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Telling is a Fail – Asking is a Win

Think about parenting a teenager.  As much as parents want their children to listen to what they are told, sometimes teens just have to make their own mistakes. When they make their own mistakes, they learn and then they move … Read more

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The Impact of a Coach Telling

In the previous blog a scenario used in the coach training class on ethics was provided where the coach gave the client the answer.  In this blog, the possible outcomes are explored. If the coach gives the answer and the … Read more

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Telling is NOT Coaching

One of the concepts that comes up in talking about coaching is what is coaching and how coaching works. Telling someone what to do and giving advice is not coaching – that may be consulting, mentoring, teaching, or other professional … Read more

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The Paradigm Shift

In coach training, many of the people in the program come with education and experience – a very impressive group each time!  The paradigm in which they have functioned throughout their career is to be the expert and be the … Read more

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What if someone with no training identifies themselves as a professional coach?

Start by assuming positive intent.  Then invite them to explore ICF’s website and to research the profession.  Discuss the Core Competencies and the Code of Ethics. Be aware of the reality is that an untrained coach can cause harm by … Read more

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S.M.A.R.T. Goals

The acronym for S.M.A.R.T. goals was coined in 1981 by a consultant named George T. Doran.  The original definition was: Specific: target a specific area for improvement. Measurable: quantify, or at least suggest, an indicator of progress. Assignable: specify who will do it. … Read more

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Who Takes Notes?

A common question in coach training is: During a coaching session, who takes the notes?  The coach?  The client?  No one?  Both?  The answers to this include all these options.  Some say no notes – this protects confidentiality and means … Read more

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Search Engine Optimization for your Coaching Website

We hear a lot about SEO optimization.  It is important when you have a website!  That is because it is one way people find you online. When you want to find something on the internet, you type words into a … Read more

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WRITING A COACHING BIO FOR YOUR WEBSITE

Whether new or an experienced coach, writing a bio may seem challenging.  What will sell your coaching services?  What is your target market and ideal demographic?  What words or phrases represent you the best?  These things are important. When someone … Read more

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Coaching in Change Management: Some Lessons Learned (Part 2)

By Randy Kesterson, https://www.linkedin.com/in/randykesterson Confusion About Coaching in the Change Management Community During my ICF-sanctioned training, I learned that a coach “guides from the side”, and they do not give advice to theirclient. Instead, they ask open-ended questions, helping the … Read more

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