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If you are skilled, or have a passion for a particular task that you’d like to share with the IAPC&M, we’d like to hear from you.  We are always looking for support in one area or another from talented practitioners who are willing and able to invest time into developing our community for the benefit of others.  

The Importance of the Assessment Process – A CPD & Business-building Webinar

The Importance of the Assessment Process – A CPD & Business-building Webinar

The final CPD webinar in our series looks at the importance of the assessment process, namely the assessed coaching (or mentoring) call.

Within the previous CPD webinars we have discussed and investigated the 10 capability areas that we look for and assess as part of the accreditation process. Every previous session leads to this point.

During this webinar we will discuss and explore every aspect of the assessment process. We will revisit the key points of each of the capability areas and highlight the key factors that lead to a successful outcome as well as the pitfalls that some coaches fall into. Emphasis will be made on why it is a live coaching call as opposed to a recording. We will also emphasise why it is a real topic and not a role play.

One of the important factors of this webinar is that it is the same process no matter what level of accreditation you were going for. The key difference is we are looking for additional behaviours in capability areas, and a deeper level of knowledge, hence there being a longer duration of call and a different pass mark.

Within this webinar we will also discuss what happens with the outcome, namely the difference between a borderline pass and a clear pass.

As with previous CPD webinars, panellists will share their own personal experiences as well as best practice. Best- and worst-case scenarios from past assessments will also be highlighted to indicate where marks are gained and dropped.

We welcome questions and queries both before the webinar and during.

Find out more about our speakers here:

  • If you missed the first discussion in this series on contracting, then visit HERE
  • If you missed the second discussion in this series where we exploring trust, then visit HERE
  • If you missed the third discussion in this series exploring the self in coaching, then visit HERE
  • If you missed the forth discussion in this series exploring active listening skills, then visit HERE
  • If you missed the fifth discussion in this series on powerful questioning, then visit HERE
  • If you missed the sixth discussion in this series on direct communication, then visit HERE
  • If you missed the seventh discussion in this series on challenging feedback, then visit HERE
  • If you missed the eighth discussion in this series on considering options, then visit HERE
  • If you missed the ninth discussion in this series on action planning, then visit HERE
  • If you missed the tenth discussion in this series on progress and accountability, then visit HERE
How to Stand Out from the Crowd

How to Stand Out from the Crowd

You too can digitalise and monetise your services and products” says Peter Thomson, ‘The U.K.’s Most Prolific Information Product Creator!`

Peter has been successfully digitalising his products and teaching others how to do  the same for nearly 30 years.  So, if you want to mirror excellence, from someone in our industry, now is you chance to learn from the best in the digital marketplace! 

In the meantime, listen to the IAPC&M master class with Peter and boost your business – fast!


About the Speaker:

Starting in business in 1972 he built 3 successful companies – selling the last to a public company, after only 5 years trading, for £4.2M enabling him to retire at age 42.

Since that time Peter has concentrated on sharing his proven methods for business and personal success via audio and video programmes, Membership Programmes, books, seminars and conference speeches.

As the author of 7 books, 15 tips booklets, over 100 audio and 100 video programmes written and recorded, he is Nightingale Conant’s leading UK author.

He was also recently awarded the Lifetime Achievement award from Institute of Sales Management. Find out more about Peter Thomson here.


All CPD and business building webinars count towards your CPD log, and if you need a log to capture your key learning, you can DOWNLOAD HERE or contact rhea.VA@coach-accreditation.services.

Please feel free to share this opportunity with anyone else you know will benefit from attending; it’s freely available to all practitioners, not just IAPC&M accredited practitioners.

Any questions, please contact us HERE.

 

Photo by Rupert Britton on Unsplash
iCN’s 31st Edition is Now Here!

iCN’s 31st Edition is Now Here!

We are excited to inform you that ICN’s 31st edition – Life Coaching: Personal & Professional Empowerment is now ready to download. Just click HERE to download the magazine. You will be prompted to fill up your information then it will directly take you to the download page.

Thank you for being a part of this edition. Hopefully, you will still be part of our next editions and to continue supporting iCN.

