Part 2 – Distinctions on coaching session structure for ICF credential success

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Managing Session Progress

Once you’ve established the coaching session agreement and invited the client to choose where to start exploring, you use your coaching skills to the best of your level of mastery. You ask questions customized by your listening. ...

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Group Coaching: how organizations can build a sustainable coaching culture

group coachingHave you ever struggled to answer these questions: “What is group coaching? How does it differ from individual coaching? What results do you get from group coaching?”

Holly Williams of the Magus Group, recently co-authored the book, Being Coached: Group and Team Coaching from the Inside. This book is ...

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Partnering – the approach that differentiates coaching from other professions

Dolphin DuoThe term ‘partnering’ has become fashionable within the ICF and one that is critically important to understand, if you are seeking to be an effective coach. And it’s a term specifically used in five places in the PCC Markers, for ICF Assessors to find evidence of this coaching behavior.

The ICF ...

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How to demonstrate more ICF core competencies by having a Coaching Plan

Planning and Goal SettingThere’s an easy way for a coach to demonstrate more competencies in their coaching, which is by having a Coaching Plan for your coaching engagement.

My Definition of a Coaching Plan

A Coaching Plan does not have to be some extensive document. It could be a simple intake questionnaire you ...

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The Difference between a Teacher and a Coach

by Karen Boskemper, PCC, Co-Leader of The Mentor Coaching Group, and ICF Assessor

Apple to OrangeI was recently reading a Facebook post by spiritual teacher, educator and writer, Nithya Shanti (http://www.lovingsilence.org/), whose life work is committed to supporting those who wish to awaken their natural wisdom. He shared the differences between a teacher and a guru, ...

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Ways a Coach completes a session

Coaching client has last word

My last blog article was on “When a coaching session really begins.” In this article, I want to address the ways a coach completes a coaching session with their client.

Here are five of the main ICF core competencies most often in play:

1. Coaching Presence
2. Designing Actions
3. Managing Progress & Accountability
4. Establishing the Coaching Agreement
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