Professional Coaching Competencies: The Complete Guide

Professional Coaching Competencies: The Complete Guide

Professional Coaching Competencies

The Complete Guide

By Damian Goldvarg, Ph.D., MCC
Patricia Mathews, MA, MCC
Norma Perel, MS, MCC
Foreword by Jeffrey E. Auerbach, Ph.D., MCC

ISBN: 978-1-5323-7682-5

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An indispensable, comprehensive, hands-on guide to understanding and artfully applying the International Coach Federation professional coaching competencies. Complete with extensive examples and pointers, this book is gold mine of guidance for the new or experienced coach.


  • "At last, the coaching competencies are decoded so new and experienced coaches can understand and apply them to consistently generate great coaching moments. This book will be used extensively by coaches and coach trainers worldwide."
    —Marcia Reynolds, Psy.D., MCC, Past Global President, International Coach Federation and author of The Discomfort Zone: How Leaders Turn Difficult Conversations Into Breakthroughs

  • "At first glance the ICF Core Coaching Competencies are straightforward yet the nuances and subtleties in the artful practice that demonstrate efficacy are worthy of a lifetime of study. This book is a reference to dog-ear and highlight for frequent review—a must have on every coach practitioner’s bookshelf!"
    —Janet Harvey, MA, MCC, CEO and President of Invite Change

  • "This book is an easy and comprehensive way to become familiar with ICF's Professional Coach behavioral markers and how they express the ICF core coaching competencies. The authors have taken care to outline not only the behaviors, but also examples that illustrate them. This makes absorbing these markers much easier."
    —Pamela Richarde, MA, MCC, Director of Training for Coach U/Corporate Coach U

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