It would be much appreciated if you could also share this to your network as well, kindly use this link www.international-coaching-news.net/magazine/ when sharing to your network.

We hope you enjoy this edition as much as we enjoyed creating it. We look forward to receiving your feedback!

All the Best,

Lovelia

Career change into a job in which there is a UK skills shortage

Career change into a job in which there is a UK skills shortage

According to a Prospects COVID-19 survey in 2020, nearly half of those aged 35 to 54 were thinking of changing their careers, while a quarter of respondents aged 18 to 24 and two-fifths aged 25 to 34 reported the same thing.  A pipe dream? Not at all. Both statistics and experience say career changes are possible and permissible.

Taking three of my clients as an example, each started from a different place and 10 months on are in career transition. One person, mid 20’s is switching to data analysis, another in his early 40’s is training as UX web designer, the third is close to retirement, has left corporate life and is setting up hospitals in Rwanda.

How easy will it be to break into a new field, is a common question. This depends on time, effort, transferable skills, and job availability. Some clients have made the impossible happen. Others have opted to take a safer route and train in a role in which there is a national skills shortage. The Skills Network has just released an updated date list of skills shortage jobs in the UK.

  1.  Teaching assistants
  2.  HGV/LGV drivers
  3.  Family support workers
  4.  Home care social workers
  5.  Personal care assistants
  6.  Surveyors
  7.  Teachers
  8.  Project managers
  9.  Bathroom cleaners
  10.  Registered nurses

There are several websites in which skills shortages can be found, both nationally and locally. Given they are updated on a regular basis the best thing to do is a Google search and then research options that pique interest, will pay the bills, and suit transferable skills.

Following on from this, the Skills Network also released data which shows which occupations are most in-demand in the UK.

  1.  Nurses
  2.  Sales accounts and business development managers
  3.  Care workers and home carers
  4.  Programmers and software development professionals
  5.  Primary and nursery education teaching professionals
  6.  Finance and investment analysts and advisors
  7.  Van drivers
  8.  Bookkeepers, payroll managers, and wages clerks
  9.  Cleaners and domestics
  10.  Elementary storage occupations

What is interesting is that each of these lists contains roles that meet a plethora of skills, hours, salary, and training requirements. No matter which season of life we are in, or what our personal circumstances need and will allow, it is likely there is a role we can do. Admittedly not all of the occupations are glamourous. However, roles such as care workers and home carers, do offer good job satisfaction. People who work in this field often and openly say how much they love it as they can immediately see the positive impact they have on those they directly care for.

The UK national careers service website lists over 800 occupations and each one has details of training needs and salary requirements. It is a superb website to go to and start career transition research. What about using the lists above and seeing which roles are interesting, motivating, and possible? When shortlisting, bear in mind salary requirements, work-life balance, cost of retraining, and both immediate and long-term needs including career progression.

Start today. Don’t look back and regret.


Jenny Butter is an Accredited Master Coach and founder of Epiphany Life Coaching. Her aim is to enable clients to find a great job match in which they will become energised, fulfilled and thrive. All clients give consistently excellent and exciting feedback. Previous clients have spanned six continents, youth to retired, and come from all walks of life.

To meet Jenny Butter, Life Coach, Career Coach, Gallup Strengths Coach, Business Coach and Trainer, Youth Coach see here 

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Master Class in Delivering a Webinar

Master Class in Delivering a Webinar

Learn from the master, Maria Hocking, AFC, author and professional speaker delivering a master class webinar, on how to deliver your own webinar. 

This is truly a master class in presenting a PowerPoint with Passion (PPPP)

Make a note in your diary for the 2nd Dec. @ 11 AM (UK time) when Maria will be delivering a webinar on how you can turn YOUR story into your signature PPPP.

This is what you will learn:

  • How to deliver with maximum impact so that an audience ACTS on your knowledge
  • Overcoming webinar fear
  • Focusing on what you want your audience to feel
  • Use of body language and voice
  • Why the end of your webinar should be the beginning of a relationship
  • And more.

(Watch a recording of her previous webinar here.)

All CPD and business building webinars count towards your CPD log, and if you need a log to capture your key learning, you can DOWNLOAD HERE or contact rhea.VA@coach-accreditation.services.

