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Coach in Training: Elevators Speeches

By: Kim Green

It’s the first blog of 2017 and I’m ready. And, so is Lynn, who is very excited about this next part of the course.  On Tuesday, she welcomed us back by finalizing the last thoughts on marketing that we started before the break. She promised that she would tell us about

January 10th, 2017 by Amy Jones
Coach in Training: Marketing

By: Kim Green

It was the best of times and the worst of times…there was good news and bad news. Which do you want first?

The good news: We have been doing this amazing work of learning to be a coach since September. Now the hard work comes in.

The bad news: We have to MARKET ourselves

January 04th, 2017 by Amy Jones
Coach in Training: Developmental Theories

By: Kim Green

Mea culpa and Happy Holidays. So sorry that I have not written in a while, but that doesn’t mean that our coaching calls have not moved full steam ahead, without me. Despite my falling off track a little, truth is, I only missed one call on November 22nd (We are allowed to

December 21st, 2016 by Amy Jones
Coaching and Personal Control

By: Elizabeth Saigal, Ph.D. CLC

The idea of personal control has been central in psychology for many decades. It is a key element of Julian B. Rotter’s Social Learning Theory of Personality as well as Martin E. P. Seligman’s Theory of Learned Helplessness. According to both these

November 17th, 2016 by Amy Jones
Coach in Training: Reflections

By: Kim Green

Just as my body is recovering, my heart aches. It has been said that coaching is good in times of change and transition. After last week everyone could use a coach, the winners and the losers. It is especially me that needs something, anything to pull me from my cave of deep

November 15th, 2016 by Amy Jones
Coach in Training: Forwarding the Action

By: Kim Green

I will act as if I am feeling well and as if I have been fully engaged in this week’s classes.  Picture me on last Tuesday and Thursday sprawled out on the floor, taking the class against a pile of pillows and an extra one holding the phone up so I can use speaker phone.  I

November 10th, 2016 by Amy Jones
Coach in Training: Emotions & Awareness

By: Kim Green

I had promised honesty in this blog, if nothing else.

I entered this week extremely distracted by all of the high emotion that swirls. I don’t think I’ve ever felt the weight of such collective angst like I feel right now.

On Tuesday, the first question from the group

November 01st, 2016 by Amy Jones
Coach in Training: Envisioning & Empowering

By: Kim Green

Every week can’t be life changing or mind-blowing. This week was neither. But, it was still important. Tuesday, Lynn walked us through a new distinction: visioning.  She taught us how we can use it with our clients to get them to move past their doubts and step into a new

October 26th, 2016 by Amy Jones
Coach in Training: Staying Neutral

By: Kim Green


Being neutral is tough. The anxiety that surrounds the election is something that I hoped to avoid for these two sacred coaching calls…. But that is not what happened.

Now that we have learned all the names, tools and competencies, it was time to put them to

October 18th, 2016 by Amy Jones
Using Your ‘Smart’s

By: Elizabeth Saigal, Ph.D. CLC

Towards the end of the coaching conversation coaches can sometimes use the SMART acronym to bring the client even more clarity around their way forward. This acronym is now widely used across industries for project management and personal development

October 14th, 2016 by Amy Jones