Center for Coaching Certification

What if someone with no training identifies themselves as a professional coach?

Start by assuming positive intent.  Then invite them to explore ICF’s website and to research the profession.  Discuss the Core Competencies and the Code of Ethics. Be aware of the reality is that an untrained coach can cause harm by … Read more

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Who Takes Notes?

A common question in coach training is: During a coaching session, who takes the notes?  The coach?  The client?  No one?  Both?  The answers to this include all these options.  Some say no notes – this protects confidentiality and means … Read more

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Become a Coach vis-a-vis ICF Requirements at the Center for Coaching Certification

The first step on the journey to becoming a coach is the Certified Professional Coach program. From there, you move into the Certified Master Coach program.  People often ask how much time between these two classes. The options include the … Read more

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Meet Sarah Roberts, an ICF-credentialed ACC Coach

Sarah Roberts www.ClarityMattersCoach.com http://LinkedIn.com/in/Sarah-roberts-mha-acc/ Sarah lives in Colorado.  She enjoys traveling and looks forward to vacation in Michigan near shark-free sparkling blue water every summer.  Sarah came into coaching after years of advocating for employee professional development in state government. … Read more

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WRITING A COACHING BIO FOR YOUR WEBSITE

Whether new or an experienced coach, writing a bio may seem challenging.  What will sell your coaching services?  What is your target market and ideal demographic?  What words or phrases represent you the best?  These things are important. When someone … Read more

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BRAINSTORMING

One of the many great coaching tools is brainstorming.  The word “brainstorming” may bring up ideas of white boards with scattered ideas and the challenge of engaging or of managing enthusiasm of others.  Brainstorming is a word for sharing and … Read more

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Coaching in Change Management: Some Lessons Learned (Part 2)

By Randy Kesterson, https://www.linkedin.com/in/randykesterson Confusion About Coaching in the Change Management Community During my ICF-sanctioned training, I learned that a coach “guides from the side”, and they do not give advice to theirclient. Instead, they ask open-ended questions, helping the … Read more

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Four Ways to Spot a Great Coach

Professional coaches get certified because they want to provide very best service possible  for their clients. Professional coaching is still a relatively young field with the organization of the ICF in the 1990’s.  As a self-regulated profession, no legal regulations … Read more

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Learning Styles

By Paul Kawkabany – https://www.linkedin.com/in/paul-kawkabany-b7b2a811a/ Each of us has a primary learning style from which we operate.  We also use all of the styles.  Our learning style, also described as a representational system, is also used for memory and decision … Read more

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Team Coaching Competencies 7 and 8

The last of the blogs in this series, here we review the additional points of skill from ICF’s Team Coaching Competencies for the remaining competencies, 7 and 8. Competency 7: Evokes Awareness + Challenges the team’s assumptions, behaviors, and meaning-making … Read more

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