Cert. IV Life Coaching, Master NLP and Results Coach
Jacleen’s passion for making a difference in people’s lives is at the centre of everything she does. She began her own personal development journey in 1992 when she manifested her greatest fear of being a single mother. Louise Hay’s book ‘You Can Heal Your Life’ was her introduction to a purposeful life of personal responsibility.
After several years training and working in the field of natural therapies Jacleen developed a specialisation in stress relief, leading to an interest in life coaching and over the course of attaining her Cert IV qualification wrote a research document on how effective life coaching is for stress relief.
These days Jacleen especially enjoys coaching and mentoring stay-at-home mums in her direct sales business and continues to develop her skills and value in the personal development industry.
Cert V LCA, Dip Soc Sc (counselling), Psych studies, Uni QLD. 23 years in business, sales, executive leadership
Mike is a management consultant and executive coach with experience in sales, leadership and communication design approaches. He can help you gain clarity, fresh new ideas and success while being respected by others as you do it.
With his experience and success in these areas, Mike now coaches and consults on how-to leverage your sales process, technique and management, how-to design great presentations and authentic corporate messages that people connect with, and how-to solve key leadership challenges.
Mike has worked and lived in Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the USA, holding senior executive, sales and consulting positions. He has consulted to fortune 500 companies, the big-5 consulting firms, and State and Federal governments over the last 23 years. He and his teams have had a lot of fun along the way!
Mike combines his business experience with experience and credentials in coaching (Life Coaching Academy), counselling (Aust. College of Applied Psychology), and psychology (University of QLD) to help people achieve personal and professional success that enriches their lives and the lives of those around them.
Mike is a passionate advocate of ethical corporate and individual behaviour in the business world.
• Dip Appl Social Science (Counselling & Mgt), Australian College of Appied Psychology.
• Certificate IV: Life Coaching, Life Coaching Academy
• Certified MCSEIT Practitioner
• Currently studying BSc (Psych), University of Queensland
Many people are so locked into reaction mode that they fail to recognize their own ability to control their response. This mindset is a huge source of stress. Nobody makes us mad or happy, we choose those feelings. When we decide to exercise the ability to choose our emotional response, we tap into a huge source of personal power. We are not victims of our circumstances unless we choose to be.
Action Step: The next time you feel like “reacting” instead of responding, ask yourself: “What else could this mean?” Then come up with three alternate meanings and choose the one that feels the most empowering. Now respond to that. Doing this will transform a stressful reaction into a successful response.
Don’t let other people’s problems become your problems
Some people are just a disaster looking for a place to happen. One way to avoid getting stressed out along with them is to simply get out of their way. If someone is in a bad mood, do your best to stay away from them. If the driver behind you is tailgating, pull over and let them pass. It’s their problem, but taking it personally will make it your problem too.
If you go out to eat and there are loud, obnoxious people next to you, change tables. If someone tries to vent their anger at you, excuse yourself without taking personal offense. By staying alert to potentially dangerous situations you will be able to avoid them most of the time. You can’t control the way other people behave, but you can control whether or not you allow their problems to become your problems.
Action step: Review the most common scenarios where you have allowed other people to stress you out. Now devise an alternate strategy that you can use the next time that situation arises. Make sure it is a strategy that allows you to remain emotionally neutral. Rehearse that strategy in your mind so you can easily implement it next time.
Choose success over stress
As you can see, we all have opportunities to redirect our personal resources toward success and away from stress. Isn’t it great that we each have the power to choose where our energy will go and how it will be used?
Do you use any of these stress to success strategies?
Do you have a favorite way to avoid stress and create success?
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Here’s how to make 2016 your happiest and healthiest year ever
Your most positive year yet
According to research, those who adopt a positive attitude, tend to live a longer life, have better relationships and are less likely to suffer from the common cold, develop cancer or die from heart disease.
