We’ve put together a great collection of tools and information to support your coaching journey with us. Discover the FREE resources for Performance, Business, Relationships, Wellbeing, Mindfulness and Sustainability. This page is updated regularly and shares the latest news information, research and free tools from the industry.


CAREER COACHING

7 Strategies to build a successful career.

There are certain habits and activities that successful people from all over the world do. The best way of approaching success is by following and figuring out what are the strategies that professionals use, and model them according to your needs.


Know your worth and then ask for it.

Your boss probably isn’t paying you what you’re worth — instead, they’re paying you what they think you’re worth. Take the time to learn how to shape their thinking. Pricing consultant Casey Brown shares helpful stories and learnings that can help you better communicate your value and get paid for your excellence.


PERFORMANCE COACHING

VIA Character Strengths Survey

Research shows that VIA character strengths can be used in coaching to address a variety of life challenges and achieve positive personal and professional outcomes. Use your VIA character strengths to help inform your coaching and uncovered exciting possibilities for impacting performance, life satisfaction and managing life issues. 


Emotional Intelligence Test

This EI test will evaluate your emotional intelligence and suggest ways to improve it. Answer honestly, there is no judgments the whole reason for doing this is for greater self understanding. Once you finish the test you will receive a free snapshot report of the result.


Tony Robbins DISC Profiling Tool

Learn about your personality and what drives you, self awareness is essential to succeed in life and work. Identify what holds you back and align your true personality traits with achievement.


Positive Psychology Tests by Martin Seligman 

Dr Martin Seligman, the director of the University of Pensilvania offers many tools for measuring happiness and wellbeing. These tools are widely researched and offer practical ways to boost our wellbeing.


Emotional Intelligence Quiz

Greater Good Berkley research offers us a fun quiz to measure your EI and increase your self awareness. The website all has many other rich resources for personal and professional development.


Gratitude Quiz

The research shows the gratitude is linked with happiness. How grateful are you? Find out with the great quiz and discover some steps for brining even more gratitude into your life.


Self-compassion Exercises by Kristen Neff. 

Self-compassion is the same as having compassion for others. To have true compassion for others you must embody compassion. Kristen Neff the co-founder of Mindful Self Compassion shares with us some great exercises for practicing self compassion.


BUSINESS COACHING

Ready to Launch? 

Our entrepreneurial friends at Sentient Inception have develop a great quiz that help you clarify if you have what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur in Australia. They also have also just published a great book on the subject of entrepreneurialism in Australia and provide an incubator and angel investment for ideas that need support, you can find all this on the quiz page.


Mindful Scaling

Tony Robbins shares with us a great article for fast growing business to be more sustainable. Keeping focus on and developing good systems for core values, company culture and brand identity will help you establish standards and guidelines strong enough to withstand the turbulence of growing your business. 


How to build a company where the best ideas win.

What if you knew what your coworkers really thought about you and what they were really like? Ray Dalio makes the business case for using radical transparency and algorithmic decision-making to create an idea meritocracy where people can speak up and say what they really think — even calling out the boss is fair game. 


Why Tech needs the humanities. 

If you want to build a team of innovative problem-solvers, you should value the humanities just as much as the sciences, says entrepreneur Eric Berridge. He shares why tech companies should look beyond STEM graduates for new hires — and how people with backgrounds in the arts and humanities can bring creativity and insight to technical workplaces.


MINDFULNESS COACHING

Mindful Magazine is the voice of the emerging mindfulness community. We’re the place to go for insight, information, and inspiration to help us all live more mindfully.


Mindfulness Poetry used in mindfulness MBSR classes. 


Jon Kabat-Zinn the founder of MBSR leads a session on Mindfulness at Google, watch the video on YouTube.


Insight Timer is home to more than 2,600,000 meditators, Insight Timer is rated as the top free meditation app on the Android and iOS stores. You’ll find Marion Miller’s MBSR meditations on here. 


