What is Coaching?

The 5 Misconceptions About Leadership Coaching You Need to Clarify

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Are you looking to hire a leadership coach to take your business to the next level?

You know you need one, but you haven’t hired one yet. You may be holding back because you’ve bought into certain misconceptions surrounding coaches. 

Leadership coaching is different from what you think a regular coach is.

A leadership coach can be an invaluable tool for ANY business. They can help develop your skills so you can show up in your professional and personal life. 

As a leadership coach, I help yo…

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How to Ask for Financial Support to Invest in Coaching

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Beyond time, one of the primary reasons people don't invest in coaching is that they do not have financial resources.

Thanks to a suggestion from another fantastic coach, I put together this short post that includes an email that you can use as a template to ask for financial support to invest in coaching.

Here are the key things you might want to include in your email:

  1. Confirm your commitment to the company, community, or organization
  2. Highlight what you have tried and done before seeking …

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How to Complete Your 100 Hours for Your ICF Associate Coaching Credential

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It is really important if you decide you want to get your ICF credential to keep track of all your hours.  That includes non-paying clients as well. I wanted to share three other things I kept in mind before I submitted my successful ACC Portfolio Application.

Use the ICF Template tracker religiously. I set myself a reminder to update and double-check my tracker after EACH session and weekly.  I filled out all the columns and even added several columns to the ICF template, so I was aware of w…

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How I Received My Associate Coaching Credential from the International Coaching Federation

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I wrote this post for coaches that are in a structured International Coaching Federation (ICF) aligned coaching program and are considering completing their Associate Coaching Credential (ACC) through the Portfolio Method.  

*Please note: I applied for my credential before the coaching core competencies were updated in 2020.*

Why the Portfolio Method?

It is important to make sure you get clarity on whether your program is aligned or accredited by the ICF.  That will determine the method you…

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Required Listening: Are you Coachable?


If you have never had the privilege of having a coaching session, I highly recommend listening to this podcast about being open to learning before scheduling an introductory chat.

The podcast is all about how to how to learn, listen, receive, and take on thoughts that challenge your beliefs.

I have calls with individuals who claim they are open to hearing different perspectives but that get upset or reject having a conversation about an alternative approach. 

If you do take a few minutes to l…

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Coaching: Let's Work Together


No Time

No Resources

No Value

Why would you want to sign up for coaching?

In this last audio clip (5/5) of the series, I talk about the top 3 reasons why clients don’t end up working with me.

Ready to make the time?

Ready to invest in moving forward with an accountability partner?

Open to exploring new opportunities and feedback?

Then coaching might be right for you.

Let’s talk! Sign up for a free 30-minute session here

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Coaching Session Outline

Curious about what is involved in a coaching session?

Typically, a coaching session with me involves:

  1. Goal setting and defining the coaching topic.

  2. Assessing where you currently are.

  3. Exploring opportunities and increasing awareness

  4. Selecting the next steps, defining the timeline and accountability measures.

In this audio clip (4/5) I describe the coaching process I use with my individual clients.

Want to know how I work with my corporate clients who sponsor their tea…

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Different Types Of Coaching


Are you confused about all the people out there calling themselves coaches? I was too. Many different institutions are involved in certifying coaches. Other individuals call themselves coaches because they have a lot of experience in a particular industry. There is no one right way to coach. You have to be comfortable with whomever you are working with and see value in whatever you are doing with your coach.

Want to hear a bit about my take on coaching?  Listen to this audio clip (3/5) where I …

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My Coaching Journey


I was introduced to coaching by a colleague at Jumia.  She was involved in training and development and saw that I wanted a way to strengthen my leadership skills.

I had spent about 3 years building a team from scratch and was having a hard time with a new team I had just taken over. I thought that coaching would be a great way to learn how to build rapport and engage with my team members.  Coaching provided me with the opportunity to learn tools to engage with others and techniques to explore …

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Introduction To Coaching


I get a ton of questions about coaching and its value. If you are looking for an accountability partner and an alternative way to get support to move forward in your professional and personal life, then these audio clips (6 in all) might be of interest to you.

A quick recap of this first audio clip (1/5). My coaching is not:

  • Therapy – it is about your future, not your past or fixing anything.

  • Mentoring – it is about you, not my experiences.

  • Consulting – it is about your…

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