Coaching vs. Therapy – Referring Coaching Clients with Mental Illness

Workplace Psychology

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal, titled “Executive Coach or Therapist? It’s Getting Harder to Tell the Difference” (Bindley, 2019) again renews the debate about the blurred line between where coaching ends and where therapy begins. References.

Coaching Agreement

Center for Coaching

A written coaching agreement outlines the parameters of the coaching relationship. It is foundational to building an effective coaching engagement. A Coaching Agreement includes exploring what the client wants from the relationship as a whole and starting each session by determining what the client wants from that session. A written and signed coaching agreement is essential before starting the coaching relationship. Refer to the code of ethics.

Life Coaching

Center for Coaching

Here is an example of a life coaching engagement using models, processes, and the coaching competencies. A colleague in your network refers a coachee who is retiring and transitioning to a new lifestyle and home in a retirement community.

How to properly conduct reference checks when hiring


Now it’s time to check references. A reference check is a powerful tool to better understand the candidate and make the best hiring decision. Reference checks versus background checks. Reference check best practices. Be respectful of the reference’s time.

What is Leadership Coaching? Debunking 3 Common Misconceptions

Sounding Board

Leadership coaching is a highly personalized methodology that cultivates leaders and grows companies from the inside out — but it’s not widely understood. What is leadership coaching, and why does it matter? To maximize results, coaches also align growth objectives with business KPIs.

Setting the Foundation for Engaging Coaching Clients

Center for Coaching

The 11 Core Competencies of a Coach as defined by the International Coach Federation , ICF, are organized in four areas. Through coach training, these competencies are learned and developed. After coaching certification, these same competencies serve to engage new clients.

Stories About Starting a Coaching Business

Center for Coaching

Imagine Katrina plans to start a coaching business. She then completes her next coach training program and joins the International Coach Federation. She is hesitant to start because she wants more (as yet undefined) resources and she is unsure she is good enough to coach.

43 Coaching Questions That Will Make You a Better Leader


Guest contributors Terry Lipovski and Pat Lipovski, “The Leadership Brothers,” are trusted and referred international Executive Coaches. One the most common comments that we get from leaders is that they want to coach their people, but they don’t know how.

Book Review – Compass: Your Guide For Leadership Development And Coaching

Workplace Psychology

[From CCL’s description of the book]: An essential book on leadership development and coaching, Compass is the go-to reference to help you—and the people you develop—provide the leadership needed in any circumstance to galvanize teams, groups and entire organizations. References.

The Many Benefits of Coaching Employees

Workplace Psychology

Coaching is helping another person reach higher levels of effectiveness by creating a dialogue that leads to awareness and action.” In the classic coaching book, Coaching for Performance (2009), the late John Whitmore described numerous benefits of coaching. References.

Marketing Tips for Wellness Coaches and Trainers

Center for Coaching

Marketing Tips for Wellness Coaches and Trainers. Wellness coaching is a field that is gaining a lot of popularity today. Many people are therefore turning to the wellness centers and coaches that offer training, exercises, and support to help improve one’s health.

How to Select An Executive Coach

Dr. Nadine

How to Select an Executive Coach Selecting an executive coach is equally as important as selecting an employee, if not more. Bill Gates once remarked, "Everyone needs a coach. The process of selecting the "right" executive coach can be rife with challenges.

GROW Coaching Model: The Fascinating Backstory

Workplace Psychology

One of the most popular coaching models in the world is the G.R.O.W. GROW is one of the earliest (perhaps even the original ) business coaching models. THE INNER GAME and THE BIRTH OF MODERN COACHING. JOHN WHITMORE, THE INNER GAME, and “COACHING”. References.

The G.R.O.W. Model In Business Coaching – Simple, Concise, and Powerful

Workplace Psychology

Business coaching is enhancing a client’s (person in a business) awareness and behavior in order to achieve business objectives for both client and organization (WABC, Business Coaching Definition). coaching model. Many coaching models sufficiently answer question #1.

A Positive Psychology & Coaching Tool Your Team Needs

Forbes Leadership Strategy

Appreciative Inquiry - originally developed by David Cooperrider and Suresh Srivastva - often referred to as a way of being and seeing - offers a way to facilitate positive, solution-focused thinking and change which is particularly helpful with teams and in the workplace in general

The Coaching Habit: A book review

OmegaHR Solutions

or even more directly “I need help in being a better coach.” Thus, when I was offered the opportunity to review a book on coaching I accepted. The book is The Coaching Habit- Say Less, Ask More & Chang the Way You Lead Forever by Michael Bungay Stanier.

The real value of having a life coach.

Thrive Global

Virtual coaching call with a Collective Gain Coach. Photo by byrawpixel You can’t really understand the power of having a coach until you experience it. This is why most coaches offer one to two hours of complimentary coaching before you hire them.

Fast Company: How To Coach Your References To Help Get You That Job Offer


Don’t just assume your references will give you a glowing review. Ray Bixler joins other HR leaders sharing tips for managing your references in this article from Fast Company. The post Fast Company: How To Coach Your References To Help Get You That Job Offer appeared first on SkillSurvey. News all industries reference checkingRead Article.

How Coaching Can Improve Upon the Annual Performance Review


But in reality, there are other issues with an older model of performance management—issues that can be overcome by new trends in coaching if we embrace them. Using coaching to drive performance management. Yes, coaching conversations should happen more than annually.

