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Kevin William Grant- Life Coach Psychotherapist

10 Ways Strategic Alliances Benefit Coaches

  • Kevin William Grant

A strategic alliance is formed when two or more businesses join forces to achieve a mutual benefit. The idea is to help both businesses share knowledge, pool resources, and add profit to their bottom lines.

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Seven Steps For Uncovering Your Core Values

  • Kevin William Grant

This blog post provides step-by-step instructions on how to discover your core values and to use personal values in meaningful ways.

Working as a life coach, I have observed that individuals experience greater fulfillment when they live in alignment with their core values. On the flip side, when we don’t honor our values, our mental, emotional, and physical state suffers.

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How to Hire a Competent Coach—What does the research say?

  • Kevin William Grant


The Harvard Business Review (HBR) surveyed 140 coaches and invited five expert coaches to comment on the findings. Industry experts and coaches felt that the standards need to be raised in various areas for the coaching industry. In other words, coaching is in the process of maturing, and coaching has not fully arrived as a discipline. Experts in the HBR survey generally agree that the reasons individuals engage coaches have changed. 

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Ten Signs You're Emotionally Exhausted and What to Do About It

  • Kevin William Grant

Emotional exhaustion can arise when someone experiences a period of excessive stress in their work or personal life. When people experience emotional exhaustion, it can make them feel emotionally drained, overwhelmed, and fatigued. These feelings tend to build up over a long period, though people may not notice the early warning signs.

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Six Stages to Achieve Lasting Change

  • Kevin William Grant

People who take action and fail in the next month are twice as likely to succeed over the next six months than those who don’t take any action at all.

The transtheoretical model of behavior change is an integrative theory that assesses how ready you are to act on a new healthier behavior or a life change. This model provides strategies to guide the individual through the process of change.

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Mindfulness 101— 5 Easy Mindfulness Activities

  • Kevin William Grant

Mindfulness is the essential human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us. Here are four mindfulness exercises you can try and an easy way to meditate.

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How do life coaches work with grieving clients?

  • Kevin William Grant

Grief is our natural response and private reaction to loss, and there is nothing unhealthy or problematic about the act of grieving (Worden, 2008). Grief is the feeling of wishing things would have ended differently, better, or less painfully. Mourning is the process we go through to adapt to our loss.

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What is Gestalt Coaching?

  • Kevin William Grant

Gestalt Coaching does not label or view a client as fraught with dysfunctions. Instead, Gestalt Coaches engage the client in a process that guides them to the realization that all their experiences, both healthy and less than healthy, are reactions in response to the world around them. 

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The Characteristics of an Effective and Competent Coach

  • Kevin William Grant

A coach is not a consultant. They will not do the work for you. They are there to keep you focused on the end result and remind you why achieving your goals is essential. Coaches motivate you to keep your commitments and act as a sounding board and, when needed, hold a mirror in front of you, highlighting your personal blind spots.

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Asking Yourself Powerful Questions and Promote Insight

  • Kevin William Grant

Coaching helps you avoid problems by providing space to think and be more intentional about your goals and actions. Moreover, coaching is especially helpful for clarifying where you want to go.

Coaches don’t provide answers and ask powerful questions to help you figure out your answers.

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Balance in your life is a critical for a happy and successful life

  • Kevin William Grant

Taking a close look at the balance in your life is a critical element of a happy and successful life. You can't do it all, and if you try to do it all, you will either burn out, let other areas of your life suffer, or not excel at anything in your life. We only have so much energy to give, and that supply will be rapidly exhausted without carefully assessing balance.

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An Empowering System for Defining Clear and Effective Goals

  • Kevin William Grant

SMART is a mnemonic acronym that can be applied to goals in a way that makes it easier to tackle and dates back to a November 1981 publication in an issue of "Management Review", penned by George T. Doran, which addressed SMART goal setting when referring to business management's objectives. SMART goals are goals that are specific, meaningful, achievable, relevant and time-bound. 

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