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Life Coaching Certificate Course (Beginner to Advanced)

Learn the transformational Achology Life Coaching process and become a highly skilled, Achology certified Life Coach
Instructor:
Kain Ramsay
97,972 students enrolled
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You will learn a practical life coaching process that you can use in your life, career and relationships, or, with other people that you know right away.
Throughout this training, you will learn how to break through other people's limiting and self-defeating beliefs to help them live a more empowered and autonomous life.
Discover how to establish healthy relationship boundaries with clients and create an environment that's conducive to enabling them to define and fulfil their goals.
Understand how to positively influence how other people think, feel and behave when pursuing their main goals or primary values-based objectives.
On completion of this training, you will understand how to identify the core values that motivate people to do the things they do in life.
You will be shown how to carry out life coaching sessions and also be provided with a process for structuring your sessions with others.
You will discover how the mind processes day-to-day experiences and transforms your interpretation of them into memories, fears, frustrations, passions, actions and outcomes.
Discover how to become far more self-aware in the way that you communicate and interact with people (alongside the psychology behind these communication patterns).
This comprehensive training course comes with over 30+ professionally produced life-coaching resources, which will enable you to start coaching people immediately after completion.
PLUS: Get access to our great online FB community and practice your newfound skills right away. On completion of the course, you can also apply to join The Academy for Modern Applied Psychology.

Have you ever aspired to become an empowered and influential social figure with a deep understanding of how to help other people find meaning, direction and fulfil their fullest potential in life? If so, let us continue.

Fully revised in 2019, this Achology Certified Life Coaching course was designed to provide you with the understanding and insights you need, to establishing yourself as a professional life coach. You will learn how to enable others to take responsibility for what they want and become decisive enough to take the necessary action steps. In short, you will learn to build big people.

Join your instructor, Kain Ramsay, and over a quarter of a million other students in a thriving online community of professional life coaches and other inter-disciplinary helping practitioners. This expertly produced course delves deep into the wealth of experience and insight which he has accumulated from over a decade of coaching thousands of people across the world.

The hugely rewarding aspect of Life Coaching is enabling people to advance in life in a practical and meaningful way. Throughout this training course, you’ll learn to add massive value into people’s lives by helping them to overcome their initial doubts, limiting self-beliefs and most deep-rooted objections to actualise their hopes, goals and life aspirations.

As you learn how to life coach other people, you will naturally identify the aspects of life you need to do work on for yourself. Upon completion of the course, you will have developed the people skills, communication skills and listening skills required to win the trust of others and influence them in a life-transforming way.

Qu) What will I be able to do upon completion of this course?

As you apply what you’re learning throughout the course to yourself, you will discover how to:

  • Nurture healthy personal & professional relationships

  • Change unhelpful behaviours in yourself & other people

  • Help others to set specific, meaningful & achievable goals

  • Identify & overcome limiting beliefs & destructive attitudes

  • Help people grow in maturity, decisiveness and responsibility.

  • Master your mindset & revolutionise your interpersonal skills

  • Use the resources provided in the course for life coaching others

  • Become an engaging, influential and inspirational communicator

  • Develop a mindset for sustaining a successful life coaching business

  • And much, much more …

Where many life coaching resources only focus on goal-setting and emotional management, this life coaching course goes much deeper to explore the psychology underlying people’s difficulties with personal growth and self-management.

For your investment, you will gain lifetime access to eight modules (over 32hrs) of video-based teaching, life lessons and thought-provoking activities. With this course under your belt, you will be able to progress onto the Achology Life Coaching Practitioner Course (or just start sharing what you’ve learned with others as a life coach!).

There is no deadline for you finishing the course, and you can fit the training around your current responsibilities and at your own preferred pace. The typical duration of this course is anywhere between 2 to 6 months.

This Achology certified course will provide you with the core skills you need to begin your journey as a life coach right away. If you’re already a coach, it will help you enhance your current offerings. If your goal is to join this course for personal development, you’ll undoubtedly become a more valuable member or any social group, family or professional organisation you are part of.

