Each year in May, International Coach Federation (ICF) celebrates the annual International Coaching Week. It's a week-long celebration of global events, activities, and pro-bono services that aim to educate the public about the value of professional coaching and offer more insight into results and progress made through the coaching process. The ICF believes that local events can contribute to a massive global impact, a belief Erickson shares with our mission "Changing the world, one conversation at a time".
In business, asking a great question is like turning on a tap. The ideas flow, we become curious and we start to think on a new level. The question takes us on a search and the search leads us into new territory. We immediately notice when someone asks us a great question
I want to be brutally honest. Most of the time I feel overwhelmed by the continuous input of all the so-called spiritual gangsters, marketing gurus, sisterhood know-it-alls, make-your- seven-figure -income-business-now-what-are-you-waiting-for!-type of advertisements that my Facebook feed is consistently overflowing with.
As business owners, entrepreneurs, managers and leaders, it is our job to bring people together to work towards one goal. So what differentiates a good leader from a great leader? Why do those with an average IQ outperform those with the highest IQ over 70% of the time (Simonton, 1999; Simonton, personal communication, July 5, 2003)?
As coaches, we listen powerfully to the way our clients speak about themselves and their lives; their unique way of reacting to life. Just as in Module IV, where students learn to identify their client's metaprograms, the Enneagram is a powerful tool that gives you the opportunity to become an even more dynamic coach by learning how your clients organize their internal dialogue. In what ways is it keeping them trapped in habits that hinder them from allowing real joy and happiness?
My life was in a slump. I would wake up before the crack of dawn every Monday to get on a plane and fly to a remote work location where I was micromanaged and my soul was constantly crushed. I did not feel comfortable being my authentic self, and when I was, I was criticized for it. Things really could not get any worse for me.
We all have goals, right? Any goal worth pursuing will be something that moves you in life, that gives you energy while working towards it and following an action plan will take you and your goal from initiation to completion.
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We’ve all heard terms like deep listening, reading between the lines or listen for what is not being said. This is all true and very useful, but sometimes is presented as something that is very complicated and challenging to learn. Where is the fun in that?
Are you aware of your own self-image? Do you know if your self-image if effective or critical? When asked this question, many people notice that their self-image is largely linked to self-feeling.