Center for Coaching Certification

The Foundational Cohort to Earn the ACC

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.  This is exciting!  The new standards include requirements for the … Read more

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Becoming a Coach

What is the path to becoming a coach?  To state the obvious, as with any profession it starts with education — training. Interestingly enough, it is often asked whether other education or training suffices.  Think about it this way: if a … Read more

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Three Phases of Coaching Agreements

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 in three phases: An initial conversation with a client … Read more

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Ethics and Competencies work Hand-in-hand

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 ethical.  If you are ethical, you are applying the coaching competencies. For example, the … Read more

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Additional Learning Options

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: Monthly Webinars including many there are free – the Center for Coaching … Read more

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How to Become a Coach

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 membership, the ICF offers credentialing – think about it this way: … Read more

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Top 10 Criteria for Selecting Coach Training

What is your top criteria for selecting a coach training program? To help you select the best coach training programs, we asked business leaders and CEOs this question for their best recommendations. From industry expertise and tactical experience to credibility … Read more

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The New ICF Journey to Becoming a Coach

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 programs that support earning the ACC (Level 1), PCC (Level 2), or … Read more

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New Coach Training Accreditation from ICF

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 honored by the ICF.  That means that all ICF-accredited coach training … Read more

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An Opportunity

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 our clients’ impact … Read more

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