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Life Coaching Practitioner Diploma (Achology Certified)

Learn the Step-by-Step Achology Life Coaching Process and Begin Working With Clients as a Life Coaching Practitioner
Instructor:
Kain Ramsay
5,941 students enrolled
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This Diploma course encourages students to look introspectively and starts building the blocks of thinking about the many reasons people seek a life coach.
On completion, students have the skills and knowledge required to begin operating as a professional life coach (or add coaching to the role they currently fulfil).
After taking this course, you will know the fundamentals of life coaching, how belief systems direct our thinking and how to redirect your clients’ thinking to help them achieve value-based goals.
Students will learn how to build key client relationships, use powerful questioning skills, maintain client trust and deliver high-quality services all the while managing client expectations.
Discover how you can specialise in different types of life coaching and the essential qualities of an empowering life coach.
Apply the broad range of skills discussed throughout this course with confidence, on yourself and even on other people.
IMMEDIATE ACTION: Use the numerous downloadable life coaching resources that are provided within the course with other people right away.
PLUS: Get access to our excellent online support community where you can begin practising your newfound skills right away!

If your goal is to become a Life Coach to make a positive and lasting difference in the lives of others, every principle, strategy and technique you need to facilitate transformative change in this one comprehensive online training.

This Life Coaching Practitioner course integrates a unique blend of learning approaches to ensure you become a life coach who’s confidently able to work with a diverse range of clients, challenges and issues to create profound and lasting solutions for those whom you invest into, personally or professionally.

In studying this Life Coaching Practitioner Diploma Course, you will learn the tools and techniques employed by the international network of Achology life coaches to empower yourself and others to reach and exceed predefined sets of personal and professional goals.

The course first outlines what coaching is and isn’t and explores some of the potential benefits of coaching individuals, or within communities/society to give you a sound understanding of how transformational the Achology life coaching process can be.

If you want to create stronger relationships, break restricting habits, overcome limiting beliefs, make a successful life transition, become a better leader, or coach other people through the transformational process of achieving these same results, this Life Coaching Diploma Course is definitely for you.

To coach others, it’s crucial to understand the process through which people learn, think and grow. This easy to follow training course guides you through these areas by helping you to examine and understand the importance of learning, thinking and growing within the context of life coaching.

Personal change is seldom a straightforward process. It is complicated, unpredictable and has scope for an infinite range of creative new responses. Achology leads the way in an exciting new approach to life coaching that’s responsive to this exciting reality.

Upon completion of the Life Coaching Practitioner Diploma, you will understand how to;

  • Use the Achology life coaching process to manage a broad range of cognitive and emotional issues.

  • Use effective questioning skills that will help you to identify client goals, needs and preferences.

  • Modify undesired attitudes, habits and behaviours in yourself and/or your future clients.

  • Use the provided resources & study exercises directly with your future coaching clients.

  • Set positive, compelling life goals that are both purposeful and meaningful by nature.

  • Create transformative inter-personal change on the level of core values and beliefs.

  • Nurture strong relational connection in a personal or professional context.

  • Heighten your awareness levels of yourself and your impact on others.

  • Become a highly engaging, influential and inspiring communicator.

  • And Much, Much more …

This Achology certified Diploma course will lay a robust foundation to begin your journey as a professional life coach. If your goal is to use coaching skills to enhance the role that you currently fulfil, leadership teams, parents, helping professionals, teachers, care assistants, social workers, ministers and therapeutic practitioners have historically found this course most valuable.

There’s no deadline for completing this training. You can fit the 144-course lectures around your other life commitments and achieve the Diploma at your own preferred pace. Most of our Achology students complete this training within 6-8 weeks.

You will develop life-changing skills and gain perspective transforming insights that will enable you to assist your clients to establish and achieve their primary goals in life. This syllabus is one of the most advanced in the World, bespoke designed by established life coaches and fully endorsed by The Academy for Modern Applied Psychology community.

Soon enough, you’ll be practising Life Coaching with others, developing your competencies and preparing to become the best coach that you can be. Upon completing the course, you will understand all of the essential ideas and principles that the World’s top life coaches use to facilitate transformative change in themselves and the clients they serve. This course will provide you with a FULL Life Coaching framework that you can immediately start putting into practice.

Life coaching is not a regulated profession so anyone can operate as a life coach once having developed the necessary skills and personal qualities. More and more, clients tend to favour life coaches who have qualifications and membership with a professional organisation. For this reason, Achology (The Academy for Modern Applied Psychology) endorses this training, and upon completion, students are invited to apply for full professional membership.

