YANNICK’S BLOG

In the summer of 2018 I presented my approach to coaching at the 20th Conference of the International Network of Personal Meaning (INPM) in Vancouver. Based on my talk I wrote this paper which was recently published in the INTERNATIONAL

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For June’s Coaching Lab we’ll get to observe a live coaching demo with London Life Coach Nick Hatter followed by a debrief and discussion together with the Nick and his client, and a chance to practice and experiment in triads in breakout rooms

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Last time I wrote to you felt like 1989 (a number which, just like Douglas Adams’s 42, just popped into my mind btw). What I’m saying is that time feels distorted. I mean it’s always distorted when you think about it

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Holy. Shit. Every Corona-week feels like a dog year to me these days. Despite all the uncertainty, anxiety and panic that’s generally floating around, it also made me think a lot. Despite being generally awful times characterized by lots of

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Being back. Feeling forward. There’s something special about coming home. It’s a place you know. A place of relative certainty. Somewhere we (are supposed to) feel safe. Right now I have mixed feelings about being back, back from our honeymoon in Japan.

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In November 2017 Tim Ferriss’s then-new book Tribe of Mentors was published, a wonderful collection of practical life advice a whole range of top performers in their respective fields. For some reason I never got an invitation. But hey, I forgive

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Change is the holy grail of psychology. Sometimes it’s easy. But often, we’re so caught up in our pre-existing patterns, beliefs and habits, that it seems impossible to think or do things differently. We find ourselves riddled by inner conflicts

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A few weeks ago Gwyneth Jones invited me to be part of her Podcast “The Way We Connect” to talk about conflict, mediation, existentialism and generally the way we connect and it’s been a really enjoyable conversation during which we

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It seems surreal that it’s been more than 2 months since the wedding. We’ve only just got the photos and video back and yet so much has happened since. A lot of energy got released and much of it more gradually

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Multipotentialites, hummingbirds, generalists, portfolio careers… People with multiple passions who choose not to commit to doing only one thing in their life and focus on a single path in their career have many names. In this episode of Vikki Coombes

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Bill Hicks told me it’s just a ride. But I must admit it feels a lot more real these days. Both my investment and output have grown exponentially and something profound shifted once I made a passionate commitment to a specific path in life.

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The end goal of all clients coming for coaching tends to be some form of happiness or psychological wellbeing. Whether that’s a life of meaning and purpose, finding the love of their life or leaving a toxic relationship, whether it’s experiencing

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How did I get into Positive Psychology and Coaching? The ever curious Melanie Dijkstra sat me down to hear my story and you can listen to it here: https://soundcloud.com/user-418469924/podcast-9-yannick-jacob I give you a personal insight into my journey and why I

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I’m a little behind. Though I feel light years ahead of time. I had’t quite anticipated how seismic an event this wedding would be. I knew it was probably gonna be the most excited and happy I’d been in my

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]My first full length international publication, An Introduction to Existential Coaching: How Philosophy Can Help Your Clients Live with Greater Awareness, Courage and Ownership, has now been published by Routledge and is available on Amazon. Compared to previous versions of

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Time flies like an arrow (fun fact: this sentence actually has 11 possible syntactic meanings and having it pop up in my mind just now was a fantastic opportunity to refresh this questionably useful piece of information. And having gone on

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Coaching – It’s been taking the world of personal and professional development by storm and has become one of the fastest growing industries in the world with many coaches making six figures and many more struggling to enrol clients and

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Coaching – It’s been taking the world of personal and professional development by storm and has become one of the fastest growing industries in the world with many coaches making six figures and many more struggling to enrol clients and

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]What matters most to people? How can we be happy? What’s the meaning of life? How can we find answers to the big questions in life? In this guest lecture to students of the post-graduate certificate in coaching at Birkbeck

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Over the years I’ve heard hundreds of people ask: “Are coaches crossing the line?” Students try to figure out how far they can take this coaching thing and clients want to delve deeper and deeper into their personal growth and

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January – The month of new year’s resolutions, good intentions, re-orientation, realizing that perhaps what you thought you wanted wasn’t important enough to put the work in and generally a high time for coaches. Here are a few nuggets, short

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It’s all started because I liked the ring of it, how it sounds. Cool Intentions. Possibly influenced by my youth and the similar sounding movie, but no relation. I love having meaningful conversations. And I like to get to know

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It’s the end of the year! Existentially, any ending is a reminder of time passing, a time to reflect on where we’ve come from and where we’re heading, an invitation to evaluate how we’re living our lives and an opportunity to recognize

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I’ve been wondering “about this life thing”, as has Leann Harris, so we discussed it in my podcast. We’re both wondering about what this life thing is and why it matters to actually think deeply about it and reflect on

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