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For the New Year

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. Start with reflecting on the past … Read more

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Moving Past Limiting Perceptions

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 partners with them to create awareness, reflect, and make choices.  … Read more

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Step One: Positivity

By, Janine Sunday Certified Master Coach (Center for Coaching Certification) ICF Member https://www.leanintochange.net A coach’s job is to ask questions that move a client into a positive, hopeful, confident mindset. Once this mindset is achieved, the “doing” begins.  Clients tend … Read more

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Connecting with Clients

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 impose, or they think they are too new or they are … Read more

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Quit Selling and Start Coaching

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 your company, and you are ready!  Now you are a … Read more

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Thriving Coaching Businesses

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 thriving. Coaching is more important than ever to … Read more

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Coaching Face-to-face, on the Phone, or Virtually

Pre-pandemic 80% of all coaching was virtual.  Since the pandemic, almost 100% of coaching is virtual.  The coaches and clients who were meeting face-to-face were impacted the most.  I had a funny conversation with one of our graduates, a coach … Read more

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Coaching Competencies 5 and 6 Speak to Diversity

Competency 5. Maintains Presence says, “is fully conscious and present with the client, employing a style that is open, flexible, grounded, and confident.”  The openness and flexibility call on us to adjust to diverse clients.  5.1 says we are to … Read more

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Be Ethical: Accurately Name the Designation

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 program, and then they say they are a certified life coach.  It … Read more

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CPC versus PCC

One of the things you may have noticed in recent times is ICF has gone to digital badging. If somebody does have a credential, they have a digital badge for that credential. This is preventing the mistake of someone claiming … Read more

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