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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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Self-reflective Practice for Coaches

In the previous blog, the following was included: the ICF’s Core Competencies coaches learn during coaching certification, for competency number two say: 2. Embodies a Coaching Mindset Definition: Develops and maintains a mindset that is open, curious, flexible, and client-centered. … Read more

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Activity for Awareness

At the 2020 Association of Coach Training Organizations (ACTO) conference during one of the sessions, all of us who participating were asked to take a moment and write down five successes.  Then we were told we were going to be … Read more

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Common Mistake #3 of 3 – Lessons Learned from ICF Assessors

The first two of three common mistakes in the previous blogs, failure to have a clear agreement and leading, are closely related to the third common mistake, telling, teaching, or advising.  During coach training, the biggest paradigm shift for most … Read more

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Common Mistake #1 of 3 – Lessons Learned from ICF Assessors

While planning for a presentation to ICF’s Ethics Community of Practice, I had the opportunity to talk with the presenter, Jim Smith.  Then, during his presentation, Exploring the Convergence of Updated Ethics and Core Competencies, what we had talked about … Read more

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Facing the Challenge

Life is full of challenges.  Some see these as barriers, and some see them as opportunities.  How do you choose to face challenges?  How do you support coaching clients when they face challenges?  Ideally coaching certification supports facing them as … Read more

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