COACHd – your weekly coaching update | February 3, 2023

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Friday, February 3, 2023


Hi Simon,


Welcome to this weeks Get COACHd on Friday.

I am about to meet a client for the first time. This is somebody that I have been wanting to work with for some time and I am feeling slightly anxious.

I should know better, as I have been coaching for years and have had lots of meetings like this.

I still get jittery and excited.

Taking a step back, I remember that I need to ensure that I am there for my client both in person and mentally.

Preparation of my state is so key. I remember a quick trick that can help me.

Not having time for a full body meditation, I do have time to focus on breathing.

I close my eyes and focus on an imaginary pulsating light that moves in and out as my chest expands and contracts. I concentrate on reducing the pulses and find that my breathing rate has also slowed.

I feel more in control, and more in the moment for my session.

This short form of meditation is useful. For those that may have jumped into virtual reality, there is an app called Tripp that does just this. It links visual stimuli to breathing and presence. Tripp also is available for mobile (Android or iPhone).

As you explore the importance of breathing – I hope you can explore perhaps the new sensations that this can bring.

Enjoy the play and now to the reading!


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The Startling Power of Facing Your Fears and How that Impacts Your Whole Life

Facing your fears head-on, however, is a powerful strategy to break down the pattern of avoiding. Because, when you’re not facing it, you are actually avoiding a better change and dwelling in the belief that you can’t break through. It’s a pattern you will continuously experience, unless you break yourself out of it.



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6 Ways To Avoid Falling For Deceptive Sales Tactics

These strategies can help you cut through the noise that endless direct marketing messages create.


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Four Ways To Take Control When Things Fall Apart In Business

Although it’s not a fun or enviable situation to find yourself in, the more you experience challenges, the better you become.


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How to Show Up When Nothing About Your Life Is Perfect

“I saw that you were perfect, and so I loved you. Then I saw that you were not perfect, and I loved you even more.” ~Angelita Lim I’m not a perfect parent. I’m not a perfect partner. I’m not in perfect health. I’m not a perfect friend. And I’m far from perfect with my finances. Hell, nothing about my life is perfect. And guess what? I’ll never be able to…





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The next Co Coaching on 20th February is an afternoon thinking, and practising using constellations. Numbers limited to 12 attendees.

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FREE Webinar

24th February : 13:00

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What does confidential really mean?

A?s coaches, we hold the relationships with our clients in confidence. That is until something goes wrong or we need to explore some help or assistance. In this 1 hour webinar, we will explore what this means and what we may need to do on the odd occasion when we may be forced to reconsider what confidential means. 

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Coaching Development and Supervision – NEW coaches

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If you are early in your coaching journey, perhaps thinking about accreditation – this group is for you. Mixing with other new coaches, we will provide a learning environment that you can grow and have conversations about growth.

You will also have a space for your ongoing supervision in a group format. Certainly when I started out – I had more questions than answers and having a group of people that I would trust to bounce thoughts, insecurities and plans off was useful.

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Should You Work With An Internal Or External Leadership Coach?

Here are three areas that you can discuss with your potential coaches when making an effective decision that has your and your team’s best interests at the forefront.


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14 Executive Coaches Share Leadership Lessons For New Leaders

Missteps can serve as learning opportunities for executive clients—and their coaches.


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Nurses Are Burnt Out. Can Mindfulness Help?

We know mindfulness-based interventions have been successful in reducing burnout, stress, anxiety, and depression, but few studies have applied this to nurses. Here’s a look at how researchers are bridging the gap.


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Attracting, Retaining And Supporting Employees In The Modern World Of Work

As an organizational leader, employee attraction and retention is crucial for the success and growth of your company.