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Strategy for Moving Forward

If someone is given a strategy to implement in their work or life, chances are the usefulness is limited.  Coaching is a process so that the client develops their own strategy. In the process of creating a strategy, the coach asks … Read more

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Strategy

Strategy is an approach and often includes a plan of action for moving toward a goal. About Strategy: Through exploration and questioning learned during coach training, the client prioritizes goals to focus on creating a strategy. The coach asks questions … Read more

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Communication for Moving Forward

Communication is one area of the four encompassing eleven Core Competencies of a Coach and includes three of the eleven competencies – that makes the importance of communication obvious.  For clients, coaching sessions visibly involve these three areas of communication: … Read more

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Moving Forward with Exploration

When a coach understands the client, develops rapport, and communicates effectively, coaching sessions are an ideal opportunity for a client to fully explore their goals and possibilities.  The coach uses their communication skills, primarily listening and effective questioning, to support … Read more

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Coaching Empowers Exploration

Exploration is the process of discovery and/or consideration. During coaching sessions, the coaching process supports clients to explore. About Exploration: Coaching sessions are an opportunity for a client to explore their goals, ideas, opportunities, and possibilities; this process is empowered with … Read more

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Communication in Coaching

Communication is an exchange of thoughts and plans through listening, questioning, and clear, direct language.  With rapport, communication is more open, honest, and deep. This empowers the client to use the coach as a sounding board, really explore options, and choose … Read more

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Rapport for Moving Forward

The greatest indicator of future success in a coaching relationship is the rapport between a coach and client.  Rapport is when the client trusts you and is comfortable openly exploring, including challenging topics or feelings, and you as the coach … Read more

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Rapport = #1 Indicator of Coaching Success

Rapport is a harmonious interaction and connection between the coach and client.  Rapport is the #1 indicator of success for a coaching relationship. About Rapport: Rapport starts with an agreement and Code of Ethics and built on with coaching competence … Read more

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Understanding to Move Forward

A primary focus of a professional coach is to understand the client as a person by understanding their preferences, interests, wants, and goal prioritization.  Professional coach training provides tools for recognizing client style, communication style, and focus. The International Coach … Read more

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Understanding a Coaching Client and Their Objectives

Prior to engaging a new client, start by establishing a common understanding of the coaching relationship.  During the coaching, the coach uses what they learned in coaching certification to be present to and understand their client as an individual.  The … Read more

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