Silent Retreats in Australasia that are aligned with the MBSR training, to deepen your meditation practice.


Try the Loving Kindness Meditation to strengthen your relationships. Read about how it works.


Melbourne Insight group meditation is a non-religious Buddhist tradition with regular sits at two locations East brunswick on a Monday evening and East Malvern on a Wednesday evening. 


RELATIONSHIPS COACHING

Compassionate Love Quiz

You might love your partner but do you love them compassionately? To find out more about compassionate love and to be a more compassionate partner take this quiz.


The 5 languages of love

Discover your love language, how you give love and how you like to experience receiving love. A great tool to help give you clarity on how to improve your relationships.


What you want matters.

This is a great article based on social exchange theory. It includes the ratio of costs to benefits, the satisfaction level and the dependance level and some general advice for dating success. Try journalling some of your answers to the questions to get clear on what you want. 


The Attraction Doctor

This is a psychologists blog specifically dedicated to relationship success and helping people create the social life they desire.Here you will find information on dating techniques, relationship advice, communication skills, social influence, persuasion, self-esteem, social dynamics, goal-setting, attraction, courtship, sexuality, confidence, and much more.


Enlightened Intimacy

In this two-part interview, Robert Thurman discusses Buddhist ideas as they pertain to intimate relationships, moving effortlessly from the mundane to the universal. Like many of us, he admits to grappling with anger and jealousy and not yet being enlightened.


Best Possible Self for Relationships

This 15 min exercise asks you to imagine your relationships going as well as they possibly could, then write about this best possible future. By doing so, research suggests that you’ll not only increase your happiness but pave the way for stronger and more fulfilling connections. 


The Four Elements of True Love

In the Buddhist faith, there are four elements of love that make it ‘true’ love. These elements must combine to make love true and long-lasting. They are not magical or even spiritual concepts, they are simply behaviours and virtues that we must hold in order to make love strong. 


WELLBEING COACHING

This is a great You Tube video with Professor Martin Seligman discusses his formula for wellbeing: PERMA. Watch it here.


Did you know grit was the main contributing factor to accomplishment? Learn about the grit pie here.


Want to know how to create an upward spiral of positive emotions? This article shares 6 feel good positive psychology practices that will boost your wellbeing 


Gratitude leads to positive emotion and keeping a gratitude journal can lead to all kinds of positive benefits. Mindful magazine helps you start a gratitude diary practice with this helpful article.


This article shares positive psychology practices by Martin Selgiman to increase wellbeing and lower depression. 


Transform your workplace with these fantastic gratitude workplace practices shared in the article from greater Good Berkley. 


Brené Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk at TEDxHouston, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity.


SUSTAINABILITY

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, the UN announced a 17-point to-do list to transform the world for the better. Between them, these sustainable development goals (SDGs) aim to end all poverty, fight inequality and tackle climate change within the next 15 years. For the goals to be reached, everyone needs to do their part: governments, the private sector, civil society and people like you.


Frank Green Reusable Coffee Cup

At frank green, we know that buying bottled water and using single use coffee cups is a waste of the earth’s resources (and of our money), so when we couldn’t find a coffee cup or water bottle that ticked all our boxes, we decided to make our own. Not only are frank green products good for the environment – being made from recyclable materials and reducing the use of single use bottled water and coffee cups – they’re also great for your health, being made from BPA-free and non-toxic materials. frank green is also 100% Australian owned, with all products designed and manufactured in Melbourne. Not only does that mean a reduction of our carbon footprint, but it ensures ongoing work for local businesses, supporting their livelihoods and our economy.


War on waste.

ABC offers us a great video series on the waste that is produced in Australia and what is and isn’t being done about it. Some great information and ideas on how to tackle the growing waste problem, the greater issues concerning some of the workplace practices that contribute to this major global problem and cover ups which are totally unacceptable in this day and age. This video series has impacted our families lifestyle and made us think more deeply and act more sustainably when it comes to purchasing, using and disposing of no longer wanted stuff. 


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