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President’s Message: December 2019

Coaching Santa Claus I woke up this morning and for some reason, I began thinking about Santa Claus and all he has on his plate this month ... aside from cookies! Then I started to wonder if Santa Claus has a coach. You know, someone to cheer him on as the season of giving approaches? Santa needs motivation just like the rest of us, especially during stressful, busy times. He is certainly a good manager, organizing [...]

By |December 17th, 2019|Categories: Coach Training|1 Comment

President’s Message: November 2019

I hope that you have had an opportunity to review the Updated ICF Core Competency Model shared with all ICF accredited schools and attend one of the ICF webinars on the updates earlier this month. I imagine that many of you are wondering how your school will update, and adapt, your training programs to align with the new model. As the owner of a coach training school, I have been pondering this as well with [...]

By |November 19th, 2019|Categories: Coach Training|0 Comments

President’s message: October 2019

At the 2019 ACTO Conference, our presenters shared their wisdom about diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging to open our eyes and expand our awareness as coach trainers, coaches and, most importantly, as human beings. Attendees were both excited and overwhelmed, wanting to jump into action, while realizing that they need to learn more about themselves before making changes with their teams and to their curriculum. We are all at different levels of understanding, and acceptance, [...]

By |October 29th, 2019|Categories: ACTO, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging|0 Comments

President’s message: September 2019

Courageous Conversations Have you ever been in a conversation with a trusted colleague or friend and held back from starting a dialogue about a sensitive topic? You trust the person but this is uncharted territory and the last thing you want to do is damage your relationship. Instead of creating an opportunity for dialogue, you choose to say nothing and feel a sense of relief in not going “there.” Initiating a dialogue on a sensitive [...]

By |September 25th, 2019|Categories: Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging|0 Comments

President’s message: August 2019

What Does "Inclusion" Mean for Your Coach Training Program? The importance of inclusion in our coach training schools was the subject of a recent discussion I had with a colleague.  She asked me what I meant by the term "inclusion" which led me to wonder what inclusion means to each of us as coach trainers. When I look at the ACTO Stand, it is clear that "ACTO is committed to creating diversity, inclusion and belonging [...]

By |August 28th, 2019|Categories: ACTO, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging|0 Comments