This Life Coaching Practitioner Diploma Course comes accompanied with a 100% Money Back Guarantee, and if you’re not fully satisfied, please claim a full refund with no questions asked.

Welcome to the Achology Life Coaching Certificate Course (2018 Version)

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Course Introductions and Managing Expectations

This Life Coaching Practitioner Diploma course covers all aspects of life coaching. Whether you're someone wishing to train as a life coach, wishing to set up their own life coaching practice or will just use life coaching as a self-development tool, this course will teach you many tools and techniques to become an effective communicator. Also included are all course materials that you will need, including over 140 downloadable resources.

Life Coaching Practitioner Diploma (Achology Certified)

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A Purpose for the Life Coaching Process

Discover how life Coaching is a profession that is profoundly different from consulting, mentoring, advice, therapy, or counselling. The coaching process addresses specific personal projects, business successes, general conditions and transitions in the client's personal life, relationships or profession by examining what is going on right now, discovering what your obstacles or challenges might be, and choosing a course of action to make your life be what you want it to be.

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Course Instructions & Udemy Navigation Support

A short article providing some basic course instructions and signposting towards Udemy Support FAQ's and the Achology discussion forums.

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The Presuppositions of Effective Life Coaching Part 1

Presuppositions, in general, are beliefs underlying a system. The presuppositions of Life Coaching are beliefs that guide and have guided the development of Life Coaching since it initially became popular as a concept in the late 1970's.

Beliefs are usually self-fulfilling. If we believe someone doesn’t like us, our defensive manner can make this a reality. If we believe we can master a skill, we persevere until we do. The following three videos discuss the core presuppositions of life coaching. Part 1 of 3.

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The Presuppositions of Effective Life Coaching Part 2

Presuppositions, in general, are beliefs underlying a system. The presuppositions of Life Coaching are beliefs that guide and have guided the development of Life Coaching since it initially became popular as a concept in the late 1970's.

Beliefs are usually self-fulfilling. If we believe someone doesn’t like us, our defensive manner can make this a reality. If we believe we can master a skill, we persevere until we do. The following three videos discuss the core presuppositions of life coaching. Part 2 of 3.

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The Presuppositions of Effective Life Coaching Part 3

Presuppositions, in general, are beliefs underlying a system. The presuppositions of Life Coaching are beliefs that guide and have guided the development of Life Coaching since it initially became popular as a concept in the late 1970's.

Beliefs are usually self-fulfilling. If we believe someone doesn’t like us, our defensive manner can make this a reality. If we believe we can master a skill, we persevere until we do. The following three videos discuss the core presuppositions of life coaching. Part 3 of 3.

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G. Egan's Factors that Impede Effective Listening (Part 1)

Gerard Egan’s Skilled Helper Model of eclectically based counselling provides a structured and solution focused basis for life coaches, counsellors, psychotherapists and other helping therapists.

There are many things that get in the way of active listening (and learning). It's important to be aware of these barriers, many of which are just bad habits, in order to become a more effective listener/friend/parent/manager/employee or life coach. Part 1 of 2.

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G. Egan's Factors that Impede Effective Listening (Part 2)

Gerard Egan’s Skilled Helper Model of eclectically based counselling provides a structured and solution focused basis for life coaches, counsellors, psychotherapists and other helping therapists.

There are many things that get in the way of active listening (and learning). It's important to be aware of these barriers, many of which are just bad habits, in order to become a more effective listener/friend/parent/manager/employee or life coach. Part 2 of 2.

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Defining 'Modern' Life Coaching (Part 1)

The life coaching process addresses specific personal projects, business successes, general conditions and transitions in the client's personal life, relationships or profession by examining what is going on with them right now.

By discovering what your clients perceived obstacles or challenges might be, as a life coach, you'll become able to discern the action steps that a client may take towards accomplishing their goals and aspirations. But how do we define life coaching? Part 1 of 2.

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Defining 'Modern' Life Coaching (Part 2)

The life coaching process addresses specific personal projects, business successes, general conditions and transitions in the client's personal life, relationships or profession by examining what is going on with them right now.

By discovering what your clients perceived obstacles or challenges might be, as a life coach, you'll become able to discern the action steps that a client may take towards accomplishing their goals and aspirations. But how do we define life coaching? Part 1 of 2.

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Learning Styles & Obsticles to Personal Growth

Many people recognise that we all have different learning styles and preferences. Everyone has a unique mix of learning styles. We will explore why its essential for life coaching practitioners to understand how different people learn differently over the next 15 minutes.

