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Addiction Treatment Providers Aren’t Enough:  It’s Time for Progressive Recovery Coaching

By Dr. Michael Pantalon

The statistics are pretty bleak. Only about eight percent of people with a substance use disorder receive treatment at a specialty facility in any given year and the relapse rate after inpatient treatment is about 50 percent in the first 12 months and the drop-out

March 23rd, 2015 by Amy Jones
Self Tracking Applications as Coaching Tools


By Elizabeth Saigal, Ph.D. CLC

Any of the popular social media sites can be used to track activities, but frequently the data they gather is not easily searched or analyzable. Some of these other specialized tools allow you to track progress on specific goals may provide even more

January 26th, 2015 by Amy Jones
Pat’s Ponderings: Do we or don’t we offer advice as coaches?

By: Patrick Williams, BCC, MCC  

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.

The term ‘avoid” advising is correct in my

January 15th, 2015 by Amy Jones
The Meaning in Life Questionnaire (MLQ)

By: Patrick Williams, Ed.D., MCC

Take a moment to think about what makes your life and existence feel important. Then take the following Meaning in Life Questionnaire(MLQ).

Using the following scale, respond to the 10 statements on the questionnaire as truthfully and accurately as

January 09th, 2015 by Amy Jones
Finding Happiness through Purpose

By: Patrick Williams, Ed.D., MCC

When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it. ~ W. Clement Stone

Does your life have a clear sense of purpose?

Most people have a fundamental need to seek and find

January 02nd, 2015 by Amy Jones
Listening to Become In-Synch

By: Candace L. Dorsey, MA, NCC, LPC

Question: Why should I pay a coach?

Answer: To get someone to listen to you, to hear you, and ultimately to become able to listen to your “self” and to hear your “self”.

"When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen." —Ernest

November 30th, 2014 by Amy Jones
Mind Your Mind – Exploring Cognitive Restructuring as a Coaching Tool

By: Michelle Mica Aragon

Sometimes I joke with my clients when introducing the idea of cognitive restructuring – “Let’s do some brainwashing.” This phrase tends to evoke images of black and white horror flicks with old men in lab coats coming at their victim with a spinning target. Less

July 17th, 2014 by Amy Jones
Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic Motivation and the Coaching Process

By: Candace L. Dorsey, MA, NCC, LPC

People who are intrinsically motivated work towards things they believe will lead to their personal fulfillment and are not likely to follow a career path or make choices based on what others want them to do.  Those who are extrinsically motivated try

July 07th, 2014 by Amy Jones

ILCT is proud to announce a new class coming this summer, taught by ILCT faculty member Elizabeth-Anne Stewart. Watch below as she discusses a powerful tool that she has developed when working with her own clients. Learn to implement this tool, and more, in this exciting new 10-week

April 24th, 2014 by Amy Jones
The What and How of Life Coaching Mastery

By: Elizabeth Saigal, Ph.D.

With commitment to training as life coaches and putting this learning into practice, we seek to improve our skills and reach our promise. As part of this process, we have the opportunity to observe master coaches at work, engage with mentor coaches and set our

March 19th, 2014 by Amy Jones