Sep 16

Manage Your First Impression – 5 tips on how

By Robert Holmes

Jared entered the interview room late. “Caught in traffic, sorry” he offered breezily. I didn’t care how good his CV looked, this guy was going to have a hard time getting over that gaffe. He stood in the doorway, chest expanded, strike two – so intimidating to the front desk staffer. Then he shook the […]

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Sep 12

5 Ways to Escape the Pain of Offence

By Sue Hefren

I was talking to a friend the other day when a comment he made jumped out at me… “It was over three years ago, but I still feel so offended and hurt”. I saw the pain flash through his eyes and heard the sigh of resignation. He was convinced this wound would never heal. His […]

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Sep 11

The Business Blueprint with Dale Beaumont

By Robert Holmes

How do you coach 365 clients at a time, or publish 11 books in a year? Do you want to do all that and work 2 months for every month you take off? Dale Beaumont has and does and shares the how with us on this podcast! Part of his success orients around moving away from one to one coaching.

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Sep 05

Consider the ripple effect

By Sue Hefren

Have you ever sat in a pool till it was perfectly still? Was it really perfectly still? Try as you might, even the slightest muscle twitch sends ripples through the water. Our lives are just like that. We may try to isolate ourselves or convince ourselves that the choices we make and the things we […]

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Sep 05

5 Steps to Doing Less

By Robert Holmes

Time Magazine says there is a revolution taking place right now – a movement that is dedicated to simplifying life and becoming more mindful about our choices. It is called Essentialism. Essentialists are committed to the idea that less is more and in my last blog I talked about four great things you get from […]

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Aug 22

Do Less, Get More

By Robert Holmes

4 tips for improving the quality of life by doing less The Japanese have an enchanting and beautiful way of arranging flowers, an art form they call Ikebana. One of the key principles of Ikebana says: “it is the space between things that matters.” Placing a flower or an object, considering its colour and effect […]

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Aug 14

Ontological Coaching with Alan Sieler

By Robert Holmes

Can philosophy really change your world? Use the interplay of language, emotions and physiology to do significant soul work and deepen your client’s experiences of life. Coach trainer and author Alan Sieler, founder of the Newfield Institute tells us all about Ontological Coaching in this podcast.

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Aug 08

3 Course Buffett Lunch – yummy!

By Robert Holmes

I’ve been dining on a sumptuous “Buffett” lunch (yes you wordophiles, I misspelled that on purpose :-0). The book “The Real Warren Buffett” is a winner in my opinion. Warren is the fourth wealthiest man on the planet and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, the giant conglomerate of investment, banking, insurance and other diverse business interests. […]

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Jul 31

Action Learning Coaching – Dr Garry Luxmoore

By Robert Holmes

How does a pizza delivery guy solve a $36M problem for a giant multinational? Learn how Microsoft uses Action Learning Coaching to address their biggest issues. Executive coach and mentor Dr. Garry Luxmoore, president of the World Institute of Action Learning, Australasia tells us all about it in this podcast.

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Jul 29

Expanding Your Heart Space

By Mark Setch

Your success at building great rapport with clients and moving them to cause depends a great deal on your capacity to connect at heart level.  Recently I had my first coaching session with a new client in a Job Service Agency where I provide life coaching services to the long-term unemployed.  With closed body language […]

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Jul 25

3 Ways to Dispel the Imposter

By Robert Holmes

Have you ever had a sense that you don’t deserve the success you have experienced? Perhaps one day you will be found out and then you’ll get kicked out, or laughed at. This feeling only gets worse as we rise or succeed. Suzanne Mercier in an article about the Imposter Syndrome writes, “The syndrome is […]

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Jul 23

Dealing with the Dark Days

By Sue Hefren

If you are anything like me, some days are tough. In fact, some weeks or even months can be tough. Things don’t work out like you hoped, planned or even strived for. You begin to feel down or, dare I say it, even a little depressed. We all want to be successful, or at the […]

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Jul 17

Mind Games: When Hunger isn’t Hunger

By Michelle Freebody

There’s no denying it…eating is fun! Unfortunately, eating too much of the wrong thing is bad for our health and adds unwanted weight. When we find ourselves consistently overeating we often assume that we just lack self-control – we know it’s wrong but we just can’t stop it. We tell ourselves that if only we […]

