Lets bring on the compassion!

Lets bring on the compassion!


Welcome to the Global Coaching Academy Monthly Newsletter

and a Brand New Year !



This is our monthly newsletter for

January 2022!


Our focus for January is Compassion and as always, some heartfelt musings and music to help inspire the change that we wish to experience in the world...Enjoy!

We hope that our newsletters bring you upliftment, inspiration, and updates as to what is happening at the Global Coaching Academy and new paradigm world of Coaching, Mentoring, and Interpersonal Facilitation. 





Is this the year when everything changes for you?

Is it time you studied something that feeds your Soul and grows your Spirit?

Think about studying with us and embarking on a transformational journey!


Enrolments are now open for our upcoming intake!

Induction workshop dates are Friday, Saturday and Sunday 14th, 15th & 16th January. Spaces still available, apply now for an interview.


Who We Are and What We Do


If you have not yet studied with us, you may not already know that the Global Coaching Academy has been creating and delivering heart-based training programmes since 2004.


We began as a very small Registered Training Organisation in Perth offering a Certificate of Mentoring and Coaching. This was in response to people who were looking for a meaningful course and qualification that wasn't all about 'rah rah' and money making, rather about wanting to make a difference and support others to become the best versions of themselves. 17 years later, GCA is delivering a Diploma of Mentoring, Coaching and Interpersonal Facilitation, as a fully internationally recognised ICF accredited coach training program to participants in United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, Asia and New Zealand.


Want to know more? Who We Are





 Where are they now?


Recent sharing from

our graduates...


Lisa Danza


(Click the image to hear Lisa's

experience of coming back to the course!)





Lisa is a trained educator, holistic counsellor and life coach. She is passionate about growth, development and holistic wellbeing. Lisa cares deeply about how we can bring this to our workplace. After completing a Masters degree in Business Leadership, she became more curious and committed to bringing a holistic approach to business, and working and contributing in a healthy, sustainable and mutually respectful way.

She works as a trainer, facilitator and holistic coach and runs classes and workshops to help others reach their potential.


To find out more:  http://evolveatwork.com.au               

Email:  lisa@evolveatwork.com.au


Our lack of compassion stems from our inability to see deeply into the nature of things.


- Surya Das



Monthly Musings 

Some heartfelt inspiration for our readers...

Myth busters...


Exploring a new paradigm of Coaching, Mentoring and Interpersonal Facilitation, what it is and what it isn’t, from the perspective of GCA heart based philosophy.


                       Brene Brown on Compassion

                       (Click the image to hear what Brene has to share about compassion)


                       MYTH: You have to be a pushover to be compassionate

                       MYTH BUST: You have to have good boundaries to be compasionate

 Let’s talk about compassion and

how we can evolve its current meaning.



Compassion – a word we’ve probably all thrown around, but what does it really mean in practice?


Dictionary.com describes it thus:


Compassion [kuhm-pash-uhn]

 Noun – a feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is stricken by misfortune, accompanied by a strong desire to alleviate their suffering.


In a very 3D world, and from past ages of understanding, this is true. It is a simplistic concept that helps us become better humans towards one another. But as we move into a deeper understanding of where mankind is heading, I feel we need to update this definition a little. In this post I’ll share some of my own ponderings and learnings.


In ages past we needed to develop sympathy – an ability to put ourselves in others’ shoes so we could express care and understanding. This was a step in our evolutionary process as humans caring for something other than ourselves.


But the very nature of “sympathy” carries a judgement. When we think the events are ‘bad’ and we want to ‘fix’ the problem it’s often so ‘we’ don’t feel uncomfortable anymore. It’s not really about simply being present with someone who is going through something difficult.


Feeling “sorry for” someone, on an energetic level, can add to the burden of that person through the weight us thinking “oh how awful!” There is healing available in validating that an experience is awful. Absolutely. It would be counter-productive to become cold and ignore the suffering because difficult things are often awful. But this is where the ‘woke’ movement has taken compassion in an unhelpful direction and twisted it into ‘everything happens for a reason’ or ‘every cloud has a silver lining’ and they spout such phrases without the empathy piece.


Empathy is the evolution of sympathy. Empathy is the ability to sit with someone who is in pain, to care deeply for their suffering, to hold a loving and compassionate space while they process their feelings. We still feel how we feel – sad, sorrowful, whatever – but we don’t project it onto others nor make it about ‘us’ which can sometimes happen when we forget to hold space for others who are suffering. This can mean that the person who is in pain has to stop their process to comfort us. This is counter-productive to anyone’s healing.


Compassion has vulnerability in its heart. It doesn’t know why things have turned out this way, and it doesn’t try to understand. Compassion sits with pain, extends itself in unconditional love, has empathy, and is patient and kind. Compassion has no judgement or opinion in it. Compassionate understanding trusts in the Benevolence of the Universe, allowing the pain to heal, and for the person experiencing the difficult moment to hopefully grow and become better for it, but it doesn’t mind either way – that is for later, if ever – but for now, compassion sits gently, holds lightly, and is whatever that person needs to grow and evolve through this experience.


Compassion is unconditional love on steroids. It takes a strong person to be vulnerable enough to be truly compassionate and feel everything they are feeling without judgement. So let’s raise the vibration of compassion up a notch and explore how we can be more compassionate with one another – and also with ourselves.


 with love from Belinda

About Belinda


Belinda is the head and Heart of Global Coaching Academy.

She is a Master Certified Coach (MCC) with the International Coaching Federation and is currently studying for her Masters of Counselling. She is inspired by the courage of the human spirit and seeks to nurture that and inspire others to have courage to actualise more of their potential.


‍www.globalcoach.com.au www.globalcoach.com.au




Now for some Music for The Soul!‍


Click the image to hear the band!



The Lovefinders Band




Our Team‍

Belinda, Jane and Julie are our main course facilitators along with a unique and authentic team of coaches, tutors, mentors, counsellors, and administrative and student support team members who bring their hearts, skills and experience to the academy.

Who are they? GCA Team


We love mentoring, coaching and interpersonal Facilitation. We love training and teaching. We love life. And we would love to work with you!

Are you ready to explore the world of coaching?

The people who feel drawn to working with us are people with big hearts; old souls who have acquired wisdom and who love their planet and humanity. They are the ones who want something more. They are the Ones who keep us shining our lights and the reason we exist! Is this you?


Whether you want to become a professional coach and mentor or add to your repertoire of existing skills, you could be among the first new coaches to be trained in the newly released updated core competencies from the International Coaching Federation (ICF).


Our next intake takes place in January 2022. To find out more, book a chat with Jane



In the spirit of Compassion, the Global Coaching Academy team!


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