The Successful Coach Magazine Nov – Dec 2016

The Successful Coach Magazine

We are proud to bring you the Nov – Dec 2016 issue of The Successful Coach Magazine.  As proud sponsors of The Successful Coach Magazine, we welcome you to this wealth of coaching resources honed over years of experience and expertise, to the latest breakthroughs in advanced coaching methodologies, to the beautiful and wonderful showcases of…

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Do I Need to Be Covered Under Insurance As A Coach?

Do I Need to Be Covered Under Insurance As A Coach

The short answer is yes. Since Coaching is not a regulated industry, it’s easy to assume there’s no need for insurance for professional liability. (When in fact, this actually increases liability as a coach.) For example, a client could be really in need of a mental health professional, and as you know, this is beyond…

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The Successful Coach Magazine June – July 2016

The Successful Coach Magazine

The International Coach Guild is so proud to bring together yet another issue of The Successful Coach Magazine, written by successful  coaches, for successful coaches. It’s our mission here at the International Coach Guild to cultivate and celebrate coaching excellence worldwide and those of you who take the daring step, whether big or small, towards making a difference.…

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The Outstanding Coach Series #4: Calibrating Your Clients and Maintaining Rapport

Calibrating Your Clients and Maintaining Rapport

As a coach, you need to be fully present for your client, recognising the indicators of where your client is at. From there, you can adjust the communication, demonstrate genuine interest in the client, build rapport and respect the client’s experience of the world. 7 Steps to Fully Engage Your Client & Deliver an Outstanding…

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The Outstanding Coach Series #3: Build Trust and Intimacy with the Client

Build Trust and Intimacy with the Client

As coaches, we must care about our client, and appreciate that they are not there to answer our questions, but to achieve their desired outcomes. Clients have a way of being that they prefer, which we need to respect. Not all of their attributes will be comfortable, but it’s never about the coach but the…

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The Outstanding Coach Series #2: Managing Your Client’s Expectations & Establishing the Coaching Agreement

The Outstanding Coach Series 2 Managing Your Client’s Expectations

It matters how we navigate the coaching agreement and client expectations. Managing the relationship with our client in a professional way, with clarity and certainty about what’s expected and what’s not, is vital to establishing the early trust of the coaching relationship. Coaches are entrusted with confidential and sensitive information and are held to the…

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The Successful Coach Magazine April – May 2016

The Successful Coach Magazine April 2016

We are proud to bring you the April – May 2016 issue of The Successful Coach Magazine.  As proud sponsors of The Successful Coach Magazine, we welcome you to this wealth of coaching resources honed over years of experience and expertise, to the latest breakthroughs in advanced coaching methodologies, to the beautiful and wonderful showcases…

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The Outstanding Coach Series #1: Meeting the Code of Ethics and Professional Standards

The Outstanding Coach Series #1

As coaches, we are in a position of authority. Our clients trust us, and rightly expect a level of professionalism from the coach they work with. This makes the ethics of coaching even more important and vital. How we conduct ourselves defines whether or not the client can build trust in us. Coaches are entrusted…

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How to Commit to Ongoing Professional Development as a Coach

How to commit to ongoing professional development as a coach

Your own personal and professional development is a key part of the coaching experience you give to your clients. Participating in discussion on coaching or on topics related to our niche enables us to stay current on trends and new developments that can benefit our clients. Involvement can also give us a sense of certainty about…

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How to Demonstrate Behavioural Flexibility as a Coach

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Here’s the thing, and it applies to everything coaching. The person with the most behavioural flexibility will have the most impact on the system. The person with least behavioural flexibility will have the least impact on the system. So the rigid thinker, who only sees one side of the whole story, will find that they…

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The Successful Coach Magazine – Issue 19 January 2016

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We are extremely excited to welcome the new year and bring you the January 2016 issue of The Successful Coach Magazine! This magazine features contributions from a range of industry professionals sharing with us their expertise and key learnings in the field of life coaching. This month, we cover a range of topics from self development and the…

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The Successful Coach Magazine – November Issue 2015

Successful Coach Magazine November Issue 18

We are extremely proud to bring you the November 2015 issue of The Successful Coach Magazine! The ICG are dedicated to raising standards in the coaching industry.  This means enabling our members a place to interact, connect and advance in their careers. As part of this, we invite our members to contribute by inviting them to submit…

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How to Practise Consistent and Never-Ending Improvement as a Coach

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There’s a saying that our coaching can’t outgrow who we are. If your personal and professional development and its application is steady and ongoing, so will, inevitably, your results and the results your clients achieve. This is known as Constant and Never-ending Improvement or CANI. CANI originally comes from the Japanese Kaizen. “Kai” = change…

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How to Practise Emotional Intelligence as a Coach

How to practice emotional intelligence as a coach

During your coaching sessions, there will be times when things get emotionally heavy. It’s natural, it’s human. At such times, want to be able to manage your own emotions – and enable the client to “fill the space” with their own emotions and thoughts. You determine how the client feels, at the same time keeping…

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How to Create a Compelling Vision for Your Business

How to Create a Compelling Vision for Your Business

It’s true, so many of us want to find passion and meaning in our lives.  For many of us we try to seek that through our personal lives; for others we endeavour to build meaning and fulfilment into our career lives. I mean, we spend so much of our time at work, why not! This…

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How the International Coach Guild Was Born – A Brief Comparison with Industry-Recognising Bodies

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One of the questions coaches ask us frequently is “How was ICG born?” To answer that, and to give you a snapshot of how ICG compares to other benchmarks in industries of psychology, accounting and coaching, we have created a comprehensive infographic. The infographic below gives you a brief idea about ICG. ICG started in 2013 as…

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How to Inspire Your Clients and Facilitate Their Progress as a Coach

How to Inspire Your Clients & Facilitate Their Progress as a Coach

Here’s the thing. As coaches, you are not responsible for what your client does – but you’re responsible for facilitating change and progress. To make sense of this, here are three questions you should ask before coaching a client: Is life coaching the right methodology for this person? Is this the right time for this…

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The Benefits of Becoming an ICG Member: Recognition & Credibility

ICG Membership Benefits: Recognition & Credibility

Melissa Adeson is a successful business owner, coaching mentor at The Coaching Institute and 3rd level International Coach Guild (ICG) Recognised Member for the past three years. Running a business that requires more than just superficial coaching skills, Melissa felt the need for an industry that has standards she could trust and rely on to promote her business as well as…

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How to Be an Outstanding Coach for Your Clients

How to Be an Outstanding Coach for Your Clients

Several years ago, when I was looking to expand my skills-set, I kept bumping into “life coaching” as a career. Before I began my coaching journey, I did all the research I could. Once coaching was under my radar, I started seeing it everywhere. I was reading about it on blogs, in ads, seeing it…

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3 Sure-fire Ways to Be Genuinely Present for Your Client

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Let me guess. You are a driven coach. You want to make a difference in your client’s life and empower them to make a change. But here’s the thing. Coaching is all about co-creating a supportive relationship where you seek permission to ask engaging questions and make meaningful suggestions. Unlike sports coaching, where a coach…

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The Benefits of Becoming an ICG Member: Coaching Facilities

Training Facilities

Among the many of his areas of expertise, Jakub Wolanski is a cultural strategist, professional coach/trainer and CEO & founder of ‘It’s Culture Baby!’ He recently submitted an amazing video recording of his experience with the International Coach Guild facilities. Jakub’s career and life revolve around working with people. He is a life coach, writer, speaker…

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How to Practise Self-Management as an ICG-Recognised Coach

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Here’s a fact. If you’re unwilling to work on your own personal and professional development, you cannot coach your clients to stretch and reach their absolute best. Because what we don’t acknowledge and see for ourselves becomes un-coachable. My point? Because the responsibility to set an example is on you, start with a focus on…

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How to Manage Relationships with Your Clients as an ICG-Recognised Coach

How to Manage Relationships with Your Clients

Relationship Management explores how we conduct ourselves as coaches and leaders of our community. It is one of the core areas you get feedback from mentors as an International Coaching Guild (ICG) Recognised Coach. Relationship Management is further divided into three competencies: 1. Meeting the code of ethics and professional standards 2. Establishing the coaching…

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The Successful Coach Magazine – September Issue 2015

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We have just released the September 2015 issue of The Successful Coach Magazine! We are proud to bring you the latest in coaching excellence from personal, professional life coaching to business, leadership and executive coaching.  This magazine is dedicated to an extraordinary community of people passionate about coaching. Each issue features a selection of coaching…

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7 Day Challenge to Become a Better Life Coach

