Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Michael Mosley, 1957-2024

Thursday, June 13th, 2024 | News

He made a lot of great science documentaries and will be missed.

Triathlon For Beginners reaches 100,000 members

Tuesday, April 9th, 2024 | News

In 2018, I launched my course Triathlon For Beginners and subsequently set up a Facebook group to facilitate peer support. Six years later and I am pleased to announce the group has now hit 100,000 members.

My Running For Beginners group did the same in January.

I have some battle stories from what spammers will try in a group that size 😆. But it has been wonderful to watch so many people sharing stories, encouragement and support.

Strength and conditioning course

Saturday, April 6th, 2024 | News

I’m a British Triathlon certified strength and conditioning coach and I teach a course on using bodyweight exercises to build strength that you can do at home. It has been available via the Resilient website for a while but yesterday it became available on Udemy, too.

Running For Beginners reaches 100,000 members

Monday, January 29th, 2024 | News

I’m excited to announce that my Running For Beginners group reached 100,000 members last week!

A big thank you to everyone who has been part of the community. I even made a little thank you video:

Apparently Taylor Swift practises her entire Eras tour set list while running on a treadmill. I have no idea how; I was knackered after two minutes.

Productivity Coaching course

Wednesday, December 20th, 2023 | News

Four years ago, I launched my Feel-good Productivity course. Today, I’m pleased to announce a major revision to the course with updated lessons, additional information for coaches who want to help clients, and a new module on teams and workplaces.

It is also now available via Holbeck College and you can preview it here.

Life Coaching diploma path

Tuesday, November 21st, 2023 | News

Today, Holbeck College is proudly launching our fourth diploma path: Life Coaching.

Our pathways allow students to combine courses they are studying, and a final exam, to achieve a more in-depth qualification. In our new pathway, students will study a range of approaches to life coaching, deep dive into positive psychology coaching and motivational interviewing, consider ethical issues and understand the behaviours and attitudes of high achievers.

Learn more about it on the Holbeck College website.

Psychology of Successful People

Monday, September 11th, 2023 | News

Learn the ten essential attitudes and behaviours we can adopt to make ourselves happier and more successful.

I originally developed this course in July 2021 as a personal development course. It teaches cognitive and behavioural pathways to success. What success means is up to you, but regardless of your goal there are a set of replicable strategies that can help.

The course has now been re-developed for Holbeck College. You can preview it here.

Motivational Interviewing course

Monday, August 14th, 2023 | News

Motivational Interviewing can be described as the science of helping people change. Inspiring change in others is not about adding information (“here is what you should do”) but rather understanding that people have good reasons for doing what they do and helping them determine if there is a better course of action.

Let’s take an example of someone who is trying to spend less so they can buy a house. Anyone can go up to them and say “why not spend less money?” That’s obvious. In reality, they have good reason for spending money: perhaps they want to travel while they are young and able bodied. Perhaps buying beer at the pub is an important part of their social life. Perhaps they pend money on their niece because they want them to have a better childhood than they had. Perhaps the cost of living crisis offers a choice between saving or eating. These are all very valid reasons.

Instead of lecturing, Motivational Interviewing helps people work through these decisions, working out what is truly important to them and building motivation to follow a path that is aligned with their values.

In my new course, you will learn what Motivational Interviewing is and how its techniques are used to help people resolve ambivalence and inspire positive change. Preview the course on Holbeck College or watch the trailer below.

Mindfulness for Resilience course

Thursday, June 22nd, 2023 | News

I’m pleased to announce the launch of my new course, Boost Resilience with Mindfulness. It is the first course I have developed in collaboration with the Udemy Business team and is aimed at a professional environment, but with transferable skills to everyday life.

Preview the course here or watch the trailer below.

Positive Psychology Coaching

Thursday, May 25th, 2023 | News

It’s been a very busy year so far and a lot of 2023 has been taken up with a complete audit of all of my courses. Even since I posted about it in February, the work has continued and there are now over 200 new lessons. All of these are available to both old and new students.

With the audit finally complete, I am now back to writing new material and am pleased to announce the launch of my new course, Positive Psychology Coaching.

Positive psychology focuses on what is going right, rather than what is going on. It looks at an individuals character strengths and works out how we can use them to build more resilience, wellbeing, positive emotions, and help people achieve their valued goals.

You can preview the course on the Holbeck website or watch the trailer below.