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How do I listen?

Many perceive themselves good listeners.  At the same time, upon observing themselves and reflecting, many also realize their listening leaves something to be desired.  This is normal and it is also worth noticing and changing. What gets in the way … Read more

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The 5 P’s of Marketing for Coaches

So – you finished your coaching certification.  Now what?  It is time to develop your marketing strategy!  Follow the five Ps listed here. P #1: Product Focus on Solutions, Ideas, and Insights which means promote the outcome instead of the … Read more

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Strategy

Strategy is an approach and often includes a plan of action for moving toward a goal. About Strategy: Through exploration and questioning learned during coach training, the client prioritizes goals to focus on creating a strategy. The coach asks questions … Read more

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Moving Forward with Exploration

When a coach understands the client, develops rapport, and communicates effectively, coaching sessions are an ideal opportunity for a client to fully explore their goals and possibilities.  The coach uses their communication skills, primarily listening and effective questioning, to support … Read more

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Rapport for Moving Forward

The greatest indicator of future success in a coaching relationship is the rapport between a coach and client.  Rapport is when the client trusts you and is comfortable openly exploring, including challenging topics or feelings, and you as the coach … Read more

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Understanding to Move Forward

A primary focus of a professional coach is to understand the client as a person by understanding their preferences, interests, wants, and goal prioritization.  Professional coach training provides tools for recognizing client style, communication style, and focus. The International Coach … Read more

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Agreement Before Moving Forward

Before beginning coaching, through the written coaching agreement, the coach and client agree to the nature of the relationship, boundaries, time commitment, fees, and confidentiality, among other salient points. Sometimes there is a free introductory session where the coach asks … Read more

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Moving Forward Ethically

Core to the foundation for the CCC Stairway to Success Coaching Model is adopting and promoting the Code of Ethics.  The CCC trains coaches to promote the Code of Ethics on their website and include key concepts in a written … Read more

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Moving Forward with Coaching Competency

Coaching competency is about the skill of the coach as a process expertise.  In coaching, the coach empowers the client.  Coaching is based on the premise that the client is their own best expert. The client is ultimately best served … Read more

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Coaching Compared with Other Roles

As of this writing, coaching remains widely misunderstood.  Some think of sports coaching where the coach is telling the athletes what to do and driving them forward.  Additionally, the terms mentor and consultant are often mistakenly used interchangeably with the … Read more

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