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June 2022 - Are you ready to jump into your next big thing

by Coaching Out of the Box©
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Welcome to June!

Have you ever had a hard time coming up with a coaching topic? You have a coaching session booked and you keep ruminating over what you want to talk about. Sometimes this even happens in a public forum during coach training courses where you are asked to come up with topics for your coaching sessions. We asked our panel of esteemed experts to provide us with some insight on how they come up with coaching topics, here's what they had to say...

"My go-to resource when I'm looking for a topic for coaching is my Personal Groundwork for Coaching Assessment. I consider that tool a snapshot in time and there are always things that surface that require my attention at different times of the year or in my life.

Alternatively, if you are open to it, reach out to your manager, your colleagues or your family and friends and ask for some feedback on what you are doing well and/or what you could be doing differently. Most people shy away from seeking out feedback on a regular basis. This can be one of the most powerful tools in continuing to work on becoming the best version of yourself.

Finally, think about the goals you have set for yourself. Have you achieved them all? Is there something you have always wanted to try or learn more about and for whatever reason you have yet to set the wheels in motion? Coaching can be a wonderful opportunity to begin to explore possibilities and build a bucket list full of things that would fulfil your wildest hopes and dreams. Too often we play it safe thinking we should only focus on what's immediately possible. Why not play a bigger game and challenge yourself to think bigger!" — Sinive Seely, PCC, Coach Facilitator/Mentor Coach COBTx

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May 2022 - New Program Alerts

by Coaching Out of the Box©

Welcome to May! Time seems to fly when you are busy. We have lots of exciting news to share with you, so let’s just dive right in.

New Program Alert! We have a few new programs that we are very excited to share with you.

If you are currently a Licensed Trainer, you will be receiving an email shortly inviting you to upgrade your Licensed Trainer to Digitally Enhanced Licensed Trainer. The cost is small, but the benefit is huge! We have updated our flagship program over the past year and have enhanced its offering, providing a more robust program that we are now ready to share with our current Licensed Trainers. If you don’t receive this notification, then please reach out to us so we can make sure you get in on this exciting offer! Check out the new course page here...

Are you a current coach, have your credentials, or are a grad of our Fast Track to ICF Credential program and want to become a Licensed Trainer? Then we have you covered, our new Train the Trainer for 5.5.5 Coaching Skills Training (T4) is almost ready to go live and we would love for you to become licensed with us to deliver this pragmatic and transformational program to organizations and share your knowledge with others around the globe. We have completely enhanced this program and are able to offer this as a self-paced course with enhanced learning, live class demonstrations and a full module-by-module delivery guide. We are also excited to offer you your very own mentor coach to guide you along the way. Merv Rogers, MCC is your digital mentor for this program and provides a very interactive yet-to-the-point learning environment in a self-paced format. Learn more here...

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April 2022 - Changes to the ICF Credentialing Process

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You may have heard the buzz that is happening at the ICF (International Coaching Federation) right now… all these changes but what is in a change? Let us enlighten you as we assure you, that the ICF has just made it easier for Coaching Out Of the Box® to remain your single place to obtain the coach training, mentoring, and professional assessment you need to comfortably apply for your ICF Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credential.

This change is happening, and it is happening fast! Within the next 18 months, ICF accredited organizations and institutions, and those interested in pursuing ICF organizational accreditation will partake in a series of both structural and standards updates. Through the collaboration of stakeholders and staff, the ICF will strengthen the coaching profession through the use of validated coaching competencies, a common code of ethics, and fair, reasonable assessments.

We remain your place to receive coach-specific training, mentoring, and professional assessment you need to comfortably apply for your ICF Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credential.

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March 2022 - The Future of Coaching: Change Agent

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As the coaching community begins to embrace diversity in coaching, it will need to embrace its role as a change agent as well. “Coaching is not seen as neutral; it either supports the status quo or creates critical awareness necessary to change it”, states Charmaine Roche and Jonathan Passmore in their recent article Racial Justice, Equity and Belonging in Coaching.

In coaching, our opportunity to change the status quo is by identifying and exploring the dimensions of difference within your client. Whether these are dimensions of diversity or cultural differences, this discussion gives deeper and greater context to the client's lived experiences. In this way, the client can determine whether those differences may or may not have an impact or meaning in the context of their future life. This is embracing diversity in coaching. — Patricia A. Lee, ACC READ MORE...

 

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February 2022 - How to set boundaries with clients

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Boundaries are essential to a healthy relationship with any client. Sometimes coaches allow problematic client behaviors to continue for fear of upsetting, or even losing, the client. This sets a precedent that can lead to bigger problems down the road.

You need to decide, as the coach, what boundaries are important to you. Identify comfortable physical, mental, emotional and spiritual limits before starting out with clients. And for when you do start, here are 6 ways to set and preserve your boundaries. READ MORE...

 

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Join us as we learn from our highly skilled Coach Facilitator, Lerae Gidyk, MCC as we explore in depth how do we teach our clients to be coached and discuss the best ways to set boundaries as we do it.

Join us for this FREE 1-hour Webinar!

Date: Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Time: 11:00am Pacific / 2:00pm Eastern

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Attendance earns 1-CCE* Remember, you must be in attendance for the entire hour to qualify for your certificate.

 
 

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