Please feel free to share this opportunity with anyone else you know will benefit from attending; it’s freely available to all practitioners, not just IAPC&M accredited practitioners.

Any questions, please contact us HERE.

Seeing People Through – Personality is NOT an Entitlement Program (Here’s what you missed from the webinar)

Seeing People Through – Personality is NOT an Entitlement Program (Here’s what you missed from the webinar)

“Thank you Nate for an interesting hour”.  Desmond Howett

Introducing our special guest speaker, Nate Regier, Ph.D., CEO and founding owner of Next Element Consulting.  Nate will share about “Seeing People Through – Personality is Not an Entitlement Program”.

This webinar is for coaches, mentors, and all new and emerging leaders seeking greater self-awareness and effectiveness.

During this 45-minute webinar, you will be introduced to
1. What is the problem with most personality models
2. Why leaders must first tap into the personality types IN them before they can lead others
3. How authenticity, self fulness, and agility are connected to leadership effectiveness

Watch the recording here:

Biography:

Nate Regier, Ph.D., is the CEO and founding owner of Next Element Consulting, a global leadership firm dedicated to bringing compassion into the workplace. Dr. Regier is a former practicing psychologist and expert in social-emotional intelligence, interpersonal communication, and leadership. Recognized as a Top 100 keynote speaker, he is a Process Communication Model® Certifying Master Trainer. Nate is the author of three books—Beyond Drama: Transcending Energy Vampires; Conflict Without Casualties: A Field Guide for Leading with Compassionate Accountability; and his newest book, Seeing People Through: Unleash Your Leadership Potential with The Process Communication Model. He hosts a podcast called On Compassion with Dr. Nate,” writes a weekly blog, contributes to multiple industry publications and blogs, and is a regular guest on podcasts.

https://next-element.com/beyond-rapport-how-to-adapt-communication-for-greater-engagement-with-coaching-clients-part-1/

All CPD and business building webinars count towards your CPD log, and if you need a log to capture your key learning, you can DOWNLOAD HERE or contact rhea.VA@coach-accreditation.services.

Please feel free to share this opportunity with anyone else you know will benefit from attending; it’s freely available to all practitioners, not just IAPC&M accredited practitioners.

Any questions, please contact us HERE.

Progress & Accountability – Here’s what you missed from the webinar!

Progress & Accountability – Here’s what you missed from the webinar!

The tenth and penultimate CPD webinar in our series looks at the final capability area, that of Managing Progress and Accountability: – The ability to hold attention on what is important for the client, and to leave responsibility with the client to act.
 
No matter which coaching/mentoring model or approach you are using, this represents the critical final stage in the process. Every aspect of the session so far leads to this point. Consequently, if there are any gaps in the previous steps, then this is where they will surface.
 
The essence of this point in the session is to explore with the client the actions so far and to encourage reflection. It is also an opportunity to challenge client responses where there are potential issues or learning points. It is also crucial to help the client to maintain the link between actions and their larger goal, as well as helping your client learn from experiences and accept accountability [and take responsibility] for the actions they have identified and agreed.
 
During our round-table discussion we will explore these areas and provide guidelines for effectively working with you client to ensure effective and meaningful actions. We will also discuss some of the elements that can derail the process, such as when the coach/mentor fails to address inconsistencies in what the client says relating to the action they are prepared to take or have taken as well as what happens if the coach accepts everything on face-value, makes decisions for the client or fails to hold them accountable for process.
 
As with previous CPD webinars, panellists will share their own personal experiences as well as best practice. Best- and worst-case scenarios from past assessments will also be highlighted to indicate where marks are gained and dropped.

Watch the recording here:

Find out more about our speakers here:

  • If you missed the first discussion in this series on contracting, then visit HERE
  • If you missed the second discussion in this series where we exploring trust, then visit HERE
  • If you missed the third discussion in this series exploring the self in coaching, then visit HERE
  • If you missed the forth discussion in this series exploring active listening skills, then visit HERE
  • If you missed the fifth discussion in this series on powerful questioning, then visit HERE
  • If you missed the sixth discussion in this series on direct communication, then visit HERE
  • If you missed the seventh discussion in this series on challenging feedback, then visit HERE
  • If you missed the eighth discussion in this series on considering options, then visit HERE
  • If you missed the ninth discussion in this series on action planning, then visit HERE
Action Planning – Here’s what you missed from the webinar!

