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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 Compared with Other Roles

As of this writing, coaching remains widely misunderstood.  Some think of sports coaching where the coach is telling the athletes what to do and driving them forward.  Additionally, the terms mentor and consultant are often mistakenly used interchangeably with the … Read more

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How Can Coaching Help a Person in Recovery from Addiction?

By Patrick Bailey http://patrickbaileys.com/ Addiction has its environmental factors as much as it touches internal issues. Many studies suggest that being susceptible to substance abuse, alcoholism, and other forms of addiction can be caused by habits of other people seen in … Read more

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Signs Your Client Might Be Suffering from Addiction

By Devin Golden As a professional coach, knowing about your client’s life is extremely important. You want to celebrate their successes and also work through their challenges. Whatever the struggle — a career setback, a personal loss, or something else … Read more

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What is First in Becoming a Coach?

Once you commit to becoming a professional coach and doing the work, get started with gathering information, creating strategies, designing actions, and implementing your plan. Which is first, training or a job search?  It makes sense to be aware of … Read more

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Four New Skills to Keep Senior’s Minds Sharp

Four New Skills to Keep Seniors’ Minds Sharp By Julie Morris With more than 41 million people over the age of 65 living in the United States, there is more of a focus than ever on the quality of life … Read more

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Knowing Who and What

Once you have completed your coaching certification and are focusing on building your client base, initial steps include naming your business, defining your coaching niche, and describing your ideal client.  Identifying your ideal coaching client sometimes occurs before choosing a … Read more

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Anticipate the Barriers and Plan How to Move Forward

Once your coaching certification is completed, common barriers to success in coaching include confidence, a willingness to promote your services and what you offer, planning and preparation, consistency, time, and using the process. Explore options for moving past these barriers: … Read more

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Use and Promote the Code of Ethics

By Pete Liska https://www.linkedin.com/in/peteliska/ The ICF has a well-established and developed Code of Ethics in place for all coaching professionals.  The ICF’s Code of Ethics is comprehensive and effective.  As long as a coach indicates that they follow the ICF’s … Read more

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The ICF Code of Ethics

By Pete Liska https://www.linkedin.com/in/peteliska/ The International Coach Federation (ICF) Code of Ethics defines the relationship between a coach and a client, what the ICF expects of the coach, how to approach coaching, plus also indicates expected outcomes, or desired results … Read more

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