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Coaching And The Transformed Workplace
2022-08-15 09:03
By Julie Weber Based on numerous studies and experiences the 21st-century workplace requires a different kind of atmosphere than what it used to be even a decade ago. The g… Read More
Coaching Is A Perk With The Job
2022-08-11 11:01
Increasingly when applying, interviewing, and negotiating for a position, candidates are savvy and ask to have coaching included as part of the package. More and more organizations are look… Read More
Engage With New Clients: 6 Tips For Coaches
2022-07-28 11:02
To help you best engage with new clients as a coach, we asked experienced coaches and business leaders this question for their best advice. From building rapport and trust from the beginning… Read More
Preparing For A Session
2022-07-07 11:03
Building on the exploration of who we are as coaches, consider also how you prepare and how you show up for coaching. Before each coaching session, how do you prepare?  After each sessi… Read More
Who Are We As Coaches?
2022-07-04 09:03
There are stereotypes and commonalities amongst us as professionals.  Of course, each of us is unique and that is a good thing! Who we are as coaches is built on who we are individuall… Read More
The Foundational Cohort To Earn The ACC
2022-06-30 11:03
As the journey to becoming a coach is explored, many are learning that the International Coaching Federation, ICF, is in the process of transitioning to new standards for coach training.&nbs&hell…Read More
Collaboration For ADHD Parent Coaching
2022-06-02 11:02
ADHD is a fact of life for approximately 5% of the world’s population.  It presents unique challenges for navigating school, careers, and life in general.  Addressing the cha… Read More
The Progression To Engaging A Coach
2022-05-30 09:02
There is a time and a place for training, mentoring, consulting, and coaching.  Each serves an important person.  The order in which each best serves a client is important. Trainin… Read More
How To Explore With Your Parent Coach
2022-05-26 11:02
by Tracy Prunty – A coach will serve you best by understanding your intention.  They listen to what you say and don’t say plus notice patter… Read More
What To Expect From Your Parent Coach
2022-05-23 09:02
by Tracy Prunty – When you start working with a parent coach, they will want to know your concerns and your priorities. You decide what is most important and… Read More
About ICF’s Ethics Community Of Practice
2022-05-19 11:32
The International Coaching Federation, ICF, Ethics Community of Practice (CP) is a virtual group of coaches who share best practices, emerging trends, tools, and tips in the area of coaching… Read More
Communities Of Practice At ICF
2022-05-16 09:03
The International Coaching Federation provides an amazing, albeit often unknown, resource for members, the Communities of Practice. Learn more at… Read More
Three Phases Of Coaching Agreements
2022-05-12 11:03
An agreement for a coaching relationship is called for in both the Code of Ethics and the Core Competencies of a coach from the International Coaching Federation, ICF. An agreement happens… Read More
Ethics And Competencies Work Hand-in-hand
2022-05-09 09:02
The Code of Ethics and the Core Competencies from the International Coaching Federation, ICF, work hand-in-hand.  If you want to demonstrate coaching competencies it requires being ethi… Read More
Additional Learning Options
2022-05-05 11:02
In addition to coach training and continuing coach education, because many of us are firm believers in being a life-long learned and value additional opportunities, here are resources: Mont… Read More
How To Become A Coach
2022-05-02 09:02
The gold standard for being a coach is membership in the International Coaching Federation (ICF).   The ICF requires 60 hours of training to become a member.  In addition to m… Read More
12 Tips For Finding A Coach
2022-04-29 03:35
What is one tip for finding and hiring a coach? To help you discover the best coach for you, we asked CEOs and business leaders this question for their best advice. From starting with your g… Read More
The New ICF Journey To Becoming A Coach
2022-04-28 11:05
With ICF changing how coach training is accredited, the journey to becoming a coach is looking different in the future.  Starting in 2022, organizations can only offer ICF-accredited pr… Read More
New Coach Training Accreditation From ICF
2022-04-25 09:02
ICF is changing credentialing paths from ACSTH and ACTP to Level 1 and Level 2 respectively.  What does this mean for you? Accredited coach training certificates will continue being hon… Read More
An Opportunity
2022-04-21 11:01
Number 28 in the ICF Code of Ethics calls on coaches to do good.  What does that mean?  How can we do that?  It starts with the statement in the code on being aware of our and… Read More
The Ethics Of Diversity
2022-04-18 09:03
The International Coaching Federation published a statement of diversity, inclusion, belonging, and justice at “ICF Members and Credential-holders li… Read More
What Happens When You Don’t Listen?
