Center for Coaching Certification

Conflict of Interest: What do you think? Ethical Challenges Series

A coach has a client who owns their own hair salon.  The coach’s friend decides to start their own business – a hair salon – and will be a competitor of the client.  The coach has completed their coach training … Read more

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Record Keeping: What do you think? Ethical Challenges Series

A coach keeps notes on paper and stores them in a locked file cabinet.  The coach’s house is broken into, the file cabinet is busted open, and the files thrown all over their lawn.  Or, on a similar note, the … Read more

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Confidentiality What do you think? Ethical Challenges Series

A coaching client’s manager wants a full report on what is discussed during coaching sessions.  They threaten to stop paying for the coaching unless they receive it.  The coach has completed their coach training and is a member of the … Read more

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A Gift: What do you think? Ethical Challenges Series

A coaching client offers their box seat tickets to a big game to the coach.  The coach has completed their coach training and is a member of the ICF and accountable to the Code of Ethics. Possible Responses: The coach … Read more

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An Invitation: What do you think? Ethical Challenges Series

A coaching client invites the coach to their wedding.  The coach has completed their coach training and is a member of the ICF and accountable to the Code of Ethics.   Possible Responses: The coach accepts the invitation and attends … Read more

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Ethical Challenge: Benefitting from the Relationship What do you think? Ethical Challenges Series

A coach also works as a trainer teaching communication skills.  The coaching client hires trainers for programs inside their company.  The coach has completed their coach training and is a member of the ICF and accountable to the Code of … Read more

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Ethical Challenge: An Accusation What do you think? Ethical Challenges Series

A coach goes to their clients.  The coach is coaching the client in their office and the client closes the door.  The client accuses the coach of sexual misconduct.  The coach denies any misconduct.  The client contacts the ICF and … Read more

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The 5 P’s of Marketing for Coaches

So – you finished your coaching certification.  Now what?  It is time to develop your marketing strategy!  Follow the five Ps listed here. P #1: Product Focus on Solutions, Ideas, and Insights which means promote the outcome instead of the … Read more

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Pamper your inner self with a coaching session!

By Naomi Clark-Turner   https://www.linkedin.com/in/naomi-clark-turner-a592781/ Most of us understand the importance of regular physical check-ups and the health benefits: the annual wellness-visit to our doctors and the essential dental hygienist appointments.  Plus, later in life, the prescribed mammogram, prostate check, and … Read more

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C.O.A.C.H.I.N.G.

By Cathy Liska Whether seeking to understand coaching, getting started as a coach, or further refining advanced coaching skills, acronyms are an easy way to remember important things.   As a starting point for professional coaches, the ICF’s 11 Core … Read more

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