Backdoor to the Brain: Using Magical Metaphors to Transform Communication

By: Marilyn O'Hearne, MSW, MCC

“Imagine a Tarzan like vine dropping down from heaven that will take you from the brown, barren mountain you have described to the lush, green mountain, where you want to be.  What is that vine?” I asked the coaching client.

“Oh, I know!  It is something

March 28th, 2016 by Amy Jones
Your Magic Window

By: Patrick Williams, EdD, MCC, BCC

Remember in the Wicked Witch in Snow White who looked into her Magic Mirror to see what was troubling in her kingdom.  She would look at a reflection of what was a threat to her power.

Well I have come to realize we all have Magic Windows where we

March 16th, 2016 by Amy Jones
Things To Watch Out For: Part C - Wanting to Be Liked

By: Elizabeth Saigal, Ph.D. CLC

The previous two posts in this series focused on how working too hard and engaging your own ideas and attitudes can reduce coaching effectiveness. This post looks at how wanting to be liked undermines the coaching process.

Clues that a desire for

March 09th, 2016 by Amy Jones
Things To Watch Out For: Part B -  Engaging Your Own Ideas and Attitudes

By: Elizabeth Saigal, Ph.D. CLC

This is the second post in a series reflecting on how to take your coaching to the next level. My previous post looked at how “working too hard” can reduce coaching effectiveness. This entry examines how to moderate engaging your own ideas and attitudes

February 29th, 2016 by Amy Jones
ILCT’s Wellness Program Recognized

ILCT is honored that our renowned Wellness Coaching Specialist (WCS) certification program was approved as one of the programs that meets the requirements for the new National Certification offered by the International Consortium for Health & Wellness Coaching. This professional credential

February 22nd, 2016 by Amy Jones
Body-Mind Awareness

By: Lauree E. Moss, Ph.D., CLC, PCC

Awareness is the first step toward change. Body-Mind Awareness is the next step by noticing your breath and where you experience it in your body. Paying attention to breathing and integrating it into your coaching deepens many coaching tools: It

February 17th, 2016 by Amy Jones
Coaching for Community Wellness

By: Patrick Williams, EdD, MCC, BCC

It has long been my dream to have the power and benefits of coaching conversations reach beyond the individual business leaders or professionals we generally coach. That is why I created Coaching The Global Village in 2005, to bring empowering

February 10th, 2016 by Amy Jones
Combining the Lion and the Lamb for Powerful Feedback Results

By: Marilyn O'Hearne, MSW, MCC

“You seek a culture of trust, yet you do not trust yourself. How will you establish trust with yourself?”  Did you wince when you heard “you do not trust yourself”? I delivered this Compassionate Edge Direct Communication Feedback to a Leadership Coaching

February 01st, 2016 by Amy Jones
Things To Watch Out For That Enhance Coaching Leadership Over Leading The Client: Working Too Hard

By Elizabeth Saigal, Ph.D. CLC

Coaching is about the coachee's agenda. If a coach begins to substitute their own agenda they are leading the coachee. This can occur, inadvertently, with questions, phrasing, or tone. This can also occur by not asking permission to share and, therefore,

January 25th, 2016 by Amy Jones
Resolve to…

By: Michelle Armstrong

Welcome to 2016! So it is a new year and it’s the time to make our resolutions. Better health. Better business. Better whatever else you have on your list. After more than a decade as a coach, I have learned a great deal, so I thought I would share some resolutions

January 06th, 2016 by Amy Jones