Coaching Competency

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The International Coach Federation defines and measures 11 Core Competencies for coaches. About Coaching Competency: Coaching requires a set of learned skills. Coach training both teaches the competencies and supports application of the skills. Coach-specific training builds on previous education and experience with a focus on information applied to coaching. Competency is Important Because: Coaches provide a service based on competency.

Understanding a Coaching Client and Their Objectives

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Prior to engaging a new client, start by establishing a common understanding of the coaching relationship. During the coaching, the coach uses what they learned in coaching certification to be present to and understand their client as an individual.

Coaching Language for a Coaching Culture

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Is coaching language a science or an art? Coaching uses clear direct language and powerful questioning, and this requires an awareness of word choices developed through coach training. . In other words, based on research and experience, it is both.

Addiction Coaching

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That is exactly what a trained addiction coach does. With addiction coaching, the addict is able to learn how to more easily manage things and make better choices for their life. Addiction Coaching. By Patrick Bailey, [link].

Agile Feedback: The Secret Weapon of Successful Organizations

Speaker: Angie Wideman-Powell, Director of Human Resources, ClearCompany

Stairway to Success Analogy of a Coaching Relationship

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The analogy of building a staircase aligned to building a coaching relationship is a tool for the client and the coach to use as they co-create the coaching relationship. Imagine the coaching process as a stairway leading to a doorway called ‘success.’

A Coaching Culture Benefits Nonprofits

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Without coaching skills, each neighbor voices and advocates based on personal priorities. With coaching skills, each person is asked for their ideas and thinking, pros and cons are discussed as a group, consensus is reached in most areas, and a vote is taken on a few items.

Coaching and a Coaching Culture Differentiated

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The International Coach Federation (ICF) defines coaching as “a strategic partnership in which the coach empowers the client to clarify goals, create action plans, move past obstacles, and achieve what the client chooses.” The ICF publishes a table that explains how coaching competencies are evaluated including reasons credentialing may be denied. Bottom line, if someone is telling, directing, or advising, they are NOT coaching.

Moving Forward with Coach Training

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Coach training develops a skill set that is expected of leaders, HR professionals, Trainers, Talent and Organizational Development professionals, Project Managers, and consultants. Coaching Certification will ultimately be a requirement of all professional coaches. Completing coach training makes sense when: You plan to do coaching work; You want to enhance the quality of your coaching; You are interested in additional tools; and.

Coaching Questions for a Coaching Culture

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Powerful questioning is a coaching competency taught during coaching certification. Coaching certification is the way to learn powerful questioning. Coaching Program Coaching Resources Coaching Skills Coaching Stories Skills Tools and Techniques coaching coaching certification Coaching Culture Coaching Questions for a Coaching Culture empowered powerful questions probing questions

Graduates of Center for Coaching Certification – Get Published!

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An excellent process for both learning to write for publication and being published is offered to all graduates of coach training programs at the Center for Coaching Certification. Each year the Center for Coaching Certification (CCC) publishes a book in the Coaching Perspectives series. The chapters are written by graduates of the coaching certification programs. One challenge to establishing credibility is producing content.

Coaching a Project Manager

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For example, a coaching client was responsible for overseeing a specific project. This coaching client was at a loss as to how to make it happen because without direct authority over the manager, it became a power struggle. In a coaching session, we explored the situation. Through answering these questions, the coaching client felt they had a better understanding of what was happening and created a plan of action to move forward.

Got Coaching? How ATD’s Coaching Certificate Can Help

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According to ATD Research, only 27 percent of organizations currently include coaching as part of their talent development efforts, even though it’s widely known that coaching and providing feedback are the top ways to improve performance.

What is Mentor Coaching?

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What is a coach? A coach is a strategic partner that empowers you to explore and discover your own answer. What is Mentor Coaching? Combine what a mentor is with what a coach is: the experience and wisdom of a mentor is used to inform the questions asked when coaching a coach.

What are the opportunities for a coach?

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Because coaching involves highly developed people and communication skills, coaching certification is a career opportunity, a business opportunity, and a personal development opportunity. What are the opportunities for a coach?

About Coaching and Becoming a Coach

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What is coaching? The International Coach Federation (ICF), defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. Coaching is: Advanced Development for Advanced Results.

Coaching Competencies Engage Coaching Clients

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During coaching certification , the 11 Core Competencies of a Coach from the International Coach Federation , ICF, are taught and developed. Coaching Competencies. The coaching skills from coach training are skills to develop in life in general.

Coaching to Build a Life

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During coach training we discuss the importance of a client choosing what to focus on and also empowering the client in terms of how to have the conversation. The coach asks questions.

