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The Value of Coaching Credentials

Periodically I see coaches on social media discussing the value of credentials. For new coaches doing the work to pursue credentials it can be discouraging to read “no one has ever asked me if I have credentials.” Sometimes the loudest comments...

The Value of Coaching Credentials

Coaches Care

As coaches we care. We do not cure. This is clear when we talk about the difference between coaching and therapy. Although inner healing may occur in coaching, that is not the goal. With therapy, the goal is healing – usually involving...

Coaching During the Pandemic

What do clients want from coaching during the pandemic? With change happening so fast, many clients want coaching for help to make personal lifestyle adjustments. Clients typically want to make intentional meaningful change, with a sense of...

Striving for a Perfect Life?

Do I have to live a perfect life to be a life coach? I will not leave you in suspense – of course, the answer is “no.” It sounds like a silly question when you ask it out loud, but it’s a question that has lurked in conversations I’ve had with...

Happy International Coaching Week!

Happy International Coaching Week (May 15-21) This annual global celebration of coaching began in 1999, initiated by ICF Master Certified Coach, Jerri N. Udelson. The focus is to educate the public about coaching. Coaches offer pro bono services...

THREE COACHING QUESTIONS FROM MY MOM

My mom, Phyllis, passed away at age 88 on March 4.  As I’ve celebrated her life and am grieving her loss I’d love to share three things about her and the resulting coaching questions that she inspires. These stories and questions make me smile...

Don’t Let This Happen To You! (Again)

They both wanted professional coaching credentials but were blindsided by learning that the training they took did not lead to ICF coaching credentials. About two years ago I wrote a post titled “Don’t Let This Happen To You!” I hear these sad...

Creating New Coaching Community Memories

I'm a saver. Take a look at this CCN conference materials binder from 2003! It’s been in my office, on the bookshelf ever since. It’s from the first ever CCN conference, an in-person event held in Virginia Beach, VA. Next week, I will attend the...

Can I Make Money As a Coach?

According to the International Coach Federation, coaching is a two billion dollar industry. Yes, one can make money as a coach. But you want to know if you will make money as a...

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