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 stories periodically....

A Challenge to Wait

As you know, it’s Advent. I was raised in a Christian church tradition that didn’t focus on the liturgical calendar, so Advent wasn’t emphasized. We didn’t light Sunday candles or have an Advent wreath in our home. The meaning behind the...

DISCERNING OPPORTUNITIES FOR 2015

As I know we are all pondering opportunities for 2015 and praying through what options to choose and where to commit our time, money and energy, I’m reminded of the following. The author is my former coach trainer, mentor and friend, Judy Santos (1942-2010)....

Does a Coach Need to Be Coached?

During the Q&A of a recent Christian Coaching Resources teleseminar, questions were posed about mentor coaching. What is it? And why would a coach hire a coach? What is mentor coaching? Traditionally, a coach hires a mentor coach to be coached in one or all of the...

COACHING AND LIFE SATISFACTION

A basic coaching tool that assesses life satisfaction is often included in coach training curriculum.  Although the assessment form can look different from school to school, the tool itself is essentially the same.  Significant areas of life are listed with...

COACHING CREDENTIALS: SORTING THE OPTIONS

You finished your coach training course and were awarded a coaching certification.  Congratulations!  Now, why would you want an additional credential from the International Coach Federation (ICF) or the Christian Coaches Network (CCN)?  What is the value of a...