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Resisting and Becoming

During the ACTO 2020 conference two questions were posed: What are you resisting? What are you becoming? The power of reflecting on these two questions is amazing. Throughout the world and certainly throughout the coaching profession there are many conversations … Read more

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Center Commonalities and Differences

At the ACTO 2020 conference, one phrase that was said stood out as a real opportunity: Center Commonalities AND Center Differences.  What does this mean?  Reflect on things we all have in common from basic needs to desires and more.  … Read more

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Self-reflective Practice for Coaches

In the previous blog, the following was included: the ICF’s Core Competencies coaches learn during coaching certification, for competency number two say: 2. Embodies a Coaching Mindset Definition: Develops and maintains a mindset that is open, curious, flexible, and client-centered. … Read more

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Activity for Awareness

At the 2020 Association of Coach Training Organizations (ACTO) conference during one of the sessions, all of us who participating were asked to take a moment and write down five successes.  Then we were told we were going to be … Read more

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Name It to Tame It

At the Association of Coach Training Organizations (ACTO) conference the week of June 8 to 12, 2020 many fabulous presentations and discussions focused on the future of coach training.  One of the messages that seems significant now is “Name It … Read more

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The ACTO Stand for Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging

ACTO is committed to creating diversity, inclusion and belonging in the coaching profession through calling forth, honoring and inviting the uniqueness of all individuals and diverse life experiences. In support of this stand, we acknowledge and are committed to eliminating … Read more

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How do I determine if I will be a good coach?

When people ask this question, my reaction is often that if you care enough to ask the question you care enough to learn how to be a great coach. What are the values and skills of a great coach?  Often … Read more

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Getting Involved for Diversity and Increased Access

On an organizational level, what can be done to increase diversity and access to coaching? As an example, Vanderbilt wrote about what they are doing and included suggestions helpful to all of us at  https://www.vanderbilt.edu/diversity/unconscious-bias/. An article at http://www.diversityjournal.com/14154-10-ways-employees-can-support-diversity-inclusion/ discusses … Read more

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Plan and Act to Be a Coach

Planning and taking action is foundational to what happens in the future – you are starting a habit of moving forward.  Planning and action are essential to being successful as a coach.  Start listing specific actions and creating a timeline, … Read more

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