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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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The New ICF Journey to Becoming a Coach

With ICF changing how coach training is accredited, the journey to becoming a coach is looking different in the future.  Starting in 2022, organizations can only offer ICF-accredited programs that support earning the ACC (Level 1), PCC (Level 2), or … Read more

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Choosing a Parent Coach for Your Family

by Tracy Prunty When you discover the possibilities of working with a parent coach, the next step is finding the right coach for your family. Start by making a list of what you want to accomplish through coaching.  Then research … Read more

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Being a Great Speaker Starts with Listening

Have you ever listened to talk radio and thought the talk show host failed to listen to the caller?  The host rattled off an answer that failed to respond to the question.  How often does this happen in daily life? … Read more

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3 Steps to Start a Coaching Relationship

Each coaching relationship is unique.  This is because each client is unique and what will serve them in the moment varies. When coaches are in their coach training, they often learn a specific process.  Additionally, there are many processes explained … Read more

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The Impact of a Coach’s Words

During coach training we often joke that learning coaching is learning a new language.  This is true because the words we normally use and the words we use as a coach are so different and make such a difference! Consider … Read more

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Coaching Questions for Managing Up

In addition to coaching skills – specifically people and communication skills including powerful coaching questions – being a powerful tool when speaking with employees or direct reports, these skills are also a fabulous tool when managing up. Imagine speaking to … Read more

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Coaching Questions for Challenging Workplace Conversations

In the last two blogs we explored coaching questions for different types of conversations.  Here we will simply share a varied selection of coaching questions that can be used in different types of workplace conversations. What is your ideal career … Read more

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Coaching Skills Applied in Conversations at Work

The question comes up during coach training: “How do coaching skills apply in workplace conversations when it is something other than coaching?”  The people and communication skills learned in coaching certification apply in all conversations.  Let’s explore specific examples in … Read more

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Being a Confident Coach

A successful coaching engagement occurs when the coach and client are both confident in the coach, confident in the coaching process, and confident in the client. What does each type of confidence entail? Confidence in the Coach: The coach being … Read more

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