The Limitations of Old School Communication

By Dr. Pat Williams, Ed.D., MCC

The traditional communication style we learned as children arose from the influence of the manufacturing boom of the 60’s and 70’s. A work environment that affected the entire culture, the majority of adults learned a communication style that revolved

May 07th, 2012 by Life Coach Training
The Language of Leadership: Inspiring Change


Human communication has its own set of very unusual and counterintuitive rules.”
Malcolm Gladwell

John Maxwell and Bill Hybels defined leadership with a single simple sentence. “Leadership is Influence.” Any time you or I influence a friend, spouse, children, or co-workers

May 02nd, 2012 by Life Coach Training

Dr. Pat continues his discussion on Core Competencies by taking a closer look at establishing trust and intimacy as a coach.

July 05th, 2011 by Life Coach Training

Dr. Pat continues the dialogue of the Core Competencies with a discussion about the coaching presence.

June 21st, 2011 by Life Coach Training

Dr. Pat talks more on the details of Core Competencies for coaches.

June 13th, 2011 by Life Coach Training

Dr. Pat introduces the ILCT Core Competencies.

May 12th, 2011 by Life Coach Training

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May 05th, 2011 by Life Coach Training
ILCT and the Online Therapy Institute (OTI) Partner in Advancing Online Coaching

As the international interest in online and web-enabled coaching intensifies ILCT and OTI are working together to ensure uniform adoption and extension of a best practices approach.  Building on ILCT's experience as a leading provider of an ICF Accredited Coach Training Program and OTI's

January 10th, 2011 by Life Coach Training
On Becoming an Effective Coach

Becoming an effective coach comes from the interdependent combination of confidence and competence. Confidence comes with the practice of doing real coaching, while learning from every exchange. Competence comes from training, practicing and continual improvement using the “toolbox” of a

December 16th, 2010 by Life Coach Training
Is it OK to be a “Friend” to your Client?

One of the distinctions between the ethics of counseling and those of coaching addresses this very question. Licensed clinicians are taught and even legally required to not have dual relationships with their clients; this means that you cannot be a "friend" with a therapy client. In small

December 13th, 2010 by Life Coach Training