2022-04-14 11:02
By Sarah E. Roberts, PCC In the comedy The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Abe Weissman doesn’t listen.  In one early scene his wife, Rose, is standing in front… Read More
Three Lessons From My Journey To PCC
2022-04-11 09:03
By Sarah E. Roberts, PCC Know the PCC Markers so well that you can recite them in your sleep. I started with a printed copy of the PCC Markers discretely on a sta… Read More
Choosing A Parent Coach For Your Family
2022-04-07 11:03
by Tracy Prunty When you discover the possibilities of working with a parent coach, the next step is finding the right coach for your family. Start by making a list of what you want to acco… Read More
Is Parent Coaching Right For Your Family?
2022-04-04 09:02
by Tracy Prunty Coaching is an investment in you, your family, and your lives. Coaching is an opportunity to create the time for awareness and developing strategies. I… Read More
A Progression Of Services
2022-03-28 09:03
Many coaches offer multiple services.  Most common are training, consulting, or mentoring, and creating plus providing written or verbal content.  Often these different services ar… Read More
3 Steps To Start A Coaching Relationship
2022-03-21 09:03
Each coaching relationship is unique.  This is because each client is unique and what will serve them in the moment varies. When coaches are in their coach training, they often learn a… Read More
The Impact Of A Coach’s Words
2022-03-17 11:03
During coach training we often joke that learning coaching is learning a new language.  This is true because the words we normally use and the words we use as a coach are so different a… Read More
The Tool
2022-03-14 09:03
A powerful tool used for supporting positive and proactive focus while also building confidence is taught in the Certified Professional Coach program.  The impact of this tool has been… Read More
The 3 Cs Of Confidence
2022-03-10 11:03
For a coaching relationship to be effective, the three Cs of confidence are essential: Confidence in the Coach – both the coach and the client must be confident in the abilities of the… Read More
Beginning A Coaching Relationship
2022-03-07 09:03
There are many approaches to starting a coaching relationship.  Some coaches have an intake process, some start with an assessment, some invest the time in their client to explore the c… Read More
Considered Creativity Coaching
2022-03-03 11:02
What makes a coach standout as a coach?  Many think about brand and niche.  For those who completed the Certified Professional Coach program, of note is the power of that process… Read More
Coaching Methodology
2022-02-28 09:03
Each coach develops their own unique style and approach.  In the chapter from the 2017 Coaching Perspectives VII book on Coaching Models and Processes, I explored a variety of models an… Read More
Coaching Questions For Managing Up
2022-02-24 11:03
In addition to coaching skills – specifically people and communication skills including powerful coaching questions – being a powerful tool when speaking with employees or direct… Read More
Phenomenal Word Poem
2022-02-10 11:03
by Beth Donovan What we think is what we do, To up our game a notch or two, Use phenomenal words to light the brain, Enlightening a new refrain, New as we are now aware… Read More
2022-02-07 09:03
Assessments are popular in many organizations and for many coaches. When appropriate, assessments can be a useful tool for evidence-based coaching. It is essential that the use of an assessm… Read More
Challenges For Small Business Owners
2022-01-31 09:04
By Stephanie Haywood of Starting your own small business means putting yourself in a position to control your own financial fate. It’s important to remember that there… Read More
The Four Behavioral Styles – Fears
2022-01-27 11:03
Awareness of what might get in the way sets up preparation for moving past challenges. Dominance – High “D” Style Closely related to the Dominance Styles’ goal… Read More
The Four Behavioral Styles – Goals
2022-01-24 09:03
In addition to this information being helpful for client self-awareness, this is also information for the coach to recognize and adjust to with the client. Dominance – High “… Read More
The Four Behavioral Styles – Challenges
2022-01-20 11:03
All styles have many powerful and positive characteristics, and all styles have traits that are less positive and can create limitations to effectiveness and relationships. Dominance &nd&helli…Read More
The Four Behavioral Styles – Strengths
2022-01-17 09:03
In this blog series the DISC styles are explored in more detail to support your understanding, plus awareness of how this assessment tool can serve your coaching clients with detailed insig… Read More
The Four Behavioral Styles
2022-01-13 11:02
The DISC behavioral assessment measures and provides insight into four primary behavioral tendencies and emotions. It explores how these come together in a personal blend of style to create… Read More
Reflecting For Insights
2022-01-10 09:27
Events and experiences over the past few years have created many challenges. For example, many people struggled because they started working at home. It is challenging in confined spaces wit… Read More
Building Strength
2022-01-06 11:16
We have been challenged, and because of that, we have built strength. A caterpillar spins its cocoon and is inside. Now imagine a young child on a walk with a parent and they see this cater… Read More
Being A Confident Coach
2022-01-03 09:03
A successful coaching engagement occurs when the coach and client are both confident in the coach, confident in the coaching process, and confident in the client. What does each type of con… Read More
For The New Year
2021-12-30 11:03
2022 is arriving soon! Here we are wrapping up 2021 with much of what was happening in 2020 continuing. Whether this was anticipated or is a surprise, let’s be glad we are here now. St… Read More
Celebrating You With Gratitude
2021-12-27 09:03
Amongst the holiday celebrations, reflecting on the past year and looking forward to the next, what stands out most is how much each of you is worth celebrating and how grateful I am for all… Read More
What Does The Holiday Season Mean To You?
