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 are 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 …

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 …

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? In …

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 great coaches …

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 as …

Becoming a Next Level Leadership Development Coach

I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers. —Ralph Nader For me, one of the best places to begin exploring coaching to develop great leaders, particularly if you’re somewhat new to leadership development or even coaching, is simply to start with your own life experience. Find times in your own …

What’s the difference between Coach Certification, Accreditation and Credentialing?

I wanted take a look at some very commonly used terms in coaching of Coach Certification, Coach Credentialing and Accreditation to help you better understand what they might mean when we use them. Like all industries, there are certainly many specific terms or jargon used in coach training, qualification and the coaching industry as well, all of which can understandably …