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Choosing the 'Right' Coaching Clients (Case Study 1)

It's one thing learning how to guide other people through the Achology life coaching process, then its something else entirely, recognising who it's good to invest our time into and who are the kind of people who will just waist our time. This is the story of 'Chris'.

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Choosing the 'Right' Coaching Clients (Case Study 2)

It's one thing learning how to guide other people through the Achology life coaching process, then its something else entirely, recognising who it's good to invest our time into and who are the kind of people who will just waist our time. This is the story of 'Cory'.

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The Standard for Effective Life Coaching

There is a standard by which we can integrate into our practice, our day-to-day interactions, and in fact, every area in our lives. When we integrate this standard into our lives, the quality of our connections with others cannot help to be transformed through the process.

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Article: The Standard (Further Distinctions & Workbook)

There is a standard by which we can integrate into our practice, our day-to-day interactions, and in fact, every area in our lives. When we integrate this standard into our lives, the quality of our connections with others cannot help to be transformed through the process. Here are a few further distinctions of 'the standard'.

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The Core Conditions of Relational Practice

If you want to become a life coach, you will be entering into the relationship business, and if you intend on entering into the relationship business, you'd best understand how to maximise the quality of your relationships ASAP!

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Article: The Core Conditions of Relational Practice

If you want to become a life coach, you will be entering into the relationship business, and if you intend on entering into the relationship business, you'd best understand how to maximise the quality of your relationships ASAP! This article offers a few further distinctions of the core conditions that make the coaching relationship possible.

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Exploring Perception & End of Section Wrap-Up

Perception occurs when people organise and make sense of information gathered through their senses. Different individuals can perceive the same information differently based on a variety of personal factors. When we understand how to manage peoples perception, at the same time, we learn how to fundamentally manage people.

This brings us to the end of section 1 and we hope you are enjoying the course so far.

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The Self-Awareness Section (Understanding Self & Others)

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Life Balance & Introducing Section Two

This brings us to section 2 of the course where we will open things up, looking at the 7 areas in which we can bring our own lives, and the lives of our clients back into balance.

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Initial Consultation Session Demonstration (Part 1)

In this video, Kain carries out an 'Initial Consultation' demonstration session with Karen - showing how you can use the Life Balance workbook to identify a 'need' in your client/s for a life coaching solution or package.

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The Potential of Self Awareness (Part 1)

Self-awareness is one of the most important qualities that you can have as a life coach, and developing self-awareness is important to you in both your personal and professional life. Throughout this section, we'll look at self-awareness in more detail, and we'll explore how you can begin to further develop yours. Part 1 of 2.

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The Potential of Self Awareness (Part 2)

Self-awareness is one of the most important qualities that you can have as a life coach, and developing self-awareness is important to you in both your personal and professional life. Throughout this section, we'll look at self-awareness in more detail, and we'll explore how you can begin to further develop yours. Part 1 of 2.

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Emotion: The Mother of all Concerns

Emotions. Yes, some people call them sicknesses, while other people call them 'conditions'. Those people who do not learn how to manage their emotions in life will forever be managed by their emotions, and, resultantly, will forever need the help and emotional guidance of others. Our role as life coaches must always be to lead our clients into a deeper understanding of themselves.

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Owning Our Assets and Liabilities

One online definition of asset and liability states:

  • An Asset is a useful or valuable thing or person.

  • A Liability is a person or thing whose presence is likely to put one at a disadvantage.

When we review our assets and liabilities do we look only at the monetary value? Why is that? Assets and liabilities do include your monetary value of things you possess, but it should also add the value of the work you do, the people that surround you, the enjoyment or disappointment that you have to go through in life, and the value and appreciation that you get for being who you are.

In this video, we'll explore how to help our clients OWN their current assets and liabilities.

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Kain & Karen Discuss Assets & Liabilities (Part 1)

In this video, Kain and Karen have a conversation about the assets and liabilities Karen has in her life, and demonstrate how this discussion can be integrated into the early stages of the life coaching practitioner process. Part 1 of 2.

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Kain & Karen Discuss Assets & Liabilities (Part 2)

In this video, Kain and Karen have a conversation about the assets and liabilities Karen has in her life, and demonstrate how this discussion can be integrated into the early stages of the life coaching practitioner process. Part 2 of 2.

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Identity Crisis: Two Identity Defining Equations

When you begin coaching people, you will soon realise how every problem or issue that a client faces will be in response to a limiting belief that they have about either themselves, their competencies or their ability to learn and solve problems. There are also two fundamental ways in which people define themselves. One works, and one doesn't.

