Sep 25

Coaching Entrepreneurs with Michelle Duval

By Robert Holmes

Coaching entrepreneurs requires us to understand where they fall on the spectrum of chaos to structure. Artists, authors and poets might be toward one end, creative, risking taking visionary entrepreneurs might be in the middle and highly structured business builders at the other.

Coaching entrepreneurs requires an interested mind, willingness to coach the whole person (head, heart and body), explore the internal landscape, address over reliance on external and assist them to find their strengths and identify their key differences.

Coaching Entrepreneurs leads in many cases to becoming part of a relationship and watching people go on to their greatness, and this can be truly rewarding.

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Aug 20

Flow State with Steven Kotler

By Robert Holmes

Flow State is both the optimal state, and a high performance state that opens up realms of productivity, creativity and wondrous experience. Flow State research started 150 years ago, but came into prominence when scientists looked at peak performance athletes and extreme sports (think the X-Games and Red Bull). Now Flow State coaching is being incorporated in corporations, learning institutions and government bodies. Come and get flow!

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Jul 30

About Your Brain & Self Leadership with Silvia Damiano

By Robert Holmes

Are you ready to lead in the 21st Century? Silvia Damiano from About My Brain talks about performance, collaboration, innovation and agility in thinking based on the four “I”s of integrating, inspiring, imagining and intuiting. Learn about your brain and leadership, how it relates to self, the world and others. How does Google do business? How do creative powerhouse advertising firms keep the ideas coming? Leaders, facilitators and coaches should all become familiar with tomorrow’s leadership.

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Jul 13

Bridging to Authenticity with Dr Susie Linder-Pelz

By Robert Holmes

It was professor David Clutterbuck that said, “Bridging the gap between research and theory on the one hand and the coaching practitioner on the other is arguably the biggest challenge facing the coaching profession,” (Coaching Understood – Introduction). Susie says, we need to start addressing the issue of evidence. We need bridging to authenticity.

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Jul 02

Relationship Coaching & Sex Therapy with Jacqueline Hellyer

By Robert Holmes

We talk about our finances, we talk about our diets, we even talk about our sicknesses with friends and family. But one topic remains taboo, our sex lives. Who goes to get relationship coaching & sex therapy when trouble sets in, or head off for a marriage counselling weekend? Jacqueline Hellyer takes on the toughest topic and brings sex into the light. In this interview we also discuss the effect pornography has on relationships and expanding the way we think about sex. I think by the end of this interview you will agree that relationship coaching & sex therapy go together – even if you are not an expert in the field. At least we can be a little less squeamish about it.

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Jun 18

The Discomfort Zone with Marcia Reynolds

By Robert Holmes

Every relationship has one. Many conversations careen toward one. The discomfort zone. When things get awkward, and moving forward gets hard. How much of this is coming from inside us, and how much from inside the person we are relating to? How much does environment, topic, culture or stress have to do with it? More importantly… how do we press past it? Marcia Reynolds gives us strategies for busting the discomfort zone in this episode of the podcast.

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Jun 04

It’s all in the Metaphor – James Lawley

By Robert Holmes

Do you use metaphor in your coaching? Most coaching models of human behaviour attempt to understand what we have in common. Clean language coaching celebrates the ideosyncratic, the individual ways a person has and particularly their metaphor. Core to this is the meaning they make of those metaphors and the story they tell. Clean Language takes away as much content imposition by the coach as possible by providing a set of standard questions and a model to use them in.

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May 21

Coaching in Asia with Barbara Anderson

By Robert Holmes

Asia is the frontier for growth and development, are you part of the Coaching in Asia game? China’s economy has now outstripped the USA and India is chasing hard. Coaching is rising up in every Asian nation, rich and poor, so who is set to play a significant part in that development?

Barbara Anderson talks to us about her adventures Coaching in Asia and come of the critical lessons she has learned from working in large corporations in Australia. Ironically, we must first do away with our rich nation, first world idealism… thinking we have the answers. It would be much more helpful to have a conversation as peers, learning from one another.

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Apr 23

Positive Psychology in Coaching with Dr Suzy Green

By Robert Holmes

Think psychologist, think problem people… but not any more! Positive psychology is all about focusing on outcomes, on strengths and the best in productive people. Positive Psychology in Coaching describes what happens when Dr. Suzy Green is around. Founder of the Positivity Institute, Suzy works with schools, universities and business to improve their human resource.

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Apr 08

Body Language in Coaching – Patryk Wezowski

By Robert Holmes

Ever wondered how to get an edge in delivering insight to your clients? Want to put more into your service… then look no further than using body language in coaching! Patryk and Kasia Wezowski are experts in reading body language and facial expressions and graduates from their training score over 80% accuracy. Seeing it, knowing and understanding it, then helping your client use it brings the edge.

