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Coaching in Change Management: Some Lessons Learned (Part 2)

By Randy Kesterson, https://www.linkedin.com/in/randykesterson Confusion About Coaching in the Change Management Community During my ICF-sanctioned training, I learned that a coach “guides from the side”, and they do not give advice to theirclient. Instead, they ask open-ended questions, helping the … Read more

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Coaching in Change Management: Some Lessons Learned (Part 1)

By Randy Kesterson, https://www.linkedin.com/in/randykesterson I’m a retired executive from industry and I now coach … well, I coach, advise, consult, mentor, facilitate, etc., etc.Coaching is but one hat that I wear while working on a typical engagement with a client. … Read more

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Four Ways to Spot a Great Coach

Professional coaches get certified because they want to provide very best service possible  for their clients. Professional coaching is still a relatively young field with the organization of the ICF in the 1990’s.  As a self-regulated profession, no legal regulations … 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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Team Coaching Competencies 4 and 5

The blog series continues with the additional points of skill from ICF’s Team Coaching Competencies with competencies 4 and 5. Competency 4: Cultivates Trust and Safety + Creates and maintains a safe space for open and honest team member interaction. … Read more

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The Talents of Impactful Coaches

Perhaps you have heard the old tale of a woodcutter who so impressed their king that they were given the most important areas of forest to cut.  In the beginning the volume of cutting was impressive.  Over time that volume … Read more

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Being a Coach

More than one coach has shared their motivation to help others and make a difference.  Choosing to become a coach often hinges on this desire.  Coaches talk about the work time developing others was what they enjoyed the most while … Read more

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Being a Coach

Being a coach goes beyond the coach training, coaching certification, coaching experience, and mentor coaching steps involved to become a coach. Being a coach includes living competency #2 Embodies a Coaching Mindset, living the Code of Ethics and being ethical, … Read more

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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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