Developing Your Coaching Presence & Why It Matters

Developing Your Coaching Presence & Why It Matters

If you are a life coach, you probably have heard the term coaching presence many times before. It is International Coach Federation’s (ICF) Core Competency #4 and some define it as “being fully present with your client” while others see it as “a way of being with clients that facilitates growth and change through connection”. How does the ICF describe the competency of coaching presence? According to the ICF, coaching presence is “the ability to be fully conscious and create spontaneous … [Read more...]

How to Start Coaching Without Feeling GUILTY

How to Start Coaching Without Feeling GUILTY

The GUILT in coaching is super-prevalent, and lots of new coaches ask me how to start coaching without feeling guilty. Here are a few coaching tips around the GUILT coaches feel: The 2 Stages of "Coach Guilt" When a new coach just starts out, the first stage goes as follows: Feeling guilty about one of your coaching clients can erode your coaching power. "I'm excited and can’t wait to help EVERYONE! How do I get my first coaching client?" The second stage of coaching is a bit … [Read more...]