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Meet Coach Carolina

Carolina worked in Organizational Development before completing her coach training and becoming a coach.  Carolina works to understand her clients and support their self-awareness.  She works with the client based on who they are, the Being, to develop strategies and … Read more

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Coaching Skills for Leaders

There is a reason that coaching is now seen as a core competency of leaders.  The Core Competencies of a coach are skills that serve leaders well.  To simplify, during coaching certification, people skills, communication skills, thinking, motivation, goal setting, … Read more

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Creating a Balanced Life

What is a balanced life?  What a fun question to explore!  During the initial coach training class, we practice exploring what a client wants in all different areas of their life.  From there the client is empowered to identify priorities, … Read more

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Cultural Bios

Some of you are familiar with cultural bios and for others the idea is new.  What is a cultural bio?  It is a verbal or written description of you that includes how you define yourself in terms of class, gender, … 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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Common Mistake #3 of 3 – Lessons Learned from ICF Assessors

The first two of three common mistakes in the previous blogs, failure to have a clear agreement and leading, are closely related to the third common mistake, telling, teaching, or advising.  During coach training, the biggest paradigm shift for most … Read more

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Common Mistake #2 of 3 – Lessons Learned from ICF Assessors

In the previous blog we looked at the first of three common mistakes made by coaches in recordings they submit to the ICF for their credential application.  The first common mistake was failing to get a clear agreement on what … Read more

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