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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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The ICF Journey to Become a Coach

The journey to becoming a coach is ideally focused on earning membership and then a credential with the International Coaching Federation (ICF).  At the Center for Coaching Certification this starts with the Certified Professional Coach (CPC) program. This program gives … Read more

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Coaching in Change Management: Some Lessons Learned (Part 1)

By Randy Kesterson, https://www.linkedin.com/in/randykesterson I’m a retired executive from industry and I now coach … well, I coach, advise, consult, mentor, facilitate, etc., etc.Coaching is but one hat that I wear while working on a typical engagement with a client. … Read more

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Four Ways to Spot a Great Coach

Professional coaches get certified because they want to provide very best service possible  for their clients. Professional coaching is still a relatively young field with the organization of the ICF in the 1990’s.  As a self-regulated profession, no legal regulations … Read more

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Team Coaching Competencies Series – Competency 1

The International Coaching Federation created competencies for Team Coaching through an extensive process and working with experts.  The Team Coaching competencies are additional points for each of the existing competencies.  In the future they plan to offer a credential in … Read more

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Becoming a Coach Trainer

In the previous blog we explored reasons for becoming a coach.  The reasons for becoming a coach trainer add on to that with a focus on supporting other coaches. Coach trainers are coaches with the desire to be of service … Read more

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Becoming a Coach

Sometimes the question is raised as to whether training is necessary to becoming a coach.  Technically and legally, you can call yourself with no training.  Even my dog can call herself a coach.  The more important question is whether that … 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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Name It to Tame It

At the Association of Coach Training Organizations (ACTO) conference the week of June 8 to 12, 2020 many fabulous presentations and discussions focused on the future of coach training.  One of the messages that seems significant now is “Name It … Read more

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Noteworthy Details in the New Code of Ethics

In addition to the overall format changes in the International Coaching Federation’s, ICF’s, Code of Ethics described in the previous blog, there is value in looking more closely at some of the detailed information that is different.   For example, … Read more

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