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Author Archives: Cathy Liska

Team Coaching Competencies 2 and 3

In the first blog of this series, we reviewed the additional points of skill from ICF’s Team Coaching Competencies.  Continue here with competencies 2 and 3. Competency 2: Embodies a Coaching Mindset + Engages in coaching supervision for support, development, … Read more

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Team Coaching Competencies Series – Competency 1

The International Coaching Federation created competencies for Team Coaching through an extensive process and working with experts.  The Team Coaching competencies are additional points for each of the existing competencies.  In the future they plan to offer a credential in … Read more

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The Talents of Impactful Coaches

Perhaps you have heard the old tale of a woodcutter who so impressed their king that they were given the most important areas of forest to cut.  In the beginning the volume of cutting was impressive.  Over time that volume … Read more

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Becoming a Coach Trainer

In the previous blog we explored reasons for becoming a coach.  The reasons for becoming a coach trainer add on to that with a focus on supporting other coaches. Coach trainers are coaches with the desire to be of service … Read more

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Being a Coach

More than one coach has shared their motivation to help others and make a difference.  Choosing to become a coach often hinges on this desire.  Coaches talk about the work time developing others was what they enjoyed the most while … Read more

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Choose and Hold Boundaries

Clients are experiencing new stressors when working from home.  A recent client was struggling with separating work time from family time.  After they finished their work for the day, they continued getting phone calls from someone wanting something.  It was … Read more

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Focusing on What You Can Do

As a result of the pandemic many are unemployed or newly working from home, and they are struggling to figure out how to manage their day-to-day events.   Balance is getting out of sync.  People are struggling and stressed.   What can … Read more

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Talk Openly, Focus on What You Control, and Value Relationships

Many things are happening on personal and professional levels with the pandemic, protests, etc.  Another stressor – a risky one to discuss – is politics.  Current politics have resulted in people being stressed over polarized viewpoints.  People are arguing and … Read more

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Focus on What You Can Do

One of the things I have been working on over the past year is my chapter for Coaching Perspectives X.   The Center for Coaching Certification publishes a book out each year and the chapters are written by graduates.  My chapter … Read more

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Making a Difference

The biggest benefits of being a coach, and or a trainer of coaches, are: Working with people that really care about what they are doing and how they are doing it. Working with people that want to make a difference. … Read more

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