Inside the course, you will have the opportunity to join the Achology Facebook support community in which you can ask questions, discuss what you’re learning and benefit from the wealth of wisdom of over 28,500 like-minded others.

On completion of the final lecture, you will be awarded your Achology Certificate in Life Coaching which will also qualify you to join Achology: The Academy of Modern Applied Psychology as a professional member.

Full Money Back Guarantee: We know you’ll love this course, and to show how confident we are, we offer a full money-back guarantee with no questions asked should it not meet your needs.

Introduction: Life Coaching Certificate Programme

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Welcome & Introductions to the Course

This Life Coaching Certification Programme (Beginner to Advanced) is more than just an online course.

It is an interactive learning experience, through which you will find essential life principles for living your life in a more authentic way. You'll also be provided with a broad range of time-honored lessons that you can use with your future coaching clients.

In this video lecture, Kain gives a broad overview of all the main topics and areas of study that will be presented throughout the course.

S1: Course Introduction & Navigation

S2: Self Awareness/ Awareness of Others

S3: Core Beliefs and World Views

S4: Core Values and Priorities

S5: Communication Skills and Principles

S6: Social Skills and People Principles

S7: Goal Setting & Action Planning

S8: Basic Business Coaching Tools

S9: The Achology Coaching Framework

S10: The F.A.Q’s Section

S11: Ideas for Further Study and Close

Remember: Check the additional materials section of each video lecture as there are many downloadable life coaching resources available for you to access throughout the course.

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A Personal Vision: Three Levels of Impact

In this video, Kain explores the various approaches you can take to studying this course and presents three levels of impact that you can make upon completion of the course:

1) Personal Impact & Transformation (Impact your current quality of life)

2) Impacting Others One-to-One (Setting up a coaching practice)

3) Cultural, National & Global Impact (Social enterprises or Initiatives)

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Course Instructions & FAQ's

In this vlecture, we highlight various channels that you can direct your queries to should you have any questions as you work through the course material.

For any platform or technical related questions, such as issues with billing, video playback, downloading content etc, please visit udemy.support.com. The team are excellent and will respond to your queries asap.

For any learning or content related questions, please visit our 'Practice Makes Permanent' Facebook community, where you'll find over 29,500 students who are already enrolled on one or more Achology courses. The group is very welcoming of new members and would love to discuss some of the questions you have.

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The Beautiful Attitudes of Effective Life Coaching Part 1

”We can know all of the greatest life coaching processes in the world, but if we cannot earn the trust of our clients, we have nothing.”

In this video, Kain unpacks the 'Beautiful Attitudes of Effective Life Coaching', thirteen attitudes that we can adopt if we want to develop and strengthen trust in the relationships we have with our clients and the other people in our lives.

This video is part one of two.

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The Beautiful Attitudes of Effective Life Coaching Part 2

”We can know all of the greatest life coaching processes in the world, but if we cannot earn the trust of our clients, we have nothing.”

In this video, Kain unpacks the 'Beautiful Attitudes of Effective Life Coaching', thirteen attitudes that we can adopt if we want to develop and strengthen trust in the relationships we have with our clients and the other people in our lives.

This video is part two of two.

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The Purpose of Life Coaching

In this video Kain explores the purpose of life coaching, firstly giving reference to what life coaching is not: advice giving, teaching, lecturing, professional consulting, counselling or therapy.

He also further unpacks the purpose of life coaching by giving reference to a very simple coaching process that we can take people through.

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Demonstration: The Purpose of Life Coaching

In this video, Kain demonstrates a very simple coaching session where he asks Karen a series of questions to help her establish a meaningful goal that she can begin working towards.

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The Purpose of Life Coaching: Further Distinctions

In this video Kain further unpacks the purpose of life coaching. He highlights how essential it is when coaching that the client works towards a positive motivation, not a negative one.

