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...]