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Identity Crisis: The Timeline of Life (Part 1)

When we understand the process through which people grow to develop their beliefs in life, we grow to understand how to interrupt these beliefs and at the same time begin to modify them. This will become apparent over the next few videos. Part 1 of 2.

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Identity Crisis: The Timeline of Life (Part 2)

When we understand the process through which people grow to develop their beliefs in life, we grow to understand how to interrupt these beliefs and at the same time begin to modify them. This will become apparent over the next few videos. Part 2 of 2.

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The Eleven Unhelpful Thinking Styles (Part 1)

Its true that every debilitating emotion, every fear, every frustration and every action (or inaction) we take is consequential to the quality of the thoughts that occupy our minds on a daily basis. If we can help people to better manage their thoughts, we can hep them to better manage every single other aspect of their lives also. Part 1 of 2.

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The Eleven Unhelpful Thinking Styles (Part 2)

Its true that every debilitating emotion, every fear, every frustration and every action (or inaction) we take is consequential to the quality of the thoughts that occupy our minds on a daily basis. If we can help people to better manage their thoughts, we can hep them to better manage every single other aspect of their lives also. Part 2 of 2.

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Article: The Eleven Unhelpful Thinking Styles

This article will help you to better unpack and understand all of the primary unhelpful thinking styles that Kain discussed in the previous video.

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Exercise: Self-Reflection Question One

Sometimes, we will find ourselves in a coaching/helping relationship with people who are resistant to change.

Change isn’t always easy, but it’s one of the constants in life that’ll happen to us all whether we want it or not.

Sometimes as coaches, if we’re aware, we’ll recognise those people who'd rather have us invest all the effort and make their changes for them, while they remain passive. Responsibility breeds empowerment and until a person takes responsibility for the changes they need to make, change, undoubtedly, will not happen.

A question we can ask our clients in situations like these is; "Where will you be ten years from now if you keep on going the way you're going?" - Qu) How would you answer this same question?

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Exercise: Self-Reflection Question Two

Most people consider themselves good listeners without understanding the crucial differences between hearing and listening. We are all typically born with the ability to hear, but the ability to listen is a different matter - it is a skill that is difficult to master and requires time and patience to develop.

Listening is critical in developing healthy relationships. We're all prone to getting pre-occupied by our thoughts and emotions. If a person is talking to us, it's often all too easy to get distracted and not pay close attention to what the other person is saying. We may get distracted by what is going on around us, by whatever we're thinking about, or even by what we want to say next. This can become particularly damaging in relationships because vital elements of communication can be lost.

Active listening requires our conscious effort to hear not only the words that the other person is saying, but more importantly, doing our best to understand the complete message they're attempting to communicate.

Q)When interacting with other people, how does the quality of your listening compare to that of your talking? How engaged are you really, when listening to others?

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Exercise: Self-Reflection Question Three

Honore de Balzac once suggested, "The more one judges, the less one cares." 

If we are not aware of the automatic assumptions and judgements we make of others or ourselves, we are not mindful.

None of us likes having presumptions made of us, or having things assumed of us that are incorrect or inaccurate, yet, so often we can be guilty of being the kind of person for others that we wouldn’t even remotely want to have them be for ourselves.

The value of our lives isn't necessarily determined by what we get or what we do, but instead, is often determined by how unassuming we are of people when in their company.

Q) How mindful are you of the automatic assumptions you make of others? (to aid you in your response, think about the assumptions you made about someone the last time you took offence).

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Solution Focussed Frameworks (Part 1): The P.I.E. Model

The solution-focused approach to life coaching is a future-focused, goal-directed approach to therapy that highlights the importance of searching for solutions rather than focusing on problems. All will be explained in the next couple of videos. Part 1 of 2.

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Solution Focussed Frameworks (Part 2): The S.T.I.R. Model

The solution-focused approach to life coaching is a future-focused, goal-directed approach to therapy that highlights the importance of searching for solutions rather than focusing on problems. All will be explained in the next couple of videos. Part 2 of 2.

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The Three Life Zones (From Comfort to Safety) Part 1
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The Three Life Zones (From Comfort to Safety) Part 2

We live in a world that's shaped by those who've stepped out of the comfort zone and taken a chance. Most people are too scared to step out, because of fear of the ramifications if something doesn’t work. Will my boss fire me? Will my family and friends ridicule me? As life coaching practitioners, it's crucial that we understand the three major life zones that all people can progress through in life. Part 2 of 2.

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Why 'Change' Doesn't Always Mean 'Change'

If you've ever had a conversation with someone who spends a lot of time talking about changing, you might be surprised when not all those who talk about changing, change. Sometimes, we all have the capacity to deceive ourselves into 'thinking' that somethings changes, when nothing has really changed at all.

