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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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Listening Skills

There are many ways we listen, and we can improve our listening skills. Start with an awareness of your own tendencies.  Common is hearing something that reminds of a different story or example, then missing most of what was said.  … Read more

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Communicating Effectively for Engaging Coaching Clients

Hopefully you are realizing from the previous two blogs that the 11 Core Competencies of a Coach are also skills that serve to engage new coaching clients.  These competencies are defined by the International Coach Federation, ICF, and taught in … Read more

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Communication

Active Listening, Powerful Questioning, and Direct Communication are skills many have studied and at the same time, in coaching, the application is different.  The irony is that many of us believe we are pretty good communicators and it is true … Read more

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Note-taking and Coaching Competencies

Note-taking and Coaching Competencies By Cathy Liska As a surface level consideration, having the notes from coaching sessions sets the coach up to effectively apply the competencies during coaching sessions.  A challenge for each of you is to re-read the … Read more

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