“Optimistic thinking has an advantage in pretty much every area in our life,” says The Life Coaching Academy. “As long as we understand what optimism actually is in a proper way,” he notes.
To help you enjoy a happy and healthy year, Dr Sharp explains how to train your mind to adopt an optimistic outlook in five simple steps.
1 Banish negative thoughts
It’s important to forget any self-sabotaging thoughts as these will obstruct you from accomplishing your goals, . To do this, follow his three-point plan:
1) Become aware of your thoughts: Since many of us live on autopilot, Dr Sharp suggests taking time to stop and focus on your most important thoughts. “Ask yourself, ‘What is going through my mind?’ I recommend writing it down so it becomes tangible and forces you to clarify it,” he says.
2) Are your thoughts harmful or helpful? To decipher this, Dr Sharp suggests asking yourself: ‘When I think this, how does it make me feel?’ ‘What impact does it have on my life?’ ‘Are they constructive?’ If the answer is ‘no’, take the next step to create a more positive inner dialogue.Find your own affirmation: “If your thoughts are having a negative impact on your self, then it’s time to find more constructive thoughts,” Dr Sharp says.
3) He suggests asking yourself the question, ‘What do I want to happen in this situation?’ Dr Sharp says this exercise is designed to open your mind up to new possibilities and positive action. “The ultimate goal is to find thoughts which help you accomplish what you want or need to do,” he notes.
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2 Make it happen
Next, close your eyes and visualise a positive year ahead. Dr Sharp says to silently ask yourself, ‘If I could wake up tomorrow with a fantastic life, what would it look like?’ ‘What would I be doing that I’m not doing now?’ Dr Sharp suggests writing your thoughts down in a diary, or making a vision board as something to work towards.
Once you have a clear positive picture in your mind, the next step is recognising your goals and breaking them down into achievable steps. “Slowly break [them] down from 12 to six months, then three to one month, and then week by week,” Dr Sharp says.
“Ideally, you want a daily to-do list. If you know what you need to do today, tomorrow, and next week to achieve your goal, it will add up and ultimately you’ll have a great year.”
3 Don’t go overboard
If setting goals in previous years has led to disappointment, Dr Sharp recommends making smaller more achievable objectives for greater results. “Focus on the most important thing you could do to make a positive impact on your life over the next 12 months,” he says. “Sometimes if we can make just one positive change – whether it be giving up smoking or exercising more – it can be the catalyst that kick-starts a string of other positive changes.”
4 Focus on what you’re good at
Rather than writing a long list of things you want to change, Dr Sharp suggests focussing on building your strengths, over trying to fix your weaknesses. “We tend to get a much better return on our investment if we work with what we are already good at,” he says, suggesting asking yourself, ‘What am I best at?’ ‘What energises me?’ ‘What inner attributes do I have and how can I use them more?’ “When you focus on intensifying your strengths, you will typically perform better and have a deeper sense of satisfaction,” he says.
5 Self reflection and gratitude
Finally, The Life Coaching Academy says the best way to infuse happiness into your new year is to be grateful for all the good things in your life and focus on what you have and less on what you don’t have.
