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ICF Competencies: Designing Actions, Goal Setting, Accountability

Written by: Jennifer Kumar (Managing Director, head Coach of Authentic Journeys)  To round out our ICF core competency series, three more remain in the last section (Section D: Facilitating Learning and Results): Designing Actions (#9), Planning and Goal Setting (#10) and Managing Progress and Accountability (#11). There is a fourth competency in this section; Creating Awareness (#8), […]

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ICF Core Competency: Creating Awareness

Written by: Jennifer Kumar (Managing Director, head Coach of Authentic Journeys)  For the updated 2021 ICF Core Competency deep dive on Evoking Awareness, follow this link. Competency number 8 of 11 in the current core competency model (2020) is Creating Awareness. This is the first of four competencies under the last part, section D (Facilitating Learning and Results). […]

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ICF Core Competencies: Powerful Questioning and Direct Communication

Written by: Jennifer Kumar (Managing Director, head Coach of Authentic Journeys)  For the updated 2021 ICF Core Competency deep dive on Evoking Awareness, follow this link. In the previous post, I spent a lot of time diving into the competency of Active Listening under Competency Area C: Communicating Effectively. In this post, I would like to focus […]

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ICF Core Competency: Active Listening

Written by: Jennifer Kumar (Managing Director, head Coach of Authentic Journeys)    ICF Core Competency Area C: Communicating Effectively [Check out our insights on the NEW Core Competency in 2021 Listens Actively]   The third ICF competency area after Setting the Foundation and Co-Creating the Relationship is Communicating Effectively. Some may argue that without good communication skills […]

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ICF Core Competency Area B: Co-Creating the Relationship

Written by: Jennifer Kumar (Managing Director, head Coach of Authentic Journeys)    As we continue our exploration of the ICF core competencies, I will explore Area B: Co-Creating the Relationship.  See/read insight on new ICF Competencies: Cultivates Trust and Safety: ICF Core Competency 4 Part 1/Part 2 Maintains Presence: ICF Core Competency 5 Without a relationship, there […]

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2021 – Leave, PTO, Days Off, Holidays, Vacations

India & US Holiday Calendar 2020 (2019 holidays – USA — India) Need for this Calendar This calendar will be useful for Indians and Americans working on distributed, global teams with multiple offices in India or in the US. As India is a diverse country which celebrates different holidays in different parts of the country, […]

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Contacting Authentic Journeys for the First Time

Have you been following us for awhile? Possibly you have wanted to reach out to us to see how we can help you, but are still wondering how it will go or what will happen?  Take a listen to this comprehensive overview that covers the following points: The three types of clients we work with […]

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Politely Say No to US Clients

Have you ever been in a situation where you were in a conversation with a US client and needed to say no, but instead did not say anything because you did not know how to politely say no or push back?  Well, today I am going to teach you a few formulas and phrases you can […]

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ICF Core Competency Area A: Setting the Foundation

Written by: Jennifer Kumar (Managing Director, head Coach of Authentic Journeys)  As I prepare for the PCC – mid level ICF credentialing exam (known as the cka- coach knowledge assessment), I’d like to share some of my insights around how the ICF core competencies apply to me as a coach. In this post, I’d like to talk […]

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Pioneer Day: A Holiday Unique to Utah

We moved to Utah on July 4, America’s Independence Day. We moved into our new apartment on Pioneer Day, July 24.  “Pioneer Day?” I wondered, “What’s that? I have never heard of it before!”  I heard there would be fireworks and a parade. We loved the 4th of July fireworks show we saw from Ensign […]

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