Coaching Credentialing vs. Certification + Cultural Differences: ICF Director of Credentialing Interview

Hi Marilyn O’Hearne here with Carrie Abner, the recently appointed ICF Director of Accreditation and Credentialing. Carrie thanks so much for joining us. We have some questions for you today knowing that credentialed coaches are reporting higher fees and income with increased client satisfaction according to the 2017 Price Waterhouse Coopers Global Coaching Study. So we know credentialing is important. 81 percent of consumers are rating the credential as important or very important. And I know as a mentor coach and as the moderator of the ICF Coaching Think Tank group on Facebook that people sometimes get […]

Coaching Credentialing vs. Certification + Cultural Differences: ICF Director of Credentialing Interview2018-11-13T22:03:53+00:00

How and Why to Develop Character: 6 Steps + Coaches Holiday Offer

Marilyn O’Hearne here today talking about the importance of character and how to develop it in yourself and others.

Why it is so important? Developing character provides a structurally firm foundation, the basis for trust. Without trust, we cannot have effective relationships and are out of business. We need to develop good character to be the best we can be: as human beings, leaders, coaches, teachers, parents, grandparents so our future generations, organizations and nations can be the best they can be.

Brian Tracy says character is the greatest success factor of all.  Quoting Aristotle, “Only […]

How and Why to Develop Character: 6 Steps + Coaches Holiday Offer2018-11-07T14:00:14+00:00

How to Step Up with Courage, Commitment and Caring

It takes courage:

To stand for your beliefs and values. (I am not speaking about shooting people who may be different from you and that you therefore may feel threatened by or angry with.) I am referring to informed voting.

To say goodbye or let go, whether through a move, death, career change, website redo (my current project), etc.

To say hello to new opportunities, relationships

To care (Yes, including professionally!)

*Books like Jack Mitchell’s Hug Your Customer; Hug Your People point to the benefits of putting care or love into action in the workplace.“’Hugging’ is Jack’s metaphor for bringing humanity back into the workplace… by getting to know, pay attention […]

How to Step Up with Courage, Commitment and Caring2018-10-31T13:26:44+00:00

How to Achieve Collaboration with Clarity and Caring

Hi, I am here to talk with you today about the 3 C’s of a successful team, whether that’s at work or at home. And those are: collaboration, clarity and caring. Collaboration is simply two or more people who may or may not know each other, working towards a shared goal. And I had a fabulous experience with that recently with EthicalCoach in Ethiopia, collaborating with teams of people that I didn’t know before. Even my breakout co-leader for the two day Summit was someone I had met the day before. Magical!

I know you’ve heard […]

How to Achieve Collaboration with Clarity and Caring2018-10-24T14:50:18+00:00

Danger! Are You Focusing on Fires?

Hi Marilyn O’Hearne here with weekly wisdom, today talking about the danger of focusing on fire. In our rapidly changing complex VUCA world (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) we run into fires all the time. I was reminded of this in a conversation with a leadership client this past week. That’s how the leader is spending a lot of their time, focusing on putting out fires. It is hard to move forward when we are just focusing on fires.

The danger is that if we are primarily focusing on fires then we are not taking […]

Danger! Are You Focusing on Fires?2018-10-17T17:35:54+00:00

How to Successfully Walk the Fine Line Between Being Too Direct or Too Indirect

Do you find yourself on the thin line of wanting to be direct without crossing the line into being too directive where you lose clients, customers, direct reports (and fail your coaching exam)? I want to simplify the process for you and partner with you to sharpen your direct communication edge to get the best results, my reason for creating a 7 session course on this topic.

Just back from Ethiopia for a Leadership Coaching Summit, we found that female leaders there walk the same fine line as they do in my own US state. […]

How to Successfully Walk the Fine Line Between Being Too Direct or Too Indirect2018-10-10T12:00:58+00:00

2 Steps into a Successful Future: Unlocking Potential

Welcome leaders and coaches. Today we are talking about two steps into a successful future: what does that look like and how do we get there? Marilyn O’Hearne here with weekly wisdom.

Step One: One way of doing this is to look into the future and to imagine the headline six months from now or 12 months from now.

  • If we were reading about you or your team then what would we be reading?
  • What would be the success in the title and within the article?
2 Steps into a Successful Future: Unlocking Potential2018-09-26T15:05:45+00:00

What’s Your Why? Mine for #EthicalCoach #Ethiopia

What’s your why, your purpose, your organization’s purpose, and how do they match? I coach leaders and coaches to get clear about their purpose and how it aligns with organizational purpose. When we are clear about our purpose, vision and values, decision making (and life) becomes easier.

Saying yes to being part of the EthicalCoach Ethiopia Leadership Coaching Summit Global Coaching Team was easy for me based on our shared purpose, vision and values.

My vision is for all to have the opportunity to live up to their full potential, to be prosperous, to live in peace.

Prosperity goes beyond simply […]

What’s Your Why? Mine for #EthicalCoach #Ethiopia2018-09-19T21:31:16+00:00

How to Practice #Peace in One Minute & Beyond

Hi Marilyn O’Hearne here with weekly wisdom, today talking about how to practice peace for one minute an hour and beyond. I will be sharing with you a practice I learned from Doug Silsbee through his Presence Based Coaching. “If you practice it ten times a day it will change your life,” he said. That is about once a waking hour. So let me know after you have you tried it out!

I use this with clients, my fast paced United Nations clients especially appreciate it. I also use it before going into meetings and […]

How to Practice #Peace in One Minute & Beyond2018-09-05T15:31:52+00:00

How to Boost Prosperity by Reducing Bullying & Power Misuse

The organizational cost of bullying is $188,136 for a single, pre-escalated conflict, using the Dana Measure. “As a leader or human resources professional you spend 25-40% of your time managing complaints…conflict that can escalate to costly lawsuits. ‘In fact, 60-80% of all difficulties in organizations come from strained relationships among employees.'” Breaking Free from Bias: Preventing Costly Complaints, Conflict and Talent Loss p. 7

Do not let this be you or your organization! Bullying and misuse of power can pop up even in organizations committed to the greater good. Their positive push to support and protect the under-resourced can shift from assertiveness […]

How to Boost Prosperity by Reducing Bullying & Power Misuse2018-08-29T10:54:56+00:00
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