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Raising Personal Standards

There are many things that get in the way of active listening (& learning). It's important to be aware of these barriers (many of which are just bad habits) in order to become a more effective listener:

1) We have preconceived ideas, expectations or bias

2) We are more interested in being 'right' than learning

3) We are listening to reply instead of listening to learn

4) We find the communicator attractive/unattractive

5) Having a closed mind

6) Other external distractions

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A Standard for Effective Life Coaching

In this video Kain outlines a standard that we can impliment in our coaching practice for being effective. He shares his own personal examples of working with clients who are not open, receptive or appreciative.

Healthy questions we can ask to gauge where our clients are at:

- Is your client open to hearing new ideas and are they ready to change?

- Is your client receptive and willing to apply what they're learning?

- Is your client appreciative of your time, energy, insights and efforts?

If a client continues to come back each week and over time you can see that they are not changing, we must ask them the question as to why they're coming for coaching.

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Past, Present & Future Exercise

In this video Kain outlines a simple exercise we can use to begin improving our listening skills.

Ask a partner, friend, family member if you can practise on them and take them through this simple questioning technique which explores their past, present and future.

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Demonstration: Past, Present & Future Exercise

In this video Kain has a conversation with Karen, taking her through a series of questions that encourage her to reflect on her past, consider her main learnings, look at where she currently is in present life and visualise who she wants to be in the future.

The questions from this demonstration can be found in the additional downloads section.

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Exploring Basic Learning Styles

In this video Kain gives an overview of various different learning styles. It's important that we develop an understanding of how people learn so that we can meet the needs of our clients in the most effective way.

We must ask the questions - are we engaging and communiating with clients in a way that's not right for them? Are they engaged in sessions?

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Perception vs Reality

We all bring our personal bias into every situation. Our perception is rarely the truth.

As coaches, the most effective role we can play is that of an 'investigator' - helping to identify the truth of our client's situations and circumstances. In this video Kain shares a couple of stories that paint a picture of how inaccurate our perception can be at times.

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The Perception Game: How do you perceive?

We're all meaning making machines, interpreting and drawing meaning from every single experience each day. In this video Kain highlights a series of words and asks us to consider what meaning each of these words has for us.

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Join the Practice Makes Permanent Discussion Group!

Calling all Life Coaches ....

As we're almost at the end of section 1, by now, you will probably have decided whether this is a course that justifies you investing more time into or not.

If you're still with me and are intrigued to continue on, I'd like to invite you to come and join your other online course peers inside of our Practice Makes Permanent Facebook discussion group. The purpose of the group is to provide you with a platform to discuss the main course ideas, principles and practices in view of developing a deeper understanding of these main helping disciplines, ask relevant course related questions and partake in healthy discussion.

You'll feel at home in this community if you're a professional coach (or aspiring coach), consultant, therapist, trainer or practitioner and want to pick the brains of other likeminded peers. We have also created additional practice groups for those students who wish to find buddy partners to practice with.

In order to maintain the 'community feel' we've managed to create inside of the group, there's a few entry questions we'll ask you to answer prior to joining, which once answered, will allow you access to this new and excellent coaching support community.

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End of Section One Summary & Wrap Up

Our perception is simply the lens through which we view life. Our role as coaches is not to have an opinion about our client's circumstances or situations but instead to look to see things as they do. It's only through doing this that we actually learn to understand people.

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The Self-Awareness & Emotional Intelligence Section

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What is the Meaning of Life?

In this video Kain has a conversation about the meaning of life. We're all ascribing meaning onto our life events, all the time.

We each get to decide what our life means through the way we chose to interpret out events and experiences. What is the meaning of life? This is a huge and vague question - a more relevant question we can ask is what is the purpose of your life?

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Being in the 'Hole' in Life

We can't coach someone through a stage in life that we have not already surpasssed. But, it's also true that we only ever need to be one or two steps ahead of someone in order to help them.

In this video, Kain shareas a story of what it means to be 'in the hole' ...when a person hits rock bottom in life.

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Building Self-Awareness in Oursleves and our Coaching Clients

When clients come to us, they will always be struglling with confidence in one or more areas of their lives.

A person will only ever grow in confidence as they recognise how their intrinsic value can have a positive impact in the lives of others. In this video, Kain explores this idea whilst unpacking the terms 'self concept', 'self worth' and 'self'esteem'.

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The 'Victim' Drama Triangle

The 'Victim' drama triangle is made up of three different people, playing three different roles.

The Rescuer, The Persecutor and The Victim - in this video Kain demonstrates each of these roles and how they can each play out in a coaching relationship.

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The 7 Levels of Consciousness & Self-Awareness

The process of growing in life is about us growing up and out of the limiting beliefs we've developed about ourselves when we are young. In this video Kain unpacks the 7 Levels of Consciousness through which we can grow in life

1) Victim

2) Conflict

3) Responsibility

4) Concern

5) Reconciliation

6) Synthesis

7) Absolute Passion

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Personal & Social Ability

In this video Kain explores how self-awareness impacts our social effectiveness:

Self-awareess: Conscious knowledge of one's own character and feelings. Our level of self-awareness hugely impacts the quality of our lives.

Self Management: taking responsibility for one's own behaviours and well-being. If we're not aware of how we're channeling our energies and time into one thing, this can come at the cost of somethnig else.

Social Awareness: the ability to respond well to the needs of others. If we're not able to manage ourselves effectively, we'll never be able to positively influence others to better manage themselves.

Social Management: the ability to influence positive social change and/or societal change. The level of which we mature and apply principles in our own lives will go on to determine the level of impact we make in the world.

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The Story of Identity Crisis

In this video Kain shares his own experience of how the way in which he interpreted his various life events led to his own identity crisis, where he drew his identity from the responses he received from other people.

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Truth Focused Discussions for Raising Self-Awareness

In this video Kain and Karen have a discussion about some of her early life experiences and how these influenced her thinking and the development of some of the limiting beliefs that have held her back in.

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Exercise: How Thoughts Create Things

In this video Kain shares a story which sheds light about where our limiting beleiefs are born. He presents a very simple exercise that we can work through to help better understand the influence our thoughts have on our emotions.

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Emotional Time Travel

In this video Kain unpacks the idea of emotional time travel and how our emotions are influenced by where we choose to focus our attention, highlighting that how we relate to the past will determine how we relate to the future.

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What is a Personal Breakthrough Session?

A 'breakthrough' is just the same as a shift in perspective. When we take a client through a breakthrough session we're helping them to consider their life circumstances and situations from a different perspective from the lens through which they're currently viewing life.

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Demonstration: A Personal Breakthrough Session

In this video Kain takes Karen through a personal breakthrough session where they explore together the real reason behind a personal problem that Karen is facing.

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Demonstration Deconstruction

In this video Kain and Karen have a conversation about the breakthrough session, looking at Karen's main learnings and how the experience was for her.

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The Choices of Maturity & Character Part 1

In this video Kain unpacks the choices of maturity and character, exploring helpful and unhelpful attitudes that we can begin recognising in our own lives and in the lives of our clients.

This video is Part 1 of 2.

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The Choices of Maturity & Character Part 2

In this video Kain unpacks the choices of maturity and character, exploring helpful and unhelpful attitudes that we can begin recognising in our own lives and in the lives of our clients.

This video is Part 2 of 2.

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Facts vs Faith vs Feelings

Nine times out of ten the problems that people have are not even 'real' things.

People respond more to their perception than they do reality. Many people spend a lot of time imaging the worse case scenario. In this video Kain outlines the difference between living life based on facts, feelings and faith.

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Facts vs Faith vs Feelings: A Case Study Exercise

In this video Kain talks through a case study example unpacking how he would differentiate between the facts, faith based expectations and feelings that a client brings when sharing their problems. Taking this approach allows us as coaches to look at people's stories from an objective perspective.

