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Getting Involved for Diversity and Increased

On an organizational level, what can be done to increase diversity and access to coaching? As an example, Vanderbilt wrote about what they are doing and included suggestions helpful to all of us at  https://www.vanderbilt.edu/diversity/unconscious-bias/. An article at http://www.diversityjournal.com/14154-10-ways-employees-can-support-diversity-inclusion/ discusses … Read more

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How will Mentor Coaching help me?

In the previous blog, you read how the International Coach Federation, ICF, defines mentor coaching from https://coachfederation.org/mentor-coaching.  If you are pursuing your ACC, PCC, or MCC credential through the ICF, Mentor Coaching is required. How will mentor coaching help? Mentor … Read more

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What is Mentor Coaching?

What is a mentor?  A mentor is someone who has experience and wisdom that they pass on.  A mentor gives advice. What is a coach?  A coach is a strategic partner that empowers you to explore and discover your own … Read more

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I want to become a coach!

The gold standard for being a coach is membership in the International Coach Federation (ICF).   The ICF requires 60 hours of training to become a member.  In addition to membership, the ICF offers credentialing – think about it this way: … 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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What can a career coach offer me?

A career coach provides a specific process for you to explore your interests, skills, possibilities, and opportunities. A career coach then works with you to identify challenges and to create your strategies. How is that different? A career counselor works with … Read more

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Are coaches trained?

Professional coaches are trained.  Unfortunately, there are many calling themselves a coach who do not have training.  Because coaching is a self-regulated profession, there are people who think being a coach is as simple as saying you are a coach. … Read more

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Facilitating Learning and Results for Engaging Coaching Clients

In the last three blogs we covered specific application of the core competencies of a coach for engaging coaching clients.  The11 Core Competencies are from the International Coach Federation, ICF, and taught during coach training.  Now we move to the … Read more

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Communicating Effectively for Engaging Coaching Clients

Hopefully you are realizing from the previous two blogs that the 11 Core Competencies of a Coach are also skills that serve to engage new coaching clients.  These competencies are defined by the International Coach Federation, ICF, and taught in … 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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