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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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Listens Actively: ICF Core Competency 6

Written by: Jennifer Kumar (Managing Director, head Coach of Authentic Journeys)  What would you consider to be the most important communication skill, which leads to more productive, interactive and memorable conversations? Of course, by the title of this video, you know, my answer is listening.    I would like to share some strategies in this video, how […]

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Coaching Startups: 3 Considerations

In January 2021, I attended a seminar on coaching startups hosted by WBECS. This seminar was a treasure trove of information. As I have been coaching (training and consulting) with startups (in India) since 2011, I was keen to know how the approaches discussed by the US based coach may overlap with my experience abroad. […]

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Cultivates Trust and Safety

ICF Core Competency 4: Cultivates Trust and Safety Written by: Jennifer Kumar (Managing Director, head Coach of Authentic Journeys)  [00:00:00] Let’s take a deep dive into Core Competency number four, cultivating trust and safety. I’m Jennifer Kumar from Authentic Journeys, as I have coined myself a cross-cultural coach for over a decade, close to 15 [years] now. This […]

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Pass the ICF CKA – Coach Knowledge Assessment is EASY!

ICF CKA Test Basics & General Information Overview of the Coach Knowledge Assessment: “The Old 11 Core Competencies” would be on the assessment until mid to late 2020 when it will switch over to “the new 8 Core Competencies.” 155 Questions 3 hours time limit (complete in one sitting) Some questions can be marked to […]

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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 8: 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 […]

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ICF Core Competencies: Powerful Questioning and Direct Communication

Written by: Jennifer Kumar (Managing Director, head Coach of Authentic Journeys)  In this post, I would like to focus on Powerful Questioning and Direct Communication. 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 […]

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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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