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Award! Best Coach Training Program

Award! Best Coach Training Program

Coach Training Alliance has one of the best coach training programs in the industry and has been named one of the "50 most admired companies of 2020" by Silicon Review. Read the full article here:...

Freedom- How Coaching Helps Us Exercise Our Freedom

Freedom- How Coaching Helps Us Exercise Our Freedom

Coaching helps to create a framework in which individuals can explore their own freedoms- freedom to, freedom from and everything in between. When we become architects of our own future, coaches can help us navigate the nuanced landscape of change.  At its core,...

Lessons Learned After Two Decades of Social Distancing.

Lessons Learned After Two Decades of Social Distancing.

Coach Training Alliance is an intimate, passion driven business that was built at a social distance.  We measure that distance across the globe rather than in feet.   The Company, and now our community of over 10,000 graduates and clients, was built in...

How to become an Executive Coach

How to become an Executive Coach

Have you ever wondered how to become an executive coach? When it comes to coaching, many coaches look longingly at the niche of Executive Coaching and wish they could find a way to break into that market.   After all, executives need coaching, are easy to...

Storytelling, a powerful life coaching tool

Storytelling, a powerful life coaching tool

Storytelling is one of the most powerful life coaching tools when working with clients. Popular among all the coaching techniques available, storytelling provides value from both sides and illustrates what matters to a client in a way they understand. Sharing...

2019 Year-End Review

2019 Year-End Review

Don’t look now, but 2020 is upon us!  Can you believe it?  What an exciting time to be alive and to be in business!!  Are you excited?  You sure should be!  Things are changing, and opportunities are everywhere.  Now is the time to take...

Leadership that can Change the World!

Leadership that can Change the World!

Think about all the leaders you know, who among that group is a leader who can and does change their world, change their businesses, change their communities, and families?  Have you come up with a name or two or three? John Maxwell is quoted as saying this: “If...

Coaching Supervision

Coaching Supervision

Coaching supervision offers coaches an opportunity to access continuous professional development through reflection and dialogue in a safe, supportive and confidential space. If we look closer at the word...

Things I Am Glad I Realized Early When Building My Coaching Business

Things I Am Glad I Realized Early When Building My Coaching Business

As a mentor coach, I often meet new and aspiring coaches. It is wonderful to see our community grow and give access to coaching in wider circles. Through the years, I have had plenty of opportunities to mirror myself in their struggles, and I realize there are a few...

How to be a Life Coach for Millennials

How to be a Life Coach for Millennials

Author: Christina Stathopoulos, PCC. A reblog from ICF. Millennials are about to make up over half of the world’s workforce. Being able to effectively coach them will become paramount to the sustainability of any coach’s practice. And, overgeneralizing the common...

How Leaders Can Grow Their Self-Management in Times of Change

How Leaders Can Grow Their Self-Management in Times of Change

Author: Lenka Grackova, reblog from ICF. The world is changing, and many companies are applying new management techniques that focus on collaboration, collective intelligence and a greater individual autonomy. Companies are making these changes not only to react...

Who am I to coach anyone about that?

Who am I to coach anyone about that?

As a coach, have you ever thought “Who am I to…?”  Fears like this show up when you take the smart step of focusing on one unique tribe of people — a niche market — and begin to put the word out that you can help them get where they want to go. The underlying thought is: “How can I charge for this if I haven’t accomplished for myself the things my clients want to accomplish!” And then you fall into a spiral of doubt and start back pedaling.

No Excuse, Sir!

No Excuse, Sir!

One of the very first things I learned as a brand-new Air Force Academy cadet on day 1 was that in basic training, I was expected to spend more time listening than talking.  I couldn’t talk to my fellow basic cadets at all unless we happened to be in one of a handful of places in which […]

5 Habits of Confident Coaches

5 Habits of Confident Coaches

For many of us, our ultimate goal is to become a masterful coach so that when we are working with our clients (employees, colleagues, team members), we feel capable, confident and connected not just to the person we are coaching but to our intuition.  So, what are the 5 habits that create that confidence? And […]

Why employee performance reviews are getting sacked

Why employee performance reviews are getting sacked

Excerpt from “Why Employee Performance Reviews Are Getting Sacked” By Jill Martin, BBC Business reporter What have you done this year to justify your salary? The employee quakes and mumbles something, hoping at best to boost their pay, at worst to avoid getting sacked. It’s the annual appraisal. What were his strengths? “Accounts”. Weaknesses? “Eczema”. And […]

The Coach in the Operating Room

The Coach in the Operating Room

No matter how well trained people are, few can sustain their best performance on their own. That’s where coaching comes in.

Conflict Coaching

Conflict Coaching

Handling the inevitable conflicts that arise in life is a topic that frequently surfaces in coaching. Proactively and consciously identifying a path to managing conflict is a powerful first step, an authentic one.

“But I don’t have time to coach them!”

“But I don’t have time to coach them!”

