Today, the International Coach Federation (ICF) shared the much anticipated updated version of the ICF Core Competency Model. This model provides a comprehensive set of coaching standards for an ICF credentialed coach to follow. As a small business owner looking to hire a business coach, it is essential to know the difference between a credentialed
Every entrepreneur, or aspiring entrepreneur, has their own reasons for trying to start up their own business. For some it’s money, no doubt, or a sense of purpose and independence, or an all-consuming idea, a way to do it better, or differently. Others may be to help, or to serve a greater purpose or be
When we think of a coach, our opinions vary! We might have had a coach during our sports years that inspired us and got us (literally) moving in the right direction. Or we may have a had a coach that blew the whistle, barked, yelled and although she got us moving in the right direction—it
A few years back I took my 75 year old dad out for dinner. On the drive there he said that he had a question about my work and not to be offended. Well you know when someone prefaces a question in this way you better brace yourself. He asked me “How do you get
Imagine how smoothly things would run if people on your team had a tool to easily solve even your most complex personal and business problems? That tool exists and it’s call Appreciative Inquiry.
For most of us when faced with a big problem or frustration, the natural tendency is to hyper-focus on the problem. What went wrong? Who’s fault is it? Why are they so stupid?
Together WE won the International Coach Federation Vancouver Chapter 2014 Business Coach of the Year Award! I want to say a huge thank you for allowing me to walk along beside you on your entrepreneurial journey as your business coach. I say WE because together we have hired “A” player employees and gently yet firmly
What Executive Coaching Can Do for You Do you need an executive coach? Do your managers? Here is a useful framework for thinking about the role of coaching, from Harvard Management Update. by Paul Michelman Is executive coaching at U.S. companies destined to play a role occupied by psychoanalysis in some Neil Simon version of