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The Coaching Journey Overview (Part 1)

Operating from a framework gives us a massive 'leading edge' as Achology certifies life coaches. While many life coaching training courses do a great job of providing countless tools, processes and techniques that can be used, the 'wise' life coach always starts with the end in mind .... sense the reason why we need a holistic understanding of the entire life coaching journey. Part 1 of 2.

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The Coaching Journey Overview (Part 2)

Operating from a framework gives us a massive 'leading edge' as Achology certifies life coaches. While many life coaching training courses do a great job of providing countless tools, processes and techniques that can be used, the 'wise' life coach always starts with the end in mind .... sense the reason why we need a holistic understanding of the entire life coaching journey. Part 2 of 2.

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The Essence of Being Human (Part 1)

Life is so much more tan the never ending pursuit of goals, pleasures and objectives. And in the same way, life coaching is about so much more than just helping people to fulfil their goals and 'feel better' about where they are (relationally, professionally, spiritually and emotionally) in life. As life coaches, we need to understand the very essence of what it means to be human. Part 1 of 2.

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The Essence of Being Human (Part 2)

Life is so much more tan the never ending pursuit of goals, pleasures and objectives. And in the same way, life coaching is about so much more than just helping people to fulfil their goals and 'feel better' about where they are (relationally, professionally, spiritually and emotionally) in life. As life coaches, we need to understand the very essence of what it means to be human. Part 2 of 2.

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The Human Internalisation Process (Part 1)

A major problem that many people have is that they often believe that every thought which enters their mind is a universal fact. This is certainly seldom the case. If as life coaches, we can understand how the human mind process experiences and day-to-day information, we will also be able to understand how to intervene in the destructive patterns of some peoples limited thinking patterns. Part 1 of 2.

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The Human Internalisation Process (Part 2)

A major problem that many people have is that they often believe that every thought which enters their mind is a universal fact. This is certainly seldom the case. If as life coaches, we can understand how the human mind process experiences and day-to-day information, we will also be able to understand how to intervene in the destructive patterns of some peoples limited thinking patterns. Part 2 of 2.

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The Four Stages of Maturation and Growth

If as life coaches, we can understand the process through which people grow in maturity, we will also be able to recognise when some people get stuck in a rut and whereabouts they are lodged in the process. This is a crucial teaching for all life coaching practitioners who hope to someday work with clients.

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Exercise: Self-Reflection Question Four

This is the 4th self-reflection question/video of the course so far. Please answer the question honestly to gauge your current level of understanding and self-awareness.

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Exercise: Self-Reflection Question Five

This is the 5th self-reflection question/video of the course so far. Please answer the question honestly to gauge your current level of understanding and self-awareness.

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The Attributes of Emotional Health (Part 1)

While there are many aspiring 'helpers' who lack the depth of understanding of the human experience to offer any real substantial depth of support to individuals who are progressing through their own stages of maturity and growth, understanding the core attributes of emotional health can enable us to 'keep things framed in the positive', where many modern practitioners have a tendency to focus on the negative aspects of the human experience - hence, lead their clients around & around in circles. Part 1 of 2.

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The Attributes of Emotional Health (Part 2)

While there are many aspiring 'helpers' who lack the depth of understanding of the human experience to offer any real substantial depth of support to individuals who are progressing through their own stages of maturity and growth, understanding the core attributes of emotional health can enable us to 'keep things framed in the positive', where many modern practitioners have a tendency to focus on the negative aspects of the human experience - hence, lead their clients around & around in circles. Part 2 of 2.

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The Art of Emotional Time Travel

When some people talk about time travel, they give reference to those ski-fi aspects of our human experience that may or may not be enhanced by scientific technicians someday in the future. Life need not be so complex. Time travel is something that we all do every single day of the week, as we remember the past, and then envision the future. A major problem that many people have is that they become so entrenched in the past or the future, that they fail to appreciate the wonders of life's minute to minute experience.

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Envisioning Exercise & End of Section 2 Wrap-Up

Sometimes, we all need to bring some perspective into our experience of life, and theres no greater means by which we can do this than by working through the exercise which Kain introduces in this video. This brings us to the end of section 2.

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Join the 'Practice makes Permanent' Support Group

Just in case you didn't join our excellent 'Practice Makes Permanent' Community Group (back in Lecture Two), we wanted to give you another opportunity to do so.

Our community has been going strong since June 2017 and now has over 13,000 active members who regularly ask questions, host forum discussions, live discussions, practice groups and even live Breakthrough sessions!