LIVE CASE STUDY: NBA Exec Refers to Demographic as Angry and Argumentative

The HR Capitalist

I'm historically an Atlanta Hawks fan (pro basketball). And being a Hawks fan is.well.difficult some times. . The Atlanta Hawks have a recent history that touches on numerous HR, organizational and talent issues.

Managers Are Not Good at Coaching and Developing Their People

Workplace Psychology

In their book, 100 Things You Need to Know: Best People Practices for Managers & HR (2004), Eichinger, Lombardo, and Ulrich — three internationally-recognized experts in human capital management — shared that, in general, managers are “very poor at coaching and developing their people” (p.

Understand and Embrace the Employee Voice


SENIOR CONSULTANT AND EXECUTIVE COACH. When I’m coaching executives, I tell them to start their conversations with, “I have an idea, but first, what do you think?” I remember working with one organization where people referred to an experience where someone spoke up and got fired.

how do I ask references about a candidate’s personality?

Ask a Manager

My question is about checking references and getting managers to talk about interpersonal skills with us. It was enough that I was sure this was at least somewhat akin to her regular demeanor at work, but her answers and resume were solid, so I moved forward to the reference check just in case. Yes, you can absolutely ask references about interpersonal skills! Anyway, as for what to say to references, it’s fine to be pretty direct. hiring references

Creating a Coaching Mindset in Organizations


Leaders today invest in coaching more than ever before. In fact, between 25 to 40 percent of Fortune 500 companies hire executive coaches. Coaching is seen as a key strategy in doing this. Leaders hire coaches because they want their teams to think and act like coaches.

Coaching Your Inner Monkey: Tips for Talking Yourself into Greatness


Psychologists often refer to it as ‘self talk’. All of these terms refer to the running play-by-play that is going on inside of all of our heads – the on-going chatter that impacts the way in which we think and feel everyday. But the really great news is that we all are ‘in charge’ of our self-talk and, with focus and practice we can learn to coach our inner monkeys and begin to change that self-talk into affirming, optimistic and helpful messaging.

Book Review of Paving Your Path

Center for Coaching

References. The Bad: Here comes a personal bias – coaching over mentoring. While the emphasis is on a mentor, the questions are largely coaching questions. In this work, a coach easily fits as a fabulous resource for students. by Kim Nugent, Ed.D. Reviewed by Cathy Liska.

I didn’t check references on a new hire and he’s struggling — should I check them now?

Ask a Manager

I, along with another team member have had several coaching talks with him and the behavior continues. I inquired with my teammate about whether they checked his references. The only reference they spoke to was his friend, who referred him to the role. Would it be a good idea to do another reference check and reach out to companies (internships) he worked for to see what they have to say about his work style? references

I have to coach a negative employee, can I recover from a terrible interview, and more

Ask a Manager

I’m supposed to coach a negative employee. I’ve documented my feedback on her for management, who agree she is the problem, but in the meantime, while management figures out what to do, I’m supposed to try and coach her. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

Brainstorm Ideas for Your Model

Center for Coaching

When you begin promoting your coaching services, explaining your methodology with a diagram is helpful both for you and your prospective coachees. For example, in the Center for Coaching Certification’s Certified Master Coach program, participants create a diagram of their coaching process.

Courts Uphold Dismissal of Fired NFL Coach’s Defamation Claims

HR Daily Advisor

After he left the team because of harassment, a workplace investigation led to the firing of one of the coaches. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals—which covers Alabama, Florida, and Georgia—recently dismissed the fired coach’s defamation lawsuit.

can I fly business class while my boss is in coach, employee keeps challenging my expertise, and more

Ask a Manager

So far, I’ve mostly been trying to ignore him when he does this: to briefly explain the facts and reference the documentation and move on, rather than to sink to his level and have it escalate to me reprimanding him. Can I fly business class while my boss is in coach?

screaming toddler on work calls, telling references their recommended candidate was horrible, and more

Ask a Manager

As a result, I provided coaching during our next check-in call, sharing that I was not sure if he was aware that others could hear his child. Should I tell references their recommended candidate was horrible? He takes no responsibility for these problems whatsoever, so I know he will not be honest with them when they ask why he needs them to be references again so soon. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

Tools, Techniques, Questions, and Dialogue

Center for Coaching

For many new coaches, figuring out how to use different tools and processes is of great interest. What is often the challenge we all face as coaches is truly co-creating the coaching relationship with the client. Ultimately, the multitude of tools and techniques for coaching are intended for the benefit of the client. Gaining a sense of how this works through exposure to coaching conversations is a helpful starting point. Cathy Liska. By Cathy Liska.

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Health coaching doesn’t work. Or does it? (Part II of III)

Sonic Boom

In Part I of this three-part blog series, we discussed traditional health coaching and its numerous shortcomings. (If And while health coaching has long been a popular employee-wellness option, it’s been largely ineffective at creating lasting wellness-program engagement and driving large-scale health-habit improvement. We tried to find the perfect coaching partner, but we kept running into more of the same (over-reliance on incentives, disengaged coaches).

What Did You Learn From Your Worst Boss Ever?

Government Executive

There are definitely “worst boss” behaviors that come up again and again that serve as a reference point for anyone who wants to be the best boss. Management - Executive Coach