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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
Money Coaching Demystified

By: Steve Demaray

If there's one thing I've learned in my work as a money coach, it's this:   Solid life coaching skills are by far the most important aspect of providing an effective service.  These are something that people in the financial services industry aren’t encouraged to develop

December 17th, 2015 by Amy Jones
Coaching Approach and Avoidance

By: Elizabeth Saigal, Ph.D. CLC

During coaching sessions, clients can present dominant frameworks of approach or avoidance. Bringing awareness to these approach or avoidance tendencies benefits the client with a clearer understanding of how these drives occur. This in turn opens up the

November 30th, 2015 by Amy Jones
The Magic of Mentoring (and Coaching)

By: Patrick Williams, EdD, MCC, BCC

In my work with coaching leaders in the corporate arena, I often encourage them to have a mentor or internal coach in their workplace to create sustainable change after my coaching assignment has ended. I’m usually hired to coach some executive who has

November 09th, 2015 by Amy Jones
Science, Drugs & Rock ‘n Roll

ILCT has been pleased to feature Dr. Michael Pantalon’s evidence-based Progressive Recovery Coaching course as part of our coach training program but never knew he was also musically gifted!

Check out his recent TEDx Talk: Science, Drugs & Rock 'n Roll

In his TEDxYale talk, Michael

October 27th, 2015 by Amy Jones
Fairy-tales

"Once upon a time" ..... and .... "They lived happily ever after." Ahhh... it's no wonder we love a good fairy tale, a story with great characters, a plot with a gripping dilemma, suspense, and everything works out perfectly in the end. But let's get real. How often does life work out

October 14th, 2015 by Amy Jones
Splash or Slap in the Face? Direct Communication Shifts Perspectives

By: Marilyn O'Hearne, MSW, MCC

“Time to update your self-image!” came across like a refreshing splash of cool water, an invigorating wake up call, rather than a slap in the face to one of my Leadership Coaching clients. Being groomed to move up the corporate ladder, his earlier image of

October 07th, 2015 by Amy Jones
What is Mastery?

And how does it manifest in coaching?

By: Dr. Patrick Williams, EdD, MCC

When I was granted my Master Certified Coach designation from the International Coach Federation in 1998, I was both honored and dismayed. I was one of the founding members of the ICF and had indeed been coaching

August 17th, 2015 by Amy Jones
Mastermind Groups: Top Ten Reasons to Participate

By: Elizabeth Saigal, Ph.D. CLC

Mastermind groups provide a fabulous forum for business and personal growth. They are a wonderful opportunity to meet with others who resonate with many of your goals. The time is earmarked to exchange current challenges you are facing and possibilities for

June 15th, 2015 by Amy Jones
Is Wellness an Overused Term?

By: Patrick Williams, EdD, MCC

What is wellness? In their Wellness Workbook, Travis and Ryan (2004) stated that:

“Wellness is a choice—a decision you make to move toward optimal heath.
Wellness is a way of life—a lifestyle you design to achieve your highest potential for well-being.”

March 30th, 2015 by Amy Jones