The Soul-based Coaching Blog

the why, the what and the how

Soul is a big claim

Soul is a big claim

For the remnants of my old corporate mind, working with 'Soul' is a big claim, something that won't be taken seriously. For my priestess self, working with soul it is exactly what needs to happen. To this part of me, anything else is pointless. I can't tell you how...

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How can we tell that we listen well?

How can we tell that we listen well?

[NEW podcast episode Soul-based Coaching Whispers: The Four levels of Listening]   We all agree that listening is one of the most important skills as a coach.  So here is an interesting question: how can you tell you listen well?    Part of honing and...

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Can you trust clients to come up with their own answers?

Can you trust clients to come up with their own answers?

Do you DO something, or trust clients to find their own answers?   You may recognise this in some shape or form. When someone hurts, you want to help them.  Especially if they voice it or show it in a way that is familiar to you: Feelings of anger, frustration,...

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What I wish for you in 2023

What I wish for you in 2023

First of all, I wish you peace. The peace to be who you are, no matter who you are. To know that your boundaries will be honoured and protected (country or person). Especially when you are not ‘average people’ because the colour of your skin is other-than, you fly the...

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The Medicine of Stillness in Coaching

The Medicine of Stillness in Coaching

In a world where louder is often treated as more important, and where there is a collective mistrust of quiet and pause, Stillness is medicine. In our world’s dominant paradigm, you prove your value by what you produce. ‘Stilstand is achteruitgang’ a Dutch saying...

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Grief is not sexy, but…

Grief is not sexy, but…

We are having parties again.  Birthday parties, where we meet people outside of their zoom screen.  Seeing friends of friends that disappeared for the last 2 years. Talking, laughing.    It’s really nice.  But also, a big wave of grief hit me this week. ...

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Why Soul matters – A Letter to Your Mind

Why Soul matters – A Letter to Your Mind

This one is for your mind.  Your busy, wandering, overactive mind.  The part that so much wants to be in control, understand everything and minimise risks.  Make life predictable - especially in the midst of what looks like chaos and intensity (plenty of that going...

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[Podcast] The Pursue Diaries: Soul-based Coaching

[Podcast] The Pursue Diaries: Soul-based Coaching

And if you’d like to know more about how Soul-based Coaching came to be, listen to my podcast interview for the Pursue Diaries by William Meister. You can find it here on ITunes. And you can find it here on Spotify. William is an ex sailor, soldier, police officer and...

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