Enjoy a number of benefits when you become a coach

You enjoy a number of benefits when you become a coach. To find out which benefit is at the top of the list, Andrew Neitlich, the founder of The Center For Executive Coaching, did some research in various executive and leadership coaching communities. The results were almost unanimous about which benefit stands out.

Following are five of the biggest benefit of being a coach. Guess which one stood out, by a wide margin, as the top one: (more…)


of June

Good leadership coaching almost always ends up here….

One of the quirks of leadership coaching is that you never know where the coaching will end up. Clients and their organizational sponsors of ten hire a coach for one thing, usually one of the “usual suspects” like: a behavioral or style change, resolving team conflicts, improving leadership presence, changing the culture, or managing multiple priorities. However, as the coaching progresses, something completely different becomes part of the focus for coach and client.

Almost every engagement, the focus of the coaching eventually shifts to the personal toll that leadership takes on the business owner, executive or manager. The coaching shifts to client issues like: (more…)


of June

Would you rather be seen as a strategic advisor or a coach?

The Center for Executive Coaching trains people to be great executive
and leadership coaches. So it might seem strange that when we
talk about attracting clients, we suggest that you avoid using
the word coach unless the prospective client is specifically seeking

Instead, we want our members to be seen as strategic advisors. A
strategic advisor earns a trusted role with clients, and clients seek us
out for assistance with their most important challenges, opportunities,
and decisions. Most strategic advisors wear multiple hats as needed,
depending on their skills, experience, and passion. Hats can include
coaching, mentoring, assessing, consulting, facilitating, training,
and more – whatever is needed to provide valuable solutions and
help the client get results. We aren’t hung up about titles.

However, even if all you do is coaching, you can still position
yourself as a strategic advisor vs. a commodity coach.

Here is why it is better to be a strategic advisor than a coach: (more…)


of May

Do you Coach and Grow Rich?

I just finished reading Robert Kiyosaki’s bestseller Rich Dad, Poor Dad. The book is largely based on Kiyosaki’s childhood upbringing and education in Hawaii. It highlights the different attitudes to money, work and life of two men (i.e. his titular “rich dad” and “poor dad”), and how they turn in influenced key decisions in Kiyosaki’s life. (more…)


of May

What sets the Center for Executive Coaching apart from other coach training and certification programs?

There are many executive coach training and executive coach certification programs. In this article, we explain some of the reasons the Center for Executive Coaching is different.

1. We focus first on coaching methods and processes that get results for clients in specific situations. Other programs emphasize theory, or a particular philosophy. We start with the pressing challenges and opportunities that leaders face, and the most effective and efficient ways to coach them through their situation. Everything we do is grounded in the best practices and applied research based on neuroscience, emotional intelligence, psychology, and research from top business schools about leadership and management. However, the first rule in our program is (more…)


of April

Supervision as a key role of maintaining professional standards of coaching practice

I believe that in my profession, when I stop learning, I stop being effective. This is a short intro into the heart of the supervision definition and in the area of what mentoring, coaching and supervision have in common.

In the last years coaching supervision has increasingly been seen as a vital part of the repertoire for most of the helping professions, doctors, therapists, counsellors, coaches, leaders and related fields.

Coaching Supervision is a supportive relationship in which you can reflect in depth about your current work in order to do it better. When you experience supervision you allow yourself to look inwards to what is happening to you as you work and look outwards to how the work is being done. From these reflections it is possible to discover new things, learnings, which will be used to increase the effectiveness of your work as a leader or as a professional coach.

Supervision gives you an opportunity to improve your professional practice.



of April

60 executive coaching opportunities …

…and these only represent a tiny sliver of all that is out there for you..

One of the wonderful things about being a certified executive coach is the breadth of opportunities it opens up to you. Following is a very short list of some of the engagements that our alumni, my coaching colleagues, and I have participated in with clients. The text is framed to reflect the way that the client expressed the initial problem to us. When you join the Center for Executive Coaching, you get the tools, methods, and processes you need to deliver solutions to these leadership challenges — whether as an internal or external coach. (more…)


of April

How long does it take to get a Diploma and work as an executive coach?

There is a confusing array of options when it comes to executive coach certification. In this article, we lay out the different executive coach certification options you have and how long each takes. We start with our own in-house certifications, and then move to the International Coach Federation (ICF) coach designations as an option for you.


Certified Executive Coach with the Center for Executive Coaching. All of our coach training and certification programs include this option. It takes 2-4 months to complete this certification. You get (more…)


of April

Do you have awareness in conversation?

As you know, I work as an executive coach and I have a strong interest in conversation. When I hear a conversation I look at it with curiosity and I follow the exchange between two people. I often wonder how conversations can change if you pause between words. Wherever your starting point, I believe you will discover for yourself ways in which you can contribute differently to conversations.

Here are some questions for you to answer: (more…)


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