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Creating a Coaching Culture at Work

Whether managing people, parenting, volunteering, or participating in community events, coaching skills make leadership easier.  True leadership is about empowering others and enhancing their innate skills.  While it is easy to give advice and suggestions, an individual figuring out their … Read more

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Why Coaching?

Why coaching?  An individual who has a coach discovers their own answer with the help of their coach.   The success rate of someone who has a goal or dream is higher if that person came up with the way forward … Read more

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The Paradox of Coaching

The Paradox of Coaching By Cathy Liska   Cathy@CoachCert.com Coaching skills can be used in mentoring, managing, counseling or therapy, consulting, and leading. Mentoring, managing, counseling or therapy, consulting, and leading are inappropriate when coaching. Coaching certification helps coaches develop the … Read more

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Training, Competency, Ethics

Hundreds of years ago, if you wanted to be a doctor, lawyer, or one of many other professions, you simply declared yourself as that professional.  As the respective professions developed and grew, standards were established, training designed, and ethics defined.  … Read more

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Coach Training Helps Everywhere

By Pete Liska https://www.linkedin.com/in/peteliska/ To wrap up this blog series on personalities I am going to share another example.  During a conversation with a manager at a local hardware store, I used my learning from coach training to observe, identify, … Read more

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The ICF Code of Ethics

By Pete Liska https://www.linkedin.com/in/peteliska/ The International Coach Federation (ICF) Code of Ethics defines the relationship between a coach and a client, what the ICF expects of the coach, how to approach coaching, plus also indicates expected outcomes, or desired results … Read more

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Crossroads of Manager, Trainer, and Coach

by Kaleen Barbera  www.linkedin.com/in/kaleenbarbera I think we all agree that we strive to be the best, most effective version of ourselves when it comes to any role we fulfill, personally or professionally.  Many of us do that through academic study, … Read more

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The Journey to Become a Coach

by Cathy Liska https://www.linkedin.com/in/cathyliska Coaching is more than an up and coming profession – coaching is a way of being.  Coaching as a way of being means a positive, proactive attitude and approach to people, conversations, and challenges. While many … Read more

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Coaching on Sensitive Topics

What is the role of the coach when there are sensitive topics?  In coaching, sensitive topics are part of the conversation.  Consider the ICF definition of coaching: Coaching is partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires … Read more

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The Challenge: Accountability

When setting goals and planning action steps it often helps to have an accountability partner.  Having an accountability partner means you committed to someone else.  It may involve a scheduled time and/or place, a reporting in, and reminders.  Sometimes knowing … Read more

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