Center for Coaching Certification

The Steps in a Coaching Relationship

In the previous log the Staircase to Success analogy gave a brief description of the coaching relationship.  What follows now is a deeper exploration by outlining key considerations for each step and then reviewing how to move forward. Coach Training … Read more

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Stairway to Success Analogy of a Coaching Relationship

The analogy of building a staircase aligned to building a coaching relationship is a tool for the client and the coach to use as they co-create the coaching relationship. The Center for Coaching Certification (CCC) designed the Stairway to Success … Read more

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Long-term Implications of a Coaching Culture

Imagine the impact of a culture where people focus on the future, are positive and proactive, and believe in empowering individual awareness and choice! The bottom-line impact of a coaching culture is powerful.  Without a coaching approach, how many people … Read more

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Empower Independence

The idea of empowering independence seems a good one.  The challenge is doing it effectively. Consider what happens in the workplace: ideally the people inside of an organization have the ability to do their job well.  Sometimes this is blocked … Read more

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You’re not coaching, you’re just telling stories!

By Randy Kesterson, www.RandyKesterson.com During the twenty years I have worked at the Vice President level, my role has included the call to coach members of my team and other extended teams. My wife Susan and I walk together quite … Read more

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Coaching Questions for a Coaching Culture

Powerful questioning is both art and science, and involves open, probing, and clarifying questions. Because a single word potentially changes the meaning and the direction of the conversation, learning powerful questioning takes time.  Powerful questioning is a coaching competency taught during … Read more

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Understanding the Power of the Coaching Process

Remember times when you have been shut down and frustrated?  Remember telling someone what you wanted to no avail? Remember being asked for advice, giving great suggestions, and then learning none of your ideas were used? There is a better … Read more

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A Coaching Culture Benefits Nonprofits

Imagine your neighborhood association is discussing the budget and spending priorities.  Without coaching skills, each neighbor voices and advocates based on personal priorities.  With coaching skills, each person is asked for their ideas and thinking, pros and cons are discussed … Read more

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Coaching a Project Manager

For example, a coaching client was responsible for overseeing a specific project.  One of the managers on the project was simply uninterested in completing their work.  This coaching client was at a loss as to how to make it happen … Read more

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Benefits of a Coaching Culture

Remember the decision maker (parent, community leader, or boss) saying, “my way or the highway” as the standard?  Then it shifted to, “I’ll say what I think, and you tell me why you like it.”  The norm now is offering … Read more

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