IS it possible to feel a little sad this time of year? Yes it certainly is, says Sarah from The Life Coaching Academy, who offers great programs that assist people in coping with chalenging situations, such as NLP, Neuro – Linguistic Programming, which enables one to reframe unhappy moments and see them in a totally different light. A lot of people will spend Christmas day in an untraditional way and you may consider yourself one of them. Oh, Christmas. The song made famous by Andy Williams says, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year”. Or is it? For many of us it’s also an emotionally charged time, one that brings a great deal of stress, anxiety and sorrow to both our hearts and our homes. Surviving the festive season has become a bit of an art for many over the years from having divorced parents , or losing a parent too soon, to personal divorce, to moving often and relocating to a different country. Feelings of nostalgia bubble up from Christmas’ past and there is no denying that December makes me wistful and sentimental. Not only is there pressure to enjoy a merry Christmas, but there’s also the reflection that comes with the close of the year — the remembrance of the hope and expectation it began with. We feel contemplative and more sensitive. This is amplified by the sadness of being alone or by spending time with members of our family that put us on edge (out of festive obligation). The Christmas spirit is meant to unite but oftentimes the reunion isn’t like the movies. Sometimes we are alone or around people who bring out the worst in us. As a life coach, December is a particularly busy month for me — for clients all over the world. Christmas melancholy does not discriminate! It can actually be the most distressing time of the year (sorry, Andy Williams). If, like me, you sometimes struggle with Christmas, here are my top seven tips for surviving this season: Not everyone gets to spend time with loved ones on Christmas, and it can be isolating. Not everyone gets to spend time with loved ones on Christmas, and it can be isolating.
1. Indulge a little! One year when I was alone and had very little money I treated myself to my favourite glossy magazine and took it to the beach. I was lucky enough to be living in Sydney during the beautiful summer season. I was so thankful and happy to be in Australia!
2. Allow yourself to experience some longing. We are human and Christmas naturally promotes a heightened emotional state. Acknowledge this, honour it, and understand that this day you may feel a little low. When you embrace it, it helps release it. A distraction like a good movie (a comedy!) or an engrossing book helps take our minds off being lonely or among family tension.
3. Celebrate on a different date. Obviously airlines take advantage of this busy travel time and charge premium end of year prices. We can’t all afford to be where we want on Christmas day. So if you want a get-together with loved ones, commit to come together on another date. Why not celebrate on Jan 25th for example? You can get discounted presents this way too! I typically celebrate earlier in the month — I started this article in the UK as I visit my mum mid-December before the mad flight rush.
4. Invite another lonely person over. You can offer to cook, or share the load and do it together. A girl I know in the USA just spent Thanksgiving with another yoga enthusiast that she met the week before in class (both are pretty new to Manhattan). They made vegetable pizza and drank champagne and a new friendship was formed. Don’t underestimate the power of a little initiative!
5. Be the light for someone else. Do something nice for someone you know (or even someone you don’t). Most neighbourhoods have a local church and you can ask how you can volunteer your time somehow. Or you can give someone a call that you know is lonely. Making it less about you always works — in more ways than one. Giving to another person is the quickest and most lasting shortcut to happiness. Win-win. Don’t compare what you do or don’t have with others. Just be happy with what you’ve got. Don’t compare what you do or don’t have with others. Just be happy with what you’ve got.
6. Don’t compare. Across the world millions of people have different circumstances — some are sick, some are feuding with others, some people don’t have enough (or any) food. Let this give you some perspective and don’t judge your circumstances by Hollywood’s holiday films or your seemingly perfect neighbour’s family. Just let it be whatever it is for you this year. You also don’t need to justify your day to anyone. “My Christmas was nice and quiet” is typically my answer when asked about it. Enough said.
