It's a brand new year and all things are possible. Most of us would like to move on from the COVID-19 pandemic and related stresses of the past year or more. We encourage you to do more than "move on," let's make 2022 your best year ever! But how? First, let’s address the top 3 things that hold people back from successfully starting over in life to achieve fulfillment. Top Three Obstacles to … [Read more...] about How to Make 2022 Your Best Year Ever
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"An ongoing challenge for my client is the struggle her mum is having accepting her sexuality. Obviously, she can’t change her mother’s attitude or judgement, but this difficult situation is a real emotional and mental struggle for my client which I sometimes find hard to support her with, as I don’t want to feed too much into or focus on the ‘problem’." To be clear, when we refer to "focusing on … [Read more...] about FAQ: How do I help my client when their family doesn’t accept their sexuality?
Happy New Year! It's the 25th Anniversary of Relationship Coaching Institute and we are committed to making this your best year ever. How to start? How can we achieve REAL happiness this year? While we'd love to keep it light and fun and feel-good, to be successful in anything we must start with what's real and messy and "dirty," all the things we resist and don't want to look at. Success … [Read more...] about 10 Dirty Secrets of Happiness for 2022
You're probably familiar with Brainstorming, the process of two or more people throwing out ideas without judgment or attachment to stimulate creative problem solving. This is one of the best strategies for empowering our clients to generate and find solutions and get unstuck. However, one of the most common FAQs we get from new coaches is- What do I do when my client doesn't have any ideas … [Read more...] about Using Brainstorming in Life and Relationship Coaching
To kick off our 25th anniversary, here's a short history of how RCI got started, organized in a series of seven "epiphanies." Epiphany #1: Coaching is the future of the helping professions. In 1996 I stumbled upon coaching when a friend in my men's organization announced he was in training to become a "Life Coach," which I was honestly shocked and appalled by. But he was a friend so I kept an … [Read more...] about A Short History of Relationship Coaching Institute
As life and relationship coaches our primary goal and all of our coaching skills are focused on empowering our clients. Why? Because playing the role of expert consultant by giving our clients advice and opinion of what we think they "should" do as well as other directive activities is dis-empowering, we refer to them as "non-coach-like," and they just don't work when applied to helping a client … [Read more...] about Asking Permission in Life and Relationship Coaching