Coaching World Issue 13: March 2015 - Page 8

Shutterstock.com/Syda Productions From the Toolbox Core Competency #3: 8 Coaching World Carly Anderson, MCC Carly is a trainer of coaches, a Mentor Coach and an active member of the community of ICF Assessors. She lives in California, is originally from Australia and has an international client base. Carly has a vision of supporting 1,000 new MCCs to be credentialed by 2018 and has created a model of the ICF Core Competencies called “The Target Approach: Demystifying the ICF Core Competencies.” She is the co-director of Stellar Leadership Performance and co-leader of The Mentor Coaching Group. You can visit her blog (where this article was adapted from) and website at www.carlyanderson.com. Establishing Trust and Intimacy with the Client Ability to create a safe, supportive environment that produces ongoing mutual respect and trust. Owning Your Faux Pas As coaches, we may sometimes inadvertently say things to our clients before realizing—sometimes almost immediately—that it was not the best thing to have said. In these instances, we model being authentic and human when we own our faux pas. Coaching Presence The coach who is confident in herself and her coaching skills has more capacity to show humility— and to let her clients know she is just as human as they are. Ability to be fully conscious and create spontaneous relationship with the client, employing a style that is open, flexible and confident. We are not perfect: There is no such thing as perfection when dealing with human beings, just a perspective shift to see that everything that happens may be perfect in the moment—even if we don’t like what’s happening. (That includes our faux pas!) Core Competency #4: