The Soul-based Coaching Blog

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A short and important message: It is time to be gentle. Soft. To cherish yourself, exactly as you are. You spend so much energy working against yourself, against what is present in you. (We sometimes mistake this for what we are supposed to do in life.) What if you...

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The gifts of grief and how to unlock them as a coach

Grief is showing up today. In two of my beautiful clients, both faced with loss and difficult choices in their own unique ways. And it is inviting me to reflect on my own deep journey with loss. Both personal and professional. I have shared before that there were long...

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The question I asked myself that made everything possible

Today, like any day, you can step more fully into your potential. But how can you do that? I remember when I was trying to heal from a burn-out at 28, trying for over a year to ease back into my old job and continue to rebuild my energy. To be honest, it just felt...

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How to bring Soul in the Christmas crazy

Hi beautiful you, The season is upon us! And of course, it cannot be escaped 🙂 It comes with two very different feelings, which adds to the sense of overwhelm a lot of us have right now. The inward pull of the Solstice in our Northern Hemisphere And the outward pull...

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A profound lesson on hardship

For a long time, my life seemed to be one of loss. Of hardship that turned my life upside down in big ways. The loss of my first ‘husband’ ~ we were not married but spent 10 years together fully intending for it to never end. The loss of my health. This was an ongoing...

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How to Coach from Soul – In the Spotlight

In this interview with Suzanne Beukema for 'In the Spotlight', I share The 3 key pillars that show you How to Coach from Soul. Topics that we cover are: ~ What is Soul-based Coaching? ~ How is SBC different from all other coaching methods out there? ~ Why is it so...

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Holding Space – the sweat and terrors of my beginning years

When I was just starting out as a coach and consultant, over 20 years ago, I would get super nervous when I was meeting with a client. I was well-trained and uber-prepared. Dressed in my suit (it was a long time ago, I said that, right?) I would go in with ‘the right’...

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So what makes Soul-based Coaching unique?

Whether you are a coach, or a natural helper, let’s start with this question: Have you ever felt the true power that resides in you? The real you. Including the fears, the hesitations, the blocks, the old beliefs you carry. Including the strength you have, the love...

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The healing power of Holding Space

In a way it is so simple, Holding Space.   But - we rarely do it.   We rarely, when someone who comes to us, give them our complete attention. Hold a space for them where we are ‘just’ there to listen. To receive their experience.   We often feel we have to do...

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