There is nothing to fearโ€ฆ

There is nothing to fear…


...but fear itself."


These powerful words, now iconized as part of the American vernacular and spirit, were delivered by President Franklin D. Roosevelt during his first inaugural address on March 4, 1933.

FDR's wife, Eleanor Roosevelt, was an equally powerful orator... inspiring generations with her timeless wisdom and insight.  Like FDR, the First Lady also spoke about fear:

"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face."

So... let me see if I have this straight:  do we stop to look at fear itself, so as to overcome our fear of fear?  Or, do we stop to look at that which we fear?

Perhaps both have value.

And... perhaps both are relevant to an obstacle (or opportunity?) that all of us who choose to become ICF-certified coaches will face:

Mentor Coaching

What makes mentor coaching challenging – even fear-inducing – for many of us?


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Coaching Questions: The Unexpected Key to Selling Your Services

Coaching Questions: The Unexpected Key to Selling Your Services

As a coach, you're no stranger to the power of a well-placed question. It's the tool you wield to unlock insights, foster growth, and guide your clients toward their goals. But have you ever considered that the same questions you use in coaching can be your secret weapon in selling your services? Let's dive into the universe of questions that sell, and trust me, it's as intriguing as the latest science fiction novel I've been engrossed in!

The Art of Questioning in Coaching

In coaching, questions are the bridge to understanding. They help clients articulate their desires, confront their fears, and chart a path forward. But what if we took those same principles and applied them to the sales process? Paul Cherry, in his enlightening book "Questions That Sell," describes effective sales questions as "truth-seeking missiles." And just like in a gripping sci-fi plot, when aimed correctly, these missiles can have a...

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Mastering the ICF Core Competencies: A Comprehensive Guide for Coaches

Knowledge of ICF Core Competencies is essential to being an effective coach. Today, we're breaking down these competencies to help you understand their importance and how to utilize them effectively in your coaching sessions.

Mastering the ICF Core Competencies: A Comprehensive Guide for Coaches

As a coach, you strive to provide the best support and guidance to your clients, helping them unlock their full potential and achieve their goals. To be an effective coach, it is crucial to understand and utilize the ICF Core Competencies. These competencies serve as the foundation for the coaching profession and are essential for acquiring the ICF Certified Coach credential. In this blog post, we will break down the ICF Core Competencies, emphasizing their importance and how to effectively utilize them in your coaching sessions.

Demonstrates Ethical Practice

Coaching is a profession built on trust and integrity. Demonstrating ethical practice means understanding and consistently applying...

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