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December 30th, 2011
The Top 6 Reasons for Coaches to Train in Mindfulness

Mindfulness means paying attention in the current moment and being awake to the experience of your present awareness. Clearly, mindfulness is an essential quality that coaches use in interactions with our clients. It features prominently in the IAC Coaching Masteries┬« …

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September 2nd, 2011
Return on Investment (ROI) Tracking in Executive Coaching

Executive coaching can be an excellent investment for any business, but while the effects of coaching are often strongly felt by the client, the true impact on business results can be difficult to put into numbers. Many companies that invest …

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July 28th, 2010
Group Coaching for Coaches –New Series

I was thrilled with the response and the results from my Group Coaching sample sessions this summer. It was back-to-back coaching marathons for the 3-5 participants in each session. They said it was inspiring, eye-opening, rare and valuable, and they …

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May 26th, 2010
New Group Coaching Sessions for Coaches

One of the most efficient ways to improve your coaching is to witness great coaching. Yet there are very few opportunities to do so. My students of coaching are hungry to see demonstrations, but class time is short and once …

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October 20th, 2009
How to Talk About Spirituality with your Coaching Clients

I have compiled a list of approaches for bringing spiritual things, in the broadest possible sense, into coaching relationships.

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July 5th, 2009
How to Coach Anyone –New book by Thomas Leonard

My favorite guide to coaching from my coaching hero is finally in print! Thomas Leonard (1955-2003), an American inspirational leader in coaching, wrote this book as a series of emails that answered our questions, as eager new coaches, about how …

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March 10th, 2009
How to Coach When You Really Want to Give Advice

One of the most common mistakes in coaching is giving advice rather than helping the coachee find their own answers. This is an easy mistake to make because most of us are so keen to help (and show that we are helpful) and because many coachees are used to being given advice and they expect it.

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July 28th, 2008
Get instant coaching results, by focusing on what the client wants

Focusing on exactly what the coachee wants is a powerful tool that can lead to instant coaching results. Obviously, the whole paradigm of modern coaching means focusing on what the client wants. But I'm talking about focusing more deeply on what they really want, not just what they tell you they want. By focusing the conversation in this way, you not only honour your coachee's goals and needs, but you can also find ways to meet those real but often unspoken goals much more easily.Here's an example of how this works...

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May 29th, 2008
Talking about the International Association of Coaching

I was interviewed for the Coachville Caffeine daily online radio show about: – how I became a coach and then the President of the IAC – what the IAC is all about – my big dream for the world and …

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April 30th, 2006
Top 10 Strategies for Developing as a Coach

1. Get yourself a coach and experience coaching. 
This strategy works in three ways: 1) you can learn how to ...

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