Best Practices »

In this section you will find articles discussing the foundational elements of coaching, particularly best practices. If you have articles describing best practices of coaching to submit, please visit the article submission page and follow the guidelines there. If you wish to sponsor this category, please visit the sponsor page. Thank you, and enjoy!



Fake Research on Coaching

Fake Research on Coaching

Charles Smith January 14, 2016 7

Based on decades of informal, unverified, and unscientific observation, the checklist for obstacles to Effective Coaching (EF) includes

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The Two Essential Energies in Modern Coaching and Why They Need Each Other

The Two Essential Energies in Modern Coaching and Why They Need Each Other

Steve Mitten September 21, 2015 0

Professional coaching is a relatively young calling. It’s still evolving. Since the early days of what we might refer to as modern coaching, there has been an ongoing dance between the energies of purism

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How to Have Confidence in Your Coaching

How to Have Confidence in Your Coaching

Merci Miglino August 3, 2015 0

How comfortable do you feel five minutes before a coaching session? How do you feel if it doesn’t go as planned? Are you comfortable enough to invite ALL of your friends and colleagues to

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Questions for the Exiting Process: A Coaching Tool

Questions for the Exiting Process: A Coaching Tool

William Bergquist July 22, 2015 0

A set of questions that should be considered by a professional coach in bringing a coaching engagement to a close

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Why a Coach Cannot Create Awareness for the Client

Why a Coach Cannot Create Awareness for the Client

Carly Anderson February 2, 2015 0

Many practitioners struggle with the eighth ICF Core Competency, which calls on them to “create awareness.”

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What Is Coaching? What Isn’t Coaching? Where are the Boundaries?

What Is Coaching? What Isn’t Coaching? Where are the Boundaries?

Jonathan Sibley November 21, 2014 0

We turned to the internet asking coaches to describe an imagined, typical mid-engagement coaching session, putting each item into a bucket ranging from “most characteristic” of a session to “most uncharacteristic”

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Leverage Your Coaching Investment

Leverage Your Coaching Investment

Barbara Walsh November 14, 2014 0

Use coaching to inform your organisational learning. In my recent research, I asked a number of South African senior HR contractors of executive coaching services in multi-national organisations how this is managed in their

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Get Good Coaches

Get Good Coaches

Barbara Walsh November 14, 2014 0

Senior coaches reflected on how aspects such as systemic appreciation, understanding of levels of complexity, values alignment, specific experience and competencies, and proof of ongoing professional development are rarely considered

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Making the Connection

Making the Connection

Leni Wildflower November 11, 2014 0

In evidence-based practice, skills and theory are integrated and applied in the context of the individual client—the situation she is in, her individual needs and her personal preferences

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While Being Coached

While Being Coached

Charles Smith September 10, 2014 0

Living is a thing you do now or never. Which do I? I never know the right thing to do. I only know what I can do

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