A vision is a dream—something to which we dedicate ourselves, devoting our thoughts, speech and action to its realization. What stymies our efforts to fulfill a vision is the attachment to our internal and external chatter, the busyness mind to which we succumb. Although we do our best to manage the relationship to chatter, we […]Read more →
Beginning a coaching session or engagement without a specific goal in sight is like putting a client on a plane with no destination: She ends up going from place to place, unsure of where she’ll land next and running the risk that she doesn’t like where she ends up. This in turn means she might […]Read more →
The ICF New York City Chapter gave VIP members of the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) a taste of coaching during NAPW’s National Networking Conference on April 25. The event drew 1500 attendees to the New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square to listen to speakers such as Barbara Corcoran, Star Jones and Robin […]Read more →
“Communicate, communicate, communicate,” is the mantra of our times. Many coaches seem to believe communication can solve almost every interpersonal problem. There’s one arena, however, in which communication is virtually useless: dealing with people who are resistant to change. No doubt you’ve encountered resistant clients. Think about it. A client who is resisting your efforts […]Read more →
This is part of an ongoing series. Two artists and academics from London (DASHNDEM) were inspired to create their Reaching Re-Birth project for the fourth Athens Biennale (Now What?), examining how techniques of the ‘self’ – more specifically life coaching – can aid citizens of recession-hit Greece to overcome hardship. Eleven coaches, all ICF members, […]Read more →
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