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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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Coaching for Diversity

A go-to in many organizations when it comes to diversity is training.  How successful has it been?  Clearly the impact is limited.  Just as coaching has a greater impact on results for change, coaching is the logical choice when it … 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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Leader, Mentor, Coach

The three terms: leader, mentor, and coach, are often used interchangeably and this creates confusion.  These are each very different. At https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leader a leader is defined, among other things, as a person who has commanding authority or influence. At https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mentor … Read more

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