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Coach Spiros Giannatos

What is the Worst Thing that Could Happen?
by Spiros Giannatos

Usually, when we want to bring a change to our lives, we are afraid.

We are afraid that something bad will happen; that we will fail, that we will lose someone, that we will never be able to return to the place that we started.


Coach Spiros Giannatos

Changing Our Perspective
by Spiros Giannatos

Just imagine this for a moment.

It's Monday morning, you walk out of your door with a fast pace and you reach your driveway, only to find a flat tire at your car. Obviously, you will feel frustrated about the event, maybe angry and perhaps stressed because you will be late for work.


Coach Spiros Giannatos

Growing Our Mindset
by Spiros Giannatos

"I am stupid. I am worthless"
Do you know the feeling after you have called yourself stupid?

* Perhaps you are calling yourself names because you didn't get that job or promotion.
* Perhaps because you shouted (for the tenth time) to your kids when you actually know it was not their fault.


Coach Spiros Giannatos

Gratitude Journal
by Spiros Giannatos

Have you ever kept a gratitude journal?


The idea behind such a journal is to contemplate on your past day and write down the things that you are grateful for.


Personally, every night before I go to bed, I write the 3 things during my day that made me smile.


Coach Steve Paul

Metaphors in coaching
by Steve Paul

The recently published research findings by Nationwide Building Society that 'many primary school-age children say they have never visited traditional high street shops' has interesting implications for those of us in the coaching profession.


Coach Dasha Lukiniha

The importance of moving towards instead of moving away
by Dasha Lukiniha

Have you ever found yourself in a situation you absolutely hate? Say it’s a job. You find yourself in a job that you do not find motivational, the one that lacks meaning for you, and you find it very unpleasant to get on a train every day and make your way over there.


Coach Dasha Lukiniha

One of the most important reasons you don’t know what to do with your life
by Dasha Lukiniha

This is one of the most common questions people are dealing with in our work together – “I don’t know what to do with my life. I know that I don’t like what I’m doing right now but I don’t know what else I could do.


Coach Dasha Lukiniha

Feel stuck in the negatives? Here’s what you can do
by Dasha Lukiniha

You wake up and… hello beautiful morning, I’m so happy to see you! You hum an upbeat tune to yourself as you stand barefoot in your kitchen waiting for the pot to boil and look at the sunlight coming through the window and think to yourself – what a beautiful morning!

Or not….


Coach Sharon Oakley

What exactly is life coaching?
by Sharon Oakley

You may have heard the term life coaching and wondered what exactly is a life coach? And, no a life coach doesn’t save people from drowning (yes, I really did get that question once), that would be a life guard.


Coach Ewa Heard

5 steps to change your negative thoughts and feelings
by Ewa Heard

What do you do when you start feeling down or when you start having negative thoughts?

Do you just want to hide under your duvet from the whole world and watch movies hoping you might feel better tomorrow?

Or

Does one negative thought lead to another and before you know it you cannot get out of negative thinking and you feel anxious, fearful and down?

Do you think your current ways of dealing with negative thoughts and feelings serve you?

As much as it might feel that sometimes we have no control over our thoughts and feelings, we do have control!

I would like to share with you some techniques to use when you feel down and when you feel you have no control over your negative thinking.


Coach Ewa Heard

Design and create the life you want with these simple steps
by Ewa Heard

What if I said to you that you have the power to design and create the life you want. Would you believe me?

My journey into designing and creating the life I’ve always wanted started with a simple visualisation.


Coach Ewa Heard

10 steps on how to create a business idea that is aligned with who you are, your passion and your purpose.
by Ewa Heard

Have you ever wondered how your life would change if you escaped your 9 to 5 job and had a business that was aligned with who you are, your passion and your purpose?

I have always known that there is more to life than working in a job that “I don't mind”.


Coach Dasha Lukiniha

A case of your own quarter life crisis - why it's the best thing that can happen to you
by Dasha Lukiniha

So you find yourself feeling like you’re stuck between a rock and a hard place. You’re in your mid twenties to your early thirties and NOTHING seems to excite you any more like it did before. Remember when you used to love rolling into the office in the morning, thinking “Yeah! I’ve got this! Let’s make things happen!”.


Coach Ignas Genys

Like Father, Like Son: A Healthy Dose Of Vulnerability
by Ignas Genys

On the seventh of June this year it so happened that I decided to watch a film. The evening was quiet and I didn’t want anything too intellectually stimulating. My thinking mind had an urgent need for rest.


Coach Dasha Lukiniha

Why are we unhappy? On the “desire” to be happy
by Dasha Lukiniha

Have you ever wondered why we so often tell ourselves – “I’m fed up with this job”, “I’m fed up with these extra 10 kilograms hanging from my belly”, “I’m not happy in my relationships”,” I want change”, “I’m going to make it happen”! And so we become engrossed in this wonderful feeling that slowly cocoons our whole body in its warmth.


Coach Dasha Lukiniha

Procrastination – a case of laziness or something deeper? Part 3 – On conquering Mount Everest
by Dasha Lukiniha

This one can be particularly big when it comes down to chasing after the things we really want. Have you ever found yourself in a place of deciding to change something in your life, be it making a career change, losing 20 pounds or maybe opening your own business? Feels great in that moment, right? And the anticipation of all the good stuff that will come out of this transition is making you itch to get down to business, right?? And then a day goes by.


Coach Dasha Lukiniha

Procrastination – a case of laziness or something deeper? Part 2 - On the little monster inside
by Dasha Lukiniha

In my first article on procrastination I focused on a phenomenon of pursuing “fake goals”, i.e. the ones aren’t authentic to us (please find it earlier in the feed on this page). So if we find ourselves habitually postponing something, this can often mean that we don’t want to do it at all.


Coach Dasha Lukiniha

Procrastination - a case of laziness or something deeper? Part 1- On our "good to haves", "musts" and unicorns
by Dasha Lukiniha

I used to call myself a serial procrastinator putting some things off until very last minute, causing me to wreck havoc in my schedule, airline tickets costing way more than they should and some very angry friends at times.


Coach Dasha Lukiniha

Are you your own priority?
by Dasha Lukiniha

Today I’d like to share with you a story of evolution of what putting yourself in the back seat looks versus making yourself your own priority. I hope you find these tips useful.

Throughout my teenage years I always thought I make myself my absolute priority, I mean why wouldn’t I, since it’s my life, right? I always had an impression of myself as someone who knows what they want and goes for it.


Coach Ignas Genys

Being Proactive: Why You Remain Passive When You Know You Must Act
by Ignas Genys


You might be familiar with the feeling you get when there is a situation where you must act and you're aware of it.... and you just don't.

Yesterday after dinner as I was walking in the old-town with my mother, something unexpected happened.