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The Paradigm Shift

In coach training, many of the people in the program come with education and experience – a very impressive group each time!  The paradigm in which they have functioned throughout their career is to be the expert and be the … 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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Who Takes Notes?

A common question in coach training is: During a coaching session, who takes the notes?  The coach?  The client?  No one?  Both?  The answers to this include all these options.  Some say no notes – this protects confidentiality and means … Read more

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Become a Coach vis-a-vis ICF Requirements at the Center for Coaching Certification

The first step on the journey to becoming a coach is the Certified Professional Coach program. From there, you move into the Certified Master Coach program.  People often ask how much time between these two classes. The options include the … Read more

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The ICF Journey to Become a Coach

The journey to becoming a coach is ideally focused on earning membership and then a credential with the International Coaching Federation (ICF).  At the Center for Coaching Certification this starts with the Certified Professional Coach (CPC) program. This program gives … Read more

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The Art of Preparing

by Beth Donovan – https://bethdonovan.com/ In coaching, we take time with our clients to dance in a creative moment together as partners.  No step is choreographed, and the dance is art.  Preparing for coaching sessions is like preparing to write.  … Read more

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Meet Sarah Roberts, an ICF-credentialed ACC Coach

Sarah Roberts www.ClarityMattersCoach.com http://LinkedIn.com/in/Sarah-roberts-mha-acc/ Sarah lives in Colorado.  She enjoys traveling and looks forward to vacation in Michigan near shark-free sparkling blue water every summer.  Sarah came into coaching after years of advocating for employee professional development in state government. … Read more

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Coaching Your Client with SMART Goals

Clients come to coaches wanting to create change and/or succeed at a goal.  Coaches partner with clients and many use the S.M.A.R.T. goal model to define the goal.  This also prepares the client to design an action plan and process. … Read more

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Search Engine Optimization for your Coaching Website

We hear a lot about SEO optimization.  It is important when you have a website!  That is because it is one way people find you online. When you want to find something on the internet, you type words into a … Read more

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WRITING A COACHING BIO FOR YOUR WEBSITE

Whether new or an experienced coach, writing a bio may seem challenging.  What will sell your coaching services?  What is your target market and ideal demographic?  What words or phrases represent you the best?  These things are important. When someone … Read more

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