Apr 16

Staying Strong Through Relational Meltdown

By Robert Holmes

Going through a tough time in a key relationship? Watch this 30 minute video on staying strong through a melt down http://youtu.be/oFmQYem2MqA. Covers how to strengthen you up, how to communicate more effectively and how to stay sane through the tough times. Seminar sponsored by LifeLine, Frazer Holmes Coaching and CK Image consulting. Download the […]

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Apr 08

Ergonomics Expo

By Robert Holmes

Psychology of Weight Loss, the Mystery of Pain, Work Life balance essentials and successful goal setting seminars… free! Come and join Robert Holmes and Jaemin Frazer at the Ergonomics Expo at the Canberra Exhibition Park Wednesday 7th May, 2014. http://www.frazerholmes.com/resources/pdf/office-partners-expo.pdf

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Apr 04

Discover Your Unique Style

By Robert Holmes

What’s your unique style? How can you maximise your use of that in social media and marketing online? Make a better CV. Robert Holmes latest article published in CoachLink Australasia April edition http://bit.ly/1dRSfq6. Read the entire issue at http://bit.ly/1fD2InM #ICFaustralasia

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Mar 28

The Force of Divorce Seminar

By Robert Holmes

Going through relationship break up? Know someone who is? Save them time and money by encouraging them to come to this awesome seminar – the Force of Divorce, Canberra Monday April 14. Hosted by amazing author and relationship coach Carol Mitchell. I will be delivering the opening session on strategies for coping with mental stress […]

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Mar 24

Dragon in Politics

By Robert Holmes

I met with my dragon business mentor recently, right after he had been interviewed by the Australian newspaper and then done a spot on National TV. I wondered what he was doing that for, apart from the PR grandstand opportunity (and getting his company seen). It was a lot more compelling than that, as I […]

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Dec 04

A Dragon’s View of Cashflow

By Robert Holmes

Everybody needs a mentor, because we don’t know what we don’t know. We all need an up-line: someone who is not responsible for us (like a parent), who is independent (so they can speak honestly) and strong minded. People are like lakes and rivers – inflow and outflow creates life. I have four mentors, people are […]

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Nov 27

Peak Performance with Ian Snape

By Robert Holmes

Attaining peak performance is no longer just for athletes and pilots.

Ian Snape takes peak performance to trauma victims, emergency response units, SWAT teams, doctors and Tae Kwan Do competitors. What’s his secret? Learn by listening to the interview on Coach Mentor Podcast.

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Nov 13

Cognitive Load with John Sweller

By Robert Holmes

Your working memory can only handle 3 or 4 pieces of information at a time. This single idea has wide reaching implications for coaching, training, education and preparation of powerpoints.

Listen to Professor John Sweller, author of Cognitive Load Theory discuss how memory works and how to improve it in this interview with Robert Holmes.

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Oct 16

Neurobiology and Motivation

By Robert Holmes

Maintaining Your Motivation Fantastic tips on improving and maintaining your motivation! Neurology, motivation and coaching. Dr. Robert Holmes writes for Coach Link magazine (ICF Asia Pacific). Click here for the full article extract

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Oct 04

Values Coaching with Roy Barton

By Robert Holmes

How do you add value to your client… or even know what it is they value most? Dr. Roy Barton is Australia’s foremost expert on values management and managing values propositions. Robert interviews Roy about the importance of discovering values in your clients, and adding value to them on the way through.

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Sep 18

Hero’s Journey

By Robert Holmes

A Hero’s Journey I recently hosted a webinar presentation on Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey. The Hero’s Journey is one of the most powerful coaching tools I have come across, which results in great questions, often well timed in my client’s lives.

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Jul 08

Archetypes And The Hero’s Journey

By Robert Holmes

The Hero’s Journey Psychologist Carl Jung believed that behind the scene of human life there lay archetypes, “Constantly repeating characters which occur in the dreams of all people and the myths of all cultures”. Jung suspected that these archetypes are a reflection of the story we all share in common. Later an author, mythologist and […]

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Jul 05

Gut Instinct

By Robert Holmes

The Body Brain I was listening to a podcast from Shrink Wrap Radio yesterday. It’s a program dedicated to interviewing psychologists, researchers, movie makers and authors about current trends and learning. The interview was with Dr. David Van Nuys and his book “Mindsight” about our body brain. 