All of our students who hope to set up a Life Coaching practice someday have found the experience they've gained from standing alongside other like-minded peers to be invaluable while on their journey towards becoming an Achology established Life Coaching Practitioner.

Inside of the group, we have many Life Coaching initiatives for you to get involved in, such as;

  • Course discussion

  • Training Triads

  • Facebook Live Video's

  • Member posted content

  • Member hosted initiatives

  • and much, much more .....

Join us in the PMP Community Today, and we'll look forward to interacting with you on the inside!

Coaching Styles, Principles & General Good Practice

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Directive & Less Directive Coaching Styles (Part 1)

If you’re considering creating a coaching culture in your family, team, social group or even your organisation, the first step is deciding the type of coaching you will be using and implementing with those whom you intend to impact and influence. Its critical that as life coaches, we are aware of the difference between directive and less directive coaching styles. Part 1 of 2.

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Directive & Less Directive Coaching Styles (Part 2)

If you’re considering creating a coaching culture in your family, team, social group or even your organisation, the first step is deciding the type of coaching you will be using and implementing with those whom you intend to impact and influence. Its critical that as life coaches, we are aware of the difference between directive and less directive coaching styles. Part 2 of 2.

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Article: Directive & Less Directive Coaching Styles

As discussed in the last few videos, as life coaches, its crucial that we are aware of the difference between directive and less directive coaching styles. This article should now help to deepen your understanding.

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Operating Principles for Results Driven Coaching (Part 1)

Whatever industry we’re working within, when it comes to coaching and assisting other people, there are universal factors that if we live by, we'll be served by. Follow them, and the whole will always become greater than the sum of its parts. Part 1 of 2.

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Operating Principles for Results Driven Coaching Part 2

Whatever industry we’re working within, when it comes to coaching and assisting other people, there are universal factors that if we live by, we'll be served by. Follow them, and the whole will always become greater than the sum of its parts. Part 2 of 2.

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Rating Openness & Honety (Testing Questions)

In this video, Kain introduces you to a succession of questions that you can ask yourself (or your future clients) to test and rate how open, receptive and willing (you or) they are to change. Please, embrace the questions, answer honestly and be impacted.

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Responsible or Victim? (Testing Questions)

Yes, everyone goes through "stuff" in life. It's not what happens to us that impacts most people the most though, oh no ... its actually how we choose to respond to our life experiences that determine whether we become helpless victims, or, empowered victors. This choice is genuinely a real one, whether our clients choose to believe this or not.

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Exercise: Enough About Me, Let's Talk About You!

This video leads us to another self-reflection exercise that should present you with some profound insights that can only aid you in your future coach-to-client relationships.

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The Johari Window of Insight (as a Coaching Tool)

The Johari window is a psychological tool created by Joseph Luft and Harry Ingham back in 1955. It's a simple and useful tool that was designed to aid people through the process of better understanding themselves and how they relate to other people.

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The Scale of Rapport and Relatability

Rapport can be recognised in a close and harmonious relationship in which different parties are “in sync” with each other, understand each other's feelings or ideas, and communicate smoothly. In this video, we'll explore the scale of rapport and relatability.

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Article: The Scale of Rapport & Relatability

As discussed in the previous video, rapport is often viewed as a close/harmonious relationship in which different parties are “in sync” with each other. This article will help you to better understand and appreciate the scale of rapport and relatability.

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Rapport Centred Life Coaching (Demonstration)

By now, you will hopefully recognise how rapport is critical to the successful connection between any helping practitioner and his or her clients/audience. This demonstration video will highlight just how impacting a rapport centred relationship can be.

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Exercise: Rapport Contrastive Analysis Worksheet

This video brings us to the end of section 3 and wraps things up with a self-reflection exercise that'll hopefully spur you on to consider the depth of the rapport you currently have in your personal, social and even your intimate relationships. Without rapport, there is no connection, and without connection, there will be no relationship.

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Working With Limiting Identity Beliefs (Belief Modification)

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Introducing Beliefs & The Table of Truth

Not only do our beliefs provide the structure for the way we live our lives, now the same areas of study that have discounted our inner experiences in the past are showing us that the way we feel about the world around us is a force that extends into that world. The only problem with beliefs however, is that they aren't always an accurate reflection of whats true!

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The Four Stages of Belief Development (Massey)

We are not born with beliefs, so how do we develop them? There are four periods during which ideas are formed as we grow. Sociologist Morris Massey has described some significant periods during which our beliefs in life are forged.

