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As we ask inward questions with curiosity, we notice how the mind, as a receptivity system, receives information powerfully from key areas: physical, emotional-relational, intentional, and meaningful.
"The power of coaching is this – you are expected to give people the path to find answers, not the answers." – Tom Mahalo
"Don't be afraid of fear. It sharpens you, it challenges you, it makes you stronger; and when you run from fear, you also run away from the opportunity to be your best possible self." – Ed Helms
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.
"Life isn't something you can give an answer to today. You should enjoy the process of waiting, the process of becoming what you are. There is nothing more delightful than planting seeds and not knowing what kind of flowers are going to come up." – Milton Erickson
In this episode of the Secrets of Success podcast, Dr. Ken hosts an in-depth interview with Erickson's Founder and President, Marilyn Atkinson, about the benefits and science of coaching. When we think about success in life, few will be able to realize their potential without the assistance of a coach—not because we can’t, but because coaches draw out answers and insights you typically would not achieve on your own.
"If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes." – Andrew Carnegie
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.