August 2021 Newsletter — Are Your Listening Skills Good or Great?

by Stefanie Eastcott
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If you want to be a great coach, you must be a great listener.

 

Listening skills are essential for anyone who wants to be a great coach. Most people think that if they hear somebody, they must be listening to them, but that isn’t true at all.

Hearing is the passive act of perceiving sound by the ear, but listening is active. Listening is something you intentionally choose to do. It requires concentration so that your brain can process what is heard and then create meaning from words and sentences.

 
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On average, people forget between one thirds and half of what we heard within 8 hours. The responsibility of coaching means that it isn’t good enough to be average.

Great coaches learn great listening skills. We teach great coaches!

Ready to Learn More? Check out our blog post on this subject. READ MORE...

Book a call with our Program Advisor - Emily MacDonald

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Free Webinar? Yes, please!

Back again by popular demand! Our most popular webinar... Live Coaching Demos!

During this hour you will have the opportunity to watch some of our highly skilled coach facilitators in action as they coach for a half hour demo with a 15 minute debrief to follow. One way to learn and grow as a coach is to observe coaching sessions led by other professional coaches. Observing can enhance your ability to coach more effectively, refine your coaching skills and be exposed to new ideas and coaching styles. Attendance earns 1-CCE

Join us on Wednesday, September 22 at 11 am Pacific / 2 pm Eastern!

Remember, you must be in attendance for the entire hour to qualify for your certificate.

If you are interested in being coached during this webinar, please send an email to [email protected]com to express your interest.

 
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Fast Track to ICF Credential (Day Classes)

A streamlined approach to the programs you will need to achieve the required 60 hours of Approved Coach Specific Training hours for ACC, Associated Certified Coach, accreditation plus all 10 hours of mentor coaching required for certification. Bundle and save with the Fast Track Program — Starts September 28

ICF Core Competency Hours: 68 ———— SHRM PDC’s: 68 credits

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5.5.5 Coaching Skills Program™

The 5.5.5 Coaching Skills Training Program™ draws from the most advanced knowledge-base in the coaching field and is translated into a simple, intuitive, and highly transferable framework for busy executives and managers — Starts September 28

ICF Core Competency Hours: 12
SHRM PDC’s: 12 credits

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Coaching Fundamentals™

A ten-week program where you will learn the core coaching competencies taught to professional certified coaches throughout the world! Students will benefit from coaching demonstrations, case studies and engaging exercises — Starts October 7

ICF Core Competency Hours: 15
SHRM PDC’s: 15 credits

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Advanced Coaching Skills Practicum

Refine your coaching skills by coaching others and hearing others coach, overseen and critiqued by a PCC or MCC level coach. The environment fosters real-time learning for those doing the coaching and also for those who will be listening and providing feedback — Starts September 1

ICF Core Competency Hours: 12
SHRM PDC’s: 12 credits

 
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ICF Coach Knowledge Assessment (CKA) Prep Class

Designed to prepare coaches who will be applying for an ICF Credential. As part of receiving an ICF Credential, coaches will be required to successfully complete the ICF Coach Knowledge Assessment. — Starts September 13
ICF Core Competency Hours: 9
SHRM PDC’s: 9 credits

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Personal Groundwork for Coaching Program™

Challenge yourself to coach at a whole new level in an engaging and supportive environment. Gain confidence in your coaching abilities and observe a variety of coaching styles while actively participating in live coaching sessions. — Starts September 13

ICF Core Competency Hours: 20
SHRM PDC’s: 20 credits

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Looking for more resources? Check out our Free Guide to ICF Credential to help navigate the ICF Credentialing process. All of your Questions — Answered in one handy guide.

 
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The 365 Coaching Questions booklet is a resource to help you develop your questioning skills. These 365 questions are jumping off points or catalysts for you. Learn more...

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Coaching Resources & Program Help

We've created an array of resources to support new and experienced coaches. Before you scroll through one more page on Etsy, browse our library of coaching guides, videos, and articles.

If you have any questions about us, our programs, resources, or coaching, please get in touch. Our dedicated Program Advisor is here to help.

 
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Save the date! Upcoming webinar, open for early registration.

Are you a certified coach or aspiring to be one? Are you interested in learning more about Diversity and Inclusion and its impact in your coach approach? Then you won’t want to miss this 1-hour FREE webinar where we explore this topic in greater detail. In partnership with Patricia A. Lee of P.A.L. Coaching & Consulting, LLC. Sign up now!

Join us on Wednesday, October 13 at 11 am Pacific / 2 pm Eastern!

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