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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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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 about all the different coaching models?

There are many names for the various coaching models and it is confusing: Ontological Coaching NLP Coaching Habits Coaching Co-Active Coaching GROW Resilience Coaching … and more! Sometimes people looking for coach training learn about one and then seek options … 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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I’m going to college. Do I need a Career Coach?

Fortune magazine said: Do you have a career coach? If not, you could be limiting your success.  A ten-year study of coaching at Amoco, now part of British Petroleum, resulted in the finding that those who received coaching earned on average … 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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