It’s time to put the biggest obstacle to coaching your team to rest. During a study to determine how — or even IF — managers matter, Google’s people analytics team identified eight key behaviors demonstrated by the company’s most effective managers. Can you guess which leadership skill is right at the top of the list? […]

Professional Coaching for Healthcare Specialists

Professional Coaching for Healthcare Specialists

  Writing the Next Chapter of Your Success Story by David Krueger, MD Professional Coaching Vignette Leslie consulted me because she wanted to expand her clinical practice but felt stuck. She said she wanted either a Money Coach or a CEO Coach. An acknowledged expert in a niche area, she supervises the clinical practice of some […]

The Top 10 “Toolbox” Questions Leaders Can Ask

The Top 10 “Toolbox” Questions Leaders Can Ask

We all know how to ask questions. We’ve been asking questions since we started talking. But too often the questions that pop into our heads and come out of our mouths are not all that great, and might ultimately be counterproductive or even outright destructive. And these random, poorly thought out questions waste a lot of everyone’s time, money, and energy.

Coaching For Engagement and Success

Coaching For Engagement and Success

It’s no secret that employees who like their jobs and their managers work harder than employees who don’t. While managers once looked for ways to control and even intimidate their employees into working harder, the 21st century manager has discovered the wisdom in the adage “you catch more flies with honey than with vinegar”. Recent […]

Skittles: It’s Not Knowledge. It’s the Shift.

Skittles: It’s Not Knowledge. It’s the Shift.

We often hear “knowledge is power.” While it is true that knowledge can be power, when it comes to change, knowledge alone just doesn’t get it done. Recently, I was engaged in a conversation with a well-known executive coach whose niche is CEO-only coaching. We were working on leveraging his work and the leadership of […]

Creating Positive Change

Creating Positive Change

It’s that time again …have you made your New Year’s Resolutions? Or are you like many well-intentioned people who have decided it’s a losing battle and not worth the aggravation? New Year’s Resolutions are always filled with good intentions and hope for a better life this year than we had last year. But what happens […]

A Coaching Challenge

A Coaching Challenge

I invite you to take my Challenge, and eliminate three words from your vocabulary. Should is a very demeaning word. When using should with someone or with yourself, it is an aggressive tactic. When you tell someone they should or should not have said or done something, they immediately feel defensive, forced to explain their […]

Assessments in Coaching

Assessments in Coaching

As a coach you have many tools at your disposal. Armed with a Coaching Model; well-honed listening skills; the ability to ask direct, open-ended, insightful questions; and a natural curiosity you are able to help your clients by getting to the heart of their concerns. You’ve also developed a number of techniques designed to help […]

Coaching a Winning Career

Coaching a Winning Career

Do you have clients who are struggling with their careers? There are times in all of our careers when we are at a crossroads. Some of us actively seek our next step, while others wait for the next step to come to them. If you believe you can have a career that brings you excitement […]

On Change and Transition

On Change and Transition

There are things we don’t want to happen, but have to accept; things we don’t want to know, but have to learn; people we can’t live without, but have to let go. And some things we can get ready for only after they’ve already happened. The change is the event. The situation. You move to […]

Reaction = Reality

Reaction = Reality

by Jennifer Powers, CTA Mentor Coach You are not in control of everything. That’s right. Contrary to popular belief, you cannot control everything that goes on around you. The economy will crash, people will say and do things that make you upset, clients will come and go, your business will ebb and flow. And there’s […]

There Are 4 Kinds of Business Coaches. Find Out Which One You Need

There Are 4 Kinds of Business Coaches. Find Out Which One You Need

“Maybe, if it’s the boss who is becoming the weak link when trying to figure out critical issues.” Three years after launching his Denver-based business, Transcription Outsourcing, in 2010, CEO Ben Walker wanted to add employees and move to a larger space. But there was a big obstacle: him. “I needed a sounding board, someone […]

Success Strategies for Coaching Professionals

Success Strategies for Coaching Professionals

by Dave Krueger M.D. Coaching is only beginning to be discovered by professionals in legal, financial, medical, and architectural arenas. These practicing professionals tend to be highly and specifically trained at what they do, think rigorously and want active collaboration. They have in common a career dedicated to a body of knowledge, with clients or […]

Newsmaker Q&A: Osborn banks on coaching to spur creativity

Newsmaker Q&A: Osborn banks on coaching to spur creativity

Chris Osborn, president and chief executive of Coach Training Alliance discusses coaching and how he “got into it” with Maggie Shafer of the Northern Colorado Business Report. Take a moment to read this Coaching Q&A learn a bit about our CEO. http://www.ncbr.com/article/20131101/EDITION02/131039983/-1/EDITION

Your organization excels when its employees are at their best!

Your organization excels when its employees are at their best!

  In addition to our programs for individuals who want to go out on their own as a professional coach, we also have programs for companies. Explore how CTA can create customized workshops, provide basic training for front line managers, train internal coaches and prepare emerging leaders to meet the demands of the modern day […]

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