7 Day Challenge

As a life coach, you want to constantly practise the CANI principle. CANI, which comes from the Japanese word Kaizen, stands for Constant and Never-ending Improvement. But CANI is so much more than just a principle – it is a lifestyle. It takes discipline and dedication. Make a conscious decision to practise your daily CANI…

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The Future of Neuro Linguistic Programming

The Future of Neuro Linguistic Programming

My thought about “magic” changed back in 2010. I started believing in it. It was a crisp afternoon in April 2010 when Mary gingerly raised her hand in a room full of around 30 of us. “I believe I have a phobia,” she said. “What kind?” our trainer probed. “I am scared of heights. I cannot,…

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Stand Out Amongst the Crowd!

What’s it all about? Life coaching is a service and experience that most of us would significantly benefit from at some point in our lives.  Whilst life coaching has played an integral role in the success of individuals and businesses for decades, its true benefits are only being realised today. “Coaching is the second-fastest growing profession in the…

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ICG & The Growth Faculty join forces!

  We are thrilled to have you as an ICG member and trust that you are enjoying some of the many exclusive benefits available to you.  Not only are you contributing to excellence in industry standards, yet you are building your knowledge, developing your coaching skills AND demonstrating proven credibility to your clients.   At ICG,…

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Sometimes real challenges REALLY happen

OK,  I’m not one who usually complains about things that happen. I tend to move right along and make things work. What I’ve noticed is that when these real challenging challenges happens – they REALLY happen – and the thing that truly makes them ‘unhelpful’ is the unexpected money, time and energy that goes with…

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The Art of Being Playfully Provocative and Curious

Aristotle once remarked that human beings are naturally curious. As children, we explore and playfully engage all of our sensory systems. We see, hear, feel, taste and smell our environment to explore, experiment, try things out, develop skills and build our knowledge and ‘map’ of the world. Playful learning is part of who we are and how we become who…

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KNOW WHO YOU ARE AND BE TRUE TO YOU

WHO AM I? I used to be more than one person. That’s right I used to put on a mask and assume a personality to be liked, wanted and even accepted.   Different groups got a different version of me…Secretly. The person behind those masks told little white lies to keep other people happy. She really…

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GET YOURSELF AN EXPERIENCED COACH

Today I want to talk about what gave me the edge in my business and my coaching. I got myself a Coach. Now this might seem like a simple thing, however I want to share something that I’ve notice, a pattern you might say when it comes to this simple thing. Coaches don’t want to…

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THE TRUE POWER OF MODELLING

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Today for many was the first day of School. For us that happens next week. It was however a day for firsts. My baby boy, my big 6 year old had to get a tooth pulled, and not just any tooth, a molar. Now with my experience the dentist is a place that I fear,…

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METAPHORS ARE MY LIFE

As we all know Metaphors are a fantastic way to bring about change in your clients. Have you ever considered that a metaphor can also be an anchor or even a reframe, or both? Stories are our lives, we remember them all, we tell the good ones over dinner. We are captivated by them through…

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THE WHEEL OF LIFE

The Wheel of Life has been used throughout time for measuring the quality of our lives. Look at the example below and imagine that each piece of the pie represented an area of your own life. Imagine that each line is a spoke in a wheel, with the centre of the wheel representing 0% satisfaction…

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MODELLING AN EFFECTIVE LEADER

Great leaders understand the importance of people skills. They know that leadership encompasses over and above aptitude and technicalities. People skills include communication, coaching, giving and receiving feedback, resolving conflict, and self-management. Research has shown that people with high Emotional Intelligence (EQ) are more successful in business and life. EQ “involves the ability to monitor…

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RAISE THE STANDARDS – THE FUTURE OF COACHING

In recent years, coaching has become fashionable in many organisations and has captured the hearts and minds of those who see coaching as a revolutionary approach to management and leadership. At its best, coaching is not simply a new buzzword for describing a more ‘people centered’ style of management. Rather, coaching is a distinct and…

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FIVE ARTICLES EVERY COACH SHOULD READ

  35 Reasons You Should Work With a Coach Thinking of hiring a coach? Here are 35 reasons why you should. Exploring how hiring a coach can be a great investment for anyone looking to improve. Click here to keep reading   Three Keys to Mindful Leadership Coaching Mindful coaches perfect a form of conscious…

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