Coaching Agreement

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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.

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.

Coaching Ethics

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A code of ethics provides the code of conduct for how coaches treat their clients and manage their work. About the Coaching Code of Ethics: Most businesses and professions have a code of ethics, so for many, it seems a basic necessity. Currently, coaching is an uncontrolled profession, and many untrained “coaches” are unaware of ethics. Ethics are Important Because: Ethics provide a foundation for the coaching relationship. Ethics protect the coach.

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.

Agile Feedback: The Secret Weapon of Successful Organizations

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

Employee Coaching Works When It’s a Part of Company Culture

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I ran across an article in Chief Learning Officer Magazine titled “ 7 Ways to Create a Coaching Culture ”. The magic of a coaching culture is that it is infectious.” When it comes to employee coaching, I believe that organizations want the results. Employees can coach managers.

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].

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.

Rapport = #1 Indicator of Coaching Success

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Rapport is a harmonious interaction and connection between the coach and client. Rapport is the #1 indicator of success for a coaching relationship. About Rapport: Rapport starts with an agreement and Code of Ethics and built on with coaching competence plus understanding and trust. Rapport is developed through the coach understanding the client’s style and adjusting to the client. To maintain rapport, the coach demonstrates respect through language and demeanor.

Moving Forward with Coaching Competency

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Coaching competency is about the skill of the coach as a process expertise. In coaching, the coach empowers the client. Coaching is based on the premise that the client is their own best expert. The client is ultimately best served by their coach when the client explores their possibilities, defines their goals, and decides on their plan of action. Developing competency as a coach ensures that the coach is empowering the client.

Leadership Coaching

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How do you coach for leadership? During coach training there is a focus on a positive, proactive focus for creating meaningful change that becomes a powerful approach for developing leaders. Coaching leaders is an opportunity for them to be inspiring, communicate the strategic plan effectively, reflect the vision, and motivate others to make the company goals a reality. She is a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF) Phoenix Chapter. by Patti Oskvarek.

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.

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.

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 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

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].

Career Coaching

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Here is an example of a career coaching engagement using models, processes, and the coaching competencies. Sometimes the challenge is recognizing which role will best serve the coachee – trainer, consultant, or coach. What are your resources for finding possible positions?

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 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.

Why Coaching?

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Why coaching ? An individual who has a coach discovers their own answer with the help of their coach. An effective coach develops the 11 Core Competencies of a coach during their coaching certification to prepare for the process. .

Coach or Mentor?

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Often people wonder, Do I want a coach, or, do I want a mentor? Alternatively, a coach is a strategic partner that empowers you to explore and discover your own answer. A coach is valuable when you are ready for an advanced level of development and to create meaningful change.

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.’

Coaching Client Priority: Confidence

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Continuing from the previous blog, the client and I talked about different approaches to coaching including an option of exploring what she wanted and then focusing on building her confidence. This option is taught in the Certified Professional Coach program and was explored with the client.

Project Managers Coach

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With coaching skills, project managers and their teams enjoy a whole different experience, as the project manager builds trust, gathers information through effective communication, and develops a plan alongside other team members. Project Managers Coach. By Ruth Pearce . Ruth Pearce.

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.

Bookmark This! Resources to Develop HR Competencies

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Developing your skills as a human resources professional is important. At this year’s Society for Human Resource Management Annual Conference (SHRM), I ran across some wonderful tools to help with developing HR competencies.

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.

The Steps in a Coaching Relationship

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In the previous log the Staircase to Success analogy gave a brief description of the coaching relationship. Coach Training. Coach training accredited by the International Coach Federation is specifically designed to develop knowledge of and skill in the 11 Core Competencies of a coach. This prepares the coach to provide a quality coaching process. The appropriate skill level to enter different coach training programs varies.

Life Coaching

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Here is an example of a life coaching engagement using models, processes, and the coaching competencies. Because you want the coachee to be comfortable with coaching and with you as coach, you offer a free introductory session. What are your resources?

Executive Coaching

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Here is an example of an executive coaching engagement using models, processes, and the coaching competencies. For an executive coaching engagement, you start with an introductory session to ensure you are a good match. What are your resources?

Long-term Implications of a Coaching Culture

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The bottom-line impact of a coaching culture is powerful. Without a coaching approach, how many people really take time to consider and explore their goals? Coaching is the difference between thinking or talking about the problem versus exploring options, creating strategies, and following through. Coaching recognizes that each person is their own best expert. Coaching supports people by ensuring they are intentional about their strategy and action steps.

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 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.

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.

Business Coaching

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Here is an example of a business coaching engagement using models, processes, and the coaching competencies. Imagine you are starting a coaching engagement with a business coachee. To co-create the coaching relationship, start with in an introductory session.

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.

Coaching for Success

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When you consider the research on the ROI for coaching, the average return on investment is 600-700% – see [link] for more information. What is the reason coaching is so powerful? In coaching, the answer and direction come from within.

A Coaching Culture Enhances Lives

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Without coaching skills, you tell them what you want done and how to do it. With coach training you learn new skills which means you recognize your son or daughter’s considerations and motivations, and then ask them how chores fit within their day and have them plan how to get it done. Coaching is much like mediation in that the clients are put in charge of discovering their own solutions. Without coaching skills, efforts are duplicated so the work is done several ways.

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. What resources will help you? The coach asks questions.

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.