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Audio Archives


  •        Coaching Techniques and Practices: A Polishing Course

    Are you preparing to take the PCC or ACC Exam? Took coaching courses a while ago and feel a bit rusty? Renewing your ICF credential? Want to continue to enhance your mastery of coaching skills?

  •        How to Be Direct without Crossing the Line: Preview

    Do you find yourself on the thin line of wanting to be direct without crossing the line into being too directive where you may lose clients, customers, direct reports (and fail your coaching exam)?

  •        Executive Coaching with the PeopleMap

    Did you know that you can gain corporate coaching experience while learning at ILCT? Due to the nature of this exclusive training, it is offered to a limited number of students... don't miss your opportunity to learn more! 

  •        What is Mastery? Part 2 - Live Coaching Demonstration

    Interested in watching a master coach at work?

  •        What is Mastery? Part 1

    What is Mastery in Coaching?

  •        Cognitive Behavioral Coaching

    The aim of Cognitive Behavioural Coaching or CBC as it is known, is to develop ways of thinking and associated behaviours that are more productive and likely to assist an individual reach their desired goals in life.

  •        Body-Mind Awareness

    Join Dr. Lauree Moss and Ellen Neiley Ritter to learn more about somatic coaching and ILCT's Wellness Coaching certification program.

  •        The Points-of-You Method

    Learn state of the art creative communication tools for personal and professional work!

  •        Coaching Senior Transitions

    Have you thought about the potential for life enrichment for seniors via coaching? 

  •        Presence

    ... an essential Skill for the Coach AND the Client

  •        Perspective Shifting

    Growth often occurs as a result of shifting one’s perspectives and therefore, is an important tool in the coaches’ toolbox. 

  •        Ways of Engaging Your Clients with Shadow Coaching and Whole Day Visioning Sessions

    In this call you will discover fun and engaging ways to begin work with a new executive or business owner.

  •        Power vs. Force

    Pat Williams will present the work of David Hawkins and discuss how you can use this technique yourself and with your clients, with muscle testing for goals, behaviors, challenges, etc.

  •        The Magic of Metaphors

    Metaphors can be a wonderful tool for working with your client; taking the coaching deeper.

  •        Coaching Forum: Coaching Demonstration

    Interested in watching a master coach at work? ILCT founder Pat Williams will be coaching one individual during this call and then talking about the dynamics and skills that were observed.

  •        Your Shadow: Don’t Leave Home Without It

    Impact your coaching and your own life by bringing light to the shadow—the place where both undesired memories and feelings reside

  •        Coaching Forum, January 2015: Do we, or don’t we, offer advice as coaches?

    The Coaching industry, my books, and the teachings of ILCT have been emphasizing for 20 years now that coaches avoid advising their clients. The key term of this teaching needs to be looked at honestly.

    And what really goes on behind closed doors of coaches? I suspect many coaches give much more advice than they think they do. As you get mentoring and become a more reflective learner of your coaching, you will honor the code of eschewing the style of advice that include telling and directing, but will gracefully offer thoughts, resources, and your own experience or knowledge to the coaching relationship for expanding the client’s awareness and choice. After all, isn’t that the end goal? (excerpted from Pat Williams' article Do we or don’t we offer advice as coaches?)

  •        Using the PeopleMap in Coaching

    In this call, ILCT faculty member, Lynn Meinke, hosts a panel discussion to hear why many of our faculty members are passionate about using the PeopleMap assessment in their coaching practice. Joining Lynn are Mike Lillibridge, developer of the PeopleMap, and Fred Meinke - a great time to learn from seasoned coaches.

  •        Why Coaching Doesn’t Help People… and Other Linguistic Barriers to Coaching Success!

    Join veteran ILCT faculty members Lynn Meinke, PCC and Dr. Jim Vuocolo, MCC for a discussion of how the language we employ serves to advance, or inhibit, the growth and understanding of coaching clients.

