‘Flying is easy; it’s take-off and landing that are
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.
Before starting my coaching Diploma, I
mapped out what I needed to do to earn the ACC (Associate Certified Coach)
credential from the ICF. The criteria
are set out clearly on the ICF website: https://coachfederation.org/icf-credential I built my log of coaching hours and set out
to meet all the criteria required by the ICF so that I could apply for ACC at
the earliest opportunity. As it
happened, I had everything in place on completion of the Animas Diploma. My ACC certificate arrived i...