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How do I determine if I will be a good coach?

When people ask this question, my reaction is often that if you care enough to ask the question you care enough to learn how to be a great coach. What are the values and skills of a great coach?  Often … Read more

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About Assessment Coaching and Assessment Certification

According to the International Coach Federation, ICF, coaching is, “a strategic partnership in which the coach empowers the client to clarify goals, create action plans, move past obstacles, and achieve what the client chooses.” Assessment Coaching is partnering with a … Read more

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Understanding to Move Forward

A primary focus of a professional coach is to understand the client as a person by understanding their preferences, interests, wants, and goal prioritization.  Professional coach training provides tools for recognizing client style, communication style, and focus. The International Coach … Read more

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Coaching Agreement

A written coaching agreement outlines the parameters of the coaching relationship.  It is foundational to building an effective coaching engagement.  A Coaching Agreement includes exploring what the client wants from the relationship as a whole and starting each session by … Read more

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Coaching Competency

Competencies are the skills identified as critical to the profession.  The International Coach Federation defines and measures 11 Core Competencies for coaches. About Coaching Competency: Coaching requires a set of learned skills. Coach training both teaches the competencies and supports … Read more

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The Steps in a Coaching Relationship

In the previous log the Staircase to Success analogy gave a brief description of the coaching relationship.  What follows now is a deeper exploration by outlining key considerations for each step and then reviewing how to move forward. Coach Training … Read more

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Coaching and a Coaching Culture Differentiated

The International Coach Federation (ICF) defines coaching as “a strategic partnership in which the coach empowers the client to clarify goals, create action plans, move past obstacles, and achieve what the client chooses.”  The ICF publishes a table that explains … 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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