  •        Change Your Questions, Change Your Results

    Join Pat Williams as he interviews Marilee Adams, Ph.D. as she discusses her Question Thinking methods and the tools and methods coaches can implement to move from Judger Mindset to the Learner Mindset and how that move can change our lives and those of our clients.

    Marilee Adams, Ph.D. is president of the Inquiry Institute, a consulting, coach training, and educational firm that provides her Chief Question Officer program and workshops, online learning and keynotes , whose clients include global Fortune 100 companies and federal government agencies. She is an adjunct professor of Leadership at American University in the School of Public Affairs. She has presented her work on Question thinking to thousands and is now offering her course through ILCT.

  •        Coaching Forum, May 2014: Using Metaphors in Coaching

    Join Pat Williams as he discusses using metaphors in coaching with Kristen Truman-Allen.

    Coaching is a relationship developed for the purpose of creating some change or to achieve a specific goal. Metaphor is an imaginative linguistic tool representing one thing in terms of another. This phenomenological study explored the experience of 10 coaching clients who participated in a qualitative telephone interview using semistructured openended questions. To qualify, each participant identified a moment in coaching in which something significant had happened and remembered that a metaphor was used in the conversation. Research revealed four themes; new awareness, personal shifts, life changes, and reminders—and eight subthemes: shifts in perspective, shifts in emotion, shifts in action, changes in way of being, transformations, physical cues, emotional cues, and verbal cues. The data revealed a cyclical pattern, proposing a model of self-generated change. The cycle begins with the metaphor evoking an awareness that generates a personal shift, followed by life changes. The metaphors become reminders to stimulate a re-awareness, thereby perpetuating the coaching conversation over time.

    Kristen Truman-Allen PhD, RN, PCC is a health care leader serving as an Administrator of Nursing in Cheyenne Wyoming. She brings her experiences as Emergency nurse, Outward Bound expeditionary learning instructor and Organization Development professional into her coaching as a formal leader in organizations. She earned her Master’s Degree in Nursing Education and a Masters in Human and Organization Systems and in 2013 completed her doctorate in Human Development focused on professional coaching. Kristen uses metaphor and intuition in her coaching of teams and individuals to help create powerful personal growth. Kristen is the proud mother of four children ages one to 17 and is passionate about living boldly and authentically.

  •        Coaching Forum, April 2014

    Enter into the world of men and masculinity. Today we’ll explore coaching with men. This includes how coaching with men may miss the mark due to assumptions and stereotypes as well as what works in coaching men.

    Patrick Williams speaks with psychologist Ed Adams, recipient of the Practitioner of the Year Award of Division 51 (Men and Masculinity) of the American Psychological Association. Ed won this award in part because of his groundbreaking success as the founder of the non-profit organization Men Mentoring Men. We’ll explore the emotions, needs, perceptions, and language of men. Ed will report on his experiences doing therapy, coaching, and facilitating over a thousand men’s meetings. He’ll also explain why he has found that compassion is often the centerpiece of a man’s growth and happiness.

  •        Client Screening for Success Coaching

    How do you know if your client is ready for coaching? Or what kind of coaching? ILCT instructor Jeanne Erikson will address the professional issues surrounding this important issue.

  •        Coaching Forum, December 2013

    Mentoring vs. Supervision in Coaching

    Join Patrick Williams as he discusses the meaning, differences, and the benefits of mentoring and supervision and whether you need them in your coaching practice.

  •        Coaching Forum, November 2013

    Pat Williams and Mairlyn O'Hearne share take-aways and the salient points from the ICF special event from October on cultural competency and diversity awareness.

  •        Coaching Forum, October 2013

    Coaching Demonstration

    Join ILCT Founder and Master Coach Dr. Patrick Williams as he does a coaching demonstration with one of the attendees and then leads a discussion on techniques used and their impact.

  •        Which comes first…Competence or Confidence?

    Both are needed to be a successful and busy coach!

  •        Master Coaching with Dr. Pat

    Listen to a coaching demonstration

  •        Ethics in Coaching

    Discussing some of the pitfalls and challenges coaches face.