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We Are Celebrating 40 Years of Pioneering Coach Training!

written by Marilyn Atkinson on 02/13/2020

This year markrs Erickson's 40-year anniversary pioneering coach training around the world.

How to Discover Your Personal Calling

written by Marilyn Atkinson on 01/13/2020

Most people do not notice that they can direct questions very specifically to both the conscious and beyond-conscious minds and get different yet very useful answers. If you only direct your questions to the conscious mind, you are limited in the world you access. 

A Holiday Message from Marilyn Atkinson

written by Marilyn Atkinson on 12/12/2019

Greetings to all our dear friends, partners, fellow coaches, and World Game players. As I reflect on the past year, I am reminded of so many moments of personal transformation for all of us. From my time in Asia, Europe, and North America, I am flooded with memories of your own evolutionary shifts and it has me smiling. 

Using Open-Ended Questions in Solution-Focused Conversations

written by Marilyn Atkinson on 11/13/2019

Most people do not notice that they can direct questions very specifically to both the conscious and beyond-conscious minds and get different yet very useful answers. If you only direct your questions to the conscious mind, you are limited in the world you access. 

Building Rapport for Transformational Coaching Conversations

written by Marilyn Atkinson on 10/12/2019

Transformational conversations are the means by which you help yourself and others become aligned and purposeful humans. They are the way through which we, as humans, express and live from our inner truth while supporting others in doing the same. Rapport is at the heart of these conversations.

Creating the Vision of a Heroic Life

written by Marilyn Atkinson on 09/12/2019

Think for a moment about your childhood. What were your favourite stories? Fantasy? Adventure? Dream achievement? Children relate powerfully to adventure stories and their feelings about exploring life. Interestingly, when we read the kind of stories that typically make children happy, we find a plot that genuinely follows the deeper aim of living fully alive as a human being.

Overcoming Personal Prejudice with Coaching Tools

written by Marilyn Atkinson on 06/12/2019

Inside each of us, we find examples of strong prejudices: young versus old, black versus white, fat versus thin, tall versus short, my team versus yours. These prejudices are largely unconscious.

The Erickson Approach to Inspiring Change

written by Marilyn Atkinson on 05/13/2019

Dr. Milton Erickson, the namesake of Erickson Coaching International, was an American psychiatrist working through the second half of the 20th Century. His healing abilities were world famous and he was widely regarded as a wonder-worker. As a young psychologist, I studied his approach to healing with great delight and personally discovered the power of his work as a doorway to professional love.

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