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5 ways to activate your listening

Anyone who has attended a workshop or seminar on communication skills will be familiar with the term "active listening". To most of us, this means completely immersing yourself in a conversation by focusing on the speaker and actively listening by...

Are you Mindful or Mind-full?

Thought of the day, are you mindful or mind-full? What do you think is the difference? How do you switch from being mind-full to mindful? I've been a keen practitioner of Ashtanga yoga in the past, dedicating five years to...

What does being healthy actually mean?

To be healthy can have different meanings for each of us. I remember in my first year of Uni at the ripe old age of 18 I was asked to define health. Sitting amongst some 50 fellow students, we each...

What Can Health & Fitness Professionals do with a Coaching Qualification?

As a Health and Fitness professional, you are naturally passionate about health, wellbeing and fitness. You feel so deeply about this passion, that you embarked on a journey to live it. Newcomers to the Health and Fitness industry enter their...

Can Coaching Change the World?

There’s so much going on in our world at the moment. We have so many ‘wars’ to fight. Let’s think about it: There’s the war on obesity Enduring poverty The fight against chronic disease The war on ‘terrorism’ The fight...

The 7 Gifts of Coaching

I love coaching! In fact, it wasn't really until quite recently that I discovered the world of coaching and I have been blown away by the impact it has had on my own life. Coaching can bring so many benefits...

Like to call yourself a “Coach”? – protect yourself – protect the profession!

Some of you may recall the fitness industry of the 1990’s with grapevines and power walks, lycra and leg warmers. Back then, the industry itself was so fragmented with each State and country setting loose guidelines relating to training and...

Be Inspired – Be Inpirational

I'm a very lucky girl. I live most of my life in an oasis by the sea, a township hugging the ocean and cradled by the arms of the mountainous rain forest. It's become a habit of mine to head...

How to establish a successful coaching business

Coaching is not different from any other business. You sell a product or service that someone needs and customers are there and willing to pay. Pretty simple right? Not really. Starting a business of any kind is darn hard work....

The 5 week rule – will it really matter?

Disappointment can come in many packages. Bubble wrapped broken hopes, dreams and unfulfilled goals. When things don’t pan-out as expected, it’s easy to feel downright disappointed. Here’s my story. So, I was walking along with a good friend one sunny...

6 ways to live your passion

“I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.” (Albert Einstein) I love to travel, especially to Italy. I became passionate about Italy and everything Italian for several years. I studied the language for 5 years, read a multitude...

How a Physio is Transforming Lives Through health Coaching – an interview with Matt Dowling

Health Coaches International likes to share inspiring stories about the great work that coaches do. Here we share the story of Matt and  how adding coaching to his health profession transformed his life and the life of those around him....