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The Foundational Cohort to Earn the ACC

As the journey to becoming a coach is explored, many are learning that the International Coaching Federation, ICF, is in the process of transitioning to new standards for coach training.  This is exciting!  The new standards include requirements for the … Read more

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Becoming a Coach

What is the path to becoming a coach?  To state the obvious, as with any profession it starts with education — training. Interestingly enough, it is often asked whether other education or training suffices.  Think about it this way: if a … Read more

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Three Phases of Coaching Agreements

An agreement for a coaching relationship is called for in both the Code of Ethics and the Core Competencies of a coach from the International Coaching Federation, ICF. An agreement happens in three phases: An initial conversation with a client … Read more

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How to Become a Coach

The gold standard for being a coach is membership in the International Coaching Federation (ICF).   The ICF requires 60 hours of training to become a member.  In addition to membership, the ICF offers credentialing – think about it this way: … Read more

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The Tool

A powerful tool used for supporting positive and proactive focus while also building confidence is taught in the Certified Professional Coach program.  The impact of this tool has been amazing in the contracts where we provide coaching in organizations.  Specifically, … Read more

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The 3 Cs of Confidence

For a coaching relationship to be effective, the three Cs of confidence are essential: Confidence in the Coach – both the coach and the client must be confident in the abilities of the coach to serve in their role. Confidence … Read more

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Be Ethical: Accurately Name the Designation

A common mistake that coaches make is changing their designation. They simply name themselves whatever they want to name themselves. For example, they take a Certified Professional Coach program, and then they say they are a certified life coach.  It … Read more

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Become a Coach vis-a-vis ICF Requirements at the Center for Coaching Certification

The first step on the journey to becoming a coach is the Certified Professional Coach program. From there, you move into the Certified Master Coach program.  People often ask how much time between these two classes. The options include the … Read more

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Go For YOU, Go To YOU

Paul Kawkabany – https://www.linkedin.com/in/paul-kawkabany-b7b2a811a/ I was wondering a lot about what it means to be a coach. Then, in August and September, I linked up with 11 other trainees in a virtual class through Zoom called Certified Professional Coach.  The … Read more

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Positiveness

by Dr. Tony Alessandra Positiveness means maintaining a state of positive expectations about people and situations, including a positive state of energy in your thoughts and emotional patterns. Dr. Norman Vincent Peale’s book, The Power of Positive Thinking, was published … Read more

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