October, 2023

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How to Help Clients Understand What Motivates Them

International Coaching Federation

Recently, I’ve grown fascinated with motivation. I’ve recognized that motivation is the most powerful — and among the most misunderstood — forces in the entire world. This increased interest started when I was wrapping up my first book, “Seven Steps to Dominate Your Day and Crush Your Goals.” A friend’s feedback on my first draft struck a chord: “I don’t struggle with knowing what to do.

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Growing Leaders Who are Confident, Skilled and Human-Centered (Mistakes to Avoid)

Let's Grow Leaders

Growing Leaders through Modeling Behavior & Honest Feedback Hi Karin, What are a couple of the BIGGEST MISTAKES leaders make when GROWING LEADERS? #AskingForaFriend This fantastic question came in during one of our recent leadership development programs. Three Mistakes that Will Sabotage Growing Leaders 1. Not modeling the way I can’t tell you how often someone in our leadership programs raises their hand and says, “This is fantastic!

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How to Overcome Mental Fatigue and Boost Your Brain Power

Creativity at Work

How to Overcome Mental Fatigue and Boost Your Brain PowerOvercome mental fatigue (burnout) and boost your brain power with these easy practices In a world of change that never stops, where the demands of everyday life can drain your creativity and leave you mentally fatigued. Creative people in particular are prone to burnout. How do you know if you have mental fatigue, besides [.

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Conquer Certified Professional Coach Program Challenges

Master Coach University

Enrolling in a certified professional coach program sets the stage for becoming a certified professional coach but it’s not without its challenges. As you pursue your coaching certification, you’ll likely encounter obstacles along the way.

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HIA Technologies Turns a New Chapter in Professional Development and Training

HIA Technologies announces the launch of Qvio™️ - transforming video engagement with two-way interactivity. With Qvio viewers can ask questions and get instant answers from the content owner's Author-Controlled AI™️.

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The Breath

International Coach Academy

A Research Paper By Hilary Taggart, Transformational Coach, United Kingdom The Breath. Can It Support Me to Be More Present, and a Better Coach? I practice yoga. When I joined ICA, I was amazed at the similarities yoga principles and beliefs have with coaching ones. I saw connections in so many places. I feel that, as I finish my studies, further developing moment-to-moment awareness is the next step for me, to confidently progress in my yoga and coaching journey.

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Having a Beginner’s Mindset: My Journey to Becoming a Coach

International Coaching Federation

On March 31, 2022, I sit eagerly in front of my laptop, ready to join the new cohort of an online coach training program. The session begins with introductions, where everyone gets a chance to share who they are, where they come from, and what brings them to coaching. I wonder what I will share. I recognize my need to share the experiences that led me here.

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Workplace Innovation: The Secret to Getting Better, Remarkable, Usable Ideas

Let's Grow Leaders

Why psychological safety is important, but not enough when it comes to workplace innovation If you’re getting lots of ideas, you’re probably doing a lot of things right when it comes to encouraging workplace innovation —making it safe, asking for input, and responding well. That’s a great start. But how many of these ideas are you implementing? Imagine if you weren’t just getting lots of ideas, but remarkable, practical ones.

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Why Breathing Life into Creativity Is More Important Than You Think

Creativity at Work

Why Breathing Life into Creativity Is More Important Than You ThinkExplore the power of breath and its connection to inspiration and creativity Do you ever feel stuck in a rut, bored with your routine, or lacking motivation for your goals? If so, you might need a dose of inspiration to rekindle your passion and creativity. Let’s pause for a moment and take a breath. [.

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Unlocking the Power of ACTP Coaching

Master Coach University

As the demand for coaching services grows, it’s essential to understand the significance of ACTP coaching and how it unlocks the full potential of coaching for both coaches and clients. ACTP stands for Accredited Coach Training Program, a designation granted by the International Coach Federation (ICF).

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SME Relationships: Proven Solutions for Seamless Collaboration and Success

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

💢 Do you find yourself stuck in never-ending review cycles? Are you wondering if your Subject Matter Expert actually got that last review request? Are you having trouble trying to decipher impractical or conflicting feedback? 💢 If any of these scenarios sounds familiar, you may benefit from a crash course on managing SME relationships!

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Drive vs. Enable

International Coach Academy

A Coaching Power Tool By David Chong, High Performance Coach, AUSTRALIA The Drive vs. Enable Power Tool Change is the only constant in life.- Heraclitus, the Greek philosopher In today’s corporate landscape, many key business functions are increasingly outsourced and offshored in pursuit of cost reduction and resource efficiency. However, this approach is inadvertently leading to fragmented workflows within organizations, hindering communication and impeding the speed to market for custome

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Why do we procrastinate?

The Creative Life

If procrastination is your enemy, discover its root cause. Knowing why we procrastinate is the only way to beat it The post Why do we procrastinate? appeared first on The Creative Life.

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2024 ICF Professional Coaches Global Board of Directors Election Opens November 1

International Coaching Federation

The 2024 ICF Professional Coaches Global Board of Directors election is your chance to help shape the future of ICF. The Board represents, serves, and advocates for you and all ICF members worldwide, and is responsible for strategic development, policy creation, fiscal and management oversight of the organization. From November 1-15, you can vote for your preferred candidates to lead the ICF Professional Coaches Global Board in 2024, and results will be announced by November 30.

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From Fiasco to Opportunity: How to Reframe a Team Setback With Better Words

Let's Grow Leaders

What to Say Next After a Team Setback: Beyond the ‘F’ Word We’ve been there too—project outcomes that don’t meet expectations, missed deadlines, or even complete strategy breakdowns. On the heels of a colossal team setback, it can be tempting to throw around words like “failure,” “fiasco,” or “disaster.” But what if you could be the one to change the conversation—to focus on the path forward instead of dwelling on setbacks?

