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ICF Board Approves Changes to Code of Ethics, Mission and Vision Statements

Following the ICF Global Board of Directors’ June 2015 meeting and strategic planning session, ICF has adopted a revised Code of Ethics and updated vision and mission statement.

ICF Board Approves Changes to Code of Ethics, Mission and Vision Statements
Ethics Updates
Every three years, ICF undertakes a process to review the Code of Ethics and ensure that it addresses changes within the coaching industry, reflects evolving processes and remains relevant to ICF Members and Credential-holders. The ICF Code Review Team convened in […]

TOP 10 TAKEAWAYS FROM THE ICF MIDWEST CONFERENCE

In June, we attended the ICF Midwest Conference in Kansas City along with a couple hundred other enthusiastic coaches. From the pre-conference workshop for chapter leaders to the closing keynote three days later, I felt like a sponge absorbing the insights, energy, and strategies shared. My notebook overfloweth!

I’ve highlighted my top 10 takeaways from the event – some directly from speakers I attended, others my own thoughts pulled together from the collective inspiration that forms in a room full of […]

USING DISC STYLES TO BUILD TEAMS THAT WORK

“Round up the usual suspects,” the gendarme ordered in the famous line from the movie Casablanca. And frequently, that is how executives think when they create teams, committees, or task forces. The boss says or thinks something like, “Let’s appoint anyone who might know something about this issue.” Or, even more likely, “Grab anybody who’s got a stake in this thing.”

Organizations, of course, love such groups because when they work, they can improve coordination, help employees feel more involved, and […]

HOW TO GENERATE HIGH QUALITY CLIENT LEADS ONLINE

It’s probably no surprise to you that one of the biggest challenges you face in this hectic online world is generating high quality leads online.

You’re probably spending hours every week networking and posting on social media in the hopes of generating leads to build your big client list. All of the gurus tell you that you need to build a big list right?

And that’s probably what you’re thinking about a lot of the time. If only you had that magical big […]

THE BENEFITS OF VALUE-ADDED FOLLOW UP

There are many articles out there about the importance of following up.  You’ve probably come across the statistics claiming that we must follow up a certain amount of times in order to be successful. These resources have their place because they remind us not to give up too soon. But relationship building is not a science.  There is no magic number of touches that someone might need before they choose to hire you. Often the quality of the follow up […]

Process of ICF Credentialing

Credentialing

The International Coach Federation (ICF) offers the only globally recognised independent credentialing programme, which has existed for more than a decade. There are currently over 10,479 ICF credentialed coaches worldwide in 90 countries. There are currently 4239 UK ICF credentialed coaches.  If you are serious about building or maintaining your coaching business and care for being part of a well-respected, self-regulating profession, you will be interested in gaining an ICF Credential.

To learn more about the benefits of an ICF Credential […]

HOW TO TURN YOUR COACHING PRACTICE INTO AN INSPIRATIONAL BUSINESS

Achievement motivation starts with the sheer act of simply wanting. Uncluttered, straightforward desire focuses attention, establishes priority and creates a sense of inner harmony.

You can dream about something all you want but wishful thinking doesn’t get results.

It’s when you know what you truly want, are able to harness your desire, and align it with your purpose, that passion powers your performance and results naturally follow.
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THE 3 core beliefs systems which are the main cause of success in […]

A COACHING APPROACH TO BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT FOR COACHES

The number one challenge facing many coaches can be summed up in four words: Fear of business development.

I have met hundreds of coaches over the years–I have had virtual tea with many around the world–and they all smile with a sense of recognition when I share my response to their question, “Do you have any guidance for me?”

I watch as it lands when I ask them, “How are you at business development? Who are your potential clients? How many potential […]

CREATING A HIGH-PERFORMANCE DISC LEADERSHIP STYLE

If, as someone once said, tact is the radar of the mind, then practicing The Platinum Rule can be a valuable tune-up of your antenna.

The Platinum Rule®—treating others the way they want to be treated by adapting to their personality style—can quickly make you a more sensitive, effective leader. Indeed, the Platinum Rule can have a positive effect on almost every aspect of managing. With each of the four personality types (see below), there’s a different way to communicate and delegate tasks […]

A MILESTONE AND A CHALLENGE

It’s my pleasure to announce a very special milestone: The ICF now has more than 15,000 credentialed coaches! We’re thrilled that so many of you have made this commitment to your training and professional growth.

As many of you know, the ICF Credentialing program was developed to measure and certify competence of individual coaches, protect and serve consumers of coaching services, and inspire pursuit of continuous development. The ICF began awarding credentials in 1998, and passed the 10,000 mark in June […]