The Compass as a Guiding Principle: Fundamental Qualities of a Great Coach

As professional coaches (or those training to become professional coaches) one of the most important roles we play is that of a “compass” for our clients. Coaches are guides who help others navigate through the uncertain waters of life; providing direction and support as they journey towards their goals. At the heart of coaching lies […]

9 Quick Tips for Successful Group Coaching

Group coaching brings about a unique set of challenges and rewards. For the coach, it requires balancing multiple perspectives, emotions, and goals—all while providing individualized attention to each group member. You will also have to act as the moderator of the session, ensuring that each member has a chance to speak and that the conversation […]

Beyond Limits: The Power of Coaching to Overcome Limiting Beliefs

Limiting beliefs are like invisible handcuffs—keeping us confined to a smaller version of ourselves. They can hold us back from reaching our full potential and living the life we truly desire. However, with the help of a professional coach, these limiting beliefs can be challenged and overcome—allowing us to break free from self-doubt and fear. […]

Preparing for the ICF CKA (Coach Knowledge Assessment) Exam

When you enroll in an International Coaching Federation-accredited program, such as the ICF-certified training courses provided by Four Streams, the final step before receiving your new coaching credential is to complete the Coach Knowledge Assessment (CKA) exam. Obtaining an ICF credential is a significant accomplishment—and a testament to your dedication to your professional development. It’s […]

Empower Others, Empower Yourself: How to Become a Certified Coach

Coaching is a field that has grown in popularity over the years as more and more people understand the value of having someone to guide and support them in their personal and professional lives. And while some may confuse it with therapy, it’s important to understand that the two are very different. While therapists typically […]

Why Are Coaching Skills Important for Managers?

Why Do Managers Need Coaching Skills? We often see leaders in organizations who are successful in terms of business metrics, yet they struggle to create the impact they truly desire. Managers have a crucial role in driving the success of their teams, yet they often neglect the importance of their own personal and professional growth. […]

How to Prepare for a Coaching Session

If you’re reading this guide, congratulations. You’ve taken a bold step towards creating positive, transformative change in your life by scheduling a session with a coach. Or, perhaps you’ve recently become a coach, and you’re about to embark on a journey with a client who is also eager for growth and development—and you’re looking to […]

The Power of Listening: Enhance Your Coaching Skills with Empathy and Understanding

A life coach listening carefully to their client speak during a session.

Becoming a coach takes more than just having a positive attitude; it requires exceptional listening skills. As coaches, we’re constantly listening to our clients—and constantly processing their feedback. But how can we become better listeners? As a coach, it’s important to remember the power of listening. It’s easy (and natural) to get caught up in […]