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Development of Coaches: IX. Summary Report for Phase One

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In examining the results obtained in this study, it seems that those with ICF certification are more inclined toward an external locus of control, while those who are renegades tend to be inclined toward an internal locus. The certified coaches look to outside resources when preparing to be a coach and seek external verification (through ICF) regarding their own professional competence. They also might be more sensitive to their environment and might consider themselves to be more interpersonally sensitive (personal authenticity) than are their more internally focused colleagues without certification. The renegades, on the other hand, might (as their name implies) be loners who are “guided by their own star”, rather than relying on any external verification.

Questions to Be Addressed About ICF Certification

Is Rey Carr accurate in his identification of “parallel universes” – and is there room for both law-abiding citizens and rogues in the community being built by those of us who care about and serve as stewards of the coaching profession? Is there a place for both innovation and credibility? Can we embrace both diversity and uniform standards in this field? Do we want professional coaching to become something more than a cutting edge human service domain  – or is that the primary appeal of this human service endeavor for many of us? I believe that these questions and alternatives are yet to be fully addressed.

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