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5 reasons why coaches have coaching

I was browsing through a social media feed recently when a response to a coaching post really struck me. Someone commented, ‘it’s no wonder isn’t it that most coaches also have coaches too…..haha” in a unmistakably cynical tone. I felt...

Health Coaching for Dietitians & Nutritionists is Emerging as an Essential Skill set 

It took 15 years of working in the health industry, before someone asked me how I define health. When I took some time to think about it, the best description I have is that health is a state of wellbeing...

Health Coach or Personal Trainer – Is there a difference?

I remember the fitness industry of the 1990’s with all its grapevines and power walks, lycra and leg warmers. From a National standpoint, the industry itself was fragmented and governed by State based bodies that set loose guidelines relating to...

THE POWER OF THE QUESTION

“To be or not to be? – That is the question!” This is one of the most famous quotes known to us all, and what’s more, it’s one of the most powerful questions ever posed. As coaches, our effectiveness stems...

Meet the Team Series: Sam’s Interview with Kristin McMaster

Kristin's a go getter - creative, passionate, intelligent and driven. She backs herself to turn her dreams into reality. She's also got bucket-loads of courage - the kind of courage where she chooses what's important to her in life and...

Values: Stand for Something or Fall for Everything

It's easy to feel overwhelmed at times. Making decisions can be difficult. Most of us are faced with big life decisions at some point, and when it becomes difficult to formulate a decision around what to eat for lunch, making...

Meet the Team Series: Alison Patterson

Friendly, authentic and super-nice! They are the top three words that spring to mind when I think of Ali. Our mutual love of running brought us together as participants of a running training program in preparation for the Great Ocean...

COACHING EXCELLENCE SERIES: THE VALUE OF CHECKING IN

 As coaches, our main priority is to attend to the client’s agenda, not our own. During a typical 60 minute coaching session, it is relatively easy for both the client and the coach to waver off course. The coaching session...

Meet the Team Series: Sam Patterson

On a cold May morning, I jumped into the back seat of my friend's husband's car in Lorne Victoria to be taken to the  start line of the Great Ocean Road half marathon. The driver was Sam Patterson. Even though...

Presence – a Gift

We’ve all had this experience. We are at a cocktail party and we’ve just started a conversation with someone we’ve just met. We exchange a few questions and then they start glancing over your shoulder or their eyes glaze over....

Meet the Team Series: Richard Day

I've worked with Richard for over 20 years. I remember the first time I met him very clearly. I was attending a 3 day professional development course in the fitness industry and he was one of the presenters. He had...

How Our Future Can Change Our Present

Most of us live in a world that encompasses looking through a lens formulated by our past. Our past experiences, thoughts, actions and emotions shape the person we are today and how we view our world.  This is called perspective...