Learning How to Use Powerful Questioning

Learning How to Use Powerful Questioning

If you are or are planning to be a life coach, it’s possible you’ve heard of powerful questioning. This useful technique helps you and your coachee delve deep into the situations and issues they are experiencing and come up with useful answers they can apply to get their life where they want it to be. Powerful questioning is more than just shooting a list of questions at someone. Powerful questions cause the person being asked to reflect and analyze certain aspects of their life. They … [Read more...]

The Important of Planning and Goal Setting in Life Coaching

The Important of Planning and Goal Setting in Life Coaching

The need for planning and goal setting in life coaching is essential to the individual's success and the coaching relationship.  The ICF Core Competency No. Ten.  Prior to the ICF updating its coaching competencies in 2019, there existed eleven core competencies. Today we have eight. The International Coach Federation's eleven core competencies were created to be employed by coaches around the world to operate their coaching practices effectively. The Core Competencies are … [Read more...]

A Guide to the ICF Core Coaching Competencies (UPDATED)

A Guide to the ICF Core Coaching Competencies (UPDATED)

After 25 years, the ICF Core Coaching Competencies Model has been updated. Much of the existing model was validated by the evidence collected from more than 1,300 coaches across the globe after a 24-month analysis.  The updated core coaching competencies will provide stronger coaching standards for the future. Let’s have a look. The Updated Version of the ICF Core Coaching Competencies Model A. Foundation Demonstrates ethical practice A coach is expected to have integrity … [Read more...]

ICF Coaching Competencies – Cultivates Trust And Safety With Your Coaching Clients

ICF Coaching Competencies – Cultivates Trust And Safety With Your Coaching Clients

The ICF Coaching competencies are essential to every professional coach's success, both ICF and Non-ICF affiliated coaches, and overall, to the practice of coaching.  Who is The International Coach Federation? The International Coach Federation (ICF) is the leading global organization for coaches and it currently boasts of over 20,000 members worldwide in more than 100 countries. The organization is committed to advancing the coaching profession by establishing exceptional … [Read more...]

Listens Actively: The Sixth ICF Core Competency

Listens Actively: The Sixth ICF Core Competency

To communicate effectively with your clients as a professional coach, understanding the sixth ICF core competency is essential. It is necessary to become the kind of coach who listens actively to your client's needs to help understand how to work with them to reach their desired goals.  The International Coach Federation CCM The International Coach Federation (ICF) is the world's largest organization of professionally trained coaches, with members in more than 140 countries worldwide … [Read more...]

Refined and Updated ICF Coaching Competencies

Refined and Updated ICF Coaching Competencies

In October 2019, the International Coach Federation (ICF) updated the ICF Coaching Core Competencies—there are now eight, not 11 ICF coaching competencies. ICF coaching competencies are basically essential elements in the coaching process that most directly impact your success as a coach. Coaches can be trained to be proficient in these areas. In practice, they’re the basis for evaluating coaches who want to get their Associate Certified Coach, Professional Certified Coach or Master … [Read more...]

The Important of The International Coach Federation 11 Core Competencies in Coaching

The Important of The International Coach Federation 11 Core Competencies in Coaching

The International Coach Federation 11 core competencies were created to be employed by coaches around the world to effectively operate their coaching practices.  These competencies continue to be used as the foundation for the ICF credentialing process. About 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 … [Read more...]

Establishing The Coaching Agreement: The ICF Competency No. Two

Establishing The Coaching Agreement: The ICF Competency No. Two

Most ICF Credentialed Coaches do believe that establishing the coaching agreement is critical to the success of the coaching process.   The coaching agreement or contract sets the atmosphere in a coaching relationship.  What Does The ICF Say About The Coaching Agreement?  The International Coach Federation (ICF) developed eleven core competencies to support a greater understanding of the skills and approaches used within today’s coaching profession.  Establishing … [Read more...]

Meeting Ethical Guidelines and Professional Standards as a Certified Health Coach

Meeting Ethical Guidelines and Professional Standards as a Certified Health Coach

The ICF no #1 competency - Meeting ethical guidelines and professional standards help the individual set the foundation for a productive coaching relationship and each coaching session.   In the healthcare industry, health coaches must adhere to ethical and professional standards in their field to avoid dire consequences.  Who Are Certified Health Coaches? Certified Health Coaches are credentialed healthcare professionals who, in most cases, possess expertise in areas such as … [Read more...]

Steps to Effective Direct Communication

Steps to Effective Direct Communication

One of the International Coach Federation’s core competencies of coaching is direct communication. How eager are you to meet and exceed the needs of your clients in your coaching business? How willing are you to improve your direct communication skills? Your clients need to trust you and good communication can develop that credibility. Your number one goal is to create a long- term association with your clients. And the way to accomplish that mission is to convey through your messages … [Read more...]