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Being and Doing in Core Competencies and PCC Markers

The International Coaching Federation has Core Competencies for coaches.  The competencies are organized into interconnected categories that build on each other.  Within the definitions, descriptions, and measures of these competencies, it is clear that coaches are called upon and expected … Read more

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Summary of the Approaches

In these examples, each coaching relationship moves Mario forward differently.  Ken pushes toward marketing and sales, Elena pushes toward balancing his relationship and self-care, and Carolina supports open exploration and Mario choosing his career path and his strategy for balancing … Read more

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Coaching Skills for Leaders

There is a reason that coaching is now seen as a core competency of leaders.  The Core Competencies of a coach are skills that serve leaders well.  To simplify, during coaching certification, people skills, communication skills, thinking, motivation, goal setting, … Read more

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Common Mistake #1 of 3 – Lessons Learned from ICF Assessors

While planning for a presentation to ICF’s Ethics Community of Practice, I had the opportunity to talk with the presenter, Jim Smith.  Then, during his presentation, Exploring the Convergence of Updated Ethics and Core Competencies, what we had talked about … Read more

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How do I determine if I will be a good coach?

When people ask this question, my reaction is often that if you care enough to ask the question you care enough to learn how to be a great coach. What are the values and skills of a great coach?  Often … Read more

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Communication for Moving Forward

Communication is one area of the four encompassing eleven Core Competencies of a Coach and includes three of the eleven competencies – that makes the importance of communication obvious.  For clients, coaching sessions visibly involve these three areas of communication: … 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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What is empowerment?

A quick search online gave closely related definitions for empower and empowerment with a fascinating nuance: Empower: give (someone) the authority or power to do something. make (someone) stronger and more confident, especially in controlling their life and claiming their … Read more

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How does coaching help Project Managers?

As with anyone in a leadership role, for Project Managers coaching is a specifically developed that enhances results and improves efficiency.  Specifically, coach training includes information on identifying and adjusting to different personal styles, communicating effectively, motivating others, and managing … 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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