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...]

Creating Awareness in Faith-Based Coaching: The CCNI’s Perspective

Creating Awareness in Faith-Based Coaching: The CCNI’s Perspective

Creating Awareness is the eighth ICF core competency and like the other competencies, ICF coaches have employed it as a foundation for their coaching career. For Christian Coaches or those of you interested in Christian coaching as a niche, let us look at what the leading credentialing agency in the field of professional coaching has to say about creating awareness in faith-based coaching. Who is The CCNI? The Christian Coaches Network International (CCNI) is the leading credentialing … [Read more...]

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...]