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Setting Goals for Happiness

written by Erickson Coaching International on 12/20/2019

"If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes." – Andrew Carnegie

ICF Update: Core Competency Model

written by Erickson Coaching International on 12/13/2019

On November 14, 2019, the International Coach Federation (ICF) released its updated Core Competency Model. This is the first update to the competencies since they were first released 25 years ago. In 2020, the ICF will continue to work with the new model and define what will be required at the ACC, PCC and MCC level. The new model will be officially implemented early in 2021.

A Holiday Message from Marilyn Atkinson

written by Marilyn Atkinson on 12/12/2019

Greetings to all our dear friends, partners, fellow coaches, and World Game players. As I reflect on the past year, I am reminded of so many moments of personal transformation for all of us. From my time in Asia, Europe, and North America, I am flooded with memories of your own evolutionary shifts and it has me smiling. 

Erickson Welcomes a New Partner in Jordan!

written by Erickson Coaching International on 12/06/2019

Erickson Coaching International is proud to announce our expansion into Jordan!  

Living in the Present

written by Erickson Coaching International on 12/06/2019

"Life is lived in the present, and directed toward a future." – Milton Erickson

Interview with Ron Wilder: Building a Successful Coaching Business

written by Erickson Coaching International on 11/23/2019

An interview with Ron Wilder and Dermot Butterly of the Erickson Business Center discussing how to overcome common pain points that coaches experience when building their business.

Learning to Look at Things Differently

written by Erickson Coaching International on 11/22/2019

"Learning is about looking at things differently, making your life a little better everyday." – Richard Bandler

Using Open-Ended Questions in Solution-Focused Conversations

written by Marilyn Atkinson on 11/13/2019

Most people do not notice that they can direct questions very specifically to both the conscious and beyond-conscious minds and get different yet very useful answers. If you only direct your questions to the conscious mind, you are limited in the world you access.