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Our Life Coach Forum is where you can CONNECT, SHARE and ENHANCE your coaching or learning experience by harnessing the power of our network. Please feel free to use the forum to:

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  • Share what works for you and what doesn't work for you in your study routine or in your coaching practice;

  • Provide hints and tips to other coaches or trainees;

  • Make requests of New Insights Africa

  • And much more...

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    Getting practice clients... any advice for newcomers like me? 
    Hi there! I suddenly realised that I need to find 15 people to practice life coaching skills on... and while excited I am also seeking some other newcomers …

    First test sessions - what a challenge! 
    Dear All, So I've done my first 3 practice session 1's and the time issue was quite challenging for me too. 3 hours minimum. So I need to work on that …

    WHAT'S ON YOUR MIND 
    I did coaching Session One with a client who felt that 'What's on your mind' was a waste of time. (This was only revealed at the end of the session). The …

    ONE MAIN GOAL 
    Hi there, Is it possible we can get new forms for people just doing ONE GOAL? I am finding it much easier (and so are clients) to just have a main goal …

    Session One no-shows 
    Hi all, I have recently experienced quite a few potential clients making contact and setting up their FREE session one - but they do not show for whatever …

    Trainees - Just do it! - Words of encouragement 
    Hi there all you trainee coaches. I thought that I would like to use some gentle encouragement to Just do it! If you are procrastinating about doing …

    The summit is in sight, flag ready to plant. Big Thanks Bill ! 
    Thought I would share my feeling of achievement, sense of excitement and incredible awe at the transformation in myself and others in such a short time. …

    Uncomfortable Experience 
    Hi there, I thought I would share the experience I had last night. This was my fifth Session One practice session and someone who was kind of interested …

    Trainee get-togethers in Gauteng? 
    Hi there fellow trainees, Is there a trainee group getting together in Gauteng to discuss course material and if so who is leading this?

    Inspirational Writing 
    Bill here. I have made a small edit to Beverly's wonderful contribution below. I have changed the title of this post to 'Inspirational Writings' as I thought …

    Just starting- advice please 
    Hi there, I received my material two days ago and am almost finished the 1st Manual. I do believe that I will need to go through it again before moving …

    The Coaching Journey 
    Hi All I would just like to share with you guys a little about my Coaching Journey and hope that this will be a source of motivation and encouragement. …

    Six Human Needs 
    Hi I was going through manual 4 and would like to see what others have come up with in the exercise that requires us to brainstorm the following questions …

    Helping a client set goals 
    Hi everyone I just want some direction for this. I saw my first client for her 13 sessions and the areas she chose to work on are personal development, …

    Cartesian Logic & Cognitive Dissonance 
    Hi Guys, I would really like your assistance when it comes to the above mentioned topics. I was hoping some one could give a more simpler explanation …

    My First Coaching Session - A Report Back 
    January/February has been hectic so far and getting through the 1st manual took me ages. Once I got through it I realised that I couldn't remember much …

    Coach Trainees Meeting? 
    Hi everybody. While I fully support the coaches forum as an opportunity to talk to other coaches, a couple of us have decided that it might be worthwhile …

    How to help a client set direction? 
    I have just started my course and have recently completed my first Session 1 practice coaching. My "client" was unable to identify a precise direction …

    the state triangle 
    Hi Charmaine and all you coaches out there I thought I could shed a bit of light on the state triangle for you. What this basically means is that …

    getting started sharing information and other things 
    Hi There, It is with much excitement that I greet you all. We are embarking on such a wonderful and exciting journey of greatness and I feel grateful, …

    Telephone Coaching 
    Can someone give me advice on how to give telephone coaching sessions to people around the country, removed from me? This could be people with or without …

    Manual 4: Persons with various needs 
    Hi everyone I am currently on manual 4 and was wondering if anyone would like to share their answers on the questions regarding persons with various needs, …

    Where to conduct practice sessions? 
    I'm excited to be part of the New Insights family and I have a question: I don't have space at home for running my practice sessions; can I use quiet …

    Practise sessions taking too much time! 
    I have started on my session 1 practicals and find that I am having a particularly hard time finishing these in 1h15 to 1h30. In fact last night I had …

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    What is very real for others might not be for you! 
    Hi Everyone, I have a story that I want to share with you all. I am from Madagascar and in my country we believe a lot in healers and spirit. My …

    Do men need to become men again? 
    Hello everyone I have come up with an idea that I feel can make a large contribution to society. Obviously, sharing it in this forum means placing a …

    Making decisions 
    I have been putting off resigning from my job because of what other people might say and this has been very painful to do. However, since picking up module …

    A quick hello from Sharon Frith 
    Hi everyone As Bill said in his introductory email about this Forum, I'll be on hand to give you hints, tips and ideas whenever you guys need it. …

    Pain and pleasure  
    Welcome to everyone and I think this a great idea! I'm currently busy with Manual 2 - the Pain and Pleasure section - and I have some questions for …

    Welcome from Neil Asher! 
    Allow me to welcome you to The New Insights Life Coaching Family!! You are now an official member of a great fun and curious club that helps people …

    State triangle - can you explain it? 
    I am reading and digesting the first training manual and have come across something that needs further explanation. In the manual it says that emotions …

    Getting your own house in order 
    I have just started the New Insights life coaching programme and am full of apprehension and excitement at the same time. The question I want to ask other …

    Being coached 
    Hi fellow aspiring coaches! I want to share something great that has occured in my life in the last few weeks. I have had my program since mid August, …

    FINDING YOUR LIFE PURPOSE 
    Hi all, (from being ill a few years ago, I am now back up on the mountains! AND enjoying studying the life-coaching which is almost unbelievable!) Just …

    Johannesburg trainees meeting 
    Finally we met each other in person! Thank you to all who attended. Angela, Congrats it was wonderful meeting with you especially since you just completed …

    Getting Started 
    It's been a week since I received my programme and I just thought I would share with you how things are going so far. When I received my package I …

    Attending life coach workshops 
    Hi Everyone Last week I attended a workshop about health and fitness. The workshop was conducted by a life coach in my home town. He did not study thru …

    Great start everyone :-) 
    HI there everyone I just wanted to say congratulations to those of you who have already started to use the Coach Forum. Already you are sharing your …

    Growing our gardens? 
    I liked this definition and description of coaching and would just like to share: The co-creative relationship is the cornerstone of masterful coaching. …

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