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Archive for August, 2009

When a person seeks out a coach they usually have a story to tell.   Through the telling of this story, the coach may discover that more than one story is present…within the “official story” there may exist a hidden story, and this often contains the real obstacles to a person fulfilling their potential.  Through building trust and safety, by demonstrating respect and empathy, (more…)

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While supervision has existed for many years in various ‘helping professions’, the concept of supervision for executive coaches is relatively new.  At the Institute we define coaching supervision as: (more…)

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Guilt is derived from the Old English gylt, which means “crime” and the original definition of guilt was responsibility for a crime or action. However guilt is also an internal experience that is both cognitive and emotional. It is experienced when a person believes (justified or not) that she or he has violated a moral code and is responsible for it. (more…)

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This month most of the IEC’s coaches spent a day with renowned futurist and thought-leader Richard David Hames, discussing “five literacies” of leadership.  Richard got us all thinking about what it means to be a leader now, and how to coach the 21st century leader.  The true new century leader: (more…)

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