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Mar 27

Shift Leadership Attitudes with Jerry Connor

By Robert Holmes

A lot has been published on the “what” in leadership attitude, approach and changing corporate culture, but little has been done about the “how”. How does one shift leadership attitudes? How do we embrace change, adjust beliefs and shift process internally? Jerry Connor, co founder of Coach in a Box and the Bridge Partnership has worked closely with the Chartered Institute of Professional Development (CiPD) to find out the answers to this question.

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Feb 26

Coaching Leaders in Large Organisations – Dr. Matt Barney

By Robert Holmes

Large organisations equip senior leaders and C-suite executives, but what about everyone else in the organisation? Coaching is super expensive, beyond the reach of ordinary citizens and certainly most of the third world. Dr. Matt Barney says we could coach using technology… psychometric evaluation, leadership potential recognition, journalling, automated reminders, group coaching and asynchronous interactions with a coach mentor. This is the work being done by LeaderAmp.

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Feb 12

Coaching, Acting and Role Play – Amy Kersey

By Robert Holmes

Did you know that the Police, Army and Corporations use acting, coaching and role play with individuals? Amy Kersey has carved out a rather special niche for herself, coming both from an acting background and a coaching one. It seems natural she ended up coaching actors, but this soon lead to using both those skills in corporate Australia. The line for that is “corporate facilitator, role player and trainer”.

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Jan 29

Neuroscience in Coaching with Pieter Rossouw

By Robert Holmes

Neuroscience in coaching simply means taking the study of the brain and using it in coaching practice. Who better to talk to than a neuroscientist focusing on the efficacy of coaching – which he calls one of the “talking therapies”. Dr Pieter Rossouw served Nelson Mandela in bringing healing to the traumatised nation of South Africa. He says “Talking Therapies” are the bomb when it comes to helping people change their brains – neuroplasticity.

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Jan 15

The Pragmatic Magic of Gestalt Coaching – Dr. Dorothy Siminovitch

By Robert Holmes

Gestalt, meaning “picture” or “story” is so powerful because it makes the implicit more explicit, or as Dorothy likes to say the invisible more visible. It’s like “Pragmatic Magic”. Gestalt therapy was among the most favoured approaches in psychology in the late 1970’s and 80’s, giving way to CBT and other forms of psychotherapy. Dorothy Siminovitch, Ph.D, MCC has brought the school and it’s fundamental principles across into coaching where, perhaps, it always belonged.

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Dec 18

Coaching for the Long Haul – Katherine Hosie, PCC

By Robert Holmes

Coaches who have kept up their practice for 6-10 years bill double the average. They have the long haul in mind, and the stamina to keep it up. They build long term coaching relationships, they deepen expertise. Katherine Hosie has been at coaching since 2003 and accrued 10,000+ hours of experience. In this podcast Kate shares her thoughts on what it takes to go the distance and continue to find the journey rewarding.

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Dec 04

Coaching Boards and C-Suite executives – Julie Garland-McLellan

By Robert Holmes

Coaching C-Suite executives (CEO, COO etc.), organisations and family companies can often lead to Coaching Boards. Sometimes coaches are asked then to join the board. What should a person be thinking about and aware of as they do this? In this podcast Julie Garland-McLellan address these and other issues such as creating other income streams from public speaking, book writing and board positions.

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Nov 20

Coaching Supervision – Tammy Turner, MCC

By Robert Holmes

Arrested development? Feel like your performance has plateaued? Perhaps peer feedback is just not cutting it anymore… You probably need a supervisor. Tammy Turner, MCC discusses the differences between supervision and mentoring, coaching and psychology and how supervisor can really help boost your game. The game is changing, the industry is becoming a profession and part of the brave new world is coaching supervision.

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Nov 06

Neurocoaching models with Robert Holmes

By Robert Holmes

Neurocoaching is an emerging field where the discoveries of neuroscience are interpreted and applied for use by coaches for their clients. In this podcast Grant Soosalu from the mBraining institute interviews our very own Neurocoach Robert Holmes on the various brain systems and their high degree of interconnectedness. The explore the way theories have been divisive and search for integrative approaches that deal with state and offer choice.

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Oct 23

Integrative Coaching with Jenny Devine

By Robert Holmes

Integrative coaching helps clients examine and observe the dis-harmonies of our personality – the shadow and the ego – in order to do deep personal change work. In this episode Jenny Devine, PCC shares her experience as a fully qualified integrative coach, explaining the Jungian foundations for practice and gives helpful tips on how to use these ideas.

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Sep 25

Flying Solo with Robert Gerrish

By Robert Holmes

The microbusiness community, Flying Solo now has 70,000 members and 30,000 in online social media groups. It evolved from what was basically a coaching niche. Founder Robert Gerrish shares the journey with us and gives some great advice about finding your passion and sticking to it.

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