I am a massive advocate of coaching and therapy. When I meet humans who are trained in both, like my coach supervisor who is an MCC coach and a relationship psychotherapist, I am always a little in awe. I can imagine the benefits of being in a space where both are readily available.
Belonging is often referred to as feeling part of something outside of ourselves. As a holistic relationship coach, I would add that we need to equally feel part of our own selves in order to develop a sense of belonging. I believe meaningful human connection arises from having a sense of autonomy and group membership concurrently.
When the pandemic hit and my work dried up for months, I returned to my positive experiences of having a life coach and started to research coach training programmes. Radiant Coaches Academy had the exact balance I was looking for: inclusive practices and policies, a good mix of business guidance and a spiritual focus, flexible studies, and generous payment plans.
You may have come across the phrase Law of Attraction and have an inkling about what it is… something to do with energy? Or spirituality? Beliefs? Something a bit woo-woo? To my mind, it is a blend of several areas, some of which overlap.
I was so confused when I started my coach training in 2020, not just because of the ongoing global pandemic, but because of the new language I was learning. Here’s a breakdown of what I know, in the simplest way possible.
What does Trust mean to you? How does it show up in your different relationships? I used to think you had to build trust and then I came across the work of Rachel Botsman. She says in every relationship dynamic there is always a Trust Giver and a Trust Receiver.
I am a certified holistic relationship coach working with LGBT+ women and our allies, and one topic that shows up for most of my clients is boundaries. Useful Definitions Boundaries are needs focused. They relate to your yes, maybe, and no. They are set and upheld by you, and can relate to physical, mental, emotional […]
Training as a coach in my 50s felt like coming home. Coaching aligned with my life purpose and continues to amaze and delight me daily. I am a relative newbie, having started my business as a Holistic Relationship Coach for LGBT+ women (trans and non-binary inclusive) two years ago, and yet there has been so […]
Following the launch of the Radiant Coaches: Live Sessions podcast where I interview a certified coach and receive a live coaching session, I have been reflecting on my own decision to become a certified coach. The coaching industry is not regulated in the way that many of us coaches would like. Anyone can launch a fancy website […]
We are surrounded by (what feels like) interchangeable terminology relating to Self. Self-love, Self-care, Self-compassion. And what about self-esteem, self-confidence, self-worth. One thing I know from my research is that definitions vary depending on the author’s thoughts, feelings, and experiences. So here are the definitions that work for me: Self-Love: a loving kindness towards self, […]