Coaching Skills: Integrating 3 Coaching Questions With ICF Core Competencies for Maximum Impact
International Coach Federation (ICF) Blog
by Tiffany Hafendorfer
2d ago
During coaching sessions, coaches provide clients with opportunities for self-exploration, assessment, and evaluation through questions, allowing the client to unleash their potential within. This generative process fosters thoughts, ideas, revelations, and the creation of future actions. During this time, a coach performs a few tasks, focusing on speaking less and listening more. These tasks revolve around asking questions, leading to a place where all thoughts, ideas, and revelations blend into a logical path forward for the client. ICF-credentialed coaches are trained in three important que ..read more
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Brand Reboot: 5 Reasons Your Coaching Brand Might Be Falling Short
International Coach Federation (ICF) Blog
by Tiffany Hafendorfer
1w ago
“So, what’s your coaching brand like?” This is probably one of the hardest questions to answer for coaches who have recently been certified and are just embarking on their journey. It’s also difficult for seasoned professionals who lack a strong brand and those who have created their coaching brand but are struggling to see results. In a world filled with many different kinds of coaching services, you need a formidable and memorable coaching brand if you want to stand out and have a decent piece of the coaching industry pie. Your coaching brand serves as your representation in the coaching spa ..read more
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ICW 2024 Starts Today — Don’t Miss Out!
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by Lisa Cunningham
1w ago
One of the big benefits of your ICF membership is happening right now. International Coaching Week (ICW) 2024 is a weeklong global celebration of the power and impact of professional coaching. From May 13-19 you’ll find ICW events in multiple languages and time zones — all listed on the ICW Event Calendar. Join your fellow coaches to celebrate the positive impact professional coaching brings to individuals and organizations worldwide. And when you come for the celebration, stay for the learning and networking. You’ll find webinars, conferences, workshops, panel discussions, public coaching dem ..read more
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ICW 2024: Celebrate ICW Next Week
International Coach Federation (ICF) Blog
by Jessica Setness
1w ago
It’s almost here! International Coaching Week (ICW) 2024 starts next week, runnging from May 13-19. Join us this weeklong global celebration of the power and impact of professional coaching. First — if you haven’t already — consider hosting your own ICW 2024 event. Every day, individuals and organizations around the world seek coaching to help them explore their potential and reach their goals. Help them experience the possibilities that coaching offers. And don’t forget to make time for yourself! Now’s a good time to find and register for the events you want to attend ..read more
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The Next Phase of ICF Coaching Evolution — Learn More on May 14
International Coach Federation (ICF) Blog
by Jessica Setness
1w ago
ICF has always been — and always will be — committed to advancing coaching. Yet as our profession and our world change, we must evolve to remain impactful for current and future generations. We started by understanding ICF’s and coaching’s most pressing challenges. Now, using a new compass as our guide, we invite you to shape the future of coaching with us. Join our endeavor as we unveil the next phase of this remarkable evolution in a special ICW 24 session on May 14 at 9 a.m. (New York). Together, we will create a more compelling profession, empowering individuals to become their b ..read more
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Connect Deeper Within Your ICF Communities of Practice (CPs)
International Coach Federation (ICF) Blog
by Jessica Setness
1w ago
Effortlessly network with like-minded professionals and interact in enriching dialogues through our CP communities on the new ICF Engage platform. Explore upcoming sessions below and delve deeper into your learnings while gaining invaluable insights. Career Coaching Community of Practice: Coaching, Career Development, and Mental Health on May 29 at 7 p.m. (New York). Join Dave Redekopp and Michael Huston to explore five effects career development work can have on mental wellness and gain a three-pronged approach to help clients regain control of stress. ICF Research Webinar: Understa ..read more
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Unlocking Opportunities: Discover Your Path to Board Leadership
International Coach Federation (ICF) Blog
by Jessica Setness
1w ago
At the heart of ICF are the dedicated individuals who serve on our governing boards, steering our strategic vision, and ensuring we continually meet the evolving needs of our members and our industry. If you are passionate about making a difference in the coaching community and seek to contribute your skills and expertise to shaping the future of ICF, we invite you to attend a special informational session to provide you with insights into the role of board members, the responsibilities they undertake, and the impact they make. We are offering two sessions to accommodate different time zo ..read more
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Magda’s Conversation With World-Renowned Executive Coach John Mattone
International Coach Federation (ICF) Blog
by Jessica Setness
1w ago
In last month’s live conversation, ICF CEO Magdalena Nowicka Mook was joined by best-selling author John Mattone for a discussion about leadership. Unlock insights on empowering others and jump-starting your own leadership skills in this must-watch session. Explore all our monthly conversations on the ICF YouTube channel. The post Magda’s Conversation With World-Renowned Executive Coach John Mattone appeared first on International Coaching Federation ..read more
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Limited Time Offer: Save 25% on BDS 24: Advanced
International Coach Federation (ICF) Blog
by Jessica Setness
1w ago
As an ICF member, you already receive exclusive pricing on learning and development opportunities, and now for a limited time, you can save even more! Purchase the BDS 24: Advanced course by May 10 to save an additional 25% off.  Act Now to Save The Advanced course, taking place June 4-6 online, is intended for coaches who are ready to scale their businesses by increasing client loyalty, taking advantage of artificial intelligence, designing new products, and more.  As a live participant, you’ll get real-time engagement and personalized guidance from renowned brand exp ..read more
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Coaching Strategies for Taming the Inner Critic: Cultivating Self-Love and Unlocking Potential
International Coach Federation (ICF) Blog
by Tiffany Hafendorfer
1w ago
One of the frequent conflicts I have observed while coaching professionals is the issue of persistent self-criticism and a lack of self-love. Many coaches find that their clients in the professional world find themselves deeply entrenched in the rat race archetype, often neglecting the importance of appreciating and caring for themselves. Recognizing and accepting oneself, coupled with practicing self-compassion, wards off anxiety and depression and boosts overall positivity. Recognizing the Inner Critic as Self-Sabotage For instance, consider the case of Ray, a successful banker who, after a ..read more
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