Action Planning – Here’s what you missed from the webinar!

This unique series of IAPC&M capability-based CPD webinar discussions are for your benefit. This schedule of 11 calls (one per month during 2020) will provide you with a supportive tool to help you better prepare for your live assessment call, thus increasing your chance of success first time around.

The ninth CPD webinar in our series looks at the importance of Action Planning: – The ability to create an effective coaching plan with the client.

If we were using the TGROW model, we would be firmly into ‘W’ for the action planning zone. This is where you help the client to identify what will really address the issue and make a difference as well as preparing them for future action and build confidence in their capability. It is also about helping the clients to set challenging but achievable steps that they are committed to take in addition to helping them identify different resources for moving forward.

During our round-table discussion we will explore these areas and provide guidelines for effectively working with you client to develop effective and meaningful actions. This is where all the preceding webinar topics converge for the penultimate time. Consequently, the panel will reference the importance of getting the other capability areas correct to ensure an effective action planning session.

We will also discuss some of the elements that can derail the process, such as when the real issue is not identified or under-explored and/or when the coach fails to follow up on an apparent lack of commitment or potential issues that may impede progress

As with previous CPD webinars, panellists will share their own personal experiences as well as best practice. Best- and worst-case scenarios from past assessments will also be highlighted to indicate where marks are gained and dropped. You can watch the recording here:

Find out more about our speakers here:

  • If you missed the first discussion in this series on contracting, then visit HERE
  • If you missed the second discussion in this series where we exploring trust, then visit HERE
  • If you missed the third discussion in this series exploring the self in coaching, then visit HERE
  • If you missed the forth discussion in this series exploring active listening skills, then visit HERE
  • If you missed the fifth discussion in this series on powerful questioning, then visit HERE
  • If you missed the sixth discussion in this series on direct communication, then visit HERE
  • If you missed the seventh discussion in this series on challenging feedback, then visit HERE
  • If you missed the eighth discussion in this series on considering options, then visit HERE
(A+V) X T = CLIENTS – Here’s What You Missed From The Webinar!

(A+V) X T = CLIENTS – Here’s What You Missed From The Webinar!

“Wow, thanks so much Adele! I just read your chapter last week, so it’s wonderful to see it come to life! Needed to hear this today”. Charlotte Keating

“A great presentation thanks Adele”. Desmond Howett  

“Very nice model, Adele! Thank you for sharing this information and for putting in all the great work”! Iulia Dobre-Trifan

“Thank you! Great energy and valuable info”! Ioana Pielescu

Here is the 5th in our series of 7 unique CPD and business building webinars, where you can meet the IAPC&M magnificent 7 co-authors who wrote the acclaimed business coaching handbook How to Win & Keep Clients.   This is a great opportunity to question the authors as they bring to life their chapters for your benefit.

On this webinar, you will meet IAPC&M Accredited Senior Coach, Social Worker, Mental Health Professional & Life Coach, Adele McCormack. She will talk about building a trusting relationship with your clients. You can watch the recording of her webinar here:

If you missed the previous webinars in this series, you can also watch them here:

  1. “4 Steps to Better Time Management” with Monique Daigneault
  2. 3 Fabulous Strategies to Create Your Dream Business” with Ruby McGuire
  3. “Your Pathway to Success” with Anna Stapleton
  4. “A Heart-Led Marketing Strategy” with Maria Hocking

You can also read the following book blogs of How to Win and Keep Clients here:


All CPD and business building webinars count towards your CPD log, and if you need a log to capture your key learning, you can DOWNLOAD HERE or contact rhea.VA@coach-accreditation.services.

Please feel free to share this opportunity with anyone else you know will benefit from attending; it’s freely available to all practitioners, not just IAPC&M accredited practitioners.

Any questions, please contact us HERE.

