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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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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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Book Review of Coaching Perspectives VI

Coaching Perspectives VI This book addresses becoming and then being a coach plus the impact of coaching. Summary: The chapters of the book include: The Journey to Become a Coach by Cathy Liska Crossroads of Manager, Trainer, and Coach by … Read more

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What can a client expect from a coach?

Coaching is all about benefitting the client.  In coach training each coach learns to focus completely on the client and to continue the relationship only if it benefits the client. From the perspective of a client: what does the client … Read more

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What is the investment to have a coach?

Please humor me for a moment with this question because the reality is that for most people NOT having a coach is far more expensive than having a coach!  So, start with the awareness that coaching has an average return … Read more

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How do you find a coach?

Because there are so many coaches who are untrained or partially trained, one of the challenges to hiring a coach is finding the right coach.  Common resources for finding coaches include: Referrals – one of the most popular methods for … Read more

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Who Hires Coaches?

The easy response is anyone and everyone!  Of course more specifically it is organizations that develop their people and individuals who are motivated to create change and achieve goals.  Organizations hire coaches most often to, according to Harvard Business Review, … Read more

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When is it OK to say you are a Coach?

The short answer: when you have completed at least some training and are committed to completing the 60 hours of training required by the International Coach Federation for membership. Previously all levels of training were accepted – from no specific … Read more

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A Challenge for Professional Coaches

The International Coach Federation, ICF, has conducted surveys about the challenges facing the coaching profession.  Consistently a top cited challenge is untrained coaches and in conjunction with that the lack of general knowledge about how coaching works. Consider these examples … Read more

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