2021-12-23 11:03
There are so many different celebrations around the world; even a search online brings up different lists of holidays. Each has such important meaning. When I think about the celebrations, I… Read More
Moving Forward
2021-12-20 09:03
Who are we when our perceived limitations of ourselves keep us from moving forward? What can we learn when our perceived limitations are not perceived as limitations by others? How is our pe… Read More
Moving Past Limiting Perceptions
2021-12-16 11:03
In the previous blog an old tale highlighted how perceptions can limit and how changes in circumstances and completely change perceptions.  If a perception is limiting a client, a coach… Read More
2021-12-13 09:03
A tale that gives us insight is the story of a beautiful young woman who has a boyfriend that wants to marry her and asked her to marry him.  Because she is blind, she says, “no… Read More
Step One: Positivity
2021-12-09 11:03
By, Janine Sunday Certified Master Coach (Center for Coaching Certification) ICF Member A coach’s job is to ask questions that move a client into a posit… Read More
Connecting With Clients
2021-12-06 09:02
ICF Research tells us that the top two sources of new clients are referrals and public speaking. Sometime coaches hesitate to ask for referrals.  Perhaps they don’t want to impos… Read More
Quit Selling And Start Coaching
2021-12-02 11:03
The idea of becoming a coach and having your own business is exciting!  You do the right things – complete your coach training, join the International Coaching Federation, set up… Read More
2021-11-29 09:03
by Maravi Melendez-Davis New Manager: Ask the question. Me: (silence) New Manager: Why don’t you ask the question? Me: (silence) New Manage… Read More
2021-11-25 11:03
By Beth Donovan To Be A Coach In my way I sought to help, Those who needed me, It was then I got Coach Certified, At a school called CCC, I learned to help is not to advi… Read More
Thriving Coaching Businesses
2021-11-22 09:02
Thriving as a coaching business. What does this mean?  I think of thriving in two different ways: one is coaches having a thriving business and the other is clients the coaches serve th… Read More
ICF’s PCC Markers Speak To Diversity
2021-11-15 09:02
When you pursue a credential with the ICF, you submit one recording for the ACC or two for the PCC or MCC of yourself coaching. The recording(s) are assessed using what are called the PCC Ma… Read More
Coaching Competency 1 Speaks To Diversity
2021-10-28 11:03
Which competencies specifically address diversity?  There are several – consider both the definitions from the competencies and the competency sub points. Competency 1. Demonstra… Read More
Coaching Ethics Speak To Diversity
2021-10-21 11:02
Consider how specific points from the Code of Ethics speak to diversity. The ICF Code of Ethics number 11 says: “am aware of and actively manage any power or status difference between… Read More
Be Ethical: Accurately Name The Designation
2021-10-14 11:03
A common mistake that coaches make is changing their designation. They simply name themselves whatever they want to name themselves. For example, they take a Certified Professional Coach pro… Read More
2021-10-11 09:03
The second level of training at the Center for Coaching Certification is called the Certified Master Coach. The International Coaching Federation offers a credential called the Master Certif… Read More
Demonstrating Credibility As A Coach
2021-09-30 11:03
While technically, legally, anyone can call themselves a coach (including my dog ), like all professions have, coaching is moving toward either self-regulating or governments will step in an… Read More
The Significance Of Letters
2021-09-27 09:03
What are we talking about with “the significance of letters”?  As a professional, it’s important to have credentials. This means having letters after your name. In som… Read More
Telling Is A Fail – Asking Is A Win
2021-09-23 11:01
Think about parenting a teenager.  As much as parents want their children to listen to what they are told, sometimes teens just have to make their own mistakes. When they make their own… Read More
The Impact Of A Coach Telling
2021-09-20 09:03
In the previous blog a scenario used in the coach training class on ethics was provided where the coach gave the client the answer.  In this blog, the possible outcomes are explored. I… Read More
What If A Coach Gives The Answer?
2021-09-16 11:03
During the coaching certification class on ethics, one of the examples we use is of a coach that was hired by an organization to work with one of their employees. The employee had been with… Read More
2021-09-13 09:03
One of the concepts that comes up in talking about coaching is what is coaching and how coaching works. Telling someone what to do and giving advice is not coaching – that may be consu… Read More
Group Coaching Enhances Opportunities
2021-09-09 11:03
What is the potential?  In addition to group or team coaching serving clients well, it is a smart business move because it adds to the options and grows your client base as a coach. Th… Read More

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