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The ICF Updated Competency Model - Insights and Tips

Posted by Ross Nichols on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, In : Coaching 

The International Coach Federation’s (ICF) core competencies are its ‘crown jewels’ – and they are now even better! 

Following a rigorous, 24-month coaching practice analysis, the ICF announced an updated ICF Coaching Core Competency Model in November 2019.  Additionally, a new ICF Code of Ethics came into effect in January 2020.

If you want to coach under the ICF banner, then you need to be familiar with the updated ICF Core Competency Model and Code of Ethics.  If you are not y...

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Coaching Tips from a Mentor-coach

Posted by Ross Nichols on Tuesday, August 20, 2019, In : Coaching 

‘Flying is easy; it’s take-off and landing that are difficult.’ (Anon)

I’ve been an ICF-registered mentor-coach for 4 years, supporting other coaches to gain their ICF credentials.  I’ve noticed some common patterns in the recorded sessions I critique and I share my observations here to help new coaches improve.

With reference to the flying quote, one way to consider a coaching session is in 3 phases: take-off, in-flight, and landing.  Let’s look at each of these.



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Top Tips For Credentialing with the ICF

Posted by Ross Nichols on Friday, April 3, 2015, In : Mentor coach 

For the Associate Certified Coach (ACC)™ credential with the International Coach Federation (ICF), there are 3 options:
1.  Complete an accredited coach training programme (the ACTP path)
2.  Attend 60 + accredited coach specific training hours (the ACSTH Path)
3.  Attend 60+ non-accredited coach specific training hours (the Portfolio Path)

I took option 2, the ACSTH path.  For the ACSTH path, you require:

·         60 + accredited coach specific training hours (ACSTH).  I achieved this by c...

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