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What is “Belonging”?

Diversity and Inclusion are words that you probably have heard before, might have become familiar with, or even have solid ideas about how to create them in in your school or organization. But what about "Belonging"? In her article about “Belonging”, Montrece McNeill Ransom explains it this way: “Diversity is being invited to the party; inclusion is being asked to dance; and belonging is being able to dance like no one is watching.”  Full article [...]

By |May 8th, 2019|Categories: Inclusion and Belonging|0 Comments


If you've been reading the newsletters this year, you know that amongst all the membership drives, scholarships, trainer competencies, Code of Ethics revisions, Forum calls, the expansion of ACTO into other countries, and of course organizing the Conference... ... my big focus this year - and my passion - has been about moving the conversation forward about diversity, inclusion and belonging in the coaching and coach training professions. How come? As coaches, we are in [...]

By |April 11th, 2019|Categories: ACTO|0 Comments

The 5 Myths that Keep Leaders from Coaching Their Employees

Marcia Reynolds, PsyD, MCC Training Director for the Healthcare Coaching Institute I teach coaching skills to leaders around the world. In class, they agree that they need to coach their employees more often. Then when I have following group coaching sessions to support their growth, most give the same old excuses for not practicing. Sometimes they admit that after trying once and feeling awkward, they haven’t tried again. At least when they allow themselves to [...]

By |December 14th, 2016|Categories: Training Leaders to be Coaches|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Road Map for Earning an ICF Credential

Our colleague, Svetlana Chumakova, founder and president of the International Academy of Coaching in Moscow, Russia, shared this wonderful chart with me. She graciously offered to share it with the ACTO members. I hope you can find it a useful tool to share with your students. You can meet Svetlana in person at the ACTO conference in Phoenix in June! We have many people coming from cities around the world. It will be an amazing [...]


By Micki McMillan Reflecting back on the past year as President for the Association of Coach Training Organizations, better known as ACTO, I realize that last minute decisions can turn into lifelong changes and one year is sufficient time to accomplish important goals. My role as President of ACTO unfolded when Joan King had to leave her position as President because her cancer re-occurred. Joan, a woman who had an eminence about her, was once the department [...]

By |June 29th, 2015|Categories: ACTO|2 Comments