Coaching Experience Requirement Clarifications

Coaching credentials such as the ICF’s ACC and PCC, and the Center for Credentialing & Education’s BCC have requirements for both coach training and coaching experience. This post explores the requirements for what counts as coaching experience, especially in light of the recent changes

August 22nd, 2016 by Amy Jones
How to Build Confidence and Structure Out of Chaos and Fear

By: Michelle Armstrong, BCC

When I first started coaching I felt insecure because, while coaching is led by the clients' agenda, I felt like I needed to be able to lead and guide more if the client needed it, and more importantly for my own confidence as a coach. I knew I had everything

July 29th, 2016 by Amy Jones
Wellness Coaching or Life Coaching:  Distinctions and Similarities

By: Patrick Williams, EdD, MCC, BCC

Having just returned from presenting the closing keynote address at my 10th National Wellness Conference, sponsored by the National Wellness Institute, I left with an observation of how wellness coaching and life coaching have intersected and yet

July 20th, 2016 by Amy Jones
Optimized Life, Liberty from Debt, and the Pursuit of Meaningful Goals

Coaching Millennials through Their Quarter-Life Crisis

By: Ran Zilca, BCC

Millennials are often misunderstood. They face new challenges that are unfamiliar to older generations, and expect to transform their lives in novel, more structured ways. This is how coaching can help them.

July 08th, 2016 by Amy Jones
The Top Three Ways That Coaching Delivers

By: Elizabeth Saigal, Ph.D. CLC

Co-creative coaching adds value beyond what you can accomplish alone. The main areas in which returns on your coaching investment are found are enhanced goal achievement, improved self understanding, and reduced resistance to change. Each of these

July 05th, 2016 by Amy Jones
Your Shadow: Don’t Leave Home Without It

By: Patrick Williams, EdD, MCC, BCC

(a blog drawn from my new book, Getting Naked: On Emotional Transparency at the Right Time, the Right Place, and with the Right Person)

Are you aware how often we greet our friends and say, “how ya doing?” and don't really expect an answer of

June 20th, 2016 by Amy Jones
Accentuating Process and Action Coaching

By: Elizabeth Saigal, Ph.D. CLC

Coaching conversations incorporate process and action coaching. When client focus is on clarity and deepened understanding, process coaching is emphasized, and when the focus is on goal attainment, action coaching takes precedence. However, every coaching

June 08th, 2016 by Amy Jones
Seven Keys To Blogging Success

By: Michelle Armstrong, ME, BCC

Summer is almost here and this is the time people slow down some and take a break. This is also the PERFECT time for you to focus on growing your coaching business.

The big question is HOW? There are many ways to grow your business but they all boil

May 31st, 2016 by Amy Jones
The Successfully Transition Out Program

By: Ellen Neiley Ritter, PhD, BCC

As previously presented in our blog, ILCT has been successfully running our coach training program within a medium security federal prison for men for the past 3 years. It has been a real testament to the power of coaching and more than 40 inmates have

May 23rd, 2016 by Amy Jones
The Nine Judgment Patterns

By: Elizabeth Saigal, Ph.D. CLC

In the previous post, I discussed identifying judgment as a key to providing high value impact to your client.  This post details the nine judgment patterns that might show up for your client. Indeed, they may relate to more than one pattern. Once the

May 09th, 2016 by Amy Jones