Coaching Competencies Empower Clients

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In the last blog, empower and empowerment were defined and then explored as part of coaching. Coach training involves a paradigm shift from giving solutions to empowering the client to discover and create their own strategies. Coaching Competencies Empower Clients.

Coaching Techniques for Focus and Motivation

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During coaching certification , the class on focus and motivation is amazing in terms of the awareness of how people think and as a result act. Coaching creates a positive, forward focus while being proactive.

You’re not coaching, you’re just telling stories!

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During the twenty years I have worked at the Vice President level, my role has included the call to coach members of my team and other extended teams. One day Susan, a Certified Professional Coach, asked me how my week had gone. I told her, with much pride, how I had coached a team member who had come to me with a work related problem he was struggling to solve. Starting at that moment, I was determined to become a better executive coach.

Coaching to Develop Workplace Strategies

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In preparation for this, I reflected on the balance between being a subject matter expert and a process expert as discussed in the very first coach training class. This blog series continues with the client in the story preparing for her new job.

Benefits of a Coaching Culture

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In a coaching culture differences are recognized. A coaching culture creates awareness about how different people think, decide, and act, and how to work with them effectively based on who they are and their preferences. For a coaching culture, coach training empowers leaders to model the coaching approach. Coaching enhances outcomes because people value the experience of others seeking to understand them and acting on their ideas.

Coaching for Supervisors

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Because coaching is increasingly seen as an essential skill set for anyone in a leadership role, this naturally extends to supervisors. Creating a coaching culture increases the bottom line earnings in an organization. Coaching is a skill that adds value in all interactions.

Is coach training required to be a coach?

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Consider this: if you’re coaching without training, how do you know if you’re doing it correctly? Just as with any profession, offering your services as a coach calls for the appropriate training to be a coach. What will you learn during coach training?

Job Search Coaching

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During coach training we learn to brainstorm, and this became a great next technique to support Katrina. . During the coaching session, we brainstormed so Katrina had a list of options for her job search: Job Boards. A significant insight to this process learned in coaching certification is that while planning actions it is important to ask about value and meaning for the client.

How can a coach help?

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Forbes ( [link] ) lists 8 ways a coach makes a difference: Get clear about your goals. These questions lend themselves to the natural solution: a professional coach (one that has complete coach training). How do you find a coach?

Coaching Empowers Independence

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Working with a coach means discovering your options and creating your life intentionally and with independence. Working with a coach advances you towards what you choose, thus increasing your independence to the level you define. How does having a coach empower your independence?

Coaching for Practical Situations

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In following the story of a coaching client, we moved through transitions after leaving a job, building confidence, prioritizing, finding a job, negotiating, starting a new job, and developing a career path. Now we move into coaching for other areas of the client’s life. We talked options and Katrina chose to start simple and use the Excel tool I had available (it is on the coach login page provided to all coaching certification graduates).

Coaching to design a Career Path

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After working with Katrina to develop strategies for starting her new job as outlined in the previous blog, I also asked questions about personal significance, awareness, and acknowledgement as taught during coaching certification.

Coaching Compared with Other Roles

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As of this writing, coaching remains widely misunderstood. Some think of sports coaching where the coach is telling the athletes what to do and driving them forward. Additionally, the terms mentor and consultant are often mistakenly used interchangeably with the term coach. In the workplace, Human Resource and training professionals are often seen as coaches – sometimes they are also trained as coaches and sometimes they themselves misunderstand the differences. .

Using Coaching Techniques

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Through the story of one client, this blog series demonstrates the application of various tools and techniques from coach training. A friend recommended coaching and Katrina called. . Starting the Coaching Relationship.

Coaching to Prepare for Negotiating

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Per our initial agreement, we discussed coaching versus training versus consulting. Katrina felt she had the book knowledge on negotiating and opted to stay engaged with coaching. Applying the powerful questioning techniques from coach training , I asked Katrina: . During the coaching session we co-created a letter and several alternatives.

Benefits of Addiction Coaching

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An addiction coach with their coaching certification and expertise in the area of addiction is prepared to help clients achieve goals, improve their life, and focus on living in recovery. Benefits of Addiction Coaching. By Patrick Bailey, [link].

Coaching after an Assessment

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As coach, preparing for the coaching session includes reviewing the information on the assessment dashboard provided to all coaching certification graduates that explains the report, reviewing the report itself, and being intentional planning for the coaching session. Use powerful coaching questions before, during, and after reviewing an assessment report. Katrina felt an Emotional Intelligence assessment was of value for her and opted to take the it.