UncategorizedI hate reading!

February 11, 2023by Jill Douka

What are your plans for Valentine’s day? 

If you are in a relationship I hope you have planned something beautiful and if you are not I hope you will plan to buy yourself something you desire and plan a beautiful night with friends or on your own. 


I was talking with one of Global Academy of Coaching Graduates Elena, and one of the biggest wins she got from her GAC studies was the fact that she started reading again.

You see she was studying for 10 years to acquire her university degree and her MBA.

And at the end she hated studying.

Now, she said that in GAC the books that she started studying literally changed her life.

And now she reads 5 pages each day no matter what!

What would happen if you read 5 pages EVERY day?


In this video we go through the skills you need in order to become a coach.

If you are serious about being a thriving coach, watch carefully now!

So the number one skill that we support our coach students in Global Academy of Coaching to develop is active listening. Coaching is all about listening. Actually, a master certified coach allows the coachee to talk 90% of the coaching session and the coach only talks 10%. 

So you can imagine you really have to close your mouth and listen to what the other person is saying. 


Now, it’s also very, very important to start practicing your presence, being there, being in the now, not thinking about what you’re going to eat tomorrow, tonight, just being present. This will help you become a very, very good life coach again. This is a skill that you will develop with many hours of life coaching. 


Creating a relationship that is based on trust and safety. This is a skill that it’s so important that you develop and you are going to develop it through all the knowledge, skills and abilities, from the books that you’re going to read.


Once you start reading and starting in order to become a life coach because, you know, trust and safety are skills that you have to harness in order to have clients in order to be a successful life coach. Support the coachees to see through the negative thoughts. So we support the coaches to really acknowledge the negative thoughts and see through them. 


And how do we do it? We do it with very powerful questions. Now the powerful questions are a toolbox that you’re going to learn when you study for your certification. The most important part of coaching is making a plan with the coachees, so you do not finish a coaching session without a plan, without action steps. 


Now, my beautiful friend, these are the basics, the basics that we support the coaches to learn in Global Academy of Coaching. I would love to know what coaching skills you have mastered, you feel proud of and are really making a difference with your clients. What are the coaching skills you want to master in order to make a difference? Hit reply and let me know via email, I will personally get back to you. 


I also want to invite you to the amazing Masterclass. Are you playing it safe? Learn how to kill fear and have what you deserve!

We do this together with another Master Coach and GAC Professor Scott Masciareli. 

It is for free and you can enroll here:


If you want to become fearless in the pursuit of what you want from life, then join us for this Masterclass. We’ll show you the secrets of the world’s top master coaches (both of us are 2 of the 4% Master coaches by the International Coaching Federation) that you can use to explode your leadership skills. You can use these skills to take back control of your destiny and live the life you’ve always dreamed of while at the same time:


– Understand how you can become a better leader at work and home

– Make a positive difference in the world

– Escape the daily grind

– Have more time for yourself

– Work smarter

– Potentially earn more than you currently do as a highly paid certified coach.

– Skip the trial and error

– Avoid that dreaded self-doubting question: “Am I doing this right?”


These skills are in high demand, and allow others to see your true value. You can use your newfound leadership skills to bring about positive change in yourself, your friends and family, and even your community.




My beautiful friend.

Looking forward to seeing you next time 

I’m next to you.

by Jill Douka

MBA, Μaster Certified Coach, 2x TEDx speaker #1 Bestselling and Awarded Author of 3 books, awarded mentor by the European Union, sought after internationally-renowned speaker. Founder of the Global Academy of Coaching Certificate Accredited, and together with top professors in the world trains high achievers to become exceptional coaches and leaders. Author of #1 International bestseller Create Love: 7 Secrets to Manifest your Perfect Match, Author of Bestseller How to Create Your Life, Author of Bestseller Suddenly Now, Author of Woman Now.