5 Ways Coaching Is Different Than Mentoring

Do you know the difference between coaching and mentoring? A recent study by the International Coach Federation suggests you may not. In the 2017 Global Consumer Awareness Study, respondents were asked to select the definition of coaching among other modalities such as mentoring, consulting, training, and counseling (yes, they’re all different). Of 27,000 respondents, 30% […]

50 Reasons Why You Deserve Coaching

Recently I earned my coach accreditation from the International Coach Federation (ICF), which is recognized as the leading global organization for coaching. ICF estimates that worldwide there are 53,000 coaches who coach as a profession. With that many coaches (and more every day) let me ask you a question: If you could have a coach, would […]

6 Coaching Skills For Everyday Life

According to the 2016 Global Coaching Study released by the International Coach Federation, there are over 53,000 coaching practitioners who earn income through professional coaching. In addition, there are about 11,000 managers or leaders who use coaching skills to benefit their organizations. But what about the rest of us? Do you have to be a […]

Life Coaching And The Creek

Earlier this year, we bought a cabin on a creek. It’s just feet from the water. We’ve seen muskrats and osprey, frogs and turtles, geese and salamanders and crayfish. Every moment you look, the creek is different than it was. It carries leaves downstream and sometimes fallen branches, and the bubbles aren’t the same as […]

5 Reasons Not To Get A Coach

Let’s say everyone from your neighbor to your aunt to your racquetball partner Billy are talking about their coaches: “You’ve just got to hear the question my coach asked me,” Billy says, “He’s so curious. And just listen to the story I was telling myself, he’s so perceptive. My coach is the greatest. I don’t […]

6 Myths of Professional Coaching

When I attended the 2017 Global Leadership Summit, I was amazed at how often the topic of coaching came up. This wasn’t a conference on coaching, but when talking about personal development and leadership, many of the speakers mentioned coaching. The rise of coaching is a global phenomenon. You may have noticed it yourself. In […]