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Avoid Making a Mistake with the Letters for Coaching Certification

What happens if somebody claims a coaching credential that they don’t have?  Sometimes this gets noticed, sometimes it doesn’t. When it does get noticed for the person who claimed a credential they don’t have, there’s embarrassment, there’s a loss of … 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 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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S.M.A.R.T. Goals

The acronym for S.M.A.R.T. goals was coined in 1981 by a consultant named George T. Doran.  The original definition was: Specific: target a specific area for improvement. Measurable: quantify, or at least suggest, an indicator of progress. Assignable: specify who will do it. … Read more

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BRAINSTORMING

One of the many great coaching tools is brainstorming.  The word “brainstorming” may bring up ideas of white boards with scattered ideas and the challenge of engaging or of managing enthusiasm of others.  Brainstorming is a word for sharing and … Read more

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Discover New Vision

By Paul Kawkabany – https://www.linkedin.com/in/paul-kawkabany-b7b2a811a/ Every person has 5 different elements in their life, and these 5 elements help us see our life in a holistic way.  The 5 elements are: SPIRITUAL: Many people do not feel comfortable using this … Read more

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Limiting Beliefs

Limiting beliefs are things we say to ourselves based on assumptions and perceptions of our reality. How does a limiting belief hold us back in life?  We believe what we tell ourselves.  If we tell ourselves we can’t, then we … Read more

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Team Coaching Competencies – Competency 6

In this blog series, we have reviewed the additional points of skill from ICF’s Team Coaching Competencies 1 through 5 and now are continuing with competency 6. Competency 6: Listens Actively + Notices how the perspectives shared by each team … Read more

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