Education and Credentials

How to choose a coach series part 4

Why is formal coach education necessary? Coaching is about supporting intentional growth and change in people. Science informs good coach education – behavioral science, neuroscience, change management, psychology. Good coach education packages this science into useable knowledge, adoptable practices, and tools for the coach. This provides the coach with more choices on how to work with a client. Without formal coach education, coaching may not be as effective and sustainable.

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Why does background matter?

Your potential coach doesn’t need to have your exact background, in fact, it can be better if they don’t.


Because it may cause the coach to rely on their specific expertise instead of the coaching process itself.

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Decision Criteria

How to choose a coach series: part 2

Choosing a coach can feel intimidating. What decision criteria should you use? We seek out decision criteria for doctors, therapists, financial advisors, lawyers….why not for coaches? Here are a few important questions you should ask yourself as you assess potential coaches.

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Listen to that Voice!

How do we manage that internal voice that tells us we need some change? We know that voice; it’s like a burning ember that doesn’t go away. I know that voice; it persuaded me to make significant changes in my life and career to become a certified leadership coach.  Coaching can be the vehicle to guide that voice towards a more satisfying life.

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Facing Your Resistance To Change And Moving Past It

I consider myself an agent of change. I’ve spent most of my career as a consultant, helping organizations improve sales results via some kind of change in training, coaching, technology, or leadership. For these interventions to deliver results, the people involved also need to change their beliefs, practices, and behaviors. However, most people don’t like…

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Thriving Through Uncertainty with Optimism and Acceptance

Dr. Robert A. Burton is a neuroscientist who has studied brain scans of people who demonstrate absolute certainty on a specific topic or issue and compared them with scans of people who practiced less certainty in their lives. In his book, “On Being Certain: Believing You Are Right Even When You’re Not,” Dr. Burton writes…

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