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Challenge Every Thought, Free Your Time & Mind

Challenge every thought. Every. Single. Thought. Are your thoughts true and can you turn them around?   Katie Byron’s life work “The Four Questions and Turn Around” talks to just this.   In a talk co-hosted by Wayne Dyer, she said, “We will be confused as long as we believe our own thoughts.” This struck […]

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Solution Focused Coaching Questions To Combat Chronic Complainers

Starting the day hearing someone complain can be a real downer. Did you know that you can use coaching questions to combat chronic complainers? These questions can also be used for self-coaching as well. I know from experience as I have used these strategies for myself and others, with generally good results in normal, everyday […]

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A Powerful 15-Minute Coaching Session

As a coach, I always fretted about 15-minute laser coaching sessions. I always also wondered, “How can I coach in only 15 minutes?” There are many beliefs around how long effective coaching sessions should be. However, nowadays, we not only lack a full hour, but seem to be so easily distracted that hour-long sessions may […]

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20 Coaching Questions for Goal Realization

Let’s talk about how you can coach yourself in setting and achieving a HARD goal. In the video and detail below, I want to share more than 20 coaching questions you can use for goal realization. Though I am basing the discussion off of the book Hundred Percenters by Mark Murphy, I will be highlighting […]

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Miracle Question Transforms New Year’s Resolutions

We have all been there – setting that New Year’s resolution only to lose motivation after a few days, weeks or months. To help you reframe your perspective to this so that you will be one of the few amazing individuals who make your new year’s resolution come true, maybe you can try this approach […]

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Coach 2 Coach Core Competency Mastermind

Hello, everyone, I’m Jennifer Kumar, the creator and facilitator for the Coach 2 Coach Core Competency Mastermind. In this seven-and-a-half-hour program, which is eligible for 7 1/2 CCEUs, we will be spending that amount of time deep-diving into six core competencies in the updated ICF core competency model.    Register for the next cohort (at […]

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Updated ICF PCC Markers Competencies 3-8

This list of the updated ICF PCC markers has been put together to help Jennifer Kumar facilitate the Core Competency Mastermind (if you are an ICF High Country member sign up between August 1- Sept. 22 for the next cohort starting on Sept. 23, 2021).   Check out Jennifer’s profile at the ICF High Country Website.   […]

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Evokes Awareness: ICF Core Competency 7

Evokes awareness. Understanding the situation that we’re going through and gaining a deeper insight or awareness into that is critical for coaching clients.    One may argue, and I obviously argue, that evoking awareness is one of the most or most important coaching skills or competencies.    Clients who come to coaching really look for […]

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Updated vs. Old ICF Core Competencies

Back in 2019, the International Coaching Federation (ICF) updated the core competencies one needs to master to pass the credentialing exam (Coach Knowledge Assessment- CKA). Though that happened in 2019, the “new” competencies will not go into effect on the CKA until sometime in the third or fourth quarter of 2021.    As I have […]

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Maintains Presence: ICF Core Competency 5

Written by: Jennifer Kumar (Managing Director, head Coach of Authentic Journeys)  Have you ever been in a conversation with somebody and just thought:  “Hmm, they’re not really here, they’re not here with me right now and right here. They’re someplace else.”    And, we decide that on a variety of different factors based on our personal and […]

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