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Becoming Acquainted with Yourself: Body, Soul and Spirit

Understanding how our body, spirit and soul are separated allows us to make wise and well-informed decisions in life. In this video Kain unpacks the difference between the three and discusses how all growth in life is spiritual.

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The Five Main Levels of Human Experience

In this video Kain unpacks a model that allows us to differentiate between the five different levels on which we experience life: Physical, Emotional, Rational, Volitional and Spiritual. This is a model that we can use in our coaching to help look at the various different elements of an individual's problem.

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Demonstration: The Five Main Levels of Human Experience

In this video Kain takes Karen through the model outlined in the previous lecture helping her to identify the physical, emotional, rational, volitional and spiritual elements of a problem she is facing.

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Demonstration Deconstruction

In this video Kain deconstructs the demonstration with Karen, bringing to light key parts of the coaching process and Karen's main learnings throughout.

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How we See and Interpret the World

If we want other people to trust us we must operate from a place of non-judgementalism and seek to understand them.  In this video Kain explores the three different levels of perception and how these can impact the way we see other people.

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The Peronal Responsibility Cycle

The meaning we assign onto our events determines how we experience those events.

Whilst we cannot control situations and circumstances in our outside world, we can choose how we respond to these events. In this video Kain unpacks the connection between our thoughts, our feelings, our actions and our outcomes.

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Breaking the Vicious Circle: Identifying Thought Patterns

In this video Kain paints a picture of the various cognitive distortions that people experience.

He goes on to highlight how cognitive restructuring and socratic questioning can help our clients to review and evaluate the quality of their thoughts. It's our questioning techniques that can become our greatest ally when coaching clients.

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Demonstration: Socratic Questioning

In this demonstration Kain takes Karen through a series of 'socratic' questions which unpacks an unhelpful thought that Karen has been subscribing to for a number of years.

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The Achology Emotional IQ Model

In this video Kain outlines the Achology Emotional IQ Model which unpacks the natural order of emotions we experience when in pursuit of our goals in life.

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Revisiting Self-Esteem and Self-Concept

Our current state is where we see ourselves as being today (self-esteem). Our ideal state is the future version of ourselves that we want to be, we feel we should be or ought to be (self-concept).

Focusing on improving our self-esteem, will keep us going round in circles as we're solely committed to feeling better within ourselves. It's only as we commit to pursuing a meaningful vision of who we can become, a better version of ourselves for others, that we experience fulfilment in life.

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Join the 'Practice Makes Permanent' Support Group

Just in case you didn't join our excellent 'Practice Makes Permanent' Community Group (back in Lecture Two), we wanted to give you another opportunity to do so.

Our community has been going strong since June 2017 and now has over 20,000 active members who regularly ask questions, host forum discussions, live discussions, practice groups and even live Breakthrough sessions!

All of our students who hope to set up a Life Coaching practice someday have found the experience they've gained from standing alongside other like-minded peers to be invaluable while on their journey of study.

Inside of the group, we have many Life Coaching initiatives for you to get involved in, such as;

  • Course discussion

  • Training Triads

  • Facebook Live Videos

  • Member posted content

  • Member hosted initiatives

  • and much, much more .....

Join us in the PMP Community Today, and we'll look forward to interacting with you on the inside!

The Core Beliefs Section

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Introducing the Core Beliefs Section

In this video Kain highlights the difference between opinions, thoughts, emotions, beliefs and truth.

Our beliefs operate on an unconscious level and become the chain around our necks that hold us back in life. He explores this idea and unpacks how our beliefs are developed.

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Morris Massey's Stages of Belief Development

In this video Kain unpacks the three major periods during which our beliefs/values are developed, according to Morris Massey: The Imprint Period, The Modelling Period and the Socialisation Period.

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Albert Ellis' Thirteen Unhelpful Beliefs Part 1

The greatest prisons that exist are not those built of stone, but in fact the prisons of the limiting beliefs that we subscribe to in life. In this video Kain discusses Albert Ellis' thirteen unhelpful beliefs that people operate out of in life.

