As a Master Certified Coach, Mentor Coach and Coach Educator, I know how challenging it can be to teach, learn and integrate the ICF Core Coach Competencies. There is so much to know!
That’s why I have written this series of downloadable ebooks, The Really Competent Coach.
Using examples and a few stories along the way, I’ve provided my interpretation of the competencies to help you really ‘get’ them.
Are you …
- A Coaching Student who needs to understand where the ICF Core Coach Competencies fit in to your learning?
- A Practicing Coach who is ready to take the next step to credentialing with the ICF?
- A Coach Educator looking for a simple and accessible way to articulate the basics of the ICF Core Coach Competencies to your students?
- A Mentor Coach seeking a resource on competency fundamentals?
Hey, I want you to be the best coach that you can be! I know you want that too. I’m so stoked about getting this material out to you, that I’m launching each ebook as soon as it’s ready, while I’m still working on the rest of the series.
In the first book, Understanding the ICF Core Coach Competencies Framework, you’ll learn:
- The purpose of competencies; why they matter to you and your clients
- Precisely what it takes to develop a high level of competency
- The three levels of ICF credentials and how they differ
- What each of the components of the ICF Coach Core Competencies really mean
- How to create a plan for integrating the competencies into your work
In the second book, Setting the Foundation, you’ll learn:
- What Setting the Foundation means in the context of coaching
- The two competencies in Setting the Foundation
- The four behaviors that contribute to Meeting Ethical Guidelines and Professional Standards
- The three behaviors that contribute to Establishing the Coaching Agreement
- Establishing the Coaching Agreement in every coaching conversation
- Tips for increasing your coaching competence
In the third book, Co-Creating the Relationship, you’ll learn:
- What Co-creating the Relationship means in the context of coaching
- The two competencies in Co-creating the Relationship
- The six behaviors that contribute to Establishing Trust and Intimacy
- The six behaviors that contribute to Coaching Presence
- Tips for increasing your competence in Co-Creating the Relationship
Three books for the price of Two!!
Purchase all three The Really Competent Coach: Setting the Foundation, The Really Competent Coach: Understanding the ICF Coach Core Competencies and The Really Competent Coach: Co-Creating the Relationship, for the price of two!
Here’s what coaching professionals have to say about the books:
Cathy provides the reader with not just a clear understanding of the importance of each competency but how to continually develop them in your coaching practice. She presents strategies that are practical and easy to integrate. She also shares valuable resources that she uses in her own coaching practice to develop her skills and keep organized. I highly recommend this book to all coaches, whether you are just starting out or have been coaching for years. It provides suggestions on how to implement continuous improvement as part of your coaching practice. Thank you for sharing your wisdom Cathy!
Patricia Polischuk, ACC, VP Business Development, Lee Hecht Harrison Knightsbridge, ICF Member
In The Really Competent Coach – Understanding the ICF Core Coach Competencies Framework, Cathy Shaughnessy offers a clear, concise, and thoughtful analysis of what coaching competencies are along with a developmental path for beginning to attain those competencies. Her presentation of the four foundations of the ICF Core Competency Model offers the developing coach clear framework for thinking about the competencies in the context of actual coaching conversations. A really useful resource.
Cathy Shaughnessy has made a significant contribution to the coaching profession with this informative and insightful guide to the ICF Core Competencies Framework. Her style is thorough and engaging, making her content easy to engage with and understand. The Really Competent Coach – Understanding the ICF Core Coach Competencies Framework will help any coach recall, retain and align more fully with the core coach competencies.
Cathy Shaughnessy’s overview of the ICF’s key competencies serves as an excellent roadmap for progressing beyond effectiveness. She has excelled in creating an easy to read and apply approach to mastering the competencies and elevating your coaching skills to a new level. An excellent resource for new and developing coaches as well as those of us who recognize the need for continuous lifelong growth.
Kathryn Healey, ACC, CPCC, ICF Board of Directors
I have just finished reading the first book in the The Really Competent Coach series. It has demystified the competencies by setting up a clear and practical framework to approach them. It has given me a plan to integrate them into my coaching practice. I am looking forward to the next book! Thank-You!
Debra Johnson, MCC, CEC
Truly understanding the competencies is hard. It wasn’t until I was closer to the end of the 60 hours of coach training with Cathy that I began to get a better sense of what they are. This ebook helps to simplify and explain them and provides helpful suggestions on how to work towards becoming an even more competent coach. I can’t wait for the next four ebooks to dive in more deeply!
Melissa Ryan, Design and Construction Project Manager, ICF Member
This is a quick and straightforward overview of the ICF competencies plus a very simple starting guide for new coaches. As someone who has just left my previous employer after 18 years to start my own coaching business this advice can be overwhelming. Not this! It has taken me back to basics again – a good thing!
Evelyn Newby, Leadership Coach, ICF Member
Cathy’s ebook is a great “go-to” refresher on the basics of the ICF competencies. Her style is easy to read and easy to understand.
Abbie Graftstein, Manager Grants and Community Investment, ICF Member
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