Why Professional Coaches Do Not Listen to Problems or Give Advice

By Carina Huggins BA, MSS, Associate Certified Coach (ACC), International Coach Federation I was chatting with someone the other day about being a professional coach, and they said to me, "so basically you listen to people's problems and give advice?" I stopped and thought about that for a moment. The answer that I gave? "No, … Continue reading Why Professional Coaches Do Not Listen to Problems or Give Advice

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The Real Way to Break Through Procrastination. Stop Procrastinating NOW!

A major theme in my coaching work in September, is time management and goal setting. Over the last two weeks I've been working one on one as well as facilitating group sessions on this topic. Many people find themselves reflecting on their goals at this time of year. Most of these sessions have involved technique … Continue reading The Real Way to Break Through Procrastination. Stop Procrastinating NOW!

How to Reduce Fear and Anxiety Before Your Thesis Defence.

In my career so far, I've helped prepare hundreds of students successfully move through an utterly terrifying moment in one's life: The thesis defense. The Standard Advice: Most of the advice around preparing for a thesis defense comes in bullet point form. Get a great night's sleep! Review your notes! Practice! Have a great breakfast. … Continue reading How to Reduce Fear and Anxiety Before Your Thesis Defence.

  Looking to Stop Procrastinating on Your Goals and Improve Time Management? Here is a Tool for You. A major theme in my coaching work in September, is time management and goal setting. Over the last two weeks I've been working one on one as well as facilitating group sessions on this topic. Many people find … Continue reading

Are you a Spontaneous Parent or a Structured Parent? The MBTI has Helped Me with Parenting.

How the MBTI Can Help with Parenting? Let me ask, are you a spontaneous parent or a structured parent? Does the image of weekends and weekday evenings enjoying the turf and sports tournaments make your heart sing? Or do you feel the heat of rebellion rising in your chest when you see your children's packed … Continue reading Are you a Spontaneous Parent or a Structured Parent? The MBTI has Helped Me with Parenting.

What to Do When Approaching Retirement from Sport

In this post, I will provide some pointers on some of the ways you can prepare to transition from professional sport into life after sport, whether it is shifting to a new career or taking time off to reassess your skills and strengths. Approaching transition out of sport is an exciting time but also a … Continue reading What to Do When Approaching Retirement from Sport

My Advice to Coaches on Preparing for the ICF Coach Knowledge Assessment

  In order to become an Associate Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation (ICF) I completed an internationally recognized, accredited coach training program through Newfield Network. It is extremely important to me as a Coach, that my services are of the highest professional standard and informed by sound research.  In exploring professional certification, I discovered that my … Continue reading My Advice to Coaches on Preparing for the ICF Coach Knowledge Assessment