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Pro Bono Coaching During the Pandemic

2020-09-30T18:53:10+00:00September 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|

In early 2020 as the Covid 19 pandemic began to extend around the globe reshaping all of our lives. Changes were happening fast.  Many people began working from home and were having to plan how they would set up an office work-station in their homes. With the short notice the pandemic created, setting up the [...]

Applying Corporate World Leadership Coaching Strategies to the World of Education

2020-09-22T14:40:33+00:00September 22nd, 2020|Uncategorized|

“Going down the iceberg a bit” is a phrase used by Gai Foskett, MCC New Zealand, to describe her method for working one-on-one with her corporate coaching clients; and more recently, with her pro bono clients in the education setting. Applying corporate leadership strategies to coaching education leaders has become an effective approach for Foskett [...]

We Must Expand Access to Coaching

2020-09-08T11:51:11+00:00September 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|

When I was a young, ambitious, college student, I was excited about setting out and creating my version of the American dream. I thought the formula was simple: work hard + study hard + “be professional” = wild success. Looking back on that time, I was naive about the obstacles I’d have to navigate to [...]

The Evolution of Coaching for Social Impact

2020-08-27T14:41:37+00:00August 19th, 2020|Uncategorized|

From Engaging Humanity Through Education, to Engaging Coaching for Humanity and the Planet: Since 2017, the Ignite Initiative has used the collective power of the ICF chapters’ pro bono projects to accelerate progress on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #4 Education. Now the Ignite Initiative is evolving to a new phase of this work [...]

Supporting Educators: A Worldwide Mission for Volunteer Coaches

2020-08-06T18:41:11+00:00April 28th, 2020|Blog|

Educators shape tomorrow’s society, and Christian Worth, PCC, France, is quite passionate about that truth. “I’ve seen my children going up or down with their education depending on the teacher they have had,” he explains.  It is this observation that motivated Worth’s involvement with the Coaching for Educators (C4E) nonprofit organization. Worth first learned about [...]

Coaching for Social Impact – Using an “Ask” Approach to Reshape the Lives of Young Women in Kenya

2020-08-06T18:41:55+00:00April 15th, 2020|Blog|

I first went to Kenya in 2007 with a company called Accenture working on an eLearning program for nurses. Kenya quickly felt like home for me.  I spent the next decade visiting Kenya on and off, learning more about its culture and specific challenges as a developing country.  In 2017, while completing my coaching certification, [...]

Building the Bridges

2020-08-06T18:42:04+00:00March 30th, 2020|Blog|

“To have a foot in an activism movement, a foot in professional life, and a foot in different forums, we Coaches can really be a useful conduit and bridge,” noted Executive Coach Zoe Cohen, of Shine Coaching and Consultancy.  In recent years Zoe has taken steps to bring her personal passion regarding climate change to [...]

Coaching in Times of Crisis

2020-08-06T18:42:14+00:00March 10th, 2020|Blog|

As the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads across the globe, so do anxiety, confusion and negativity. Working as a Health Coach from Switzerland, where drastic measures have been imposed on individuals and businesses, has caused me to reflect and think about coaching in this “business as un-usual” time. The fears and negativity we are experiencing stem from [...]

Silencing the Unfair Critic

2020-08-06T18:42:25+00:00February 26th, 2020|Blog|

As coaches we assist people to become the best version of themselves, not what others want them to be. So many people get distracted away from achieving their best.  How can we enable people to stop this from happening, to start carving out the best version of themselves, and transform their own response to the [...]

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