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Becoming a Coach

What is the path to becoming a coach?  To state the obvious, as with any profession it starts with education — training. Interestingly enough, it is often asked whether other education or training suffices.  Think about it this way: if a … Read more

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The Progression to Engaging a Coach

There is a time and a place for training, mentoring, consulting, and coaching.  Each serves an important person.  The order in which each best serves a client is important. Training involves assessing needs based on objectives of an organization or … Read more

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Three Phases of Coaching Agreements

An agreement for a coaching relationship is called for in both the Code of Ethics and the Core Competencies of a coach from the International Coaching Federation, ICF. An agreement happens in three phases: An initial conversation with a client … Read more

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Ethics and Competencies work Hand-in-hand

The Code of Ethics and the Core Competencies from the International Coaching Federation, ICF, work hand-in-hand.  If you want to demonstrate coaching competencies it requires being ethical.  If you are ethical, you are applying the coaching competencies. For example, the … Read more

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Additional Learning Options

In addition to coach training and continuing coach education, because many of us are firm believers in being a life-long learned and value additional opportunities, here are resources: Monthly Webinars including many there are free – the Center for Coaching … Read more

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The Ethics of Diversity

The International Coaching Federation published a statement of diversity, inclusion, belonging, and justice at https://coachfederation.org/about: “ICF Members and Credential-holders live and work in more than 140 countries and territories.  ICF is a vibrant global community committed to the shared vision … Read more

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Coaching is Advanced Development for Advanced Results

When we think about education and learning to prepare for and advance in our careers, we recognize that we start with school and training.  Next, we move to having advisors, mentors, or consultants.  At an advanced level, we move to … Read more

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Quit Selling and Start Coaching

The idea of becoming a coach and having your own business is exciting!  You do the right things – complete your coach training, join the International Coaching Federation, set up your company, and you are ready!  Now you are a … 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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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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