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What questions are you asking in 2018?

You may have a personal question about a relationship that is meaningful to you, or maybe a philosophical question about your life’s path,  or a question about where you are going as a coach and how you would like to grow this year. One thing we know as coaches and coach trainers, is that each of us has our own answers.  And if you are able to ask yourself a powerful question, one that requires you to dig deep for an answer, then the answers you receive will be coming from your core set of values, beliefs, and desires. So, it’s really about asking a more meaningful question, to get to a more meaningful answer. How do you get to that powerful question?  Ask yourself your question, and then go further and ask yourself what is underneath this? What’s the [...]

Are You Jumping into the Soup with Your Clients?

We’ve all had clients who seem to need extra support. We may find them swimming in a bowl of soup full of challenges, concerns and questions. Most often, we sit on the edge of the bowl using our coaching skills to help them navigate as they swim. But sometimes we might lose our balance and fall into the soup with them. In fact, some clients may even hope that we end up in the soup – it can be lonely in there. But we know that we are most helpful to our clients when we remain on the edge where we can see from a larger vantage point and help our clients expand their awareness also. So what makes us fall in the soup? Sometimes we fall in because we have experienced similar challenges and we find it hard to [...]

When Renewing Your Credential becomes something to check off your list…

When Renewing Your Credential becomes something to check off your list, it may be time to go back to basics As credentialed coaches, every 3 years we experience the same challenge–how to get those CCEUs and/or Mentoring that we need to renew our ICF Credentials. Counting our hours as we go and hoping that we can cobble together what we need to continue working as a credentialed coach. It’s easy to fall into the trap of missing the forest for the trees when you are adding up 1.25 + 1.75 + 1.5 hours, and easy to get pulled into the minutiae of the process. But what’s it all about in the big picture? How can we utilize the renewal requirements to give our coaching ability a boost and get back to the basics of why we choose to coach? In [...]