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A Guide to "Being That Self Which One Is" (Part 1)

Søren Kierkegaard devoted his life to reflecting upon what it means to be an authentic self. Kierkegaard was interested in stirring the hearts and minds of nineteenth-century Danes. He did so mostly by engaging fellow philosophers and theologians in the public sphere. Yet his work continues to be studied by people from diverse cultures and backgrounds who want to reflect philosophically on the task of becoming - and helping other people to become - more fully human. Part 1 of 2.

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A Guide to "Being That Self Which One Is" (Part 2)

Søren Kierkegaard devoted his life to reflecting upon what it means to be an authentic self. Kierkegaard was interested in stirring the hearts and minds of nineteenth-century Danes. He did so mostly by engaging fellow philosophers and theologians in the public sphere. Yet his work continues to be studied by people from diverse cultures and backgrounds who want to reflect philosophically on the task of becoming - and helping other people to become - more fully human. Part 2 of 2.

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The Art of Being Compassionate With Convictions

Regardless of what level they stand, convictions take the courage to believe in absolute truth and in turn, follow through with this truth no matter the circumstance. Some people see this as a conflict with compassion, yet true compassion requires respect for people of all views. Combine conviction with compassion, and you have the willpower to bring change.

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Questions to Define Limiting Beliefs (Set-Up)

Limiting beliefs are so ingrained in us that we often don't even realise they're there. Sometimes, asking a client what they believe could be likened to the metaphor of asking a fish for a glass of water: It's so much a part of them that they don't see it.

When our clients are stuck, when they have a goal and are not making progress or when the client is keen, knows what the next step is but avoids or won't commit to it - it's often a limiting belief at work. So this is an excellent time for life coaches to ask the following questions and dig deeper to bring those beliefs out into the open.

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Questions to Source Limiting Beliefs (Demo Part 1)

In this video, Kain demonstrates how to use the limiting beliefs questions (as discussed in the previous video) to aid a client in further self-actualisation and enlightenment. Please visit the Achology community to find someone to practice these questions on. Part 1 of 2.

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Questions to Source Limiting Beliefs (Demo Part 2)

In this video, Kain demonstrates how to use the limiting beliefs questions (as discussed in the previous video) to aid a client in further self-actualisation and enlightenment. Please visit the Achology community to find someone to practice these questions on. Part 1 of 2.

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Demonstration Deconstruction

In this video, Kain and Karen have a discussion to deconstruct and unpack what Karen discovered in the previous demonstrations.

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The Urge Toward Conformity and Labelling

We all have this tendency that leans towards labelling people by the characteristics they show. We might think of a particular person as being a bully, a nerd, a musician, or an athlete. This label may be a reasonable reflection of how they are behaving right now, but it also carries a belief that the behaviour reflects the person’s true identity. This is never the case. The problem that many people have with their identity labels is that they sometimes end up conforming to them.

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The Core Identity Coaching Model TM (Part 1)

There is only one set of foundations that are strong enough to sustain us in life. The foundations of truth in regards to who we are. We all have a public self that others see, and a deeper 'core' self which many people spend anything up to a lifetime attempting to cover up and hide. The essence of personal liberation and freedom is the knowledge that who we are is a constant, and cannot be determined by anyone else of the results of our lives. When we become confident in the truth of who we are, we become free to embrace all of the other complexities of living fully. Part 1 of 2.

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The Core Identity Coaching Model TM (Part 2)

There is only one set of foundations that are strong enough to sustain us in life. The foundations of truth in regards to who we are. We all have a public self that others see, and a deeper 'core' self which many people spend anything up to a lifetime attempting to cover up and hide. The essence of personal liberation and freedom is the knowledge that who we are is a constant, and cannot be determined by anyone else of the results of our lives. When we become confident in the truth of who we are, we become free to embrace all of the other complexities of living fully. Part 2 of 2.

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Drawing from Social Psychology & Choice Theory

Being disconnected from others is the primary source of almost all human problems such as what is called mental illness, drug addiction, violence, crime, school failure, spousal abuse, to mention a few. As life coaches, it's essential that we understand the foundations of choice theory.

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Article: William Glasser's Choice Theory & The Core Identity Model

William Glasser, M.D. is an American psychiatrist born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1925, and developer of Reality Therapy and Choice Theory. He is notable for having developed a cause and effect theory that explains human behaviour. This article gives a brief overview of the man and his life works.

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The Core Identity 'Good Enough' Principle

Have you ever wondered what it is that holds people back in life and prevents them from committing to being at their very best and fully committing to the hopes, dreams and their aspirations. Ladies and gentlemen, please be introduced to the 'good enough' principle.

