New Beginnings: COACH

The blog is based on five tips for maintaining wellbeing. Using COACH acronym as our framework, the blog will be structured in the following headings:

1. Care
2. Opportunities
3. Action and awareness raising
4. Conversations and feedback
5. Health

New Year

New Year is one of the oldest holidays still celebrated, but the exact date and nature of the festivities has changed over time. It originated thousands of years ago in ancient Babylon, who celebrated it as an eleven-day festival on the first day of spring. For further information please see here.

Why do people make New Year resolutions?
A view that is commonly held is to use the first day of the year as a clean slate to improve one’s life.

So what were the most popular resolutions made in 2015?
The top four resolutions were to:
•    Lose weight
•    Getting organised
•    Spend less, save more
•    Enjoy life to the fullest



New beginning for coaches and our clients! – Maintaining Positive Belief

It is well known that starting the New Year with a positive mindset will enable you to produce better results and enjoy greater happiness and fulfillment. Past performance doesn’t have to be and should not be an indicator of future potential.

Jan Brause, professional coach, suggests that the impact and importance of beliefs in coaching cannot be overstated. Anyone who wants to help others improve their performance and potential will need to develop and hone their skills for working in this challenging and dynamic area. Encouraging clients to recognise their negative internal dialogue and helping them to replace it with a positive internal dialogue is a great way of helping them to help themselves.

The New Year is a new opportunity to make changes that help both coaches and clients work together to improve performance and achieve goals. For further information please see here.

   Action and awareness raising

1st January 2017 marks the start of the Dry January campaign which runs for the whole month. This year there is a focus on the change in women’s drinking habit. Since the 1950’s the amount of alcohol women consume has continued to rise.  In the UK alcohol is now cheap and easily available as an everyday grocery item.  The sad fact is that alcohol has become a habit rather than a pleasure, with women having wine o’clock most nights of the week. People may not realise just how easy it is to go over recommended limits, which can store up physical and mental health problems for the future.

If you want to monitor you alcohol consumption there is a free app that lets you keep an accurate record of whether you drank each day, it shows you just how far you’ve come in your month, and gives you an idea of how much money you have saved as a result.  For information on the app and Dry January please visit here.

Conversations and feedback

This section is for coaches to provide their hints and tips for maintaining wellness as well as share experiences that may also be used in coaching network supervision session. If you have any models or thoughts you would like to share in this blog please email them to:


How do you get healthy in the New Year? If you want a health boost after a particularly heavy Christmas you just need to implement a healthy balanced diet, rich in fresh fruit and vegetables and exercise regularly. The NHS recommends that the average adult should undertake around 30minutess of exercise five days a week.

If you would like ideas for easy to prepare healthy meals please visit here.

Sally Bell 2
Sally Bell, Business & Wellbeing Coach

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