Second Half Coaching – beyond competencies and tools.

Falling Upward and Exploring Spirituality In the latter part of 2015, I read a book titled, “Falling Upward”, an exploration of spirituality in the second half of life. Richard Rohr suggests that at some point we move in spirituality from rules and structures and...

Seeking mature coaches who want to contribute to the profession

Why are some people drawn to provide coaching supervision? As I go about recruiting participants for the Coaching Supervision Academy –USA certificate program, I’ve begun to notice a pattern among people who are interested. It makes sense and is revealing about...

Why all the fuss at ICF about coaching supervision?

Why all the fuss in ICF over coaching supervision? The most succinct answer is maturation of the profession of coaching. When enough learning has accumulated in a profession, there is the possibility that some experienced practitioners become “big beginners”. I heard...

Essay on an Emerging Shadow in Coaching, Part Three

What about the coaching profession’s shadow? My concern is that sometimes we coaches – as a profession – over promise. We all make implied or direct promises – it’s called marketing. But at some point, the promises become bigger than the reality. Some that come to...

Essay on an Emerging Shadow in Coaching, Part Two

Another personal shadow we must deal with is ego. We work hard to become qualified. We work hard to develop expertise. We work hard to develop a signature presence in the market place of coaching. I don’t know about you, but I’m proud of who and what I have become....