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The Belief Modification Process & Workbook

The beliefs that shape our lives are more like clothes we can try on or take off at any time. The difference with beliefs is that the 'store' we get beliefs from is free and virtually unlimited. Our only confinement is our willingness to relax our pre-conceived assumptions and forever remain curious. This workbook will help many life coaching clients in this area.

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The Core Values & Priorities Section

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An Introduction to Core Values (Hierarchy of Needs) Part 1

Core values are the guiding principles dictate our behaviour. Core values also help us to determine if we are on the right path and fulfilling our goals by creating an unwavering guide. There are many differing core values, and depending upon the context, can all be equally as important to us - which is what often what introduces conflict into our lives. In this video Kain will introduce you ti Abraham Maslow Hierarchy of needs. Part 1 of 2.

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An Introduction to Core Values (Hierarchy of Needs) Part 2

Core values are the guiding principles dictate our behaviour. Core values also help us to determine if we are on the right path and fulfilling our goals by creating an unwavering guide. There are many differing core values, and depending upon the context, can all be equally as important to us - which is what often what introduces conflict into our lives. In this video Kain will introduce you ti Abraham Maslow Hierarchy of needs. Part 2 of 2.

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The Psychology of Difference and Change

The scientific base of positive psychology offers us, as life coaches, a good understanding of human growth and change that challenges the prevailing view of people as being ‘resistant to change’. It recognises people as resourceful and adaptive and sees the ability to change behaviour as an inherent growth and survival skill. In this video, Kain will introduce you to a useful scale that allows appreciating how no behavioural patterns are rigidly unchangeable.

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A Discussion About How People Can Change

In this video, Kain and Karen have a discussion about people never have a problem changing in any aspect of their lives, as long as their desire to change has become greater than what their desire is to remain the same.

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The Spiderweb of Core Human Values Part 1

Understanding our core human values is one of the most significant time investments we can make if we intend on coaching or assisting other people in life, or if, we do, in fact, hope to live harmonious and well-adjusted lives in which we are both effective with our time and wise in our decision making. This video is Part 1 of 4.

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The Spiderweb of Core Human Values Part 2

Understanding our core human values is one of the most significant time investments we can make if we intend on coaching or assisting other people in life, or if, we do, in fact, hope to live harmonious and well-adjusted lives in which we are both effective with our time and wise in our decision making. This video is Part 2 of 4.

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The Spiderweb of Core Human Values Part 3

Understanding our core human values is one of the most significant time investments we can make if we intend on coaching or assisting other people in life, or if, we do, in fact, hope to live harmonious and well-adjusted lives in which we are both effective with our time and wise in our decision making. This video is Part 3 of 4.

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The Spiderweb of Core Human Values Part 4

Understanding our core human values is one of the most significant time investments we can make if we intend on coaching or assisting other people in life, or if, we do, in fact, hope to live harmonious and well-adjusted lives in which we are both effective with our time and wise in our decision making. This video is Part 4 of 4.

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The 4 Stages of Life (and How we Progress) Part 1

As children, we learn by watching and mimicking others. In late childhood, we learn to adapt to our culture by behaving in a way that is deemed acceptable by our society. Our learning years are just our first stage of life in consideration of the bigger picture. In this lecture, Kain offers a structure to a life that'll enable you to help your future better plan for their futures. This video is Part 1 of 2.

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The 4 Stages of Life (and How we Progress) Part 2

As children, we learn by watching and mimicking others. In late childhood, we learn to adapt to our culture by behaving in a way that is deemed acceptable by our society. Our learning years are just our first stage of life in consideration of the bigger picture. In this lecture, Kain offers a structure to a life that'll enable you to help your future better plan for their futures. This video is Part 2 of 2.

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Exercise: Self-Reflection Question Six

When people have no uncertainty in their lives, they have no requirement for a helper, mentor or coach. The greater the uncertainty a person has in their immediate circumstances, the greater their need will be for your help and assistance. It’s important to appreciate that our capacities as helping practitioners will be determined by how well we learn to deal with peoples uncertainty.

Qu) What is your relationship like with uncertainty? And, how might your practice encourage those you work with to operate outside their comfort zones - and, at peace with uncertainty?

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Exercise: Self-Reflection Question Seven

In this video, self-reflection exercise, Kain asks a few provocative questions that will spur you to reflect upon how you are currently prioritising your values (in response to the spiderweb of core values video series).

1) In what areas of your life are you choosing security over freedom?

2) In which of your relationships do you prioritise connection over authenticity?

3) In what areas of your life do you prioritise certainty over excitement/risk?

4) Identify any areas of your life where you’re prioritising significance over congruence?

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