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Advanced Development for Advanced Results

Coaches often wonder how to best explain what it is they do and offer in terms of being a coach.  The International Coaching Federation, ICF, provides the definition of coaching: Coaching is partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative … Read more

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The Paradigm Shift

In coach training, many of the people in the program come with education and experience – a very impressive group each time!  The paradigm in which they have functioned throughout their career is to be the expert and be the … Read more

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What if someone with no training identifies themselves as a professional coach?

Start by assuming positive intent.  Then invite them to explore ICF’s website and to research the profession.  Discuss the Core Competencies and the Code of Ethics. Be aware of the reality is that an untrained coach can cause harm by … Read more

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Who Takes Notes?

A common question in coach training is: During a coaching session, who takes the notes?  The coach?  The client?  No one?  Both?  The answers to this include all these options.  Some say no notes – this protects confidentiality and means … Read more

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The ICF Journey to Become a Coach

The journey to becoming a coach is ideally focused on earning membership and then a credential with the International Coaching Federation (ICF).  At the Center for Coaching Certification this starts with the Certified Professional Coach (CPC) program. This program gives … Read more

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Meet Sarah Roberts, an ICF-credentialed ACC Coach

Sarah Roberts www.ClarityMattersCoach.com http://LinkedIn.com/in/Sarah-roberts-mha-acc/ Sarah lives in Colorado.  She enjoys traveling and looks forward to vacation in Michigan near shark-free sparkling blue water every summer.  Sarah came into coaching after years of advocating for employee professional development in state government. … Read more

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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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