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Feedback-A Gift Best Served with Specificity

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

ICF Core Competencies – A Framework for ICF Global Board Conversations

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

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

ICF Global Board of Directors Election

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

Our Core Competencies – A Recipe for Humanity’s Future

I am running for the ICF Global Board of Directors. I am so proud of what our past leaders have done to make ICF the premier coaching organization in the world. As a member of your Board, I want to play a role in continuing that greatness, and forge new pathways for continued growth andContinue Reading

What’s service got to do with it?

  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

What to do When a Coaching Client is Stuck

I recently had a conversation with a group of coaches about how to help clients get unstuck. An example of a stuck client is somebody who continually fails to follow through with commitments. Or it could be a client who struggles with coming up with actions. Recently I was coaching someone who was reasonably self-awareContinue Reading

A Coaching Program Incorporating Mindfulness

What Transformational Coaching is all about Our Transformational Coaching Program, better known as TCP, is BMG’s most popular program. Our vision is to train and develop coaches who practice within organizations and apply the principles of conscious business, leadership excellence, personal, and organizational transformation to their work. One of our major differentiators is how we incorporateContinue Reading

The New ICF System of Evidence-based Coach Assessment

An Addition to ICF Assessments This past week, our CEO Micki McMillan and 19 other coaches from around the world attended the first Professional Coach Certification assessor training through the International Coach Federation. ICF has launched an improved assessment system which enables assessors to objectively determine the competencies of the coach.  The inaugural assessor cohortContinue Reading

Embracing International Coaching Week 2014

Blue Mesa Group is kicking off International Coaching Week 2014 by announcing BMG CEO Micki McMillan, MCC has been elected president for the Association of Coach Training Organizations (ACTO). As incoming president, Micki has laid a platform for ACTO playing a larger role with International Coach Federation, GSAEC (Graduate School Alliance of Education for Coaching), EMCC (European Mentoring &Continue Reading