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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 […]

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.
We’re going to show you…

THE 3 core beliefs systems which are the main cause of success in […]

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 […]

IDENTIFY YOUR UNIQUE PROCESSES IN 3 SIMPLE STEPS

Have you ever felt uncomfortable sharing your coaching fees?  Or secretly doubted your value? If you said yes to these questions, you are not alone. We all have moments like these. Today I want to share a 3-step strategy that will instantly increase your confidence and belief in the value you offer as a coach. It will help you pinpoint the specific toolbox of unique processes that is at the heart of the services you provide.

Step 1: Identify Your Ideal […]

SYSTEMS THINKING WITH ALL YOUR BRAINS

Coaching the interconnected systems of head, heart and gut brains!

As a Coach, it’s incredibly important to realise that in coaching your Client, you are not just coaching them in isolation of the system(s) in which they are embedded and connected.

As your Client changes, those changes send interdependent ripples and causal interactions into their deeply connected systems of relationships.

And these changes can have both emergent and unintended effects, (we’ll explore this notion in more detail later in this article), as well […]

Life Coach Certification Programs

Life Coach Certification Programs
Offering one of the most comprehensive coach training programs since 1992, Express Coaching™ faculty members are professionally trained, experienced coaches who have developed their own unique private practices. Our  certifiedcoach training program is fully accredited as coach specific training hours through the International Coach Federation (ICF), and is augmented through our partnership with ASC based out of Campbellsville, KY. USA, providing a solid foundation of business-building specific to the coach solo-preneur.

As we have no physical campus to maintain – you receive […]

Core Competencies and Ethical Standards

1. Meeting Ethical Guidelines and Professional Standards – Understanding of coaching ethics and standards and ability to apply them appropriately in all coaching situations.
* Understands and exhibits in own behaviors and standards of conduct;
* Understands and follows all ethical guidelines;
* Clearly communicates the distinctions between coaching and psychotherapy;
* Refers client to another support professional as needed, knowing when this is needed and the available resources that are available.
2. Establishing the Coaching Agreement – Ability to understand what is required in […]