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eWOW 2023 Virtual Summit #OwnYourGrowth

At eWOW, we are all about holistic growth – personal and professional. Growth that goes beyond a job title and paycheck. This year, eWOW 2023 virtual summit focuses on owning your growth – an action plan that will help you chart your path to success that is unique to you.

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Good but not outstanding: The Ofsted review of career guidance

Adventures in Career Development

Photo by Lukas on Pexels.com You wait for ages for a high-stakes, policy-relevant, if somewhat underwhelming, report on the state of career guidance to come along, and then two come along at once. Following hot on the heels of last week’s government response to the Education Select Committee , comes Ofsted’s Independent review of careers guidance in schools and further education and skills providers.

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Exploring Tactics The Prosperous Coach Used for Success

Master Coach University

Within the coaching domain, where success often stands as the ultimate objective, The Prosperous Coach used transformative tactics to create a path for coaches to thrive and flourish in their careers.

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The Ecological Mind Mapping Coaching Model

International Coach Academy

A Coaching Model By Gigi Tsontos, Social Work Leaders Coach, UNITED STATES Ecological Mind Mapping Target Audience Master’s Level Social Work Professionals. to lead in my current role. to transition to leadership to support work-life balance. to increase enjoyment from employment. With the premise that we can lead from all levels of an organization, individuals wanting to learn or develop leadership skills in their current positions share the desire to engage positively in the workforce.

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How I stopped procrastinating and learned to love my tax return (sort of)

The Creative Life

There a six triggers for procrastination. Change them, and you can learn to love any task. Or at least get it done. The post How I stopped procrastinating and learned to love my tax return (sort of) appeared first on The Creative Life.

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Top Techniques for Coaching Your Contact Center Agents

Speaker: Francoise Tourniaire - Founder of FT Works, Omid Razavi - Chief Advocacy Officer at SupportLogic, and Gregory Walker - Senior Product Manager at SupportLogic

The 'great resignation' and the 'great talent reshuffle' have impacted contact center and customer support staff as much, if not more than, any other part of the workforce. Couple that with a potentially volatile economy and it's clear that organizations must invest in innovative approaches if they want employees who are engaged and informed enough to significantly improve the customer experience and eliminate the high costs associated with agent attrition.

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November 1: Make Your Voice Heard in the 2024 ICF Professional Coaches Global Board of Directors Election

International Coaching Federation

Mark November 1-15 on your calendar for the 2024 ICF Professional Coaches Global Board of Directors election! On November 1, every ICF member in good standing will receive a personalized ballot via email. Additional details are forthcoming. For more information, please visit our website. Learn More Be ready to cast your vote and make your voice heard.

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How to Stop My Boss from Wasting My Time with Their Bad Delegation

Let's Grow Leaders

You can lessen your frustration and help solve bad delegation by aligning expectations. Why Do I Even Try? Declan paced back and forth, fuming. “I busted by ass to get this done. Made sure it was perfect and met every one of the project’s requirements. I met with my boss today and she blew it off. She’s a poster child for bad delegation.” “What did she say?

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Claudia Goldin won the Nobel Prize for the truth about women and work. Whooo hooo!

Penelope Trunk

After 20 years of blogging, learning to do academic research was a steep learning curve. People told me to ask for help from professors at Harvard because they’d feel obligated to help me because I’m at Harvard as well. In fact most did not even feel obligated to reply to my email. But Claudia replied. She told me what I was asking for was best accomplished with an econometrics grad student and gave me some ideas.

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How to Introduce Yourself in an Interview

BetterUp

Learning how to introduce yourself in an interview is about balancing personality and professionalism. Here are six tips for a winning introduction.

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Is Training the Right Solution?

Speaker: Tim Buteyn

Let's set the scene: you’ve identified a critical performance gap in your organization and need to close that gap. A colleague suggests training, but you suspect there’s something going on that training can’t address. How can you determine if training is the right solution before you commit your budget and resources to a new training program? In this webinar, you will learn how to determine if training is the right solution using the Behavior Engineering Model.

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Coaching Interventions That Emphasize Authenticity Can Help Clients Increase Fulfillment

International Coach Academy

A Research Paper By Adele Chee, Life & Leadership Coach, UNITED KINGDOM The Importance of Authenticity in Coaching Relationships This research paper highlights the importance of authenticity in coaching relationships and explores the impact of how coaching interventions that emphasize authenticity can lead to increased fulfillment and goal achievements for seeking clients.

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Common creative blocks – and what to do about them

The Creative Life

We all get blocked sometimes. Here are some resources to help The post Common creative blocks – and what to do about them appeared first on The Creative Life.

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International Coaching Federation (ICF) Appoints Talent at Work LLC (TaW) as its Official Representative in India.

International Coaching Federation

Lexington, KY – The International Coaching Federation (ICF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Talent at Work LLC (TaW) as its official representative in India. This strategic collaboration marks a significant milestone in the coaching world and underscores the shared commitment of both organizations to advance the coaching profession in India.

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Ready or Reactive with Josefine Campbell

Let's Grow Leaders

Episode 233: Is your team ready or reactive? To be ready, deal with change, and be flexible, people need energy. Meanwhile, stress, anxiety, and loss of engagement at work are major factors in modern work life and statistics are staggering in a negative direction. In many corporate workplaces, the brains of the people working there are the biggest asset of the business.

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Revitalizing Dry Content: A Lesson in Engagement

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

We’ve all been there. You’ve been given a pile of dry content and asked to create a compelling eLearning course. You’re determined to create something more engaging than the same old course that learners quickly click through, but how do you take this “boring” content and create something relevant and engaging? Many instructional designers will say, “Boring in means boring out.