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Coaching Ethics Speak to Diversity

Consider how specific points from the Code of Ethics speak to diversity. The ICF Code of Ethics number 11 says: “am aware of and actively manage any power or status difference between the client and me that may be caused … 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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CMC versus MCC

The second level of training at the Center for Coaching Certification is called the Certified Master Coach. The International Coaching Federation offers a credential called the Master Certified Coach. These are completely different. Specifically, the CMC at the Center for … Read more

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Demonstrating Credibility as a Coach

While technically, legally, anyone can call themselves a coach (including my dog 😊), like all professions have, coaching is moving toward either self-regulating or governments will step in and regulate it.  ICF is at the forefront of self-regulation and with … Read more

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The Significance of Letters

What are we talking about with “the significance of letters”?  As a professional, it’s important to have credentials. This means having letters after your name. In some environments, it almost becomes a necessity.  It may be important to list as … Read more

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Telling is a Fail – Asking is a Win

Think about parenting a teenager.  As much as parents want their children to listen to what they are told, sometimes teens just have to make their own mistakes. When they make their own mistakes, they learn and then they move … Read more

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The Impact of a Coach Telling

In the previous blog a scenario used in the coach training class on ethics was provided where the coach gave the client the answer.  In this blog, the possible outcomes are explored. If the coach gives the answer and the … Read more

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What if a coach gives the answer?

During the coaching certification class on ethics, one of the examples we use is of a coach that was hired by an organization to work with one of their employees. The employee had been with a company for a long … Read more

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Telling is NOT Coaching

One of the concepts that comes up in talking about coaching is what is coaching and how coaching works. Telling someone what to do and giving advice is not coaching – that may be consulting, mentoring, teaching, or other professional … Read more

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Group Coaching Enhances Opportunities

What is the potential?  In addition to group or team coaching serving clients well, it is a smart business move because it adds to the options and grows your client base as a coach. The pros of hearing multiple ideas, … Read more

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