A deeper look at active listening
Open Door Coaching Blog
by Sonya Sherman
1M ago
What are you not saying? A deeper look at active listening Over the past few weeks in our Coaching Café we have been bringing the ICF Core Competencies to life. Particularly by unpacking coaching demonstrations. And we are delighted with the interaction and increasing numbers of people joining us from all around the world. Especially to explore how they can grow their coaching awareness and competency.  With this in mind, we finish our series with a competency that that we possibly take for granted as coaches: #6 Listens Actively. There’s a lot more to this competency than simply listen ..read more
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Coaching Demonstration at ICF Level #2
Open Door Coaching Blog
by Sonya Sherman
1M ago
#2 Coaching demonstration – the difference between ACC and PCC competencies Brigitte Calvert – PCC Last week in our Coaching Café we were delighted to bring you another opportunity to learn from a coaching demonstration.  By listening to another coaching demonstration by Brigitte, we build on the foundations that we have been exploring over the past few weeks. Importantly, we hear the ICF Core Competencies come to life. This week for the Coaching Café, we as debrief the recording through the lens of the ICF Core Competencies and in particular the difference between ACC and PCC coach ..read more
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Coaching Demonstration at ICF Level
Open Door Coaching Blog
by Sonya Sherman
1M ago
Coaching demonstration – bringing the ICF Core Competencies to life Brigitte Calvert – PCC Firstly, thanks to all of you who joined us for our SUPER TUESDAY International Coaching Week events and for all your feedback. We hope that you find the time to learn and celebrate. Especially as we listen to the pioneers in coaching academic research, Professor Emerita Andrea D. Ellinger and Professor Grace McCarthy. Along with a coaching demonstration from our very own Learning and Development Manager, Brigitte Calvert, PCC. You can catch up on the presentations on our blog or podcast. Secondly ..read more
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Finding coachable moments and the Air Force coaching mindset
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by Sonya Sherman
1M ago
Finding coachable moments and the Air Force coaching mindset International Coaching Week 2024 Natalie Ashdown Natalie was invited to write an article for International Coaching Week for Air Force.  You can enjoy the article here.  Finding coachable moments and the Air Force coaching mindset Have you had a chance to go and see the aircraft hangar? Listen to the Coaching Cafe podcasts The beautifully polite question was asked of me by a flight sergeant at Richmond Air Force Base at the afternoon tea break, on day 3 of our Air Force Coaching Leadership Program.  I h ..read more
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What does PCC-MCC coaching sound like?
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by Sonya Sherman
2M ago
What does PCC-MCC coaching sound like? Brigitte Calvert – PCC International Coaching Week 2024 Watch Video International Coaching Week gives us an opportunity to reflect on ourselves as coaches and on our workplace coaching practice.  And one of the best ways to do this is to listen to great coaching.  In fact, one of the most popular requests we receive is for coaching demonstrations; in particular for PCC or MCC level coaching. Listen to the Coaching Cafe podcasts Brigitte Calvert Therefore, in this very special presentation as we listen to coaching by Brigitte Ca ..read more
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The beliefs and behaviours of ‘exemplar’ coaches
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by Sonya Sherman
2M ago
The beliefs and behaviours of ‘exemplar’ coaches Professor Emerita Andrea D. Ellinger International Coaching Week 2024 Watch Video As an Alumni we enjoy listening and learning from the experts. In particular, Open Door has a reputation of introducing and exposing our Alumni to international speakers and leaders in the field of workplace coaching. This presentation celebrating International Coaching Week continues this tradition. Listen to this very special presentation for International Coaching Week, as Natalie interviews Professor Emerita Andrea D. Ellinger, from The University of Texa ..read more
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Coaching Agreements
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by Sonya Sherman
2M ago
Coaching Agreements Going beyond what do you want to achieve? Watch Video We know that every coaching session needs to include the question ‘what do you want to achieve?’ (or some form of that question). We are taught that from day one of our coaching education. And from an ICF Core Competency perspective it is a critical part of establishing the coaching agreement.  But we also know there’s more to establishing and maintaining a coaching agreement that just this question. Therefore, building on our theme of exploring the ‘ICF Core Competencies’, this week in the Coaching Café Natal ..read more
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What is a coaching mindset?
Open Door Coaching Blog
by Sonya Sherman
2M ago
What is a coaching mindset? Watch Video Developing a coaching mindset is a key outcome of all coaching programs. We want people to walk out of coach training program having developed a coaching mindset. Or least being open to a coaching mindset and on their way. Interestingly, it’s not something that is a given. Nor can we take coaching mindset for granted. In addition, we are not sure that a coaching mindset fully understood, hence Natalie including it as part of her Doctorate studies. Therefore, building on our theme of exploring the ‘ICF Core Competencies’, this week in the Coaching Caf ..read more
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Ethics in coaching #2
Open Door Coaching Blog
by Sonya Sherman
2M ago
Ethics in coaching #2 The instant ‘fail’ at any level of ICF credential Watch Video In the assessment of a coaching demonstration (known as the ICF Performance Evaluation) the competency of ‘Demonstrates Ethical Practice’ clearly states what a ‘fail’ would look like. That is, where a credential at any level, ACC, PPC, MCC would be denied. With this in mind, we dig into our theme of exploring the ICF Core Competencies, specifically around Competency 1: Demonstrates Ethical Practice. This gives us an opportunity to reflect on ourselves as coaches and on our workplace coaching practice.&nb ..read more
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Ethics in coaching
Open Door Coaching Blog
by Sonya Sherman
3M ago
Ethics in coaching – the importance of values Watch Video This week in our Coaching Cafe we return to our core, by kicking off a new theme around the ‘ICF Core Competencies’. Importantly, this series is perfectly timed in the lead up to International Coach Week (13th – 19th May 2024), to give us an opportunity to reflect on ourselves as coaches and on our workplace coaching practice.  We start the series with an exploration of ethics in coaching and the importance of values. Listen to the Coaching Cafe podcasts The ICF Code of Ethics The ICF Code of Ethics describes the core val ..read more
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