Designing Actions, The Ninth ICF Core Coaching Competency

Designing Actions, The Ninth ICF Core Coaching Competency

Designing Actions relates to the field of coaching and it is the ninth core competency of the International Coaching Federation. This core competency focuses on facilitating ongoing learning for coaching clients through opportunities. ICF Core Competencies and Its Definition of Coaching The ICF Core Competencies were developed to support a more thorough understanding of the skills and approaches used within today’s coaching profession as defined by the International Coach Federation. These … [Read more...]

ICF Core Competencies Examples Powerful Questioning No. Six

ICF Core Competencies Examples Powerful Questioning No. Six

Conducting coaching sessions using the ICF core competencies examples of powerful coaching questions in this article will greatly make a difference in the coaching relationship and your practice. Core Competencies by The ICF The ICF Core Competencies were developed by the International Coach Federation to support a broader understanding of the skills and approaches used within today’s coaching profession. The Core Competencies are grouped into four categories according to those that fit … [Read more...]

Creating Positive Change with Inner Presence Coaching

Creating Positive Change with Inner Presence Coaching

What is inner presence coaching and how can we facilitate effortless transformations in a client’s life? Jerry Donoghue, the founder of Inner Presence Coaching Institute, had this question in mind when he developed his inner presence coaching materials: How can inner presence permeate our daily lives? Studying various eastern enlightenment traditions has always been a lifelong passion of Donoghue and he has been coaching people in compassion, empathy, presence, and open … [Read more...]

Active Listening, an Essential Skill For Professional Life Coaches

Active Listening, an Essential Skill For Professional Life Coaches

One of the most important coaching skills that every life coach must have to be successful is active listening. It is a skill that enables your clients to trust you and have confidence in your ability to help them achieve their desired goals. What is Active Listening? Active listening is one of three levels of listening. It has to do with paying complete attention to what the speaker is saying. It means being intentional in hearing and comprehending what the individual is communicating … [Read more...]

Establishing Trust & Intimacy With The Client – ICF Core Competency No. Three

Establishing Trust & Intimacy With The Client – ICF Core Competency No. Three

How does establishing trust and intimacy with the client as a life coach contribute to a successful coaching partnership? In this article, we will take a look at this third ICF Core Competency and understand its importance in the coaching partnership. The ICF Core Competencies The International Coach Federation (ICF) established eleven core coaching competencies that were developed to support a broader understanding of the skills and approaches used within today’s coaching profession. They … [Read more...]

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...]

The Definition of Coaching Competency According to The ICF

The Definition of Coaching Competency According to The ICF

To understand the definition of coaching competency, it will make sense to define what the term "competency" means especially for those who are unfamiliar with it. Competency is the ability to do something successfully or efficiently, and the Cambridge dictionary goes further to define is an essential skill that is needed to do a job. Now that we know what competency means, let us go ahead, see what coaching competency is about. What is Coaching? The International Coach Federation known to … [Read more...]

What Are The International Coach Federation Core Competencies in Coaching?

What Are The International Coach Federation Core Competencies in Coaching?

To become an ICF credentialed coach, you must know and comply with the international coach federation core competencies used within the field of coaching. The International Coach Federation created a set of core competencies that can be used by coaches around the world to operate their businesses and practices, and today we have both ICF credentialed and non- ICF credential coaches utilizing them. What Are The International Coach Federation Core Competencies? As defined by the … [Read more...]

A Guide to ICF Core Competencies Rating Levels

A Guide to ICF Core Competencies Rating Levels

If you are planning to be International Coach Federation (ICF) certified, there are eleven ICF core competencies rating levels you must know. These core competencies were developed by the ICF so coaches would have greater understanding about the skills and approaches needed in the coaching profession. ICF Core Competencies Rating Levels Being aware of each ICF core competencies rating level will allow coaches to understand what is required for each competency at each level of credentialing … [Read more...]