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Understanding a Coaching Client and Their Objectives

Prior to engaging a new client, start by establishing a common understanding of the coaching relationship.  During the coaching, the coach uses what they learned in coaching certification to be present to and understand their client as an individual.  The … 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 with Coach Training

Coach training develops a skill set that is expected of leaders, HR professionals, Trainers, Talent and Organizational Development professionals, Project Managers, and consultants. Coaching Certification will ultimately be a requirement of all professional coaches.  Completing coach training makes sense when: … Read more

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Stairway to Success Analogy of a Coaching Relationship

The analogy of building a staircase aligned to building a coaching relationship is a tool for the client and the coach to use as they co-create the coaching relationship. The Center for Coaching Certification (CCC) designed the Stairway to Success … Read more

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You’re not coaching, you’re just telling stories!

By Randy Kesterson, www.RandyKesterson.com During the twenty years I have worked at the Vice President level, my role has included the call to coach members of my team and other extended teams. My wife Susan and I walk together quite … Read more

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Coaching Techniques for Focus and Motivation

During coaching certification, the class on focus and motivation is amazing in terms of the awareness of how people think and as a result act.  Following are examples. Have you ever gotten in to an elevator and pushed the button … Read more

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Coaching Questions for a Coaching Culture

Powerful questioning is both art and science, and involves open, probing, and clarifying questions. Because a single word potentially changes the meaning and the direction of the conversation, learning powerful questioning takes time.  Powerful questioning is a coaching competency taught during … Read more

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Coaching Language for a Coaching Culture

Is coaching language a science or an art?  Yes! In other words, based on research and experience, it is both.  Word choice makes a difference.  Consider people who are labeled as toxic or charismatic; their words are a key difference in … Read more

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A Coaching Culture Benefits Nonprofits

Imagine your neighborhood association is discussing the budget and spending priorities.  Without coaching skills, each neighbor voices and advocates based on personal priorities.  With coaching skills, each person is asked for their ideas and thinking, pros and cons are discussed … Read more

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Coaching a Project Manager

For example, a coaching client was responsible for overseeing a specific project.  One of the managers on the project was simply uninterested in completing their work.  This coaching client was at a loss as to how to make it happen … Read more

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