Jane’s Journal

Eustress and Distress In Elite Sport

Eustress and Distress In Elite Sport

We all experience stress in our daily lives and athletes are no different. How we experience that stress depends on how we choose to think about the stress, feel the stress and respond to the stress. “It is how people respond to stress that determines whether they...

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The Courage to Face Things As They Are

The Courage to Face Things As They Are

It Is Only When We Have the Courage... One of my favourite quotes from the I-Ching is - "It is only when we have the courage to face things exactly as they are, without any self-deception or illusion, that a light will develop out of events, by which the path to...

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Why Would An Athlete Work With a Life Coach?

Why Would An Athlete Work With a Life Coach?

There are many reasons why an athlete would work with a life coach. Subsequently, in this post I wanted to share you you some of those reasons. However, before I share why an athlete would work with a life coach, let's make sure we are on the same page about coaching....

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Learning from Making Mistakes

Learning from Making Mistakes

How many times do we stop trying or learning something for fear of failure? I know I certainly have. I had a lot of fear and vulnerability attached to making mistakes and failure. Subsequently, this would stop me from trying new things. I also thought that if I did...

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9 Ways An Athlete Can Benefit from Life Coaching

9 Ways An Athlete Can Benefit from Life Coaching

One of the reasons why I like life coaching so much is because it helps clients discover their own answers and treats them as the experts in their own lives (which I believe everyone is). It is a very client-centred and solution-focused approach. A very brief example...

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The ICF Updates Core Competencies

The ICF Updates Core Competencies

The Updated ICF Core Competencies were released in November 2019. The ICF Core Competencies were developed "to support greater understanding about the skills and approaches used within today’s coaching profession as defined by ICF."   How Have the ICF Core...

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5 Insightful Books on Life Purpose

5 Insightful Books on Life Purpose

A few people (clients and friends) have asked me about some books on purpose. Subsequently, today I thought I would share some of the books that have had an impact on my understanding of purpose. However, before I share them, following is a little bit about purpose....

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ICF Updates PCC Markers

ICF Updates PCC Markers

In October 2020, the International Coaching Federation (ICF) released an updated version of their Professional Certified Coach (PCC) Markers. The PCC Markers are now aligned with the new ICF Core Competency Model that was released in November 2019. The PCC Markers...

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