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How Coaching Is Used in Organizations

Often when people first think of coaching, they think about sports coaching. Sports coaching was considered the traditional domain of coaching for many years.   However, for the last 30 years coaching has evolved to demonstrate great benefit for both individuals and organizations. Modern professional coaching is now used by thousands of organizations to increase productivity, […]

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What is the GROW Model for Coaching?

Professional coaching offers many excellent benefits to clients whether working on personal, career, performance, wellness or relationship issues. All professionally trained coaches have various processes or coaching structures to work from.   Without a solid structure, coaching becomes haphazard where the coach ends up guessing or just using their gut on how to work with […]

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Internal Coaching vs External Coaching

When organizations are considering offering coaching they often are confused about the difference between internal coaching and external coaching.  The short definition is Internal Coaching is using an existing employees as coaches while external coaching is hiring coaches outside of your organization.While both can be effective, choosing between internal coaching and external coaching first requires […]

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Mentoring and Coaching: What is the Difference?

Understanding Five Differences between Mentoring and CoachingPeople often speak of Mentoring and Coaching as being the same. To add to this confusion, a person may become a life coach because of a desire to “mentor” others. However, Mentoring and Coaching are quite different and to confuse these terms can produce negative results. For clients to […]

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COACHING TECHNIQUES 101 – CREATING ACTION

Four Basic Core Coaching Techniques all Professional Coaches Use.The major difference between “lay coaches” or “hobby coaches” and “professional coaches” is the professional coach has taken time to learn a structure and develop a library of coaching techniques.   This structure will often involve dozens of different coaching techniques that they use strategically to depending on […]

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What is Coaching? A Frequently Googled Question

Four Points to understand what is coaching.First, let’s consider an overview of what is coaching.Coaching is a confidential, energetic relationship, of exploring a client’s personal, professional goals and values to an agreed upon outcome. CC 2016 (Joe Houghton) While most people have an idea of what coaching is, the art of professional coaching is a […]

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