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Jul 01

Stress Management

By Robert Holmes

By Robert I Holmes The trainer at the stress management conference was a confident young lady. She was explaining stress management to the audience, then turned to pick up a prop: a raised glass of water. Everyone knew she was going to ask the ultimate question, ‘Is this glass half empty or half full?’… but […]

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Jul 01

The Stockdale Paradox

By Robert Holmes

In his landmark book “Good to Great” author Jim Collins tracks the story of Admiral Jim Stockdale, a United States military officer held captive for eight years during the Vietnam War. Stockdale was tortured numerous times but never gave up hope. During an interview for the book, Stockdale told Collins that he never lost faith […]

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Jun 30

Pretending To Know

By Robert Holmes

Thom Porro is a funny, good natured, candid, authentic and lithe man at the top of his game. A CEO in Seattle, he is part of an executives group there and coached by Susan Scott. A few years ago Don Aubrey (another member of that group) and Thom started mountain climbing together. At first they […]

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Jun 28

The Importance Of Being Flexible

By Robert Holmes

It’s important to stay flexible. Plans change, business is in flux, scheduled meetings move, flights get delayed, your web site crashes. Go with the flow, otherwise your blood pressure can rise to dangerous levels. This was reinforced to me over the weekend again and again. For example, I had a 3 o’clock meeting with David, […]

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Jun 27

The Rising Cost of Prosperity

By Robert Holmes

I was talking to a friend this week about her tax arrangements. It seems that over the years her level of taxation has risen (at least in her perception) in spite of a fairly constant income in her business. We discussed her various arrangement (family trust, business net profit, personal income) and it revealed that […]

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Jun 26

The Word Hope

By Sue Hefren

Working with people as they deal with the deepest and most important issues in life is beyond doubt one of the most amazing privileges. Lately, when Iíve been coaching people, Iíve noticed that some particular words keep coming up again and again. The first of them I noticed was “hope”. The most distressing and disturbing […]

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Jun 25

The Word Power

By Sue Hefren

If the most common complaint people have is hopelessness, helplessness runs a close second. Helplessness comes from feeling completely disempowered. It always fascinates me how many grown adults live very disempowered lives. It seems commonplace for people to give all their power away to others and feel helpless and completely unable to control the life […]

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Jun 25

Cost of the Upgrade

By Robert Holmes

A few months ago I attended Eastern Creek California Superbike day 3 cornering training. At the end I got talking to the day 4 coach , who gave me some valuable feedback. “Your bike is a really good one, hang on to it, resist the temptation to upgrade. You’re riding a road bike on the […]

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Jun 24

Going with the Flow

By Robert Holmes

I heard a business presenter once speak about the flow of life. He talked about finding the rhythm of life, and going with that. In hindsight I think it was a bit too jungle for the concrete and steel labyrinth I lived in at the time, but I think I know what he means now […]

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Jun 20

When Coaches Need Coaching

By Robert Holmes

Being in business with someone is a bit like being married, or being in a long term relationship. The marriage not only creates much more than the individual, it also brings new dynamics, stresses, opportunities and challenges that were not there before. In marriage there are children, a house and life together. In business there […]

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Jun 19

Be Do Have

By Robert Holmes

To download this exercise to do it for yourself, click here. Recently our team have been discussing the need to ‘be’ instead of being so caught up in ‘doing’. We all know people who are trying to get a different outcome for themselves, and they are ìtrying everything they knowî to get change. The problem however, […]

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Jun 18

Self Sabbotage

By Robert Holmes

In the course of being a life coach, I come across people who’s own expectations for themselves run far below what they are capable of, and what they deserve, from my outsider’s perspective. Consider the following two people: Example A: was sexually violated as a child. It happened in her home, when her brother was […]

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Jun 18

Using Social Media More Effectively

By Robert Holmes

I was probably the greatest skeptic on our team with regards to the usefulness of social media. Most workplaces banned it for a reason… time wasters… reading texts about someone doing up their shoes, twittering together about a sexual innuendo or passing on a meme. I was not a believer. Then Jaemin, my business partner, […]

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