7. Don’t over think it. There is no right or wrong way to spend Christmas. After all, its just 24 hours. It will be over tomorrow and all the focus will be on the Boxing Day sales. In a week you can start to concern yourself with all the “new year, new you” pressure to look forward to (!!) Think — without the holidays there would be no pause from our busy lives. Every year would be just like a long journey without stops. I use the quiet time to daydream. I dream about happy childhood moments — snow, my belief in Santa, playing scrabble with my dad. I had an ‘aha!’ moment 5 years ago when my husband and I were celebrating Christmas at a New York diner (we had pretty much just landed in the country to work). Maybe we should have been feeling sorry for ourselves with our solitary, unimpressive lunch and empty apartment. But we both felt OK — we spent the time telling each other our old family Christmas stories. Re-living memories is like re-entering a lovely dream. Writing this even transports me right back to that sweet little lunch. It was around that time that I finally understood. It’s the spirit that counts — the love and the gratitude that we feel towards the people in our life — no matter where they are. Neither of these things revolves around a date. The day itself is just a reminder to enjoy them. Christmas is not the turkey, the guests, the tree. Christmas is internal. We can carry it anywhere we go and it can be celebrated every day of the year. I write this from London’s Heathrow Airport having just said goodbye to my mum. I am not sure when exactly I will see her again. As I wait to board I am sitting surrounded by Christmas lights and Bing Crosby is singing, “I’ll be home for Christmas” on a nearby speaker. When I said goodbye to my mum at the gate I know she wanted to cry but instead she was smiling so that I would not be sad. I smiled too. After years of separation, our souls now recognise this farewell reflection. And even though the fates don’t allow, I know I’ll still be home for Christmas this year. With my mother and my father. Even if it’s only in my dreams. Sometimes it is easy to lose sight of the positive things in life, Life Coaching is a GPS to road mapping a positive & goal achieving future when it all seems to difficult. If you would like to find out more about becomming a Life Coach , check out our different courses available: www.lifecoachingacademy.edu.au/courses/46
Keep your body feeling great with b+s nutritionist Lisa Guy’s top 10 tips for smart partying Stay healthy this silly season The warmer weather is well and truly here and Christmas is fast approaching. You can feel the party vibe in the air. At this time of year our healthy diets and lifestyles can easily go out the window as we overindulge in rich food and alcohol. With a little planning, though, you can stay in good health while still enjoying summer and all its festivities. Some pre-party preparation and a few tweaks to the diet can minimise the potentially unhealthy effects of partygoing, especially too much alcohol. Of course it is always best for your health to limit yourself to a couple of drinks when you go out. However, if you’re one of those people who gets swept up in the moment and finds it hard to stick to two or three drinks, follow these simple steps to look after your health and help ease those dreaded hangover symptoms. Here are our top 10 ways to protect your health.
1. Eat before you drink Never drink alcohol on an empty stomach. Always eat something nutritious before you head out. This will slow down the absorption of alcohol into your bloodstream. When drinking, avoid snacking on high-fat foods such as hot chips and pizza and instead go for healthier snacks such as dips with crackers and breads, olives, nuts and grilled seafood.
2. Drink slowly Play it safe and stick to no more than one alcoholic drink an hour. This will give your liver time to process the alcohol properly and prevent a build-up of alcohol in your blood. Try ordering a nip in a schooner glass of soda water so it lasts longer, or drink a glass of water or a non-alcoholic drink between alcoholic ones.
3. Avoid dehydration Alcohol is one of the major causes of dehydration. We lose fluid and important electrolytes such as magnesium and potassium when our body processes alcohol. Many common hangover symptoms – including headache, dry mouth and thirst – are at least partly caused by dehydration. The best way to combat dehydration is to drink plenty of water when you are out and have an electrolyte drink before you go to bed.
4. Take B-group vitamins The body uses up a considerable amount of nutrients when processing alcohol, including B-group vitamins. If you are low in vitamin B this elimination process will be impaired. Some of the richest sources of B-group vitamins include wholegrains, legumes, avocado, nuts, seeds and red meat. You might also benefit from taking a daily B-complex supplement.
5. Up your antioxidants Drinking alcohol leads to an increase in free radical production, resulting in damage to cells in the body. Increasing your antioxidant intake is the best way to combat this. Vitamin C, found in oranges and other citrus fruits, berries, guava, rose hip tea and parsley, is a powerful antioxidant. Other rich sources of antioxidants include berries such as acai berries and blueberries, green and white tea, tomatoes and other red and orange fruits and vegetables.
6. Take St Mary’s thistle This herb is thought to help protect liver cells from alcohol-induced damage and enhances liver detoxification, helping to remove toxins such as alcohol from the body. Take St Mary’s thistle tablets daily over the party season.
