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Category Archives: Coaching

International Coaching Week

Written on May 12, 2017 at 2:59 pm, by

  We at Blue Mesa Coaching love coaching. And as we celebrate International Coaching Week, we reflect on what it is about coaching that makes us love it so much. Our tagline is “Elevate your potential”. To be human is to yearn, grow and reach for greater insights and awareness. Coaching has a distinctive approachContinue Reading

A Reflection on the Importance of Awareness of Standards

Written on January 16, 2017 at 11:26 am, by

A few weeks ago, I had a startling revelation about awareness of standards over a hamburger with a friend. I had a coupon for a free meal that I redeemed at the cash register and told the cashier, “I don’t want the soda.” She replied, “I can upgrade your fries if you would like. YouContinue Reading

Feedback-A Gift Best Served with Specificity

Written on December 8, 2016 at 1:54 pm, by

This is a wonderful time of year when you may give or receive gifts. My colleague Pat Barlow has said, “Feedback is a gift.” It may sting, but the gift it offers is a chance for development. Also, the more specific the feedback, the more useful it can be. I’ve been thinking about feedback recently asContinue Reading

Operation Excellence

Written on November 8, 2016 at 6:48 pm, by

A recent ICF communiqué reviews the impressive accomplishments of our ICF Global Board. All of us should be proud of the work that all of the ICF Boards have done since our early years. We have gone from a handful of coaches to over 29,000 members. Thanks to the dedication of our past leaders, weContinue Reading

ICF Core Competencies – A Framework for ICF Global Board Conversations

Written on November 7, 2016 at 9:44 am, by

When Board members represent 28,000 members, there are bound to be different points of view about what is best for the membership. In these differences, there is wisdom and the best answer for the good of the whole. As coaches, we have an effective framework for having conversations among us – the Core Competencies. FromContinue Reading

Go Coach Joe

Written on October 29, 2016 at 1:44 pm, by

Do you cringe when you hear a leader tell another to go and coach someone to…? We coaches know what coaching really is and isn’t. The ICF definition of coaching is what we understand so well. And it is not only inspirational, but heartfelt. In case you haven’t read it for a while, here itContinue Reading

Coaching Mastery: A Path Best Traveled Together

Written on October 28, 2016 at 11:19 am, by

The faculty of my coach-training program did live coaching demonstrations as part of the training. The directors of this program have been coaching for over 20 years. I watched with fascination, with 18 members of my soon to be learning community, as the co-director sat down with her client. Everything else in the room seemedContinue Reading

ICF Global Board of Directors Election

Written on October 28, 2016 at 10:49 am, by

The ICF Global Board of Directors election begins today. Here is a short video regarding Micki’scandidacy.

What’s service got to do with it?

Written on October 26, 2016 at 10:07 am, by

  It is my distinct privilege to be nominated to the ICF Global Board of Directors. With the election beginning October 27, I want to serve ICF in this role. In these next few days, I’d like to share what’s at my deepest core of why our coaching profession is crucial. The coaching profession hasContinue Reading

A Third Way through Coaching

Written on September 9, 2016 at 9:49 am, by

Many times coaching clients offer either/or solutions to a problem. For example, a client who thinks he either has to be the nice guy or the guy who holds the line. This case illuminates that scenario. Georgia has recently been promoted to nurse manager after working in the same department for five years. She andContinue Reading