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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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Crossroads of Manager, Trainer, and Coach

by Kaleen Barbera  www.linkedin.com/in/kaleenbarbera I think we all agree that we strive to be the best, most effective version of ourselves when it comes to any role we fulfill, personally or professionally.  Many of us do that through academic study, … Read more

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The Journey to Become a Coach

by Cathy Liska https://www.linkedin.com/in/cathyliska Coaching is more than an up and coming profession – coaching is a way of being.  Coaching as a way of being means a positive, proactive attitude and approach to people, conversations, and challenges. While many … Read more

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Coaching on Sensitive Topics

What is the role of the coach when there are sensitive topics?  In coaching, sensitive topics are part of the conversation.  Consider the ICF definition of coaching: Coaching is partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires … Read more

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The Challenge: Accountability

When setting goals and planning action steps it often helps to have an accountability partner.  Having an accountability partner means you committed to someone else.  It may involve a scheduled time and/or place, a reporting in, and reminders.  Sometimes knowing … Read more

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Ideas for Individual Success with Coaching

Coaching provides an average 600% return on investment (ROI).  At the same time, there remains a challenge to the integrity of coaching due to the wide-spread use of the terms “coach” and “coaching” without professional coaching certification or the application … Read more

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The Growth of Coaching

As the coaching profession grows and is formalized, it is worth looking at what is happening and what is possible in the future. At a basic level, while many are still unfamiliar with exactly what coaching is, that is changing.  … Read more

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How Trained Coaches Can Educate Untrained Coaches

Is a tennis coach who has played tennis at a high level qualified to coach?  In some ways, yes – and in other ways, no.  An untrained tennis coach knows a great deal about technique, and still has much to … Read more

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How to Get Coach Training

Being a trained, certified coach is critical to the success of both the client and the coach.  For the client, a trained coach means a greater opportunity for growth and success, often the primary reasons people engage coaches.  Training also … Read more

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Really? A ‘Coach’ Without Specific Training? Part 2

Those who call themselves a ‘coach’ without certified coach training do a disservice to themselves and to their clients. One justification for not going through a certified coach training program is that the person has plenty of professional and personal … Read more

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