7. Try chlorella This super sea algae has been shown to help remove toxic substances from the body. Chlorella may also help reduce hangover symptoms. Take about five grams of chlorella before heading out.
8. Take a multivitamin Alcohol depletes the body of important nutrients such as vitamin C, magnesium and zinc, and our eating may be less balanced during the festive season. Taking a good-quality multivitamin daily is a good way to help replenish your body’s stocks of these essential vitamins and minerals and to protect your general health.
9. Eat garlic Garlic contains an amino acid called S-allyl-cysteine, which neutralises acetaldehyde, a highly reactive by-product of alcohol metabolism. You could also take a garlic supplement.
10. Eat probiotic yoghurt Eating probiotic-rich foods such as yoghurt and miso and taking a probiotic supplement daily will help boost good intestinal bacteria, which can be disrupted when you drink too much alcohol or eat lots of rich food. Natural hangover helpers Coconut water: Naturally rich in electrolytes, coconut water is good for rehydration. Ginger: It’s soothing for the digestive tract and helps relieve nausea. Try chilled ginger tea with lemon or add fresh ginger to a vegie juice. Nux vomica: The Nux vomica tree seeds are a homeopathic remedy for hangover symptoms. Available as tablets or liquid from chemists. Read Lisa Guy’s advice on curing a hangover. Have a look at our amazing Wellness Coaching Program if you would like to make Wellness Coaching a Career, The Life Coaching Academy offers an interactive web based program that you can complete anywhere in the world, check it out : www.lifecoachingacademy.edu.au
1. Write Down Your Goals You are probably like so many people who like to keep everything in their mind instead of on paper. Let me tell you a little secret about these folks they are the same people who rarely follow through on their goals. When you write down your goals, you start to see where you want to go and its easier to make decisions because you have a destination. Consider taking 15 minutes to write down your goals in each part of your life (i.e. Career, Relationships, Healthy Living, Fun & Creativity, Finances, and Personal Growth).
2. Craft Clear-Cut Goals That Add Meaning to Your Life Many of us think vague goals are our friends but actually they just derail us in our mission. If you are are planning to get better at golf, be a better leader, or stretch more in the new year, you will need to be much more specific. Say your goal out loud and honestly ask yourself if it is clear what you are trying to do. It’s also helpful to share your goal(s) with a trusted friend. Once you have a clear goal, you need to double check that it’s something you really care about. Many goals are clear. The question is will you feel a sense of accomplishment and meaning when you achieve the goal? If not, it’s not the right goal. For example, you may have a very clear goal to be the market leader in your business. But if you really want to be connected to your daughter and coach her soccer team then achieving your business goal may or may not leave you feeling fulfilled. Examples of vague to specific goals:
1. Get in shape = does this mean lower your blood pressure, have consistent energy throughout the day, lose 15 pounds by your college reunion, or run your first 5k race?
2. Build my business = do you mean open a second store, increase revenue by 20%, or hire five new employees? 3. Spend more time with friends = do you mean have dinner once a week or schedule a four-day ski trip?
3. Pursue a Goal that is a Tier One Priority Your tier one goals are the ones that will make the biggest impact in your life. They are the most important goals. They are not necessarily the goals that help you make the most money or get you promoted but rather the goals that add a deeper sense of fulfilment to your life. You probably have many things that are important in your life. Write down all of your goals above and then check the ones that are most important to you. Perhaps you want to finish your degree, get out of debt, or change jobs. Whatever is meaningful to you is what you need to pursue.
4. Take Small Steps Once you have a great goal, break it down into small steps. Too many people think the goal setting process is over once you declare your goal that is when the fun starts. Train your mind to take one small step a day and you will make amazing progress. It’s a process, not magic. We don’t have control over many things in life but you do have control over setting a great goal. Why give up this option for no reason? There is no excuse to leave your potential on the table because you did not even try. Please don’t let this year pass you by, step up to the plate and see what you can do. Small steps = big results.
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