This video is part 1 of 2.

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Albert Ellis' Thirteen Unhelpful Beliefs Part 2

The greatest prisons that exist are not those built of stone, but in fact the prisons of the limiting beliefs that we subscribe to in life. In this video Kain discusses Albert Ellis' thirteen unhelpful beliefs that people operate out of in life.

This video is part 2 of 2.

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Demonstration: Questions to Help Find Limiting Beliefs

In this video Kain takes Karen through a series of questions that help her to identify some of the unhelpful beliefs that have held her back for a number of years.

They together look at the consequences of having operated out of these beliefs and look to establish what must now change in order for Karen to start getting more of what she wants.

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Operation Hearts and Minds

In this video Kain shares a story from his military experience where he was introduced to the idea 'Operation Hearts and Minds'. This is a fundamental principle that we must consider if we want to build our coaching relationships on a foundation of trust.

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Understanding Locus of Control

In this video Kain unpacks the difference between an external and internal locus of control.

Those subscribing to an external locus of control will often succumb to a victim mentality and generally in life will focus on 'feeling better' within themselves. As coaches we want to be leading clients out of an external locus of control into an internal locus of control where they are taking responsibility for their thoughts, feelings, behaviours and outcomes in life.

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Exercise: Exploring Truth Statements

Coaching is about helping people to take a greater degreee of responsibility for that which is true.

In this video Kain outlines an exercise detailing seven statements that we can consider to start getting really honest about what's actually true for us.

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The Belief Modification Process

In this video Kain outlines the belief modification process, a visualisation process that we can use with clients to help them establish a meaningful vision of who they can become.

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Demonstration: The Belief Modification Process

In this video Kain takes Karen through the belief modification process model to help her visualise a meaningful vision of who she can become.

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Who Am I: Building Foundations on our Core Identity

In this video Kain shares a framework of focus which highlights various different areas that people build their confidence on. The only strong foundation that we can build and base our lives on is that of our core identity.

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The Core Identity Coaching Model

If we want to become grounded within ourselves, we need a unique reference point. This is what the Core Identity Coaching Model allows us to establish and throughout this video Kain further unpacks this idea.

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Establishing Who You Are at the core

In this video Kain takes us through a personal reflection exercise: a series of questions that allows us to define who we are at the core.

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The Core Beliefs Workbook

In this video Kain introduces the 'Core Beliefs Workbook' - a resource of thought provoking questions that challenges a person to consider where they're at in life.

This is a resource we can use to develop our own self-awareness or with potential coaching clients to help them establish a starting point for coaching.

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The 'Good Enough' Principle

In this video Kain shares a story of one of his coaching clients who had come for coaching because he felt as though he had reached a glass ceiling in life.

The coaching process revealed that this stemmed from a feeling of inadequacy and 'not feeling enough'. Kain unpacks the 'good enough' principle and how this affects our experince of life.

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Exploring The 'Kuhn Cycle'

Our beliefs cannot be used as a foundation on which to build our lives because our beliefs are not a constant, they're always changing.

In this video Kain introduces the 'Kuhn Cycle', a model that we can use to better understand the process of paradigm change.

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End of Section Three Summary and Wrap Up

In this video Kain shares a story to wrap up this section on core beliefs and summarises what we've covered throughout the course so far.

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Core Values & Understanding Human Behaviour

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An Introduction to Core Values & Motives

In this video Kain introduces the topic of core values. When we think of our values, we think of what is important to us in our lives (e.g., security, progress, wisdom, honesty, authenticity, fulfilment). 

Each of us holds numerous values with varying degrees of importance. A particular value may be paramount to one person, but then completely unimportant to another.

Much like company core values, your personal core values are there to guide behaviour and choice. Get them right and you'll be swift and focused in your decision-making, with clear direction.

Get them wrong or leave them ambiguous, and you'll constantly wonder how you got into this mess!

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Unpacking Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

In this video Kain unpacks Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs - a model that we can use to better understand the core motives/values that drive all human beings.

