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Connecting with Clients

ICF Research tells us that the top two sources of new clients are referrals and public speaking. Sometime coaches hesitate to ask for referrals.  Perhaps they don’t want to impose, or they think they are too new or they are … Read more

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ICF’s PCC Markers Speak to Diversity

When you pursue a credential with the ICF, you submit one recording for the ACC or two for the PCC or MCC of yourself coaching. The recording(s) are assessed using what are called the PCC Markers.  The PCC Markers are … Read more

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Coaching Competencies 7 and 8 Speak to Diversity

Competency 7. Evokes Awareness is defined as “facilitates client insight and learning by using tools and techniques such as powerful questioning, silence, metaphor, or analogy.”  Which tools work is different for each client, which means understanding their context.  For example, … Read more

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Coaching Competencies 3 and 4 Speak to Diversity

Because competency 3 is focused on the agreement, consider the entire process with a diversity lens.  How the formal agreement is done – verbally or in writing – calls for sensitivity to client culture.  Exploring what the client wants to … Read more

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Coaching Competency 2 Speaks to Diversity

Competency 2 is Embodies a Coaching Mindset.  The definition for this competency is, “develops and maintains a mindset that is open, curious, flexible, and client centered.”  This in and of itself speaks to the humility we want for diversity.  When … Read more

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Coaching Competency 1 Speaks to Diversity

Which competencies specifically address diversity?  There are several – consider both the definitions from the competencies and the competency sub points. Competency 1. Demonstrates Ethical Practice: Definition: “Understands and consistently applies coaching ethics and standards of coaching.”  This is speaking … Read more

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More Coaching Ethics that Speak to Diversity

Continuing with how Ethics speak to diversity, ICF Code of Ethics number 25 states to avoid discrimination by maintaining fairness and equality in all activities and operations, while respecting local rules and cultural practices.  This includes and is not limited … Read more

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Coaching Ethics Speak to Diversity

Consider how specific points from the Code of Ethics speak to diversity. The ICF Code of Ethics number 11 says: “am aware of and actively manage any power or status difference between the client and me that may be caused … Read more

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ICF Statement, Ethics, Competencies, and Markers for Diversity

Welcome to this blog series that will explore how the ICF Code of Ethics, the ICF Core Competencies, and ICF’s PCC markers speak to diversity.   In the series, we will look at the specific points, the meaning, and how they … Read more

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CMC versus MCC

The second level of training at the Center for Coaching Certification is called the Certified Master Coach. The International Coaching Federation offers a credential called the Master Certified Coach. These are completely different. Specifically, the CMC at the Center for … Read more

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