ICF 11 Core Competencies
A. SETTING THE FOUNDATION
Meets ethical guidelines and professional standards:
ICF standards of conduct, ethics, communicates coaching from therapy, refers if needed, communicates cleanly, enjoys the client, shares what is there.
Establishes the coaching agreement:
Discusses coaching relationship - fees, logistics, scheduling, client and coach responsibilities, establishes match, relishes truth, respects client's humanity, communicates cleanly.
B. CO-CREATING THE RELATIONSHIP
Establishes trust and intimacy with client:
Genuine concern, integrity, clear agreements, respect, supports, champions, asks permission in sensitive areas.
Open, flexible, intuitive, takes risks, light, uses humor, comfortable with discomfort, relishes truth, shifts perspectives, experiments, respects humanity, recognizes perfection.
C. COMMUNICATING EFFECTIVELY
Client's agenda, hears concerns, tone, body language, mirrors, paraphrases, bottom lines, gets to real issue, no attachment, accepts frameworks, curious.
Clarifiers, provocative questions, open-ended questions, questions to move forward, curious, hones in on what's most important.
Clean communication, provocative questions, clean, direct, offers perspectives, restates objectives, uses metaphors and analogy, expands best efforts.
D. FACILITATING LEARNING AND RESULTS
Integrate, evaluate, interpret, doesn't get hooked on client's story, inquire for clarity, identifies frameworks, introduces new frameworks, elicits greatness, expands efforts, champions.
Brainstorming, learning, supportive environment, enters new territories, champions, provocative questions, elicits greatness, expands best efforts.
Planning and goal setting:
Designs supportive environments, enters new territories, learning, expands best efforts.
Manages progress and accountability:
Expands best efforts, champions, holds client's Agenda, reviews plans, strategies, evaluates, shifts course if necessary, holds big Agenda and detail little agenda, models skills for learning, shares what is there.