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Jul 08

12 Simple Ways to Change Your State

By Robert Holmes

“We are not offering a treatment plan or a therapy. We are offering options, choice and the possibility of planning a different future” Dr. Ian Snape, on the Nature of Coaching In today’s wellness focused environment we see more working together between medical doctors, psychologists and life coaches. And that’s great. I have a client, […]

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Jul 04

Weight! Watch Your Mouth

By Michelle Freebody

When I tell you that your mouth and your weight are directly linked I bet you probably think I am stating the obvious. In fact, you may even feel a little offended. Either way, my guess is that you have assumed that I am referring to the impact of the food you are eating. While […]

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Jul 03

Coaching Celebrities – Patrick Wanis

By Robert Holmes

Have you ever wondered how the other half live? What is the life of celebrity like when things get tough and you need to find a life coach? Patrick Wanis is a Celebrity Coach and relationship expert who shares the top five issues that turn up in his coaching sessions with them.

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Jul 01

The Fault in Our Stars – Patrick Wanis

By Robert Holmes

The Top 5 Issues of Being a Celebrity Guest Blog By Patrick Wanis PhD Celebrity Life Coach and Human Behavior Expert Have you ever dreamed about being rich and famous – about being a celebrity? Imagine the glamorous parties, the red carpet, flying in your own private jet to exclusive islands, being showered with gifts, […]

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Jun 30

Brain Gender and Relationship Coaching

By Sue Hefren

If you follow our blog you may have seen a recent Coach Mentor Podcast episode where the host, Robert Holmes was guest interviewed by Relationship and Celebrity Coach, Patrick Wanis about the neurological differences between men’s and women’s brains. These differences have significant implications for relationships because it affects the way men and women experience […]

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Jun 27

Bend without breaking: The Power of Resilience

By Sue Hefren

Many people imagine the perfect life to be one where it is all smooth sailing, a tropical paradise, simple peaceful and fun. Unfortunately, that is not the way most of us experience life. Storms come, clouds block the sun, the wind whips us and things turn ugly – its just the way it goes. Life […]

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Jun 23

7 Steps to Becoming an Expert

By Robert Holmes

We need to carve out our area of expertise for a number of reasons. Primary among them are to pitch our unique angle or take on things to media. Everyone is an expert in something, and we all have a story to tell. Becoming perceived by the industry as an expert has beautiful side effects […]

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Jun 20

NLP: A new perspective

By Sue Hefren

I have to admit that I have been a bit of a skeptic about some of the more abstract coaching technologies like Neuro Linguistic Programing (NLP). In my early days of coaching the majority of NLP ideas and concepts I encountered made little sense to me – in fact, it all looked a lot like […]

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Jun 19

Grow Your Coaching Business with Chris Taylor

By Robert Holmes

Grow your business and maintain your freedom to travel, live where you want and have staff all over the world! All this and more is totally possible. Chris Taylor’s consulting and coaching business is in 8 nations and he says, “With technology, it’s easier to be global than a local coach nowadays.” Find out how in this amazing interview with the founder of Actionable Books, talking to us from a cave in Spain!

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Jun 13

Carol Roth’s 105 Tips for Becoming an Expert

By Sue Hefren

Carol Roth has more than 18 years of business advisory experience and has worked with hundreds of companies, ranging from a single entrepreneur with an idea to Fortune 500 businesses, on all aspects of business and financial strategy. She is a media personality and business expert in her own right. Why is this important? Well this week […]

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Jun 12

Inner Narrative the Key to Destiny

By Robert Holmes

I’ve been reading a number of books on crime, psychology and forensics recently. Pat Brown wrote an excellent introduction to Criminal Profiling (not for the faint hearted). Maria Konnikova wrote an engaging dissertation on How to think like Sherlock. Jon Ronson wrote an absolutely hilarious book about the Psychopath test (developed by Bob Hare)… and […]

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Jun 06

Relationship Coaching: men and women are different – Robert Holmes

By Robert Holmes

Why do men and women seem to go through life, experiences, communication and even arguments differently? Part of the answer lies in the way our brains are constructed. Relationship and Celebrity Coach, Patrick Wanis plays guest host for this week’s interview as he and I discuss the implications for brain research indicating that male and female brains are in some ways quite different. He also asks me about the recent Relationship Retreat we had with 13 couples.