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The Freedom V's Security Conundrum

Although your client's core values may not match your own or anyone else's, this doesn't mean that they are wrong or incorrect - they are just different.

Most smart people consciously or unconsciously use personal core values to select friendships, relationships and business partnerships. Your core values also help you wisely manage your personal resources such as time and money.

Most smart people consciously or unconsciously use personal core values to select friendships, relationships and business partnerships. Core values also help us to wisely manage our personal resources such as time and money.

In this video Kain shares a story that illustrates some of the options that we have in life, helping us to understand why sometimes we don't do the things that we really want to do.

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Holding People Accountable to Their Values

Jumping into goal setting is a common practice of many life coaches. In this video Kain outlines a different approach we can take and introduces a model that helps us to understand how we can hold our coaching clients accountable to their core values.

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Unpacking the Spiderweb of Core Human Values Part 1

In this video Kain takes us on a journey through core values. If we come to better understand ourselves and our own decision making process, this allows us as coaches, to better understand and serve our clients.

Kain shares a series of stories and life lessons that illustrate how he has prioritised his core values over the years, allowing us to make better sense of our own core values and how we prioritise them.

This video is part 1 of 3.

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Unpacking the Spiderweb of Core Human Values Part 2

In this video Kain takes us on a journey through core values. If we come to better understand ourselves and our own decision making process, this allows us as coaches, to better understand and serve our clients.

Kain shares a series of stories and life lessons that illustrate how he has prioritised his core values over the years, allowing us to make better sense of our own core values and how we prioritise them.

This video is part 2 of 3.

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Unpacking the Spiderweb of Core Human Values Part 3

In this video Kain takes us on a journey through core values. If we come to better understand ourselves and our own decision making process, this allows us as coaches, to better understand and serve our clients.

Kain shares a series of stories and life lessons that illustrate how he has prioritised his core values over the years, allowing us to make better sense of our own core values and how we prioritise them.

This video is part 3 of 3.

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The Core Values Workbook & End of Section Wrap Up

In this video Kain brings this section of the course to a close and introduces us to the 'Core Values Workbook' - a resource we can work through to establish our own core values and how we currently prioritise them. This can be dowloaded in the additional resources section of the course.

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Core Communication Skills and Language Patterns

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Introducing the Communication Skills Section

In this video Kain highlights that communication skills are not just how well we interact in our daily interactions with others, but also how well we listen and hear other people.

Kain introduces some of the core concepts outlined by Carl Rogers and how these provide a firm foundation on which we can build our coaching practices.

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The Core Conditions of Relational Practice
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The Art of Attending Others

'Attending' a person is about demonstrating to them that we are 'with' them, both physically, emotionally and psychologically. Kain unpacks this core communication skill and the skill of immediacy throughout this video.

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Demonstration: Attending and Immediacy Skills

In this video, Kain and Karen have a conversation about what it's like for Karen being married to Kain, whilst Kain demonstrates attending and immediacy skills throughout.

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The Roadblocks to Healthy Communications Part 1

In this video, Kain discusses Thomas Gordon's 12 roadblocks to healthy and mature commmunications, exploring the idea that as a coach allowing any of these roadblocks into our coaching practice, will put us at risk of seriously damaging the trust in the relationship.

This video is Part 1 of 2.

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The Roadblocks to Healthy Communications Part 2

In this video, Kain discusses Thomas Gordon's 12 roadblocks to healthy and mature commmunications, exploring the idea that as a coach allowing any of these roadblocks into our coaching practice, will put us at risk of seriously damaging the trust in the relationship.

This video is Part 2 of 2.

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The Four Stages of Communications

In this video Kain introduces the four stages of communications which offers explanation as to why communications can turn south at times; an essential teaching to get our heads around as coaches.

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The Communication Spectrum

Most people want healthy connection, but unless we're consciously choosing connection in our communications, we'll unconsciously be choosing disconnection.

In this video Kain unpacks the difference between monologe and dialogue and discusses the communication spectrum.

