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Dealing with the Pain

Woman on Coach with Head Down

Her cries are still ringing in my ears as they pierced through the room.  “It hurts!!…  (sob)…  It hurts so bad!!…  (cry)…  Can’t anyone do anything about this pain?…  (sob)…  It just hurts so bad!!!  (cry)…”    She would quiet down for a moment, and then begin again. “It hurts!!…  (sob)…  It hurts so bad!! …

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Adversity to Adaptability

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Has adversity beaten you down, time after time? The Certified Coaches Federation is thrilled to announce our first published called “Adversity to Adaptability: Turn Life’s Greatest Challenges into your Greatest Opportunities”.

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12 Simple Ideas For Navigating Crisis

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With the COVID-19 crisis upon us, people are stressed out. They are also tired.  New data paints a picture of a nation whose optimism and resilience has been depressed by the events of the last month-and-a-half.  According to research from Angus Reid in April of 2020, half of Canadians (50%) report a worsening of their mental…

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CCF Successes – Jo-Anne Stark

What inspired you to become a Certified Coach? I took the CCF training in 2016 with Abe Brown in Calgary and a refresher course in Vancouver a couple of years later. I launched Stark Solutions Legal Coaching & Consulting in 2019 because as a lawyer, I spent over 25 years helping clients with their legal…

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Managing the Mayhem in the Midst of a Public Health Crisis

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People are feeling the uncertainty that our world’s recent events have brought us. There have been enormous shifts in our work and home lives in a very short period of time. It is likely that only a few of us alive have had to face this at any point in our lifetimes. It is important…

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CCF Succeses – Personal Trainer and Certified Coach – Jodi Sauve

In this CCF Successes, we are happy to feature Jodi Sauve! Jodi is a Certified Personal Trainer Certified through CanFitPro and is the owner of Inner Strength Training and Coaching working out of two locations – Pembroke and Cobden, Ontario. She has been training since 2009 and coaching since 2018. Jodi loves travelling to other…

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The Pygmalion Effect

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Many years ago, as a broken and hurting youth, my life and trajectory was completely transformed.  From a young man who was committing crimes, using an excessive number of illicit drugs, and on a path to certain prison, I changed paths, headed in a new direction, and ended up moving towards where I am today. …

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20/20 Vision for 2020

2020 Road into Sunset

For most of us, there is a “winding down” as one year draws to a close, and as a New Year begins to dawn. Part of this is spending time reflecting on the relationships, connections, and outcomes that have transpired, while looking deep within to process, sift, and sort. This is healthy. Living with intention…

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CCF SUCCESSES Trainer Edition – Adale Boudreau

Adale Boudreau joined the Certified Coaches Federation team in October 2019. She is now the Certified Coach Trainer of the Certified Coach Practitioner™ course in Barrie Ontario. We’re thrilled to introduce you to Adale! Adale is fun and energetic – we hope you enjoy getting to know her here on the Trainer Edition of CCF…

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Embracing the Change Process for 2020

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The journey of life and business truly is filled with ups and downs, highs and lows, gains and losses, victories and defeats. So many times, we long for an even keel; to find a place of normalcy, calm, and routine. Unfortunately, life has a way of interrupting this calm, and forcing the unpredictable and sporadic.…

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12 Transformational Principles for 2020

The Adventure Begins Here

For me, 2020 is so significant that I started preparing for it in the summer of 2019.  Beyond just a number, 2020 represents the start of the 3rd decade of the 3rd millennium, and I think that’s kinda cool. 2020 is a blank canvas yearning for your creativity, imagination, and artistry.  It is a piece…

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What Makes People Happy

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Human beings are social animals, hard-wired to connect with others. Research across a wide variety of disciplines consistently demonstrates that social support enhances productivity (we get more done!), psychological well-being (we feel more complete and more fulfilled!), and even physical health (our body breaks down less!). In fact, George Vaillant, Harvard professor of psychiatry, who…

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7 Simple Paths for Daily Personal Growth

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Whatever you feed daily will become the reality of your life. We will always grow exactly what we sow, nurture, and cultivate. So, if we want to experience personal growth on a daily basis, we need to practice certain disciplines on a daily basis. Incorporating healthy best practices daily will lead to an abundance of…

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Secrets to Performing at Your Best

Personal Growth

There is a well-worn story of a young man who wanted to make a lot of money, and so he went to a guru.  He told the guru, “I wanna be on the same level that you’re on.” And so, the guru said, “If you wanna be on the same level that I’m on, I’ll…

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Letting Go, and Moving On

Dandelion Blowing in the Wind

  As soon as she spoke, I could tell she was desperate. “Somehow, I need to let go. This pain is almost killing me. I just have to move on.” She went on to tell me about her incredible love for the business she had built with a close friend who had become a business…

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Unstoppable You

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How can two people grow up in the same home, and yet end up different? Janet and Jessica were sisters, just 2 years apart. Jessica was younger, and always looked up to her older sister Janet, because she saw her as so very bright, talented and beautiful. Sadly, both young ladies were raised in environments…

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Nourish to Flourish

Nourish to Flourish

Nourish to Flourish   Just a little while ago, I woke up feeling uncharacteristically grumpy. Though I’m not always a bright and shining star of positivity, I tend to be generally cheerful, pleasant, and optimistic, even irritatingly so.   So, I decided to pay a visit to a massage therapist. I came into her work…

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From Partner Pain to Partner Peace and Profit

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Partnerships in life and in business can be one of the most effective and sustainable ways to grow. However, they can also be difficult, stressful, and frankly, terrifying. You’ve probably heard the statistic: 80 percent of business partnerships ultimately fail. And when they do, it is not just “the business” that suffers, but often, we…

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CCF Successes | Mindset Coach, Shahab Nilgiri

Shahab Nilgiri

What inspired you to become a Certified Coach? I’ve been in the fitness industry for over 6 years, and part of the reason was to be more involved with people, get to know them at a deeper level, and help them achieve physical fitness greatness, which in turn helps other parts of your life grow.…

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Finding Value in the Trash

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  A little while ago, I was flipping through the newspaper when my perusing was interrupted by a headline. The headline engrossed my attention and had been capturing focus around the world. Here is what it said: “Germany sat on $1.4 billion find”.   Now, seeing a post like that, I slowed down to get…

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