Do you find yourself feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or afraid of the pressure you put on yourself?

Do you find yourself constantly preparing, planning and reworking projects believing what you offer is never good enough?

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Moving from Shame to Worthiness

Do you sometimes find yourself speaking about who you are fundamentally in a negative demeaning way? Or do you find your clients talking about themselves in an unresourceful and uncaring way? And when you hear this negative self speak, do you recognise that you and/or your clients put up shields to protect yourself or themselves and respond by either fighting, fleeing or freezing?

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Using Our Intuition Powerfully and Intuitively!

Would you like to use your intuition in your coaching practice, but not sure how? Would you like to support your clients to tap into their own internal voice and pay attention to the myriad of possibilities open to them to widen their perspective?

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Creating Resilience in Changing Times

Why are some people able to embrace the challenges of life, while others choose to get lost in the emotions of anger frustration, blame and resentment?

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Supporting Our Clients at the Five Levels of the Human Experience

Are you supporting your clients to make deep transformational change? Do you want to be in a mindful place enabling you to support them to the best of your ability? Do you want to quickly build rapport and create partnerships with a deep level of trust and connection?

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Being Present in Your Life

Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed and stressed out supporting others in your coaching practice? Do you notice your clients also have difficulty being present in their own lives? Would you like to instill a practice of paying attention to what your mind body and soul is telling you?

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What Would it be Like to Live a Brave Life?

Would you love to make changes in your life or career that you believe would lead to more happiness? Do you have a dream that you would love to make a reality? Would you like to make choices that are aligned with what matters most to you?

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What Can Attending a Professional Coach and Leadership Training Do for You?

Are you interested in your own personal development? Do you spend a lot of time reading books and watching or listening to self development inspirational people ? Do you find that you are the one that helps and motivates friends and family and they always come to you for advice?

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Want to Inspire and Empower People But Don’t Know How?

Many people feel the desire or need to support others but either don’t know how to do it, or they spend a lot of time and energy supporting others to the detriment of themselves, or they feel such a huge responsibility they shy away from giving any kind of support at all.

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Embracing Fear to Find Our Power and Courage

Have you or your clients been paralyzed by fear? Have you felt the effects of living in fear yourself or observed the impact on those you love and the people you work with? Do you notice the voice of fear whispering in your ear or feel the emotions fear brings up inside your body?

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Creating A Coaching Culture

How do organizations get the best out of their employees? How do they retain motivated, passionate people? How do companies take managers and turn them into leaders who inspire and support others?

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Create Freedom By Leveraging Your Offering

As a coach, you may be really enjoying the one to one work and difference you are making in people’s lives. Do you also wonder if there are better ways to reach the people you serve? Do you sometimes feel totally stretched and wish you could clone yourself to create a more effective and a desired work/life balance? And/or do you wonder if there are more efficient and successful ways of earning income?

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In Memory of Avril Baxter: An Inspiring Coach, Positive Change Agent and Beautiful Spirit

Her strong message for all us is to live our life fully, seize the opportunities, appreciate what we have and treat ourselves and others kindly and with love.

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Diversity and Multiculturalism are Keys to Expansion

Separation of ourselves from others – whether it be individuals, groups, communities, countries – can mean we miss out on so much growth, getting things done, fulfillment and so much more.

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Why Goals Are Not Met and How to Bring Them to Reality

Do you set objectives and find they are not met? Do you notice you have conversations with others that go around in circles? Are you in a role that supports others to create change and find they don’t achieve what you want?

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