Center for Coaching Certification

Coaching Skills

Coaching Competency

Competencies are the skills identified as critical to the profession.  The International Coach Federation defines and measures 11 Core Competencies for coaches. About Coaching Competency: Coaching requires a set of learned skills. Coach training both teaches the competencies and supports … Read more

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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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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 Techniques for Focus and Motivation

During coaching certification, the class on focus and motivation is amazing in terms of the awareness of how people think and as a result act.  Following are examples. Have you ever gotten in to an elevator and pushed the button … 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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Listening is Essential in a Coaching Culture

Listening is one of the most important tasks to excel in: really hearing what is said and at the same time what is really meant, too.  When you listen well, are open and accepting, then you are prepared to engage … Read more

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Power of Silence – a Tool for a Coaching Culture

Silence is an important tool in conversations generally and in coaching it is essential.  Coach training teaches the power of silence. Think about it this way: how often have you asked a question and then been uncomfortable with the silence … Read more

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Coaching Language for a Coaching Culture

Is coaching language a science or an art?  Yes! In other words, based on research and experience, it is both.  Word choice makes a difference.  Consider people who are labeled as toxic or charismatic; their words are a key difference in … Read more

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