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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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Using Coaching Techniques

Through the story of one client, this blog series demonstrates the application of various tools and techniques from coach training.  The client in this story is a blend of multiple clients with personal information changed to protect their privacy. About … Read more

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How can a coach help with balance?

First, what is balance? People experience balance differently.  It is generally discussed as a ratio of work, fitness, personal care, and family time. Sometime there is the idea that balance is evenly weighted scales and then they think that a balance … Read more

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What is the difference between having a Coach versus a Mentor?

A Mentor is a fabulous person who will pass on their wisdom and experience.  In the workplace they help with connections and defining or refining career paths.  A mentor gives their options, offer advice, and makes recommendations from a place … Read more

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A Coaching Model for All

One of the challenges in the coaching profession is a clear definition of coaching and ensuring that as coaching professionals we have one Code of Ethics and one set of standards for competencies and coach training.  Multiple organizations with varying … Read more

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I’m going to college. Do I need a Career Coach?

Fortune magazine said: Do you have a career coach? If not, you could be limiting your success.  A ten-year study of coaching at Amoco, now part of British Petroleum, resulted in the finding that those who received coaching earned on average … Read more

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Co-Creating the Relationship for Engaging Coaching Clients

In the previous blog we focused on the application of the first category and first two competencies of the 11 Core Competencies from the International Coach Federation, ICF.  Now we move to applying the second category and the next two … Read more

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Setting the Foundation for Engaging Coaching Clients

The 11 Core Competencies of a Coach as defined by the International Coach Federation, ICF, are organized in four areas.  Through coach training, these competencies are learned and developed.  After coaching certification, these same competencies serve to engage new clients. … Read more

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Is coach training required to be a coach?

Does it matter if I have training?  Consider this: if you’re coaching without training, how do you know if you’re doing it correctly?  Your client may not know the difference, and without training, the client may not be getting what … Read more

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Life Coaching

Here is an example of a life coaching engagement using models, processes, and the coaching competencies. A colleague in your network refers a coachee who is retiring and transitioning to a new lifestyle and home in a retirement community.  Because … Read more

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