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May 30

Change your Mindset, Build Your Business

By Robert Holmes

Had a great interview with Luke Charlton from Elite Entrepreneur “Work on your Mindset, Change Your Business.” In the interview Rob gives his top three tips to business owners. We explore what to focus on to really make your business take focus and take off. The Show goes live today May 29Watch on Youtube direct […]

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May 28

The New Science of Neurocoaching

By Robert Holmes

Four years ago executives around the world were asked by Sherpa Coaching about what sort of background they thought would be helpful for a coach. Psychology and counselling came in as least desirable on the list. However this year’s Executive Survey (2014) by the same firm found that neuroscience has topped the field of desirable […]

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May 26

Even Non Creative People Should Journal

By Robert Holmes

Not everyone can write. Some are gifted – real wordsmiths and others – are not. Elton John can’t write lyrics to save himself, Bernie Taupin does that. Even professional writers get writer’s block and sit for days in front of a typewriter (OK their iPad) and have nothing to write about. There’s a great movie […]

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May 22

From Youth Worker to Life Coach!

By Michelle Freebody

Matt Waldron has been a personal leadership coach for over 15 years. He has worked in a variety of executive leadership, program management and frontline case worker roles within the community service, whilst simultaneously building his private coaching business, SHIFT Life Coaching. Matt’s passion is to inspire, empower and equip people to unlock their potential […]

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May 19

Why I love Being an Entrepreneur

By Robert Holmes

People all have different reasons for starting their own business. Some of them do is for lifestyle – they want to get out of the nine to five grind. Some people want control back, they want to go solo and be at large and in charge. Whilst my business gives me great life style benefits, […]

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May 15

Making a difference…

By Michelle Freebody

In 2012, Life and Leadership coach Kylie Cullinan extended her coaching skills by taking further training with Frazer Holmes Coaching. Since then she has contracted with us to provide coaching in employment agencies at Bega and Merimbula, and is thrilled to be able to be making a difference in lives of people who have faced […]

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May 14

Why the weight loss industry keeps you fat!

By Michelle Freebody

Have you seen the latest Jenny Craig advertisement? Magda Szubanski has come back to Jenny Craig again! You can check out her story here I agree with Magda on one thing… Jenny Craig works… but only when you are on the program. Weight loss programs like Jenny Craig rarely if ever result in permanent weight […]

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May 12

Three years on…

By Michelle Freebody

Cheryl Mason graduated from the Frazer Holmes coach training program three years ago. Since that time, Cheryl has been working as a coach with us, transforming the lives of long term unemployed clients of Job Services Australia (JSA) providers. She is currently delivering our HOPE & Power progams in JSAs on the central coast of […]

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May 09

How Much are Coaches Making?

By Robert Holmes

Just exactly how much are coaches making? How long does it usually take to reach your target income as a coach? Are all categories the same? How much do your competitors charge for their services? Benchmark yourself against the 2014 income, fees and session numbers in this fabulous and easy to understand infographic.

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May 05

Top 9 Things to Consider About Coach Training

By Robert Holmes

Build yourself a shark net! Choosing a coach training provider can be fraught with danger. The waters are full of sharks: dodgy suppliers and non-accredited coach trainers. This is a big investment of time, energy and finances so getting it right is really important. What can you do to carefully select the right provider? We’ve […]

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Apr 28

The Art of Being Disagreeable

By Robert Holmes

Disagreeableness is an important psychometric, and forms part of one’s personality. People who are highly agreeable are basically people-pleasers – the typical second born bridge builder – the peace maker. People who are highly disagreeable basically don’t give a tinker’s cuss what other people think of them or their actions. I’m sure with a bit […]

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Apr 26

Vilfredo Pasta – Optimising Human Performance

By Robert Holmes

Vilfredo Pareto was an Italian economist. He looked around his society, and got really upset by something he observed. Walking around Florence he noticed that a lot of stuff was owned by a few people. So he stopped into his local council to check out the files, and to his astonishment he discovered that 80% […]

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