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Core Communication Skills

In this video Kain unpacks several core communication skills that are essential for us to build into our coaching practice: active listening, immediacy, attending, appropriate silence, non-directed questions, reflecting back, and positive outcome focused.

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Demonstration: Core Communication Skils

In this video Kain demonstrates various core communication skills as he takes Karen through a coaching session where she discusses a goal that she currently has in life.

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The Three Levels of Listening

In this video Kain unpacks three levels of listening: internal, focused and global.

Listening to our clients on a global level takes time and discipline as we set aside all distraction and actively discern where our clients are at.

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S.I.L.E.N.C.E

In this video Kain demonstrates the importance of silence and asks some thought provoking questions to help us consider the degree of silence we have in our own lives.

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The Six Step 'No-Lose' Life Coaching Method

It's essential that we approach coaching conversations with clients with a specific purpose to resolve problems, helping clients shift their focus away from what they don't want and towards what they actually want.

In this video Kain outlines a six step method that we can implement into every single coaching conversation.

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Conversational Patterns: Chunking Up & Chunking Down

In this video Kain unpacks two conversational techniques: chunking up and chunking down (also known as the hierarchy of ideas).

When communicating with our clients (or others in our day-to-day interactions), 'chunking up' refers to moving to more general or abstract pieces of information. While 'chunking down' means moving to more specific or detailed information.

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Demonstration: Chunking Up & Chunking Down

In this video Kain has a conversation with Karen and demonstrates how ‘Chunking Up’ and ‘Chunking Down’ can be used in our everyday interactions with others. 

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The Achology Commmunication Skills Workbook

In this video Kain introduces the Achology Communication Skills Workbook - a resource that unpacks some of the core communication skills that are essential for us to develop as life coaches, with a few self-reflection activities to help you evaluate the quality of your own communications.

The resource can be downloaded in the additional materials section of the course.

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Relationship & People Principles

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Introducing Section Six: Relationship & People Principles

Kain introduces this section by sharing a couple of stories from his past, unpacking some relationship principles that help you to consider the best way that you can relate to your coaching clients.

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The Seven Pillars of Healthy Relationships

It's only when you have strong foundations in life that you can build up in strong and robust ways. People often don't know how to build strong and robust relationships.

It's crucial that as life coaches we learn to separate people's behaviours from who they are. In this video Kain highlights 7 pillars of healthy relationships that you must have in place to build and maintain trust.

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Understanding The Trust Equation

In this video Kain unpacks the trust equation which explains the various different factors that must be in place in order to build and maintain trust in your relationships.

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The Eight Levels of Intimacy in Relationships

In this video Kain discusses the eight levels of intimacy that people go through in relationships, giving insight as to why many relationships break down and never reach a stage of genuine intimacy.

Understanding this in the coaching context allows you to manage your expectations as to what is required for a client to reach this level of trust and intimacy in the relationship with you. Furthermore, understanding this allows you as a coach to be aware of and resolve any power struggle that you might bring into the coaching relationship.

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The Three Perceptual Positions

When we begin to explore perceptual positions, we start to develop the ability to experience relationships in a new way, becoming able to see, hear, and feel the connection through the eyes, ears and emotions of another person.

Beyond this, we also develop the ability to explore our relationships through the eyes (and ears) of a 3rd person neutral observer. When we add these new dimensions to our current perspective, we learn new ways of behaving that can enrich the quality of every relationship that we are in.

In this video Kain unpacks these ideas further and discusses how you can use perceptual positions to analyse problems or situations in a relationship that you would like to make progress in.

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Demonstration: The Three Perceptual Positions

In this video Kain takes Karen through a perceptual positions exercise as she explores a relationship that she would like to improve the connection in.

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Four Stages of the Coaching Relationship

In this video Kain outlines the four stages of the coaching relationship that must be worked through in order to establish and maintain trust with clients.

It's essential to set and manage the expectations of clients as they begin and work through the coaching process to ensure that trust in maintained throughout.

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