Once in a Blue Moon

Once in a Blue Moon

‘He was so lost in the darkness, that he almost became the darkness. But he made a choice of not to.’ ~ Dr. Edith Eger, The Choice

This year, the 31st of October is a special day. Not just because of Halloween or the commemoration of the Reformation that happened in 1517 but also for having a Blue Moon. 

This is a rare event. According to NASA it occurs about every 2.5 years.* This is a term that is used for the second full moon within a single calendar month. As there are roughly 29.5 days between full moons, it is very unusual to have two full moons to fit into one calendar month. And yet it is possible. 

The moon symbolises cycles and hidden knowledge, something not visible yet. The full moon is marked as the end of a cycle. And what better way to mark an end than with some reflections and reviews. Especially at Blue Moon, to uncover our hidden truth.

It might be easier said than done. However, when we take the time and the courage it is worth it. Why did I use the word ‘courage’? Because it takes courage to look back and face what choices we have made so far. And also stop and appreciate how far we’ve come, what we have achieved, how much we have grown. This part is often overlooked.

Self-awareness

A few weeks ago an electrician came to the flat where I live to check what is causing the fuse to trip. As I wasn’t in when he came, I decided to call up the real estate agent to find out whether the problem had been resolved or not. During the conversation I noticed that the agent’s voice and tone was rapidly changing. He sounded rather annoyed.

What more, I have noticed a change in my attitude too. I felt threatened by his hostility, and I could feel that I was getting into the ‘fight’ mode, or more precisely it felt that I needed to protect myself from his ‘aggressivity’ (at least this was my perception). I didn’t like this state.

Light Bulb, Lightbulb, Light, Bulb, Energy, Electricity

Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay

Then the light bulb lit up in my mind and I realised what was happening. I was being reactive to his attitude. Then and there I had a choice to make. I could have carried on and let the conversation deteriorate to a  conversation that wouldn’t have solved anything. It would have caused both parties to be in a rage and maybe take it out on someone else. Or what I have done for a long time, to suppress the rage. None of these possibilities is holding the key to a healthy resolution. 

Instead, I chose to voice my observation, that his voice sounded rather annoyed and harsh and my intentions were only to find out what was going on with the electric circuit in the flat. 

Interestingly, when I noticed what was happening, my rage was deflated; as if a blindfold had been taken off my eyes, and now I could see clearly.

This has completely changed the ‘weight’ of the conversation. It became lighter. What I mean by this: I wasn’t in the ‘fight mode’ anymore, the agent’s voice softened. He apologized for his tone and admitted that he’d been having a bad day.  He didn’t mean to sound harsh. Now, we both were on the same page.

We don’t know what is going on in somebody’s else’s life and often we take their reactions very personally. We get triggered. They get triggered. We become judgmental.

Be curious

Cat, Animal, White, Feather, Fur Leather, Sit, Balcony

Image by Engin Akyurt from Pixabay

Take some time to review some of those events, situations in the past few months that you found challenging. Look at your behaviour. 

How did you behave? What part of that behaviour is for protecting your healthy boundaries and what is acting out an old pattern? 

What would your ideal behaviour be? How would it serve you? How would it serve the people around you, the people you love and care about? 

What (or who) does it remind you of? When is that moment when you know that you are going down a familiar path?

It is important that when you start examining your actions, behaviours, you turn to yourself with curiosity and not judgement.

Why am I doing what I do?

Ask this with curiosity in your tone. Make it a question and not a statement. That will help you to turn on the inquisitive mode in your brain. When you blame yourself or others for a certain behaviour, you are closing down the path to really explore your actions.

Sand, Footsteps, Footprints, Beach, Coast, Walk, Ocean

Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay

We are all on a bit of a journey. There are parts that we need to do alone – like really immersing into the shadow side of ours. We need to immerse into the deep, so we can gain momentum and strength to resurface again. And go even higher (if we wish). 

You aren’t alone. There is always someone thinking of you with love (even from afar). When the time is right you will see it. Trust the process. Trust your inner compass. You are not alone.

 

 


To meet Petra Juhászová, Systemic & Transformational Coach, Facilitator of Family & Systemic constellations, NLP practitioner, EFT practitioner, see here https://empfinity.com/

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