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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!



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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Best Practices: Barrier or Boost for Mentoring, Peer Assistance or Coaching?

Best Practices: Barrier or Boost for Mentoring, Peer Assistance or Coaching?

Rey Carr July 9, 2014 0

As helping disciplines struggle for credibility, "best practices" and "evidence-based" have become prevalent busswords. It turns out that these phrases may block innovation rather than act as a source of inspiration

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The Coaching Jigsaw Puzzle

The Coaching Jigsaw Puzzle

Jeff Cohen May 22, 2012 0

While getting input from an outside source surely has some value, if an expert coach is assisting a manager, you want truly professional coaching from someone who has an advanced degree in social science,

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It’s Complicated:Coaching Relationships in Organizations

It’s Complicated:Coaching Relationships in Organizations

Jen Todd April 11, 2012 0

The complexities associated with coaching in organizations are abundant, including relationships with bosses, peers, customers and subordinates; power and authority dynamics; organizational goals; performance criteria; leadership development competencies; legacy patterns of behavior from cultural

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What Is Coaching For: Lessons from Don Juan de Marco

What Is Coaching For: Lessons from Don Juan de Marco

Charles Smith February 20, 2012 0

Here are some “New Rules” for having life and work be either a romantic adventure or nothing at all

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Get Out of Your Mind: Connecting Clients to Their Own Intuition

Get Out of Your Mind: Connecting Clients to Their Own Intuition

Siobhan Murphy February 10, 2012 0

We are all born with an internal guidance system that can seem magical. This guidance system speaks to us in a variety of ways and has access to additional information beyond what our conscious,

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Looking for the Right Coach in All the Wrong Places

Looking for the Right Coach in All the Wrong Places

Charles Smith January 23, 2012 0

The problem is that since we are each so rooted in the areas we are familiar with, seeing the one that is really missing, where the key really is, is unthinkable without a proper

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Impeccable Doesn’t Mean Perfect

Impeccable Doesn’t Mean Perfect

Steve Dorfman January 11, 2012 0

Think of impeccability as an expression of the highest levels of propriety. To achieve it, determine a non-negotiable standard for what you consider to be respectable behavior, adhere to it, and commit to never

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