coaching

Visioning and Goal Setting

One of the primary functions of a coach is to help clients formulate and refine their vision of how they would like their future to be. With the coach’s assistance, the client explores their aspirations in one or more, or all, the arenas of life. In some cases, the client may have never voiced what …

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Using Assessments

“Daddy, are we there yet?” Generations of young children have asked generations of parents this question on millions of car trips. When my children were young, they would ask me the question, often many times an hour during a journey. I’d noticed other parents getting annoyed in similar circumstances and I could understand why. I …

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How to Use Appreciative Inquiry in Your Coaching Practice

What Is Appreciative Inquiry? Stated simply, Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is a method for managing change that emphasizes the strengths rather than the weaknesses of an individual or organization. Developed by David Cooperrider, PhD, and colleagues at Case Western Reserve University’s Weather head School of Management in the 1980s as a leadership tool for organizations, AI …

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Stages of Change

https://vimeo.com/167988113 Clients typically consult a coach because there is something or multiple things they want to change in their lives. Often they are seeking help in changing habitual behavior that no longer serves them or may even be destructive to their health, relationships, professional life, or general well-being. Energy Psychology draws from several other schools …

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Core Coaching Competencies

Coaching is defined in many ways in various books and publications. The common factor in all those definitions is relationship. Coaches are skilled at cultivating relationships that support transformation and learning. They help both clients and their communities define their visions and meet their goals. To facilitate the establishment of effective coaching relationships, the International …

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The Basics of Coaching Psychology

This course on coaching psychology is designed to teach you basic coaching skills. When I use the term “coach,” I’m referring to a wide variety of coaches. There are health coaches, there are fitness coaches, there are wellness coaches. There are also career coaches, money coaches, and relationship coaches. Any one of these coaching approaches …

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The Psychology of Coaching

Welcome to The Psychology of Coaching online course. I’m so happy to welcome you to this program and look forward to our journey together. This Psychology of Coaching course has 13 Lessons. You’ll find that they build naturally on one another. They start with explaining what’s going on inside the brains and bodies of your …

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Set Points and Breakthroughs

We think of ourselves as conscious human beings, making rational choices. Yet a century of experimentation in psychology and physiology has shown that most of our behavior is governed by unconscious triggers. While we can explain the reasons why we’ve taken a certain action, the real reasons often lie deep in our bodies and our …

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