Through Clarity Comes Change

Getting what you want out of life is simple. It’s not easy for most, but it is simple. The first step is figuring out what you want, and why you want it.

What I do​

I help you get what you want.

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I Coach

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I facilitate one on one and team discussions that motivate change.

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I have been an ongoing client of Phil Linklater (the AHA FACTOR) I am pleased to offer this recommendation as Phil has provided the structure I have needed to get momentum into the sales area of my business as well as personal health & fitness.

Phil has a style of coaching that works well especially for the entrepreneur or busy manager. He has been able to keep me focused on the important areas of my life and business. After a relatively short period I have actually done more of the important things and been able to dump or delegate more of the unimportant things.

Rhys Coffin
Managing Director
Icon Studios (Sth Akld) Ltd

My Story

You could say I’m a late developer!

Most of my life has been spent wandering around unconscious – probably like you and many others – just cruising along, going to work, playing some sport paying the bills getting married, having kids, having a holiday at the end of the year.

Running along in the background has always been thoughts of a better job, house, car, boat lifestyle etc but without the financial means to acquire them, they remained a pipe dream. Stuck in the usual mindset, study, get a good job, save up so I can have a comfortable retirement. This model is one where I work my butt off so I can pay my bills when I am older!  Is there a better way? You bet there is!

Phil Linklater - Life & Business Coach
Phil Linklater - Life & Business Coach

Aha Factor Blog

It’s easy to get better

But better at what? This is the question being asked of us courtesy of “The Daily Stoic” [Co written by Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman “Self improvement is a noble pursuit. …

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Do You Have a ‘Plan B’

If one thing is certain in these uncertain times it is this: There are no guarantees in life. How many times have you heard or read this old saw? Well, it …

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The more, the more

The more our pace of life seems to accelerate, the more fearful people have become. With the rise of social media, the greater the ease with which we can connect with …

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The learning is in the doing. The teacher learns by teaching. Coaches become great coaches through coaching. St. Francis of Assissi said: You only know as much as you do. Tony …

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Learning to walk

A timely reminder from Seth Godin on his blog today. My take is this: in order to master anything, keep trying. His analogy is that of a baby human; who, despite …

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The Art of Listening

An essential skill in coaching is having the ability to listen. To be fully focussed on what your client is saying. We listen to understand, not to reply. My reply or …

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A whole new world

Where technology is starting to bite. When traditional businesses get disrupted by new ideas that eat away at their ‘intellectual property.’ Uber is one that comes to mind. And pizzas delivered …

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Are you at peace?

“You feel at peace when you have no unfinished business.” This may seem like a foregone conclusion; and maybe prompt a “so?” However very few of us are at peace. Ever. …

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This might be a strange topic for coaching. However you ought to be striving to live a harmonious life, one that is in balance. Look at all aspects, family, career, relationships, …

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Getting Clear

“Alice: Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here? The Cheshire Cat: That depends a good deal on where you want to get to. Alice: I …

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Health and Wellness

I have written about this many times before. The key message is that success or the pursuit of success is a waste of time if you are unwell. Poor health limits …

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