4 Tips for New Coaches

By |2021-01-28T12:38:16+10:00May 22nd, 2020|Categories: Coaching|

4 Tips for New Coaches It was my first day on the job. I stood by the window, waiting for my first coaching client to arrive. I felt nervous, quite unsure of what to expect, but also quite excited. I wondered how I would relate to my new client group. Would I understand their views of reality? How would I relate to their stories? How would they relate to mine? Would it be hard to make a connection? There [...]

Change: The Learning Zone

By |2019-11-15T13:59:07+10:00November 15th, 2019|Categories: Change Fitness, Coaching, Programs|

In a previous article, I made the claim that humans are hard-wired for change. My argument there was that, since we have managed to survive and thrive in virtually every ecological niche on the planet (or at least in a diverse range of ecological niches), we are, as a species, very adaptable and not only adaptable but also able to adapt the environment to suit our purposes. Since this is arguably true of modern humans in general, it is logical [...]

Where does change fitness coaching fit in?

By |2019-05-23T10:37:15+10:00May 23rd, 2019|Categories: Change Fitness, Coaching, Managing Change|

We base a lot of what we do and teach on the model shown below. You get coaching clients because they have a change project. This is the problem they want to overcome or the opportunity they want to grasp, and they want your help to get there. But there are 4 areas you both must pay attention to. Four key areas The first is the change process. Your client will only succeed if they progress successfully [...]

How should we understand change fitness coaching?

By |2019-05-15T14:10:07+10:00May 15th, 2019|Categories: Change Fitness, Coaching|

We know there are different types of coaches: business coaches, life coaches, executive coaches, career coaches, etc. So, what’s a change fitness coach? Is it a new type of coaching, or is it something else? This is what we consider in this article. The real goal Before we go any further, we must discuss something very important. As coaches, we all have our preferences and our individual pathways through life. Some of us choose to become life coaches, [...]

THE HOW AND WHAT OF CHANGE FITNESS COACHING

By |2019-02-27T13:40:32+10:00January 12th, 2019|Categories: Change Fitness, Coaching|

To a greater or lesser extent, many coaches do their work in the applied psychology space. In other words, they are interested in what goes on in the mind of their clients. So, it is important for coaches to help their clients develop a mindset that enables them to achieve what they value. When we examine what coaches do, we notice two important issues. The first is HOW THEY WORK with clients, and the second is WHAT THEY [...]

HOW CHANGE FITNESS COACHING WILL HELP YOU

By |2019-02-27T13:41:14+10:00January 9th, 2019|Categories: Change Fitness, Coaching, Programs, The Change Gym|

This article will help you understand the value of working with a change fitness coach. HIGH VALUE OUTCOMES Success. Have you ever watched a master at work? A master makes it look easy. However, becoming a master is anything but easy. It takes dedication, commitment, and years of practice. Becoming successful is not easy. Becoming successful involves change. The master wasn’t always the master. Success doesn’t make people successful. Success is what happens when we grow and learn [...]

What’s So Special About Change Fitness Coaching?

By |2019-02-27T13:42:38+10:00January 8th, 2019|Categories: Change Fitness, Coaching|

What's So Special About Change Fitness Coaching? What's so special about change fitness coaching and why could it interest you? Coaching is an exciting industry and there is scope to specialise and find your niche. But whatever your niche may be, all coaches have something in common: they want their clients to make positive change in their lives.  It is therefore important to have a clear understanding of how people succeed at change. Different 'Types' of Clients [...]

How to Manage Client Accountability in Coaching

By |2019-02-23T14:43:53+10:00October 29th, 2018|Categories: Coaching|

Accountability We are all accountable for what we say and do because we are part of a system. Our behaviours affect others, and their behaviours affect us. This accountability takes many structures – such as accredited training, reflective practice, and on-going professional development. These structures are not hoops to jump over so you can call yourself a real coach. They are part of an accountability framework by which you prove you know what you’re doing and “the coaching [...]

How to Manage Expectations in Coaching

By |2019-02-22T11:45:08+10:00October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Coaching|

We all have expectations. Coaches should make those expectations explicit at the outset of the coaching relationship, and they should insist on them throughout the relationship. It is important to be very clear about these expectations. The client should understand exactly what you expect of them, and what they can expect of you. You must remain true to these expectations – you lead by example. What you should expect from the client You should expect the client will: [...]

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TRAINING FOR COACHES

By |2019-02-23T15:36:38+10:00October 14th, 2018|Categories: Change Fitness, Coaching|

We provide International Coach Federation accredited professional development training for coaches in change fitness, change leadership, and change readiness. Our training will equip you to better understand your clients' change journey and how to help them build their capacity to succeed at it. There are pathways leading to certification as a change fitness coach, and licensing opportunities. There are also pathways leading to post-graduate studies at the University of Tasmania. These pathways are available to self-employed coaches, contract [...]

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