This month, I focused on the importance of embracing the entrepreneur’s mindset as you build your coaching practice. In my last blog I discussed the distinction between your role as a coach and your role as an entrepreneur. Any time you make choices about the direction of your business, you must see the potential outcomes […]Read more →
It’s my pleasure to announce a very special milestone: The ICF now has more than 15,000 credentialed coaches! We’re thrilled that so many of you have made this commitment to your training and professional growth. As many of you know, the ICF Credentialing program was developed to measure and certify competence of individual coaches, protect […]Read more →
When we start a new profession and learn a new discipline, we always make mistakes — that’s the nature of the learning curve. But there are some mistakes that are best avoided as a new Coach if you want to build your practice sooner rather than later! Awareness is the precursor to choice, so in […]Read more →
“Leaders can provide visible evidence of enabling and supporting their employees by conducting continuous Appreciative Coaching conversations showing how the strengths of the person are aligned to the results of the organization. People then understand how they fit into the organization’s vision and mission, but create a powerful energy for excellence.” —James M. Kouzes and […]Read more →
Coaching as a field is still evolving. A good coach can be one who is extremely strong in subjects such has psychology, sociology, philosophy, etc. But to move coaching to a discipline, meaning a well-recognized profession, requires a continuous application of scientific principle to coaching. A scientific approach means continuously synthesizing well-established models to coaching. […]Read more →
ICF is the largest worldwide resource for professional coaches, and the source for those who are seeking a coach. Formed in 1995, today ICF is the leading global organization, with over 20,000 members, dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high professional standards, providing independent certification, and building a network of credentialed coaches.
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