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Communication in Coaching

Communication is an exchange of thoughts and plans through listening, questioning, and clear, direct language.  With rapport, communication is more open, honest, and deep. This empowers the client to use the coach as a sounding board, really explore options, and choose … Read more

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Rapport for Moving Forward

The greatest indicator of future success in a coaching relationship is the rapport between a coach and client.  Rapport is when the client trusts you and is comfortable openly exploring, including challenging topics or feelings, and you as the coach … Read more

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Rapport = #1 Indicator of Coaching Success

Rapport is a harmonious interaction and connection between the coach and client.  Rapport is the #1 indicator of success for a coaching relationship. About Rapport: Rapport starts with an agreement and Code of Ethics and built on with coaching competence … 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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Different at Different Times

By Pete Liska https://www.linkedin.com/in/peteliska/ During coach training we develop coaching competencies.  Identifying and adjusting to personality in the moment develops the competencies of Presence and also of Establishing Trust and Intimacy.  When coaching someone who, like in my last blog … Read more

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Listening

By Pete Liska https://www.linkedin.com/in/peteliska/ What is the difference between not really listening and listening with intention?  During my coaching certification as part of my homework, I experimented during a conversation with both utilizing and not utilizing listening skills and this … Read more

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Listen Intentionally

By Pete Liska https://www.linkedin.com/in/peteliska/ With and when intentionally listening, the focus is on the speaker, not the listener.  The ideal goal is to concentrate on what others, or clients are saying.  This means moving past your own similar experiences and … Read more

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Insights from the ICF Code of Ethics

By Pete Liska https://www.linkedin.com/in/peteliska/ The ICF’s Code of Ethics goes through all aspects of the coaching professions, coaching sessions, and expectations of member coaches (and others) in general.  It discusses such things as research guidelines and record keeping.  The Code … Read more

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Experience

Often we get so wrapped up in our daily duties or tasks, or our work schedules and family responsibilities, that we forget to be present and experience what is happening. During the coach training class on communication, participants focus on … Read more

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Vulnerability in Leadership

by Marie Snidow Feeling and showing vulnerability is something most of us avoid.  It makes us feel uncomfortable, open, and exposed.  As people grow into leadership positions they often learn through social conditioning to make rational decisions, not to show … Read more

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