Center for Coaching Certification

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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Telling is a Fail – Asking is a Win

Think about parenting a teenager.  As much as parents want their children to listen to what they are told, sometimes teens just have to make their own mistakes. When they make their own mistakes, they learn and then they move … Read more

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The Impact of a Coach Telling

In the previous blog a scenario used in the coach training class on ethics was provided where the coach gave the client the answer.  In this blog, the possible outcomes are explored. If the coach gives the answer and the … Read more

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Group Coaching Enhances Opportunities

What is the potential?  In addition to group or team coaching serving clients well, it is a smart business move because it adds to the options and grows your client base as a coach. The pros of hearing multiple ideas, … Read more

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Group or Team Coaching – A Smart Opportunity

One of the most common areas of feedback following the Certified Master Coach or Certified Coach Specialist programs is how excited people are by the potential of adding group or team coaching to their service offerings.  Typically, this is accompanied … Read more

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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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