How To Pass The ICF Coach Credentialing Exam

The International Coaching Federation coach credentialing exam (formerly called the Coach Knowledge Assessment) is an assessment used to measure coaches’ understanding of the knowledge and skills important in the practice of coaching. If you have good coaching training, with these tips, you should pass the ICF exam with flying colors!

Coaching has become a $2 billion a year industry. The International Coaching Federation (ICF) is the largest coaching association in the world with more than 50,000 members in 145 countries. The ICF

How the ICF Helps Your Coaching, an Interview with Charles Hooper, MCC

Charles Hooper, Jr. recently received the International Coaching Federation’s highest coach credential, Master Certified Coach. I sat down with Charles to discuss the contribution of the ICF and what helped him to improve his coaching at each stage of his journey.

Charles shares tips that will help any coach looking to improve their coaching abilities and client results.

Change Behavior By Moving from What to Why

We’re all trying to help people change. Yet, changes are too few and too slow. The biggest reason is we’re focused on the wrong thing. By moving conversations from WHAT, the behaviors, to WHY, the meaning underneath those behaviors, we can see real change. Here’s how.

I worked with a group of CEOs to help them move from micromanaging to a more developmental approach with their teams. Five minutes into my workshop, one CEO became a bit animated. “If we hired qualified people, I wouldn’t have to develop them,” he said. “I don’t have time for this!”

Fascinating Results of Study on Managers and Coaching

Coaching has an identity problem in organizational settings. Everyone knows about coaching and may even use the term to describe how they work with people, but few are actually coaching. A new study demonstrates that managers believe they are coaching when they are actually just telling people what to do. Worse, because peers reward their micromanager-as-coach approach, the wrong behaviors are reinforced. The good news is there’s a fairly easy solution to help managers begin to coach and see powerful results. 

While teaching coaching skills for more than a decade I’ve witnessed firsthand the massive shifts in how leaders communicate after receiving a little training. Yet, I was still surprised by

Unlock Every Conversation With Powerful Questions

Coaching skills are useful with everyone we meet, no matter if we have three minutes or an hour. Here’s how to use the five steps of The COACH Model® in daily conversations. 

We have conversations everyday. Most of them are not coaching conversations. They are brief interactions on-the-go. You can build stronger relationships and