Coaching As A Whole Life Skill

“I just really pay attention to what people say and through that I can then reflect back thoughts they’ve told me about themselves that they don’t know about themselves. And allow them to unlock those doors to get to the places they want to go artistically.” —Rick Rubin If you’re not aware of who Rick Rubin is (that’s his quote …

How To Renew Your ICF Credential

As the global leader in coaching credentialing and program accreditation, the ICF (International Coach Federation) requires that its coaches renew their credentials every three years and there a number of important things to bear in mind when doing so. Here we’ll give you all the info and links you’ll need in order to be able to renew your ICF credential. …

Rites of Passage in Developmental Coaching—A White Paper

“Every positive change — every jump to a higher level of energy and awareness — involves a rite of passage. Each time to ascend to a higher rung on the ladder of personal evolution, we must go through a period of discomfort, of initiation.” — Dan Millman   A Rite of Passage describes any ceremony or event marking an important …

Mindfulness, Leadership and Managing Change

“Leadership is now understood by many to imply collective action, orchestrated in such a way as to bring about significant change while raising the competencies and motivation of all those involved—that is action where more than one individual influences the process.” —Bornstein & Smith, quoted in The Leader of the Future   How can organizations change and why would they? …

How Do I Become a Great Coach?

“Power comes in many forms, one of which is mastery. As we become expert—in creation or discovery, in helping or healing, in communicating or leading—we gain power. That power is revealed in flow, and in joy.” ― Heather E. Heying, Evolutionary biologist   The first response from me regarding this question of how to become a great coach is that …

Multiplicity: Working with Parts and Selves in Coaching

“We must accept our multiplicity, the fact that we can show up quite differently in our athletic, intellectual, sexual, spiritual—or many other—states. A heterogeneous collection of states is completely normal in us humans. The key to well-being is collaboration across states, not some rigidly homogeneous unity. The notion that we can have a single, totally consistent way of being is …

How do I choose my coaching niche?

“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” — Albert Einstein     If you’re not familiar with the term “coaching niche” it means the particular specialty area or client base a coach works with. This could be domains as diverse as a Life or Health and Nutrition coach right through to Leadership and Executive coaching …

Coaching Leaders with C.H.O.I.C.E.

“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.” —Kurt Vonnegut   On many of my training programs when inviting participants to push things, experiment and explore beyond their habitual behavioral boundaries I’ll often ask them to pretend. By this I don’t simply mean ‘fake it’ but to think about it …