Center for Coaching Certification

Connecting with Clients

ICF Research tells us that the top two sources of new clients are referrals and public speaking. Sometime coaches hesitate to ask for referrals.  Perhaps they don’t want to impose, or they think they are too new or they are … Read more

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Quit Selling and Start Coaching

The idea of becoming a coach and having your own business is exciting!  You do the right things – complete your coach training, join the International Coaching Federation, set up your company, and you are ready!  Now you are a … Read more

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Reaching for the Aha

by Maravi Melendez-Davis www.linkedin.com/in/maravimd? New Manager: Ask the question. Me: (silence) New Manager: Why don’t you ask the question? Me: (silence) New Manager: (silence) Shortly after this conversation, I resigned without a plan. For a while, I woke and went to sleep thinking, “what was the … Read more

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Coaching Face-to-face, on the Phone, or Virtually

Pre-pandemic 80% of all coaching was virtual.  Since the pandemic, almost 100% of coaching is virtual.  The coaches and clients who were meeting face-to-face were impacted the most.  I had a funny conversation with one of our graduates, a coach … Read more

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ICF’s PCC Markers Speak to Diversity

When you pursue a credential with the ICF, you submit one recording for the ACC or two for the PCC or MCC of yourself coaching. The recording(s) are assessed using what are called the PCC Markers.  The PCC Markers are … Read more

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Coaching Competencies 7 and 8 Speak to Diversity

Competency 7. Evokes Awareness is defined as “facilitates client insight and learning by using tools and techniques such as powerful questioning, silence, metaphor, or analogy.”  Which tools work is different for each client, which means understanding their context.  For example, … Read more

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Coaching Competencies 3 and 4 Speak to Diversity

Because competency 3 is focused on the agreement, consider the entire process with a diversity lens.  How the formal agreement is done – verbally or in writing – calls for sensitivity to client culture.  Exploring what the client wants to … Read more

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Coaching Competency 2 Speaks to Diversity

Competency 2 is Embodies a Coaching Mindset.  The definition for this competency is, “develops and maintains a mindset that is open, curious, flexible, and client centered.”  This in and of itself speaks to the humility we want for diversity.  When … Read more

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Coaching Competency 1 Speaks to Diversity

Which competencies specifically address diversity?  There are several – consider both the definitions from the competencies and the competency sub points. Competency 1. Demonstrates Ethical Practice: Definition: “Understands and consistently applies coaching ethics and standards of coaching.”  This is speaking … Read more

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More Coaching Ethics that Speak to Diversity

Continuing with how Ethics speak to diversity, ICF Code of Ethics number 25 states to avoid discrimination by maintaining fairness and equality in all activities and operations, while respecting local rules and cultural practices.  This includes and is not limited … Read more

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